The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
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“’Diving into the Wreck’: The Antikythera Mechanism, Lord Byron’s Last Days, Tear Gas in the Lyceum”: a Poetry Reading

May 02, 2018 7.00pm

ASCSA, Cotsen Hall, 9 Anapiron Polemou, 106 76 Athens

Poetry Reading


Presented by

The Gennadius Library


Speaker

Douglas Burnet Smith, Poet & Professor of English Literature and Creative Writing St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

210-72.10.536 (ext. 301)


Douglas Smith is a Canadian poet and professor of English Literature and Creative Writing at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada. He is the award-winning author of 16 books of poetry. Last year Dr. Smith conducted research on Lord Byron in the Gennadius Library.

He will read from his ongoing projects about both these subjects, as well as from other poems set against “the crisis” in Athens and various other locations in Greece.

*** The lecture has been added to our Digital Archive. Please click HERE to watch the lecture video or click on the play button bellow.