Titos Patrikios was born in Athens in 1928. He studied law at the University of Athens, and sociology and philosophy at Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes and the Sorbonne, respectively. During the military dictatorship following the Greek Civil War he was sent to detention camps in Makronissos and Ai-Stratis, and later exiled to Paris in 1959 and again to Rome from 1967 to 1975. Patrikios has published fifteen collections of poetry and three books of prose. He received Greece’s National Prize for Literature in 1994. His poetry is well known and widely translated in Europe. This collection represents the most complete publication of his work in English.