George Kalogeris, PhD

Associate Professor, English

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Director of the Classics Minor
Co-Director of The Poetry Center with Jenny Barber 


  • PhD, Boston University
  • MA, Boston University
  • BS, Suffolk University

Research Interests

  • Greek and Roman Literature in Translation
  • Modern Lyric Poetry
  • The Pastoral Tradition



  • Guide to Greece: Poems, forthcoming Louisiana State University Press, Fall 2018.
  • Dialogos: Paired Poems in Translation. Champaign, Illinois: Antilever Press, 2012. Forward by Rosanna Warren, Commentary by David Ferry.
  • Camus: Carnets. Lyric poems based on the Notebooks of Albert Camus. Brooklyn, New York: Pressed Wafer Press, 2006.

Anthologized Poems and Translations

  • So Little Time: Words and Images for a World in Climate Crisis. Edited by Dede Cummings, Forward by John Elder, Envoy by Bill McKibben. Green Writers Press, Vermont, 2014.
  • Joining Music with Reason. Anthology of 34 British and American Poets. Oxford: 2004 - 2009. Edited by Christopher Ricks. Waywiser Press, 2010.
  • Horace in English. Edited by Donald S. Carne-Ross. Penguin, 2006.

Book-Length Translations in Journals

  • Three Secret Poems, by George Seferis. Special Feature: Harvard Review, #30, 2006. Introductory essays by David Ferry and David Ricks.
  • Thrush, by George Seferis. Fulcrum, #6, Fall 2008.

Selected Critical Writing and Essays

  • "So beautifully realized in a visible sheer grace of sharing: Review of Selected Poems by Ben Mazur, Mad Hat Press, 2017." Spoke. Spring, 2018.
  • "Resistance as a form of Embrace: Review of Hymns and Qualms, by Peter Cole. New and Selected Poems and Translations. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2017." Reviewed in Literary Matters, 10.1 Fall 2017.
  • "The Horses of Achilles," Into English, Graywolf Press, October 2017.
  • “Prophecy,” in Soundings, Essays on the Poetry of Melissa Green, Arrowsmith Press, 2016.
  • "Book 17 of the Greek Anthology" by Greg Delanty. Reviewed in PN Review, April, 2015.
  • Sibylline Sisters, Virgil’s Presence in Contemporary Women’s Writing, by Fiona Cox. Reviewed in Cambridge Classical Review, 2014.
  • Metaphorical Grasp: The Poetry of Translation by Matthew Reynolds. Reviewed in Essays in Criticism, Oxford University Press, March, 2013.
  • “Cavafy: The Trojans”, New Ohio Review, Volume 8, 2013.
  • The Looking House, by Fred Marchant, Graywolf Press. Reviewed in Poetry International, January 2010.
  • C.P. Cavafy. Collected Poems, by Daniel Mendelsohn. Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. Reviewed in The Critical Flame. September 2009.
  • From Mist to Shadow, by Robert K. Johnson. Ibbetson Street Press, 2007. Reviewed in Poetry Porch Spring, 2007.
  • Questions of Possibility: Contemporary Poetry and Poetic Form, by David Caplan. Reviewed in Essays in Criticism, Volume 57, 2007. Oxford University Press, 2005.

Books Edited

  • Virgil's Aeneid, translated by David Ferry. University of Chicago Press, Fall 2017. Assisted in writing the Preface, as well as in editing of verse lines.
  • Saint Medusa. Short Stories by Peter Caputo, Introduction by George Kalogeris. Pen and Anvil Press, 2015.

Poetry Prizes

  • Meringoff Prize for Poetry, Association of Literary Critics, Scholars and Writers, 2014.
  • New Ohio Review Poetry Prize, 2013.
  • Daniel Varoujan Award presented in honor of the Armenian victims of the Turkish Genocide, New England Poetry Club, 2008.

Poems, translations, and essays have appeared in a range of journals, including: Agni, Literary Imagination, Poetry, Ploughshares, Salamander, Essays in Criticism.

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Office Hours

    ENG-123: Fridays 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST

    ENG-130: Fridays 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST

    Via phone at 617-846-4148 and by appointment.

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Courses Taught

  • WRI-101 First-Year Writing I
  • WRI-102 First-Year Writing II
  • ENG-123 Great Books of the World I
  • ENG-130 Introduction to Literature
  • ENG-157 Poetry and Religion
  • ENG-213 British Literature Survey I
  • ENG-214 British Literature Survey II
  • ENG-217 American Literature Survey I
  • ENG-218 American Literature Survey II
  • ENG-316 Fifth-Century Athens
  • ENG-317 Classical Mythology
  • ENG-363 Modern British Poetry
  • ENG-375 Poetry Writing Workshop
  • ENG-410 Pagan Reason to Christian Revelation
  • ENG-411 Ancient Greece and Ancient Israel
  • ENG-490 Imperial Rome
  • SF-175 Seminar for Freshmen: Tragedy and Literature
Courses Co-Taught with Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Professor David Ferry
  • ENG-426 Virgil's Ecologues
  • ENG-427 The Georgics of Virgil
  • ENG-428 Virgil's Aeneid (The First Three Books)
  • ENG-429 Classical Literature of the Underworld
  • ENG-432 Classical Greek and Roman Poetry
  • ENG-440 Odes of Horace