Words to live by. Everything is completely ok. It's under control. There is really no need to panic. It's all absolutely fine. A series by Thomas Smith.
Dmitris Tsoumblekas's photographs show us a Greece poised on the edge: of violence, uncertainty, destruction, despair.
Layoffs. There’s something good about them. You get to know people. You go out, say, on the balcony for a smoke and someone says: Hey, you’ve heard the news? They sacked Lycos.
If the poem is an enigma. If the poem does not offer a solution. If the solution does...
'In post-classical Greek the word for ‘beauty’ originally meant ‘timely’. The prevailing aesthetic was that appearance should match one’s age. Thus both a young girl and a dignified matron could qualify as having horaios, but never an older woman trying to recapture her youth.'
'She besieges her apartment from within / Aiming at a window with a view / Living among the potted plants on the veranda'
'Without passports or any kind of identification documents, they were effectively stateless, and since they could not be repatriated, they were herded into open-air camps, given a little food and water and then abandoned.'
In Greece. Poetry from Yiannis Doukas, Eftychia Panayiotou and Sam Riviere. New fiction from Christos Ikonomou and Panos Karnezis. Plus Laurence Howarth and Laura Gottesdiener on the cuisine of Occupy.