Constantine Contogenis



Constantine Contogenis' poetry and translations have been anthologized in Joining Music with Reason: 34 Poets, British and American: Oxford 2004-2009 (2010), chosen by Christopher Ricks (Waywiser Press, 2011); Pomegranate Seeds: An Anthology of Greek-American Poetry, ed. Dean Kostos (Somerset Hall Press, 2008); and the Norton Anthology of Latino Literature (2011). His poetry collection Ikaros (WordTech, 2004), a finalist for Paris Review Prize and Copper Canyon Press’s Hayden Carruth Award, received First Prize "Open Voice Poetry Award" from Writer's Voice. He co-translated Songs of the Kisaeng: Courtesan Poetry of the Last Korean Dynasty (BOA Editions, 1997), which received an Arts Foundation Award from the Republic of South Korea. He holds an MFA (1998) from Columbia University and was poet-in-residence (2000-1) at Purchase College, SUNY. He has been published in such journals as Paris Review, Literary Imagination, TriQuarterly, Essays in Criticism, Chicago Review, Cimarron Review, Asian Pacific American Journal, MacGuffin, Marlboro Review, Poetry East, Western Humanities Review, Red Wheelbarrow, New Orleans Review, NY Quarterly, Speakeasy, South Carolina Review, Worcester Review, and Zone 3. His writing has been twice featured in and by Poetry Society of America's Poetry in Motion on NYC public buses and trains.