“He Asked About the Quality” by C. P. Cavafy

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Cavafy Archive Onassis Foundation
Cavafy Archive Onassis Foundation

Amanda Holmes reads C. P. Cavafy’s “He Asked About the Quality,” translated from the Greek by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: podcast@theamericanscholar.org. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.

This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch.

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Amanda Holmes, the author of the novel I Know Where I Am When I’m Falling, is a columnist and poetry editor for the Washington Independent Review of Books.


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