Does poetry need defending?
Haris Vlavianos was born in Italy. He spent his childhood in Greece and studied in England. Divided between three different cultures, he formed a unique poetic and literal identity. Besides being an exceptional poet and writer, he has also translated several famous American and European poems, he is the Director of “Poetry” Magazine and Professor of History of Ideas at the American College of Greece. Having an extensive resume, in March 2014, he released his first novel-autobiography “The Blood Water”. Through the eyes of a child he points out events, thoughts and consequences while he outlines different aspects of his character and how his life and personality was affected.