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.
Agrafiotis has also published essays on culture and art, published numerous books of poetry and participated in a number photography and art exhibitions. His work is known throughout Europe and has been published in several languages, including English, French, Italian, German, Danish, Japanese, Spanish, and Portuguese.
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)