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Brief bio

Danae Sioziou was born in 1987 and raised in Karlsruhe, Germany, and Karditsa, Greece. She got her BA in English Literature from the University of Athens, and then pursued an MSc in Cultural Management at Panteion University and another MSc in European History at the University of Athens. She completed her internship in the Free University of Berlin. She was co-editor of the literary journal Teflon. Her poems, articles, and translations have been published in various journals and newspapers (Teflon, Poiitiki, e-poema, The Books’ Journal, Thraka, and Brooklyn Rail among others). Her poems have been translated in fifteen languages. She has also been included in many anthologies: Austerity Measures (Penguin, 2016, 2017, U.K, USA), The Quest of the South (Animal Sospechoso, 2016, Spain), Little Animals to the Slaughterhouse (Parasittenpresse, 2017, Germany), “Women tell stories. Experiences in the Countries of Central and Eastern Europe ” (CEREFREA Villa Noël, l’Université de Bucarest, 2017, Romania). Her first poetry collection Useful Children Games was published by Antipodes Editions and was awarded the Jiannis Varveris’ Prize for Young Writers and the national State Award for young writers. In 2021 she published her seconda poetry collection Possible Landscapes by Antipodes Editions.

She has published translations of German poetry, post-colonial and aboriginal poetry and African-American poetry as well as reviews and articles about history and literature.

She works as a cultural manager and educator facilitating cultural and educational projects and festivals in Greece and abroad. She has facilitated and participated in many literary festivals and events including Kalk Literary Festival in Cologne, AC Biblio in Athens, Druskininkai Poetic Fall in Lithuania, Struga Poetry Festival in Northern Macedonia, Hafenlesung reading series in Hamburg, Leipzig Book Fair, Syn_Energy Athen 2.4., Goethe Inst. in Athens and Goranovo Proljeće in Croatia and Athens Festival with Adonis Volanakis for the performance “Penelopiad”. In 2021 she wasa resident in Villa Ruffieux, Switzerland.

She is a member of Versopolis poetry platform and of the History Book Lab in the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Links of interest

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/may/11/meet-the-greek-writersrevolutionising-poetry-austerity

https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/greek-poetry-in-the-shadow-of-austerity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_PtsaEBfaI

https://www.bookpress.gr/sinenteuxeis/proto-bima/danai-sioziou

https://poetrypiano.wordpress.com/2016/06/19/left-melancholy-after-the-crisis-ofrevolution-and-representation/

http://brooklynrail.org/2014/05/fiction/austerity-measures

https://lareviewofbooks.org/article.php?type&id=1654&fulltext=1&media#article-textcutpoint

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