Artist, photographer and poet Demosthenes Agrafiotis was born in Greece in 1946. His poetic focus has been on the intersecting aspects of his various arts.
Isomorphismes (Athens: Ikaros, 1973); Dimensions of Writing (Athens: Sima/Polyplano, 1976) Distances (Paris, 1977); Micro-cyclo-flux (Athens: Olkos, 1979); Dialytika (Athens: Clinamen, 1982); Chinese Notebook (Athens: Erato Editions, 1989); “Y,es” (Athens: Erato Editions, 1992); Topoems (Athens: Erato Editions, 1997); Lexicones [in collaboration with A. Iacovella] (http://www.ultimania.com/lexicones); Lightly, lightly (Athens: Erato Editions, 2000); Lexicones (special edition), trans. by R. Ruchaud and E.Pinakoulak (Athens: Laboratory of New Technologies, Department of Communication and Media, Panteion University, 2000); Maribor (Athens: Erato Editions, 2004); Monogatari (17 poems inspired by the Japanese), (http://www.greece-japan.com/agrafiotis.htm, 2004); Now, 1/3 (Athens: Erato Editions, 2007); Monogatari I [drawings by Harumi Terao] (Najoya, Japan: Taiyo-Kashisky, 2009); Under Constraints [with music by Mihail Paleologou] (London: Guildhall School of Music and Drama, 2008); Unfamiliar continuit-y (poems and photographies) (Athens: Erato Editions, 2010)
selections in Nanos Valaoritis and Thanasis Maskaleris, eds. Modern Greek Poetry: An Anthology (Jersey City, New Jersey: Talisman House, 2003); Poetry Networks 3 Translations from the Greek of Demosthenes Agrafiotis and Nikos Phokas, Poetry at Annaghmakerrig, (Trans. by K. Newmann, P. Boran, T. Curtis, Th. Dorgan) (Dublin: Dedalus Press, 1994); Poetry-Paparty (Oakland, California: New Yipes Reader, No. 23, 2007); Monogatari II [drawings by Harumi Tecao] (Nagoya, Japan, Taiyo-Koshiky, 2008); Maribor (trans. A. Sakkis and J. Sakkis) (Berkeley, California: The Post Apollo Press, 2010); Chinese Notebook (trans. by A. Sakkis and J. Sakkis) (New York: Ugly Duckling Press, 2010); Franticham’s Assembling Box, No. 8 (Achill Island, Ireland: Redfoxpress, 2010) [visual poetry influenced by Fluxus); Artxart (Achill Island, Ireland: Redfoxpress, 2011); graphies (London: Veer Books, London, no 36, 2011 [CPRC: Contemporary Poetics Research Centre, Birkbeck College, University of London]; “Α/Ω. Beans Abecedary,” Franticham’s Assembling Box, no 15, (Achill Island, Ireland: Redfoxpress, 2011); Writing Dimensions (trans. by Angelos Sakkis and John Sakkis) (Los Angeles, Green Integer, 2013 / www.greenintger.com)