Acclaimed Greek poet Kiki Dimoula passes away at 89

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Acclaimed Greek poet Kiki Dimoula passes away at 89Her poetry has been translated into several languages

Internationally-acclaimed Greek poet Kiki Dimoula passed away on Saturday afternoon aged 89, after being hospitalized for respiratory and cardiac problems since February 2, ANA reported.

Dimoula, whose poetry has been translated into several languages, was born in Athens in 1931 and lived there all her life. She was married to poet and civil engineer Athos Dimoulas and they had two children.

She was honored for her work as early as 1972 (State Poetry Prize). In 2009 she received the European Literature Prize for the entire corpus of her work. The Academy of Athens also honored her for her work in 2001, while the same year then-President of Greece Kostis Stefanopoulos presented her with the Golden Cross of the Order of Honour.

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