A Celebration of the Greek Poet Constantine Cavafy


C. P. Cavafy (1863-1933) is the most renowned and far-reaching poet of modern Greece. Inspired by Greece's long and cosmopolitan history, especially in connection with his native city of Alexandria, Egypt, Cavafy's evocation of desire and decline resonates strongly with the sensibilities of today.

On the occasion of 150 years from Cavafy's birth, the Hellenic Professional Society of Texas and the Hellenic Cultural Center of the Southwest celebrate the poet's enduring legacy. Cavafy's life and works will be explored by Alex Kalamarides, Dimitri Varvarezos and Katerina Kontogeorgaki. Musicians Thomas Helton and Hsin-Jung Tsai will accompany the presentation with musical arrangements.

A reception will follow.

The event will be held in Duncan Hall, McMurtry Auditorium, accessible from Entrance No. 1, located off Main Street.



Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005


Admission is free.
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