Vagia Kalfa (them/they) has published two poetic collections, Απλά Πράγματα (Γαβριηλίδης, 2012) and Ληθόστρωτο (Εκάτη, 2013). For their first collection they have been awarded Y. Varveris Award by the Society of Greek Authors and Y. Athanas Award by the Academy of Athens. The collection was short-listed for the National Award for the Best Emerging Poet by the Ministry of Culture, as well as for the awards of the literary journals Αναγνώστης and Μανδραγόρας. Their new poetic collection Μακάρι Να Το Είχα Κάνει Νωρίτερα has been published by Θράκα in 2023. Poems of theirs have been included in various anthologies and have been translated in English, German and Lithuanian. They keep a column in the literary journals Θράκα and Poeticanet where they write essays and literary reviews.
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