Carmine Lullabies: A New Poetry Book by Dr. Marilena Zackheos
Dr. Marilena Zackheos, Director of The Cyprus Center for Intercultural Studies and Assistant Professor of Social Sciences at the University of Nicosia, published her first poetry book earlier this month. "Carmine Lullabies" is a collection of ruminations about one-on-one intimate encounters. It signals a coming-of-age trajectory, specifically in terms of the ways loss is managed by the work’s many female personas. With unexpected moments of dark humor, epigrammatic poem endings, and what writer Maria A. Ioannou has called “rhythmical microcosms flirting with fiery images,” Carmine Lullabies strives to trigger strong emotions in its reader. Marilena has published on postcolonial literary and cultural studies, psychoanalysis and trauma, gender and sexuality. Her creative writing has appeared in literary journals in Cyprus and abroad. The book, published by A Bookworm Publication, is currently available at Solonion Bookshop and Moufflon Bookshop in Nicosia.
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