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How does a manuscript become a book? How does a poem get translated? How does living in two countries affect an author's writing? Read on!


A Question of Place

Becky Dennison Sakellariou, whose New England Roots stretched overseas to the island of Euboia, Greece, was surprised when her work was selected to be published as Volume II in the Hobblebush Granite State Poetry Series. She had lived most of her adult life in Greece.

The poems in Earth Listening reflect the complex tapestries of the two very different worlds that Sakellariou inhabits. She says, “These poems also explore what I call the beginning of dying; the way our pores open to the world even more intensely as we age and as death appears more visceral around us. There is both the contradiction and balance, the push and pull of that continual ‘making sense of the world.’ ”

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Earth Listening.


Becky's fourth book, The Possibility of Red, is a bilingual edition of her poems translated into Greek by well-known Greek poet Maria Laina.

"Becky Sakellariou’s writing has the passion and delight of a small child seeing her world for the first time, together with the wisdom, longing and regret of a mature woman. The New England voice of her youth has been abundantly infused with the lyricism of Greek cadences, which is why these poems translate so beautifully." —Sue Camarados, author, Athens, Greece

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The Possibility of Red.

Earth Listening cover
The Possibility of Red cover

An Interview with Becky Sakellariou

An Interview with Becky Sakellariou

Upcoming Hobblebush Author Events

Henry Walters at 
DelRossi's Trattoria

Sunday, Nov. 9, 2:30 PM
DelRossi's Trattoria
73 Brushbrook Road
Dublin, NH

Following an open mic, Henry Walters will read from his new book, Field Guide A Tempo, and Susan Elizabeth (Beth) Sweeney will read from her book, Hand Me Down. Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be offered during the social/reading. Sign-ups for the open mic will begin at 2:30 PM.


Becky Sakellariou and Sydney Lea at the Brooks Memorial Library

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 7:00 PM
Brooks Memorial Library

224 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301

Becky Sakellariou (Earth ListeningThe Possibility of Red) and Sydney Lea, Vermont Poet Laureate, will read their poetry and sign books.


Interview with Becky Sakellariou on WVEW 107.7

Sunday, Nov. 30, 5:00 PM
Write Action Radio Hour
WVEW 207.7

Becky Sakellariou (Earth ListeningThe Possibility of Red) will be interviewed by Toni Ortner on Write Action Radio Hour.


Dan Szczesny at Nashua Public Library's Local Author Night

Thursday, Dec. 4, 7:00 PM
Nashua Public Library
2 Court Street
Nashua, NH 03060

Dan Szczesny, author of The Nepal Chronicles, will be participating in Nashua Public Library's Local Author Night. Spend an evening chatting with dozens of local authors, browsing their books, and getting their advice on what it would take to get your own book published! Light refreshments served.