Aggelos Sikelianos publishes “Alafroiskiotos” (Moonstruck)
1909

Aggelos Sikelianos publishes “Alafroiskiotos” (Moonstruck)

AggelosSikelianos (1884-1951) is the visionary, lashing, and infinite poet of Lyrical Life. A revivalist and a master craftsman of metric and lyrical verse, he created a new poetic scene by adopting a new vibrating language.

Pastoral and theatrical, with his unusual attractiveness and mesmerizing voice, he aimed for an “art that strives for the divine.” Alafroiskiotos (1909) (Moonstruck) is the work that marks his passage into a mature symbolistic phase, which led him to the sublime Mother of God. He signals the arrival of GiorgosSeferis and the generation of the ’30s as a chain link between traditional and modern poetry.