Kiki Dimoula and Mourning



Above all, Ms. Dimoula mourns her first husband, Athos Dimoulas, a poet who encouraged her to become one, too, and who died in 1985. She honors his memory in her 1988 collection “Hail, Never.” In writing that book, “all I was thinking was, how could you get back what has disappeared?”

“All my poetry is about that,” Ms. Dimoula said.


— from The New York Times - "Inside a Greek Poet's Work, a Reflection of her Country's Hard Times" by Rachel Donadio