Poet and translator Eftychia Panayiotou’s poem Charisma, from her collection Mavri Moralina, has been on public display in Brussels subway stations in celebration of the European Day of Languages 2012. The Council of Europe established Sept. 26 as the day to mark multilingualism in Europe and honor the linguistic diversity of its people.
To this purpose, 24 poems from 24 different European countries will appear in their original language (total of 21 languages) next to their translation into French and Dutch allowing some three million travelers a week to add a note of literature and inspiration to their journeys.
Panayiotou is also a copy editor and poetry translator. She studied Philosophy and Modern Greek Literature. Her first poetry book Megas Kipouros, was published in 2007 and her second, Mavri Moralina, in 2010. Her poems have been translated into various European languages. She has translated into Greek Anne Sexton’s Love Poems, as well as works of other American poets, including Anne Carson, Robert Duncan and Jack Spicer. She also writes book reviews for Press.