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Miltos Sachtouris: The Fervent Poet

Greek Community Club
206-210 Lakemba St, Lakemba

A talk by Dr Anthony Dracopoulos

For the poet Miltos Sachtouris (1919-2005), the present state of the human condition is connected to humanity’s distancing from sacredness, the forgetfulness of mortality and the absence of dreams. Heaven, dream and poetry are put forward as tools of measurement, indicating the distance of our current earthly existence from authentic being. Although this distance cannot be bridged, the poet’s efforts are not pointless. By reminding us of the harshness, irrationality and inhumanity of everyday life, he calls us to return to that which has become distant and foreign.

Due to the NSW Government’s stay-at-home orders this event has been cancelled.