‘Southern Sun, Aegean Light’ edited by Dr. Nick Trakakis, represents the first attempt to collect in a single volume the poetry of second generation Greek Australians. Bringing together the distinct and diverse work of over thirty poets, from the well established to the newly published, this collection showcases the poetic contribution of a generation that has arisen out of the shadows of its migrant past as it established a voice and sensibility of its own.
The poetry presented here challenges stereotypes of what it is to be ‘Greek Australian’, while also grappling with a variety of issues beyond identity and belonging, including death and dying and memory and loss. These are poems to be savoured by former and current generations of Greek Australians, as well as the wider Australian community.
Date: Friday 6th May
Venue: Hellenic Museum
280 William Street, Melbourne