Spitting Out the Mother Tongue
My tongue is splintered into signs
half of me hardly knows.
—from ‘Nicosia Journal’
A scrupulous and gifted writer, Christodoulos Makris is a poet of language over territory, a poet of semblance over culture.
I was knocked out by the skill of this writer
—Nuala Ní Chonchúir
Poems that reveal inner prepossessions and fiery confrontations to self, and country […] charged with desire and a powerful will […] an instinctive sense of brooding irony.
Christodoulos Makris was born in Nicosia. He studied in Manchester and has lived in London and Dublin. He is currently based in north Co. Dublin and works for the public library service of Fingal County Council. He is the author of the Wurm Press chapbook Round the Clock (2009) and was Dublin regional editor for Succour magazine.
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