Winthropos, the title of George Kalogeris's new poetry collection, comes from the "Greek-ified" name his father, an immigrant from Greece, gave to the blue-collar New England town where the family lived. Following in the spirit of his acclaimed Guide to Greece, Kalogeris conjures Winthrop, Massachusetts, as a central locus of lyric and elegiac memory. While the poems in Winthropos reach back into the Hellenic past for imagery and inspiration, they often reside in the American present of their conception, forging childhood memory and local custom into a work of meditative power and evocative beauty.
About the Author
George Kalogeris has published three books of poetry, including Guide to Greece. His work has received the James Dickey Poetry Prize and been selected by Christopher Ricks for the anthology Joining Music with Reason. He teaches literature and classics in translation at Suffolk University.