Avgi Lilli (Bulgaria, 1980) is a Greek-Cypriot poet and a script writer who is based in Nicosia, Cyprus.
She has published two poetry collections; The Slaughter of the Century (2018) and Rough notes on a life vest (2011). She is also interested in the multidisciplinary aspects of poetry and its interaction with visual and performance art. As a poet she focuses on the deconstruction (“distillation”) of language and meaning. Her poetry has been characterised as a refreshing feminist poetics of fragmentation.
She has written dramatic monologues for the stage and co-written scripts for short film productions [TRNZT (2019) written with Marios Prsaras, post-production; Drained (2019) written with Anna Fotiadou, pre-production].
She studied Classics and Modern Greek Philology and holds a PhD in Modern Greek Philology (University of Athens, 2017). Her main academic interests lie on intertextuality in Modern Greek and contemporary Greek poetry, Ancient Greek mythology and its contemporary perception, as well as the Modern Greek post-war novel and its polyphonic genre.