|A spread from Constantine Cavafy’s last passport, listing “Poet” as occupation
and two discrete birth dates, both erroneous.
“What is it, I wonder, about our increasingly cosmopolitan, multi-cultural and multilingual cities, whether New York or Athens, that needs a poet like Cavafy? What are the best ways to learn and go on learning from his poetry? How can we reconcile public legacies with the privateness of literature?”