Issue 16 · 2012




Two Poems


by Anna Niarakis








My body proceeds the possible.

My mind is prone to the impossible.

If they didn’t call you Chimera, I would not want you.








Undecided memories

—To persist, to be erased.

I am to pick, again,

whether to sit still, in silence,

or to pour my blood-ink on wastepaper.










Anna Niarakis is a chemist with postgraduate studies (Msc, PhD) in Biochemistry.  She has worked as a research associate in the University of Patras and from February 2012 she has worked as a post doc researcher at the Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France.  In 2009 she was awarded by the Committee for Equality of the Prefecture of Achaia, Greece, for the writing of a Theatrical Play on the subject of the equality between men and women reacting to sex discrimination and eliminating stereotypes.  Her poems, texts and translations have been published in anthologies as well as in print and electronic magazines in Greek and other languages.  She directs the online magazine The Window, a magazine for poetry and other sins, and her personal website, Antipoetry.