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Kostya Tsolakis @kostyanaut London, England

Poet | Pamphlet 'Ephebos' out November 2020 with #ignitionpress ⚡ | Founding editor @haranapoetry | Deputy poetry editor @ambitmagazine | he/him | 🇪🇺🏳️‍🌈

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Oh to be 11 again, throwing shapes to Extasy, Extano at the school disco 🕺a book this year that moved me to tears was @heidiwilliamson ‘s Return by Minor Road; a heartbreaking account of t… https://t.co/LmF8gumlJd
Retweeted by Kostya TsolakisAnd that’s it! Submissions for Issue Three are now closed! More poems than ever 🤯 and a whole pile of last minute e… https://t.co/tRSXrGJGB9
Retweeted by Kostya Tsolakis @IAmDylanLewis @BrianEberle1 La la lala lalalaHello, friends. Sadly the launch of Ambit 241 can't be a physical one after all, but we'll be moving online instead… https://t.co/XZrh3Ti0TRFamily, place, distance, heirlooms, identity: some of the core issues in issue 6 of harana poetry, out tomorrow, Th… https://t.co/va8x07dIIh
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10/21
2020
here’s a sneak peek at the minimal contents page for ‘pandemonium’ forthcoming next May 📖 https://t.co/fkok0AkzNp
Retweeted by Kostya Tsolakis @kmngriffiths Hello! 👋🧡Don't forget to register for our #ignitionpress pamphlets launch on Friday, 6 November, 7-8pm - it's free! 💻🎟️💫💫💫 https://t.co/yXJxjHFrd1Absolutely thrilled to announce our stellar 2021 list & 100th publication today @thebookseller! 📚🎉 12 books & an e… https://t.co/ui6JHeME3Y
Retweeted by Kostya Tsolakis @kmngriffiths @NineArchesPress So looking forward to reading your collection! 📖✨ https://t.co/5lsvhUCFEo @kmngriffiths @NineArchesPress You're my pamphlet's godmother, so I'm full of happiness for you! 💕I cannot begin to tell you what an honour and what joy it is to take my place amongst these fine poets, all being p… https://t.co/J2dQepLd3H
Retweeted by Kostya TsolakisKatie! 📖💥💕😍 https://t.co/ac6k4ZdE1x(2/2) And join us for the launch of Isabelle's pamphlet on 6 November, when she'll be reading alongside… https://t.co/eDTkZWrIIq
Retweeted by Kostya TsolakisOur #WeeklyPoem is 'PG Tips' by @IsabelleBaafi and comes from her new #ignitionpress pamphlet Ripe - out in early N… https://t.co/CYJ6iSxwq9
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10/20
2020
You can now book for @PoetryAldeburgh, taking place online this year between 13-15 November! 🖥️🌊📄🎤🍻 I'll be taking… https://t.co/FqqiYhZcPYHi! We're looking for artwork for our next issue. If you have something queer you'd like to see on the front cover,… https://t.co/3qRAP2s0DD
Retweeted by Kostya Tsolakis"Most of the Greeks of south-central Georgia speak a Turkic language called Urum. They are not unique in this regar… https://t.co/quo7lzGd6y
Retweeted by Kostya TsolakisOne really cannot take enough photos of the obelisk base of Theodosios. My photos are free for the taking.… https://t.co/lfrKAhVGvE
Retweeted by Kostya TsolakisOn 14/11 we have 2 amazing afternoon workshops to look forward to!Draft several new poems @MariaIzaB1’s Listening t… https://t.co/x0UyND0FcZ
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10/19
2020
''These small movements /towards the bracken /are to be reckoned with.' (from Heidi Williamson's collection) - A ch… https://t.co/sgpkXihPZ9
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10/18
2020
absolute honour to have my @laurelprize win mentioned for Mama Amazonica, in feature on poetry goddess Louise Glück… https://t.co/BtgnKLzh0N
