Vasiliki “Kiki” Dimoula (née Radou; Greek: Κική Δημουλά; 19 June 1931 – 22 February 2020) was a Greek poet. She was the first female poet ever to be included in the prestigious French publisher Gallimard’s poetry series.
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Dimoula's work is haunted by the existential dissolution of the post-war era. Her central themes are hopelessness, insecurity, absence and oblivion. Using diverse subjects (from a "Marlboro boy" to mobile phones) and twisting grammar in unconventional ways, she accentuates the power of the words through astonishment and surprise, but always manages to retain a sense of hope.
Her poetry has been translated into English, French, German, Swedish, Danish, Spanish, Italian and many other languages.
In 2014, the eleventh issue of Tinpahar published 'Kiki Dimoula in Translation', which featured three English translations of her better known works.
Dimoula has been awarded the Greek State Prize twice (1971, 1988), as well as the Kostas and Eleni Ouranis Prize (1994) and the Αριστείο Γραμμάτων of the Academy of Athens (2001). She was awarded the European Prize for Literature for 2009. Since 2002, Dimoula is a member of the Academy of Athens.
Dimoula worked as a clerk for the Bank of Greece. She was married to the poet Athos Dimoulas (1921–1985), with whom she had two children.
Ποιήματα (Poems), 1952
Έρεβος (Erebus), 1956
Ερήμην (In absentia), 1958
Επί τα ίχνη (On the trail), 1963
Το λίγο του κόσμου (The Little of the World),1971
Το Τελευταίο Σώμα μου (My last body), 1981
Χαίρε ποτέ (Farewell Never),1988
Η εφηβεία της Λήθης (Lethe's Adolescense), 1996
Eνός λεπτού μαζί (One Minute's Together), 1998
Ήχος απομακρύνσεων (Departure's Sound), 2001
Χλόη θερμοκηπίου (Glass-house lawn), 2005
Μεταφερθήκαμε παραπλεύρως (We moved next door), 2007
Συνάντηση (Meeting), 2007 ( Anthology with seventy-three paintings Psychopedis John )
Έρανος Σκεψεων, 2009
Τα εύρετρα, 2010
Δημόσιος Καιρός, 2014
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