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THE BAREST YOUR HANDS HAVE EVER BEEN: POEMS AND A DIALOGUE BY CHRISTOS POLYDOROU

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POET REDISCOVERED

I first met Christos Polydorou at the now-defunct Urban Soul Festival in Nicosia, probably twelve years ago. He was selling a book of short stories in a stall next to fellow Nicosia-based writer Baret Yacoubian. Baret was selling a pornographic tract of some kind he claimed had been banned by the Cyprus Mail, which I took to mean the Cyprus Mail had rejected it, but you never know. I never saw Christos again——until he showed up a few weeks ago at Open Mic Night 16 with a handful of poems.

There are many writers out there who can write a line, and some who can deliver a line. It’s rarer to find writers who can captivate an audience by some weird, not easily explained combination of the two. Give these poems a listen. This was Christos’ first time reading his work before an audience, but I think you’ll see what I mean.

–Max Sheridan, Director Write CY


FRUIT WHICH ARE ALSO FLOWERS

I like to write experimental pieces which exemplify the transformative abilities of art. Fruit Which Are Also Flowers was written in London in the summer of 2016, prompted by a love of the exquisite English roses that seemed to be everywhere.

—Christos Polydorou


BIO

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Christos Polydorou is a writer from Cyprus who writes in English mainly online on his blogs, eatartdaily.wordpress.com and birdsandothergods.wordpress.com. On Twitter @eatartdaily, he has received retweets of his creative pieces by Margaret Atwood, Gary Shteyngart, and Naomi Watts.


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