Christopher Bakken is the author of two books of poetry, GOAT FUNERAL and AFTER GREECE, and a culinary memoir, HONEY, OLIVES, OCTOPUS: ADVENTURES AT THE GREEK TABLE. He is also co-translator of THE LIONS' GATE: SELECTED POEMS OF TITOS PATRIKIOS. He teaches at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania.
"The aesthetics of food, like the poetics of work, are among the things that lend life its character, that remove it from the daily grind and lift it toward reality like an imagined sphere. HONEY, OLIVES, OCTOPUS is a book of life lessons, small moments and full flavors brought back to the other life. The one we call ordinary." - Washington Post
"An exuberant exploration of Greece's defining riches." - National Geographic Traveler