Kiki Dimoula

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Dimoula in 2011

Vasiliki “Kiki” Dimoula (née Radou; Greek: Κική Δημουλά; 6 June 1931[1] – 22 February 2020) was a Greek poet. She was active from 1952 until her death. She was the first female poet ever to be included in the poetry series of the notable French publisher Gallimard. Her poetry has been translated from Greek into English, French, German, Swedish, Danish, Spanish, Italian and many other languages.

Dimoula was awarded the Greek State Prize twice (1971, 1988). She was awarded the European Prize for Literature in 2009. From 2002, she was a member of the Academy of Athens.

Dimoula was born in Athens. She was married to the poet Athos Dimoulas. The couple had two children. She had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) later in her life. On 22 February 2020, she died in Athens due to cardiac arrest caused by COPD and heart failure. She was 88.[2]

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  1. ""Έφυγε" η Κική Δημουλά". Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  2. "Κική Δημουλά: Το ιατρικό ανακοινωθέν για το θάνατο της ποιήτριας". (in Greek). 22 February 2020. Retrieved 23 February 2020.