Maribor by Demosthenes Agrafiotis. Translated from the Greek by John Sakkis and Angelos Sakkis (Post-Apollo Press, paperback)
Publication Date: February 1, 2010
Publisher Marketing: Winner of the 2011 Northern California Book Award for Poetry in Translation. Translated from the Greek by John Sakkis and Angelos Sakkis. Demosthenes Agrafiotis's MARIBOR is a book of thoughts, impressions, expressions and reflections from his travels to Hesperia (Western Europe) in the period 1980-90. The book is concerned with the constantly elusive identity of Europe as a geographic place, as a cultural gamble, as a historical problem, as a horizon for the future of humankind.
"MARIBOR gives us both artifact—of the ephemera of communication, institutions, power—as well as blueprint for imagining an 'alphabet of the future.' A master of the contemporary hermetic, Agrafiotis can bring to light in one stroke both the evanescence and endurance of the writing on the wall."—Eleni Stecopoulos