About Koraly

About Koraly 2014-10-08T10:55:41+00:00
Photography by Nathan Little

Photography by Nathan Little

Biography | Media |
[one_half last=”yes”]“It’s about being honest with myself, putting my art out there. I want to also give a voice to women within my culture to say it’s okay to be honest; it’s okay to be different; it’s okay to want to explore your sexuality. Because of course, within our culture, as women, we aren’t encouraged to do that, but men are.”
– Koraly Dimitriadis, Neos Kosmos Newspaper

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Koraly Dimitriadis is a Cypriot-Australian published writer and performer of poetry, prose and non-fiction. She is represented by Australia’s leading talent agency, Profile Talent Management. Koraly is the author of the bestselling poetry book, Love and Fuck PoemsHer work has been widely published in publications such as New Matilda, Blue Dog, Meanjin, [Untitled] and Social Alternatives. She has received funding from Australia Council and RMIT Link Arts and Culture. Koraly is mentored by Anna Kannava and Christos Tsiolkas.

Koraly’s writing has been broadcast on radio and television and has scrolled on Federation square wall. She gained a place in the Overland masterclass in 2009 and then went on to blog for the journal for a number of years. Koraly has had poems, novels, and short stories longlisted for prizes in Australia and overseas. In 2012 her poem ‘Daylesford’ received a merit award for the Diasporic Literary Competition. In 2014 Koraly traveled to Cyprus, translating and performing her poetry with the aid of a translator to rave reviews in Greece. Ποιήματα για Αγάπη και για Γαμήσι (Love and Fuck Poems) was published by ASTAMAN Publishers.

Koraly was the literature curator for Antithesis, a festival created in 2009 to challenge Greek stereotypes. This festival achieved its objective in 2013 when it was absorbed by the larger Greek Antipodes Festival.

Koraly has featured at poetry events in Australia and overseas. She wrote, directed and performed her first poetic play, Good Greek Girl as part of La Mama Explorations in late 2013, alongside prominent double bassist, Nick Tsiavos, who she collaborates with regularly. The play incorporated extracts from Koraly’s poetic films which she co-directed with Nathan Little, and songs of her poems which she created with UK singer/songwriter, Melpomeni. Good Greek Girl will have its premier season in 2015 with mentorship from Paul Capsis. Koraly also performs a yearly poetry war with poet Ben John Smith.

Koraly has been presenting on the Spoken Word show on 3CR for a number of years. She also holds a residency through Australian Poetry’s cafe poets program at Brunswick Street Bookstore.

“Koraly is an extraordinary and highly talented writer/performer. She is extremely brave and upfront and she has no hesitation in writing and performing works that are unique, original, sophisticated and at the same time amusing and entertaining.”– Daniel Scharf, Managing Director, Profile Creative

“One of the brightest stars in the new poetry scene…
– Koren Helbig, Junkee.com

“Koraly Dimitriadis is a gritty, gutsy, gobsmacking poet and performer—and she manages to be all those things with style and refinement.”– Santo Cazzati, Winner, Best Solo Performance, Overload Poetry Festival 2010

“A voice that demands to be heard.”
– Mark William Jackson, Overland Literary Journal

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Explore a range of Koraly’s appearance’s in print media.