Retweeted by Kostya Tsolakis @le0nardpoetry 😭October 2020 Gay's the Word Recommended Reads https://t.co/kPTQtsU9Jm
Retweeted by Kostya Tsolakis @IsabelleBaafi ❤️❤️❤️❤️ @warer ⚡⚡⚡ @brookespoetry @haranapoetry 😉 @stuchawth Thanks Stuart! ❤️ It comes out in the first week of November, so I think it'll become available to order shortly before that...What I love about the cover of 'Ephebos' is that the colours make me think of Ancient Greek pottery! 📖🧡🏺 https://t.co/BQnJ9VyTtl @niven_govinden ❤️❤️⚡ @heidiwilliamson Thank you, Heidi! 😍 x @JohnMcCullough_ Thank you, John! 🐦 xx @a_pirmohamed I love it! 🧡🧡🧡
10/17
2020
@ByzantineLegacy The island my grandfather was born on in October 1914! The family (I'm a Psallis on that side) had… https://t.co/vOca0ASJtgCopy and paste but change what the bunny is holding (\_/) ( •_•) / >🧸 https://t.co/wjCfD756Bj @duaalfattouhi Thank you, Dua! 🧡 @ikalkounos 💥 @pascalepoet Thank you, Pascale! ✨ x @tradutoto See you then, Poet! 😁Black Bear Cub in Snow, Shūhō Mori (1738-1813), ink and colour on silk, Ashmolean Museum. https://t.co/EKAa60FneN
Retweeted by Kostya Tsolakis @PetraKamula Thank you, neighbour! ☕ @PolisLoizou Ευχαριστώ 😉📖 @warer Thanks, Rich! 🥂 @troycabida Thank you, Troy! 🥰 @Carrie_Etter Thank you, Carrie! 😌 @DeanAtta Thank you, Dean! 😘Excited for all three of these and a particular honour to blurb @kostyanaut https://t.co/agm68zFzGu
Retweeted by Kostya Tsolakis @AndrewPoetry Thank you so much, Andrew! 😊🧡My little book of poems has a cover! 📖🧡 Join Isabelle, Daniel & me on Friday 6 November, 7pm, when we launch our… https://t.co/eRylIHMLQhTwo weeks on from our awards ceremony, we’re still celebrating the winners. Beginning with @LinesMigration (Matt Ho… https://t.co/mdFKIVHU0a
Retweeted by Kostya Tsolakis @PetraKamula How close are you to N5? I'm on the N5/N16 borderlands! @Carrie_Etter What we read now on 31 October! With @heidiwilliamson, Theophilus Kwek & me! 📄💻 https://t.co/Ud5W8Yn5Cg @mermanpoet Björk's Oceania just came on shuffle. Coincidence? 🤔Friday mer-magic from @mermanpoet 🧜‍♂️✨ https://t.co/vkfcXJv1amSAVE THE DATE: I'll be reading and conversing with my Jerwood/Arvon mentor, the legend, the linguistic shamaness,… https://t.co/5o66FmwEcx
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10/16
2020
Pre-lockdown Kostya left me half a bar of lovely dark chocolate in my office locker, & I'm grateful to him 🍫✨🍂 https://t.co/1LjY1vrXYU
10/15
2020
We're here, we're queer but now we write free verse
Retweeted by Kostya TsolakisTypo no2 of the day: Penisular 😜October vs my short shorts. Who'll blink first? 🤔Less! Than! A! Week! Left! We’ve been inundated with so many poems that already the idea of trimming down to 14 is… https://t.co/AJdYryspN7
Retweeted by Kostya TsolakisTypo of the day: customores - i.e. o tempora, o customores ✒️ @CommaJane 🖥️🖱️🐶💸 https://t.co/3tUkmOLwDO
10/14
2020
Aww, sad face little manuscript man. https://t.co/51fN8iR20O
Retweeted by Kostya TsolakisA Sunday in Berlin - a year ago today 📸 PS. I'd give anything for a donut from Brammibal's! 🍩🤤 https://t.co/WUPuoJXWQrThis Friday, 16 Oct, 4pm: Editor #NeilAstley will be joined by poets @Idharker & #DavidConstantine @BerwickLitFesthttps://t.co/Qnl8UNm8PH
Retweeted by Kostya TsolakisCover reveal for the @MPTmagazine and @deadwomentweet collaborative issue! Cover image by the amazing Lily Arnold.… https://t.co/xoePNQNQK4
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10/13
2020
A Saturday in Berlin - a year ago today 📸 https://t.co/FrvGKTz0fA @GodzillaKent Get well soon, Aaron! 💞Losing it at Thomas Hardy using the adjective “Scyllæo-Charybdean”, we all need to up our game
