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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 A Lens on Leros : The Poet as Iconographer
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'The focus of this essay is on the presence and significance of Leros in the poetry of Dimitris Tsaloumas. Of particular interest is the quality and agency of light; and the inclusion of Greek Orthodox references and imagery in many of his poems. These corporeal and incorporeal aspects of that island are those which Tsaloumas internalised as integral elements of his identity long before he embarked on what was to be a protracted period of voluntary exile. During his years in Australia, which contributed new input to enrich and expand his personal and poetic consciousness, Tsaloumas never lost sight of his original reference points: the natural and cultural context of Leros, and the spiritual precepts with which he was imbued by the Greek Orthodox Church.' (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon JASAL Literary Expatriation vol. 19 no. 1 2019 18003452 2019 periodical issue 'Literary expatriation as a practice, but also topic of curiosity, discussion and scholarly enquiry, is deeply entrenched in Australian cultural life. For well understood historical and geographic reasons, the need for travel is embedded in Australians, and for generations of creative individuals it has been the norm to turn travel from their homeland into long term absence.' (Paul Genoni and Tanya Dalziell, 'Introduction') 2019
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