Poetry Expo 24 / 4 March 2024

When another's pain becomes yours

Poetry Expo 24

The project "When another's pain becomes yours" is a short conversation between two poets who, each in his own way, in different spaces and timelines, have touched on pain and its generative causes. However, is it the pain of the poetic persona or of the poet himself that emerges?

Poets reading their poems in order of appearance: Elias Kourkoutas, Aristea Tsantzou

Selection of poems: Costis Papazak

Translation: Panayiotis Petrelis

Music: © Evangelos Vlahakis

Visuals: © pexels.com

Production: Costis Papazak | © Εxitirion 2023

The project is part of the subtheme Mental health narratives in poetry.


Exitirion: Creative Writing and Magazine

Exitirion is a birthplace of experiential writing courses in Larissa by Sotirios Pastakas; it was demanded by the students. Thus, it is a site created solely out of the love of many people for Literature. A place to share our discoveries and our writings, always keeping in mind the words of Kostas Ritsonis that "we are just the pebbles on which the feet of great writers tread".

Exitirion was born as an extension of experiential writing courses and it is logical to keep its "didactic" character with its various columns.

Exitirion is an open source digital publisher and literature magazine in Greece. In our third year we have an active engagement in presenting poetry, literature, ebooks foremost in Greek.

Nevertheless we are also engaged through various collaborations with Italian poets and digital magazines: Inverso – Giornale di poesia and YAWP, in presenting translated Italian poetry in Greek and vice versa. Currently we are presenting a series of translated Serbian writers. Also we have organized various local events  and participated in national (Thessalian Poetry Festival) and international (World Poetry Movement) events presenting authors and poets. All these actions are delivered with the constant guidance and help of Sotirios Pastakas.

The editorial team of Exitirion:

Sotirios Pastakas
Costis Papazak
Paschalis Katsikas

Website: https://exitirion.wordpress.com/
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