Anestis Evangelou (1937-1994), was born in Thessaloniki. He made his literary debut in 1960 with a collection of poems, Description of Eviction. He subsequently published another seven volumes of verse: Breathing Method (1966), Bloodletting ’66-70 (1971), Poems 1956-70 (1974), Interval (1976), Hai Kai (1978), Denuding (1979) The Visit and Other Poems (1987), and The Snow and Devastation. In 1988 he published his collected poetry in The Poems: 1956-1986. He also published a work of fiction, The Hotel and the House (1981, revised and enlarged in 1985), a collection of literary reviews, Reading and Writing (1981), and an essay, Nine Interpretations of Poetry and Poetics (1990). His work has been translated into many languages.
Het dieprode bloed, translated by Kirsti de Hek and Harmen Sikkenga. Groningen: Hana, 1997. 12 p.