BIO

sofia-kioroglou

Sofia Kioroglou is an award winning poet, author of two poetry books, translator,lexicographer, journalist and painter born and bred in Athens, Greece. She is an avid reader and iconographer of saints and believes in human kindness and sacrifice. She would be a cave recluse in Raitho or Sinai had she not met her husband Peter in Jerusalem at the Holy Light Ceremony in 2012. Her work has won a number of distinctions and commendations in the international press, and has appeared in many international literary journals and books such as Silverbirchpress, Galleon Literary Magazine, Outlaw Poetry, Lunaris Review, The Blue Nib, In between Hangovers, Basil o ‘Flaherty, The Galway Review, Verse-Virtual, Winning WritersWinamop, Halkyon Days, Ashvamegh, Aenaon, Pengician, Poet’s Corner, Writink Page, I am not a silent Poet, Poetic Diversity, Epok.gr, Dumas de Demain, tovivlio.net, Greek Poets of the Internet, Fractal, Festival for Poetry, Hephaestus Wein, Bonsaistories, the Poets of the World that I Loved, as well as in many anthologies like the Poetry against Terror Anthology, Singing together for 🎄 , the Spiritual Horizons Anthology, the Poetry Against Inequality Anthology ,Voices without Veils, By Land and By Seas, Haiku and Tanka, the Universal Values Anthology to name but a few. Her flash fiction “Cubicle Coma” was selected for publication in Books’ Journal and Planodion. Sofia is a member of the Poets Unite Worldwide.  Her poem” They bite the hand that feeds them ” was voted one of the best of February 2017 at the Festival of Poetry to be made into a movie.

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    1. A number of revelations, no mere coincidences, took place on the Holy Land which changed my course of life.An amazing soul-transformation on the inside of me suddenly occured at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.Not by a fluke of fate, for sure, I happened to meet my beloved husband.

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      1. A remarkable story meeting your husband that way. I like that you write in English and Greek. English is my first language, I am a second generation migrant living in Australia but Greek is a flexible language for poetry. I started writing on of my English poems as a Greek poem. Will share with you once I’m happy with it. I used to write songs in Greek and spent 6 months in Exarchia many years ago trying make it as a songwriter. Would like to share some of the song I wrote, or add them to my blog. Have you spent much time outside of Greece? I ask because I’m interested in how you write in two languages, and you do it very well.

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      2. I have studied translation and interpretation. Hence, the good English.I visit Sinai and Israel a lot! They are like a homeland to me and this runs through my poetry a lot. I would like to see some of your work as songwriter. I will stay tuned to your blog to learn more about you! Blessings from Athens 😉

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  1. Hi Sofia, thank you so much for your beautiful work! Also thanks for following my blog. I appreciate it so much, and am so honored you enjoyed my writing. You are an inspiration and I can’t wait to read more from you.

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    1. You are most welcome! It is a pleasure meeting so many interesting people and your blog is truly amazing. Have a happy NEw Year full of good cheer. Thank you kindly for your appreciative words. God bless you!

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  2. Hi Sofia thank you so much for stopping by my Blog and for the follow! I follow back! And for what I got to read briefly on your Blog it is very interesting I will sure dig into it more! I am looking forward to get to know you better and to your future posts. I hope that you will enjoy my Art in all the ways I express my creativity, my Blog is a showroom of everything I like to create…also you find some of my poems..<3 🙂

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  3. Even i am living in a dog-eat-dog atmosphere, i have to get out as soon as i can. Thanks for sharing the names of the poetry websites.
    I would love to read your poetry and get some of your great Wisdom because your name itself means Wisdom.

    Glad you stopped by Sofia.
    GOD bless you.

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    1. True! Probably tomorrow, a poem about Saint Sophia will be published on SilverBirchPress.com. In a few days, there will also be a tribute to the Holy Land with poems written by me in another reputable publisher.I will let you know when exactly. I am glad you stopped by and I really love your blog. God bless you too.

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  4. Σοφία μου,
    ήθελα να σχολιάσω κάτω από το ποίημα για την αγία σου, αλλά δεν υπάρχει το κατάλληλο πεδίο για σχόλια (έγραψα σχόλιο στο ξένο σάιτ, αλλά σρα ελληνικά, δεν ξέρω αν θα εγκριθεί).

    είναι καταπληκτικό και τόσο συγκινητικό το ποίημά σου!
    ας έχουμε όλοι την ευλογία της αγίας και των τριών θυγατέρων της…

    καλή και ευλογημένη μέρα να έχουμε

    με την αγάπη μου,
    Αλεξία

    (υγ θέλω να σου στείλω ένα προσωπικό μέιλ, μπορώ να χρησιμοποιήσω την διεύθυνση που βλέπω (ως διαχειρίστρια) στα σχόλια που γράφεις στο μπλογκ μου;)

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    1. ναο να στείλεις προσωπικό μειλ. σε ευχαριστώ πολύ και εύχομαι οι άγιοι μας να μας ενισχύουν. Χρόνια πολλά και για σήμερα καλή μου.

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  5. Γεια σου Σοφία ,

    Δεν ξέρω αν με θυμάσαι. Είμαι η Ελένη από το Μαρούσι. Έψαξα για σένα στο google και είδα ότι γράφεις ποιήματα, Διάβασα κάποια από αυτά και μου άρεσαν πολύ. Πολύ καλή δουλειά θα ήθελα να μου στείλεις την διεύθυνση του email σου για να τα λέμε καμιά φορά. Θέλω να μάθω τα νέα σου, αλλά καλύτερα όχι από εδω. (απλά δεν μπορούσα να βρω άλλο τρόπο για να επικοινωνήσω μαζί σου) Φιλιά!!

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  6. Hi Sofia. So nice to meet you. I am but a simple poet who writes to stay alive. You sound an amazing person. Thank you for wanting to follow my poetry adventures. Interested in all things paranormal and observing life. Peace and Best Wishes. The Foureyed Poet.

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  7. Hi Sofia, such an interesting and varied life you lead! A pleasure to meet you and welcome you to my blogging family 🙂 I am looking forward to having a browse around your blog. Blessed Be 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, my sweet lady! I am humbled and honored by your comment! I will be keeping up with your posts! Lots of creative juice flowing over there!Lots of love from beautiful Greece! 🌸🌸🌸🌸

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  8. Hello Sophia. I’m so impressed by your list of notable achievements. You’re obviously a lady of many talents. Your poetry sounds wonderful and I’m looking forward to reading some of your works.
    Greece is such a beautiful country and I’ve been to several of the islands but never the mainland. I hope do that some day soon. Lovely to connect with you.

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    1. Lovely to connect with you, too! Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I am really humbled. Hope you get to come to Athens soon and do a tour of the sites. If you ever find yourself in my neck of the woods, I would be glad to show you around! Be blessed!

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