The Romantics and Greece: Myth, Transcendence, Love and Beauty
Ginger Zaimis, 'The Romantics and Greece: Myth, Transcendence, Love and Beauty'
Tuesday, 21 February 2017. 5 p.m
Ginger F. Zaimis is the Literary and Arts Chair (Greece) for the International Friends of Bibliotheca Alexandrina, The Library of Alexandria. She is an American poet, polymath, essayist and thinker who specializes in architectural forms.
A Southerner and New Victorian with themes of Romanticism and Hellenism close to her heart, the lecture and reading,The Romantics and Greece: Myth, Transcendence, Love and Beauty is a pairing of poems, old to new from Keats, Shelley and Byron from Ode to Sonnet and Portico to Triptych, the architect of the latter two poetic forms. Ginger's poetry re-weaves, re-narrates and progresses mythology to philosophy and the classics through “new eyes”.
Her grammatology unites the intersections of contemporary modernisms, comparative literature and mythology to connect interdisciplinary dialogues with architecture, language, history and philosophy while uniting the arts and sciences. Her work has been presented at centers for contemporary art, biennials and museums while her writing endorsed and published by The Athens Academy as well as her poetic perspectives by The National Book Critics Circle. She is the author of three collections of poetry which include Prometheus Rebound and Other Mythology, Excavated Athens to Alexandria, forthcoming Therapy with Antigone and the Trilogy Verses (Spuyten Duyvil Press, New York City) 2017 and co-author of Philosophy and Poetry. She is multilingual and translates from the Ancient and Modern Greek to English verse. She lives in Athens, Greece. Follow her on YouTube and/or Twitter @gfzaimis
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