Nanos Valaoritis is a Greek writer. Born in 1921, he escaped from German-occupied Greece in 1944; moved to Paris in 1954, where he met André Breton; returned to Greece in 1960, where he edited the Greek avant-garde literary review Pali; and moved to San Francisco in 1968, where he lived for over twenty years. He is the co-editor of An Anthology of Modern Greek Poetry (Talisman House) and the author of numerous books of poetry, prose, and essays, several of which were published by Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s City Lights Books.
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