Retweeted by Kostya TsolakisLooking forward to sharing the works by @heidiwilliamson Theo Kwek @kostyanaut for our next event on 31 Oct 2pm.… https://t.co/kh6QX3sY0c
Retweeted by Kostya TsolakisVery excited to be reading with Heidi & Theo for @whatwereadnow on the 31st! 📖💻 https://t.co/9wJxi2L8RSHello everyone - it's @CommaJane taking over the Nine Arches Twitter for the next hour. If you have a question abou… https://t.co/mZfQngvGJB
Retweeted by Kostya TsolakisNEW PROJECT! From tomorrow, I will be posting up a free, short poetry workshop and exercise every Monday at 11am on… https://t.co/JKsd30WaYi
Retweeted by Kostya Tsolakis @blktarbtwstars I agree 100%. I do wish for more too & it's terrible that I've had to become so cold & distant with… https://t.co/6u2Tr55izb
10/12
2020
Now, here's a throwback from 2010... 📸 https://t.co/17GflvaG8m @PetraKamula Thank you, Petra! 🏳️‍🌈💞😘 @JennyMitchellGo I've always loved the cover for The Swimming-Pool Library on the edition I've had since 2004! 📖 https://t.co/EJZpjmGqfL2/2 back to Greece for 22 months between June 2010-March 2012. It's awful when I think about it now. My parents & I… https://t.co/COTZNb2tgp1/ In the years before I came out to my parents I was full or rage & shame. Took me years to gather the courage to… https://t.co/d42VMi4izr @le0nardpoetry "Camp, Liza Minnelli histrionics."
10/11
2020
we're sad to report our remarkable assistant editor @GodzillaKent is currently in hospital. please keep him in your… https://t.co/KWqerCCXvw
Retweeted by Kostya Tsolakislot's of people have suggested a fundraiser for Aaron....so i've set one up here https://t.co/Zes6sc0aIK
Retweeted by Kostya TsolakisFriends, a small update: we're making our final decisions for issue 6 this weekend & will be sending responses this… https://t.co/99yNVt9qIU
Retweeted by Kostya Tsolakis @PetraKamula @ambitmagazine 😬My first @ambitmagazine launch as Ambit deputy poetry editor! 😎😍 Tuesday 27 October at London Fields Brewery! 🍻📄 So… https://t.co/L3n5I9BkWFBack at The Standard (last came here after #FreeVerse20 in February) for a negroni 🥃 https://t.co/d68kUL3m98 @BetaRish Yes! Yes! Yes! 💗Lovely Canonbury tree. When I walked past it yesterday, a man with an easel was painting it - you can see why 🎨🍂 https://t.co/9ovA8ntUnmGood luck everyone! 🤞🏼🍀 (With a special little shout out to @mermanpoet @stephenson_pj @THopkinsPoethttps://t.co/46NX1J7swXWe are OPEN for submissions for full poetry collections until 7th November! We're v. keen to encourage submission… https://t.co/1SkU69oHxx
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10/10
2020
Huge thanks to the excellent people at @Blesma for giving space in their magazine to our veterans' poetry workshop.… https://t.co/cDYRqKTrWf
Retweeted by Kostya Tsolakis @poetclare Terribly missed 💔I miss those Fridays when I'd head to the George & Dragon on Hackney Road, even after an hour+ schlep from Redhill,… https://t.co/hWqxjO29Ey. @poetrywales's Wales Poetry Award is now open for entries until 27 Nov 2020, with free entry for those living in… https://t.co/20jfnvBfRY
Retweeted by Kostya Tsolakis. @poetrywales is also running a free UK-wide competition for younger poets aged 10-17. Highly commended poets will… https://t.co/8yZMeOkYSz
Retweeted by Kostya Tsolakis @MariaTaylor_ I got medical herbalist too! (And tattooist 🤔) We should go into business together! @SGUYBRAY Happy birthday, beloved Stephen! It is my pleasure to know you & be lit by your sun! 🍷🌞Derek's Islington digs 💚 https://t.co/50AtYkkotz
10/9
2020

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