An open mic event at the University of Michigan celebrating the Year of C. P. Cavafy!
Gallery (room 100), Hatcher Graduate Library
Constantine P. Cavafy (b. April 29, 1863, d. April 29, 1933) is the most important Greek poet since antiquity and one of the greatest modern poets. On April 29, 2013, we celebrated the 150th anniversary of Cavafy's birth and the 80th anniversary of his death with an open mic event.
Everyone on campus and in the broader community were invited to participate or simply attend this once-in-a-lifetime occasion: Options of participation included:
Reading a Cavafy poem.
Discussing a work.
Giving a personal testimony.
Playing or singing a song.
Bringing a drawing.
Listening and enjoying the occasion.
Browsing an exhibit of Cavafy books.
Sharing in the Greek delicacies that were available throughout the event.
The Departments of Classical Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan are home to the C. P. Cavafy Professorship in Modern Greek.