Egypt Archive

Looking for Cavafy in Istanbul

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When I first set out to find C.P. Cavafy’s maternal home five years ago, my friends and I figured heading to the local church in Neochori (present day Yeniköy) would yield the best results. The Alexandrian Greek poet had spent three years of his life, from 1882 to 1885,

Round-Up: National Poetry Month, Imre Kertész, and a PEN Award

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From tips to celebrating National Poetry Month to a winner announcement for a literary prize, here’s last week’s literary news: April is National Poetry Month. The Academy of American Poets suggests several ways to celebrate this year, including participating in Poem in Your Pocket Day, pledging to read a poem