Alexandros Vanaryotis: Materialism


Alexandros Vanaryotis


OTH OF THEM were crying for a long time, each in the other’s arms. The bank had just repossessed their house. The house they had dreamed about for years, the one they had built with love and care, the house they had raised their children in. They were crying and holding each other tightly. So tightly, as they had never held one other in the years before, the years they were together, when they dreamed and raised their children.

Source: First published.

Alexandros Vanaryotis was born in Trikala, Thessaly in 1966. He studied at the Philosophical School of Ioannina. His books are: Stories for the end of the day (2009) and The Theory of Kites (2014).

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Chris H. Sakellaridis is a poet and teacher who was born in London and grew up in Crete. He studied English at Queen Mary University, Social Anthropology at UCL and completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Education at Bath Spa. Poems and translations of his have been published in magazines and anthologies in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Italy and Greece. He has also been involved in radio production, animation and sound art.

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