Poetry in Concert

The next live streamed event will take place on 12 December at 13.30 in Montreal and 19.30 in Western Europe (20.30 in Greece). I’ll read new poetry along with a selection from my four collections Treading Fast Rivers, Wavelengths of Your Song, Dust Blown Side of the Journey, and Field Guide to the Lost Flower of Crete (all from McGill-Queen’s University Press).

The event will be presented as a one hour Poetry in Concert with poetry interspersed with live streamed piano music from Greek composer and virtuoso pianist Panos Gklistis. Panos will perform short miniatures by Robert Schumann, Erik Satie, Leos Janacek, Ottorino Respighi, Dimitri Shostakovich and Manos Hadjidakis. You can register for the event here. You can find the full program here. All are welcome.

Panos Gklistis is a Greek composer, pianist and performer. He has participated as a pianist, composer and stage performer in several solo and chamber music concerts, film and theater productions, installations and recordings. His main focus is to enrich his artistic language in order to communicate in a more simple, direct and intimate way with the audience. He is also particularly interested in new music theater. As a result he has created his own staged pieces, among others, “A Bloody Fruity Opera” -a staged work for pianist/actor, electronics and recorded narrator-, “Jacques de Slak”- a children’s opera for 6 voices and 4 instrumentalists – “When Green turns to Grey”-a staged work for two puppets, a pianist/actor, an actress, tape and small ensemble. Moreover,  he has been organizing the annual interdisciplinary festival “Evenings Without Wanda”(2015-2019), he is a member of DollyPop piano Duo with Theofilos Lamprianidis, Trio Bosklank together with Sara Moreira Marques (soprano) and Daphne Caffa (clarinetist), AKOM ensemble (contemporary and new music ensemble) and IAL collective (which focuses on interdisciplinary collaborations and has organized improvisation as a point of departure).

Eleonore Schönmaier’s latest collection is Field Guide to the Lost Flower of Crete (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021). Wavelengths of Your Song (MQUP, 2013) was published in German translation as Wellenlängen deines Liedes in 2020 by parasitenpresse (Cologne).  Dust Blown Side of the Journey (MQUP, 2017) was a finalist for the Eyelands Book Awards (Greece). Treading Fast Rivers (MQUP) was a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for best first book of poetry in Canada. She has won the Alfred G. Bailey Prize, the Earle Birney Prize, and the National Broadsheet Contest 2019, among others.She was published in the League of Canadian Poets Poem in Your Pocket Day Brochure in 2018, 2019 and 2021, and in the the Academy of American Poets Poem in Your Pocket Day brochure in 2018 and 2021. Widely anthologised in the United States and Canada she has also been published in Best Canadian Poetry. Her poetry has been set to music by Canadian, Dutch, Scottish, American and Greek composers and she has performed her poetry in concert with The New European Ensemble among others