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George Economou Reading in Celebration of his Recent Book: Unfinished and Uncollected: Finishing the Unfinished Poems of C.P. Cavafy & Selected Poems and Translations

December 8, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies
George Economou
Poet, Translator, and Scholar
Professor Emeritus, English
University of Oklahoma
In celebration of his recent book
Unfinished and Uncollected: 
Finishing the Unfinished Poems of C. P. Cavafy
& Selected Poems and Translations 
Respondent: Karen Emmerich, Comparative Literature  
GEORGE ECONOMOU is the author of fifteen books of poetry and translations, most recently Unfinished and Uncollected: Finishing Cavafy’s Unfinished Poems & Selected Poems and Translations (2015), as well as Complete Plus, The Poems of C. P. Cavafy in EnglishAnanios of Kleitor, and Acts of Love, Ancient Greek Poetry from Aphrodite’s Garden. He has published many translations from Ancient and Modern Greek and medieval European languages, including Langland’s Piers Plowman. The author of The Goddess Natura in Medieval Literature, he has published numerous articles, critical reviews and essays, as well as editions of the late Paul Blackburn’s troubadour translations, Proensa, and The Poem of the Cid. A Rockefeller Fellow at Bellagio, he has been named twice as a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow in Poetry. In 2000, he retired, after 41 years of teaching at the University of Oklahoma, where he was department chair of English from 1983-90 and director of Creative Writing from 1990-2000, and at Long Island University, Hunter College and Columbia in New York. Economou has given readings and lectures throughout the United States and in numerous countries abroad.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
6:00 p.m.
Scheide Caldwell House, Room 103
Supported by the Valerie Brackett and Nikolaos Monoyios Charitable Fund


December 8, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Scheide Caldwell House 103


Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies