19 June 1931|
|Spouse||Athos Dimoulas (1921-1985)|
Vasiliki “Kiki” Dimoula (née Radou; Greek: Κική Δημουλά; 19 June 1931, Athens) is a Greek poet. She is the first living female poet ever to be included in the prestigious French publisher Gallimard’s poetry series.
Dimoula's work is haunted by the existential dissolution of the post-war era. Her central themes are hopelessness, insecurity, absence and oblivion. Using diverse subjects (from a "Marlboro boy" to mobile phones) and twisting grammar in unconventional ways, she accentuates the power of the words through astonishment and surprise, but always manages to retain a sense of hope.
Her poetry has been translated into English, French, German, Swedish, Danish, Spanish, Italian and many other languages. In 2014, the eleventh issue of Tinpahar published 'Kiki Dimoula in Translation', which featured three English translations of her better known works.
Dimoula has been awarded the Greek State Prize twice (1971, 1988), as well as the Kostas and Eleni Ouranis Prize (1994) and the Αριστείο Γραμμάτων of the Academy of Athens (2001). She was awarded the European Prize for Literature for 2009. Since 2002, Dimoula is a member of the Academy of Athens.
- Ποιήματα (Poems), 1952
- Έρεβος (Erebus), 1956
- Ερήμην (In absentia), 1958
- Επί τα ίχνη (On the trail), 1963
- Το λίγο του κόσμου (The Little of the World),1971
- Το Τελευταίο Σώμα μου (My last body), 1981
- Χαίρε ποτέ (Farewell Never),1988
- Η εφηβεία της Λήθης (Lethe's Adolescense), 1996
- Eνός λεπτού μαζί (One Minute's Together), 1998
- Ήχος απομακρύνσεων (Departure's Sound), 2001
- Χλόη θερμοκηπίου (Glass-house lawn), 2005
- Μεταφερθήκαμε παραπλεύρως (We moved next door), 2007
- Συνάντηση (Meeting), 2007 ( Anthology with seventy-three paintings Psychopedis John )
- Έρανος Σκεψεων, 2009
- Τα εύρετρα, 2010
- Δημόσιος Καιρός, 2014
- Nytimes.com, Rachel Donadio,Inside a Greek Poet’s Work, a Reflection of Her Country’s Hard Times
- European Poetry in Motion
- REFLECTIONS - A MEETING OF DANISH AND GREEK POETS
- ΤΡΑΙΝΟ (Συγγραφείς - Μέλη)
- Kiki Dimoula to Receive European Literature Prize
- Academy Of Athens
- Kiki Dimoula in Translation
- Her entry for the 2001 Frankfurt Book Fair (Greek)
- Her page at the website of the Hellenic Authors' Society (Greek) and English.
- Sound files of her reading her poetry at the Center for Neo-Hellenic Studies
- The website of her publishers
- European Prize for Literature
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