Giorgos Hantzis

Giorgos Hantzis was born in Athens in 1972. He studied Philosophy (ΜΑ, Universtiy of Athens) and English Literary Translation (European Center for the translation of Literature). Currently he studies Aesthetics and Neo-Pragmatism for his Phd dissertation. He has written poetry criticism for the daily paper Eleftheros Tipos the poetry journal Poiisi [Poetry ]. The last two years (2010-2012) he has been writing criticism for daily paper Εleftherotypia and poetry journal Poiitiki [Poetics] and he often publishes essays on poetics. From 2006-2009 he directed the Contemporary poetry readings seminar series in Athens at the Dasein cafe, during which greek poets discuss poetry  theory and read their unpublished work. He now participates in Poetry Now a poets collective, which directs, continues, and expands the same project. His poetry has been published in: Karaoke Poetry Bar, ed. Futura, Athens 2007, Noveltly Within or Beyond Language, Contemporary Anthology of young greek poets, ed.Gavriilidis Athens 2009. His has translated poems of the American poet A.R. Ammons. His new book of poetry  is Bella Boom (Publibook, 2011). He works as teacher. He is married and he has two kids.