Kostya Tsolakis

ISBN: 978-1-913437-82-4

eISBN: 978-1-913437-83-1

Price: £10.99

Publication date: 23rd October 2023

Format: Paperback / eBook


Greekling, the debut collection by Kostya Tsolakis, winner of the 2019 Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition, celebrates and commemorates ‘rejected’ Greek bodies and skilfully intertwines Greek culture, history and poetic influences with the queer experience and narratives of coming of age and coming out.


Kostya Tsolakis was born and raised in Athens, Greece, and now lives in London. He is founding editor of harana poetry, the online magazine for poets writing in English as a second or parallel language. In 2019 he won the Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition (ESL category). His poems have been widely published in magazines, including fourteen poems, Magma Poetry, Poetry London, The Poetry Review and Under the Radar, and anthologies, such as 100 Queer Poems (Vintage, 2022). His debut poetry pamphlet, Ephebos, was published by ignitionpress in November 2020.

Photograph credit: Sophie Davidson

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