R178. A Celebration of Edmund Keeley: Colossus of Greek Letters

Meeting Room 9 & 10, Marriott Waterside, Third Floor
Thursday, March 8, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


More than anyone, Edmund Keeley’s translations of Cavafy, Elytis, Ritsos, Seferis, and others made Modern Greek poetry widely known, profoundly influencing literature in English. Poet and translators will discuss Keeley’s impact and career—his poetry, fiction, memoir, criticism, and founding of the Modern Greek Studies Association. Keeley will cap the event with a reading.


Kathleen Crown, a scholar, poet, and administrator, holds a PhD in literature in English from Rutgers and an MFA in creative writing. She is Executive Director of the Princeton University Humanities Council with particular responsibility for journalism and humanistic studies.

Willis Barnstone is a professor of comparative literature at Indiana and has received a Guggenheim, and four Book-of-the-Months. His books include Poetics of Translation, Gnostic Bible, Poems of Antonio Machado, Secret Reader: 501 Sonnets, Stickball on 88th St, Moonbook & Sunbook, Mexico in My Heart: Selected, and Poets of the Bible: Song of Songs to Revelation.

Karen Emmerich is a translator of Greek literature and an assistant professor of comparative literature at Princeton University. She has translated eleven books from Greek, and has been awarded translation grants and prizes from PEN, the NEA, and the Modern Greek Studies Association.

Tony Barnstone is a professor of English at Whittier College. His new book is Pulp Sonnets, and he has written seventeen other books and the CD Tokyo's Burning. His awards include: NEA, NEH, Poets Prize, John Ciardi Prize, Benjamin Saltman Award, Grand Prize Strokestown International Poetry Prize, and the Pushcart. His latest book is Beast in the Apartment.

Aliki Barnstone is a poet, translator, critic, editor, and artist, whose most recent volumes are Winter, with Child, Bright Body, Dear God Dear, Dr. Heartbreak: New and Selected Poems, and a translation of Cavafy. Her awards include a Fulbright Fellowship in Greece and an Anderson Center residency.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside