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Antigone Kefala Antigone Kefala i(A9454 works by) (a.k.a. Antigone Kephala)
Born: Established: 1935 Braila,
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Romania,
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Eastern Europe, Europe,
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Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1959
Heritage: Greek ; Romanian
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1 y separately published work icon Journeys Antigone Kefala , Brighton : Owl Publishing , 2019 16684035 2019 selected work poetry The aim of the series is to showcase the diverse range of poetry from both established and emerging Greek-Australian writers.
1 1 On Loss i "And when I go there", Antigone Kefala , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Best Australian Poems 2017 2017; (p. 102-103) The Weekend Australian , 15 August 2020; (p. 18)
1 A Passionate, Lyrical, Desperate Voice : Antigone Kefala Remembers Dimitris Tsaloumas 1921-2015 Antigone Kefala , 2016 single work obituary (for Dimitris Tsaloumas )
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , July-September no. 19 2016;
'Antigone Kefala took part in a talk at Gleebooks event, Remembering Dimitris Tsaloumas 14th May 2016 as part of a panel with Vrasidas Karalis, Ivor Indyk and Helen Nickas'
1 10 y separately published work icon Fragments Antigone Kefala , Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2016 9635376 2016 selected work poetry

'Antigone Kefala is one of the elders of Australian poetry, highly regarded for the intensity of her vision, yet not widely known, on account of the small number of poems she has published, each carefully worked, each magical or menacing in its effects. Fragments is her first collection of new poems in almost twenty years, since the publication of New and Selected Poems in 1998, and possibly her last. It follows her prose work Sydney Journals (Giramondo, 2008) of which one critic wrote, 'Kefala can render the music of the moment so perfectly, she leaves one almost singing with the pleasure of it'. This skill in capturing the moment is just as evident in Fragments, though the territory is often darker now, as the poet patrols the liminal spaces between life and death, alert to the energies which lie in wait there. And such energies! "Up, in the blue depth / a bird cut with its wings / the light / such silk, that fell / and rose, heavily, / singing through the air.' (Publication summary)

1 Extract from 'Sydney Journals' : Journal V, Outback : Tibooburra Antigone Kefala , Marie Gaulis (translator), Helen Nickas (translator), 2013 single work diary
— Appears in: Antigone Kefala : A Writer's Journey 2013; (p. 288-290)
1 y separately published work icon Wayfarers and Other Poems Antigone Kefala , Warners Bay : Picaro Press , 2010 Z1841512 2010 selected work poetry
1 The Voice i "At the sound", Antigone Kefala , 2010 single work poetry
— Appears in: Heat , no. 24 (New Series) 2010; (p. 186)
1 The Neighbour i "On Monday, she said", Antigone Kefala , 2010 single work poetry
— Appears in: Heat , no. 24 (New Series) 2010; (p. 185)
1 1 y separately published work icon Max : The Confessions of a Cat Antigone Kefala , Helen Nickas (translator), Melbourne : Owl Publishing , 2009 Z1734810 2009 single work novel

'Max: The Confessions of a Cat is a modern fable whereby the protagonist Max - a philosophising cat - is observing the humans around him with much perspicacity and wry irony. As humans do not seem to pay much attention to 'other' voices, Max is determined to change things.' (Publisher's blurb)

1 The Visit i "Time passing", Antigone Kefala , 2008 single work poetry
— Appears in: Antipodes , October no. 54 2008; (p. 61)
1 My Mother's Hands i "My Mother's hands", Antigone Kefala , 2008 single work poetry
— Appears in: Antipodes , October no. 54 2008; (p. 21)
1 11 y separately published work icon Sydney Journals : Reflections 1970-2000 Antigone Kefala , Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2008 Z1512017 2008 selected work diary
1 Letter II i "The light today", Antigone Kefala , 2008 single work poetry
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 190 2008; (p. 31)
1 Public Figure i "He was lending us his presence", Antigone Kefala , 2006 single work poetry
— Appears in: Antipodes , no. 52 2006; (p. 87)
1 Sacred Idols i "They watch us from inside", Antigone Kefala , 2006 single work poetry
— Appears in: Antipodes , no. 52 2006; (p. 87)
1 The Dinner Antigone Kefala , 2006 single work short story
— Appears in: Mothers from the Edge : An Anthology 2006; (p. 183-184)
1 Vasso Kalamaras Antigone Kefala , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , no. 51 2005; (p. 21)
1 Photographs i "The past", Antigone Kefala , 2005 single work poetry
— Appears in: Heat , no. 10 (New Series) 2005; (p. 120)
1 The Bay i "Green sea", Antigone Kefala , 2005 single work poetry
— Appears in: Heat , no. 10 (New Series) 2005; (p. 119)
1 Travel Journal Antigone Kefala , 2004 single work diary travel
— Appears in: Heat , no. 8 (New Series) 2004; (p. 145-159)
Kefala traces her route from Australia to London, Venice and Athens, and finally her return to Sydney.
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