Kimon Friar (Kimon Kalogeropoulos) was born at the Propontis (Sea of Marmara) in 1911 and moved to the United States with his family at a young age. He wrote poems and taught English and American poetry. He moved to Athens (Greece) and introduced Greek poetry (Kazantzakis, Elytis, Ritsos, etc.) through his translations to the English-speaking audience. He was professor and visiting professor at universities in the United States and in Greece. He also published important critical studies.