Sofia Skleida ( Greece)

Sofia Skleida
 
Sofia Skleida was born in Athens. She is graduate of Faculty of Letters, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has a MA in Pedagogy , a PhD in Comparative Pedagogy and she is also a postdoctoral candidate (Faculty of Theology, University of Athens). Her scientific interests involve Teaching, School Psychology, Special Education, Ancient and New Greek Literature. She has worked as a translator in the Greek Embassy in Italy, in the Greek Community of Rome and to other institutions for Greek language, where she taught the Greek language in adults as a foreign language. Also, the Italian language in private institutions and the Greek language in the Italian School of Athens the last years. She has taught the lesson of Judicial Psychology-Psychiatry in the Faculty of Police Officers. She publishes articles in the Greek and international scientific journals, in conference papers and chapters books. She has been awarded for her participation in poetry and literary competitions in Greece and abroad. She has been elected and distinguished as ambassadress of Culture for Greece by the International Cultural Organization Universum Academy Switzerland (International University of Peace ,May 2016, Lugano, Switzerland). She is a judge member of the International Literature Contest, member of the Jury at the annual Literature Contest for the poetry and short story of the cultural association OIKOPOLIS.
She published her first collection of pοetry (Amphictyon of Hellenism, Department of Literature, Thessaloniki, 2014) entitled Dream of Oasis, which has been translated and published in Italy in 2017 and won the second prize at the international competition in Milan. A poem of the same collection became a song. Her first Fairy tale entitled Geometroulides published in 2016. Recently were published her second and third collection of poetry entitled Neologisms and Melismos. She is a regular member at the Panhellenic Union of Writers.
 
Collection of poems , Dreams of Oasis (Amphictyon of Hellenism, Department of Literature, Thessaloniki, 2014 . The collection was also published in Italy under the title Oasi dei Sogni, Il mondo dello scrittore, 2017)
 
 
The courtiers
 
Jubilant sitting again
on the bench of my memories
Passed again from my mind
slowly and agonizingly
as in an ancient tragedy
the masks of the modern powers
boasting of their shame
for their illegally motives
who flatter to take the reins.
Deceive human consciences and refute the sacred values
Let them not celebrate
Nemesis and Divine Judgment…
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