Christodoulos Makris

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Christodoulos Makris is a poet, editor and independent curator. His work has appeared widely in Irish and international journals and anthologies, and he performed in many venues and festivals including the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. His most recent book The Architecture of Chance (Wurm Press, 2015) was chosen as a poetry book of the year by RTÉ Arena and 3:AM Magazine. He is the poetry editor of gorse, and co-edited the bilingual exchange anthology Centrifugal: Contemporary Poetry of Guadalajara and Dublin (EBL-Cielo Abierto / CONACULTA, 2014). In 2014 he produced and co-curated the transnational poetry collaborations project and tour Yes But Are We Enemies which involved more than 40 contemporary poets from Ireland and Britain. Other curatorial projects include cross-stream: ways of writing (with Fingal Libraries) and Phonica, an independent poetry and music venture with an emphasis on multiformity and the experimental.

“A straw in the wind, a forerunner, in Irish poetry and Irish poetry publishing” – Harry Clifton, The Irish Times

“One of Ireland’s leading contemporary explorers of experimental poetics” – Rick O’Shea, The RTÉ Poetry Programme

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