all the dead goats
By Nikoletta Nousiopoulos
($17.95, (7” X 10”) Paperback, 130 pages – including 33 b&w photos and maps of Korifi, Greece.)
all the dead goats, is a stunning debut book of poetry from a young poet of immense ability. Born in New London, CT, Nikoletta was raised hearing many wondrous stories and myths of a small village, Korifi, in rural Greece, which she eventually visited after the death of her grandfather. The poems are consequently infused with an emotional intensity – a reclamation of cultural identity and language – that effortlessly rise to the “sacred resonance” she felt when first she walked in the footstep of her ancestors, in the mountains of Korifi in beautiful Hellenic Macedonia.