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Vassiliki Rapti was born and grew up in Greece and studied Comparative Literature in Greece, France and the United States. She is the author of six books, including the monograph Ludics in Surrealist Theatre and Beyond (Ashgate, 2013) and the poetry collection Transitorium (Somerset Hall Press, 2015). Her poetry and translations have been published in various journals including Eliot Review, Levure Littéraire, Poeticanet, Poetix and Taos: Journal of Poetry &Art. Her poetry is animated by the ludic spirit and is imbued by surrealist imagery in an attempt to capture the intrusion of the marvelous in everyday life, yet it strives for simplicity in diction. She further explores the ludic element as Chair of the Ludics Seminar of the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University, where she also runs the Advanced Training in Greek Poetry Translation and Performance Workshop. Besides her innovative teaching at Harvard, she also teaches literature and literary theory at Emerson College.