George Kalogeris, PhD

Associate Professor
Director of the Classics Minor
Co-Director of The Poetry Center with Jenny Barber
Department of English

On sabbatical Spring 2019

Phone: 617-305-1759
Fax: 617-305-1744
Office: 8070, 8th Floor, 73 Tremont

Fall 2018 Office Hours 

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM Mondays & Wednesdays
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM Tuesdays


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

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications and Translations


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 MedusaShort 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.

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