Prophetikon (английски език)
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Prophetikon by Filitsa Sofianou-Mullen is a poetic journal of 33 pieces spread out over seven mythical days of vision and memory.
In real time, the book was written in the period December 2011– April 2012.
32 of its 33 entries bear Roman numerals and tentative titles in parentheses, showing thus their connectedness to each other but also their autonomy, thematic and stylistic.
In this poetic journal, one can discern two exquisitely interlaced voices: the mythical and the mundane. They appear in ever-varying combinations, and the effect is that of the fugue: the repetition and multiplication of motifs leave one with the sense of unity and variety. Without being ostentatiously ornate, Sofianou-Mullen’s poems defy minimalism and, as Keats would put it, “surprise by a fine excess.”
Lubomir Terziev, translator
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Filitsa Sofianou-Mullen was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1962 and was raised in Kalamarià, Greece. She moved to Kent, Ohio in 1984 to attend Kent State University. She has been teaching writing and literature at the American University in Bulgaria (Blagoevgrad) since 2004. She is a poet, essayist, translator. She writes in English and Greek.