Antigone Kefala 




The Place الانجليزية

الترجمات: de

to poem

Family الانجليزية

Beer Garden الانجليزية

الترجمات: fa zh

to poem

Coming Home الانجليزية

الترجمات: de fa

to poem

Transfiguration الانجليزية

Nameless الانجليزية

Song الانجليزية

الترجمات: de fa

to poem

They Are Still Coming الانجليزية

Ceremony الانجليزية

الترجمات: de fa

to poem

Antigone Kefala 

* 28.05.1935, Braila, رومانيا
يعيش في: , أستراليا

Antigone Kefala was born in 1935 in Braila, Romania, to Greek parents. The family were resetlled in Greece after the war, and then migrated to New Zealand (this is the subject of her poem ‘The Place’). She gained a BA and an MA in French Literature at Victoria University in Wellington. Since 1960 she has lived in Australia.

Kefala has published four books of poetry, The Alien (1973), Thirsty Weather (1978), European Notebook (1988) and Absence (1992, 2nd edition 1998); and four books of prose, The First Journey (1975), The Island (1984), Alexia (1984), and most recently, Summer Visit: Three Novellas (Giramondo, 2002). Her poetry and prose has also been published in bilingual English-Greek and English-Czech editions, and in a trilingual English-French-Greek edition.

Kefala’s poetry is remarkable in Australian writing for its uncompromising asceticism of means, its austerity and understatement, and its surreal intensity.

  • The Alien

    St. Lucia: Makar, 1973

  • The First Journey

    Two short novels

    Sydney: Wild & Woolley, 1975

  • Thirsty Weather

    Victoria: Outback Press, 1978

  • The Island

    Sydney: Hale & Iremomger, 1984

  • Alexia

    A tale of two cultures

    Sydney: John Ferguson, 1984

  • European Notebook

    Sydney: Hale & Iremonger, 1988

  • Absence

    2nd edition 1998

    Sydney: Hale & Iremonger, 1992

  • Summer Visit

    Three Novellas

    Artarmon: Giramond, 2002