The sacred is hidden in the new: The Need for the Conjunction of Poetry and Philosophy Today
Author of the Week: Greece
Nikos Erinakis [b. 1988, Athens, Greece] holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy [Universities of London and Oxford], having studied Economics [AUEB], Philosophy and Comparative Literature [Warwick] and Philosophy of the Social Sciences [LSE]. He has taught Political Philosophy, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art at the University of London and he now teaches at the Athens School of Fine Arts, the University of Athens and the Hellenic Open University. He is the Director of Research of the think-tank Institute for Alternative Policies – ENA and the Director for Literature and Art of the Corfu International Festival. He is also a board member of the Greek Youth Symphony Orchestra and has been a board member of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival. He has published three poetry books [Soon Everything Will Be Burning and Will Lit Up Your Eyes, Printa/Roes, 2009; In Between Where the Shadow Falls, (1st ed. Gavrielides, 2013; 2nd ed. Keimena 2021, also translated and published in France by Desmos, 2018); and Still being baptized, Keimena, 2022] and two translations of distinguished modern European poets [Georg Trakl: Dark Love of a Wild Generation (1st ed. Gavrielides, 2011, 2nd ed. Keimena 2021); and Paul Celan: North of Future, 1st ed. Gavrielides, 2017, 2nd ed. Keimena 2021]. His first philosophy book Authenticity and Autonomy: From Creativity to Freedom has been recently published by Keimena Press. His poems, papers and articles have been published in several peer-reviewed journals, edited collections, anthologies and the popular press.
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