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Dimitris Tsaloumas: a voluntary exile

Editor: Helen Nickas
Title: Dimitris Tsaloumas: a voluntary exile (selected writings on his life and work)
(literary studies, in English and Greek)
296pp ISBN 0 9586390 1 9
Date of publication: 1999

This edited volume on acclaimed Greek-Australian poet Dimitris Tsaloumas is a ‘polyphonic’ response to his work, consisting of essays, reviews and interviews . The book is bilingual (English and Greek) and begins with an introduction by the editor, in English and Greek. The pieces that follow are by Greek diasporic critics (Helen Nickas, Mimis Sophocleous, Michael Tsianikas and Stathis Gauntlett) while English-speaking critics from Australia, England and the U.S.A include Judith Rodriguez, David Tacey, John Barnes, Matt Simpson, John Lucas, Gillian Bouras and Djelal Kadir. The book includes two reflective pieces by the poet himself and two interviews, all providing a fascinating insight into the poet and his work.


Helen Nickas first studied Tsaloumas’ poetry for her Honours year at Melbourne University and since then has published several works by and about this poet. She is editor of the publication series Writing the Greek Diaspora.


This publication has been supported by La Trobe University