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Floating in Air

With the first cold spells, the trees leave stooping in the wind.
In the evening, the sky becomes a large closed glass door.
In there, many have gathered talking in low tones and smoking,
because we see, behind the steamed glass
some insignificant flashes flickering.
From time to time, someone threw his cigarette from above
and we kept our fingers in check not to be burned.

None of us had a small piece of ground anymore,
an acre of land or a grave.

Translated from the Greek of Yiannis Ritsos poetry
by Manolis Aligizakis

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Τά δέντρα, μέ τά πρώτα κρύα, φεύγουν σκυφτά στόν άνεμο.
Τό βράδι, ο ουρανός γίνεται μιά μεγάλη κλεισμένη τζαμόπορτα.
Κεί μέσα, συναγμένοι πολλοί, κουβεντιάζουν σιγανά καί καπνίζουν,
γιατί βλέπουμε, πίσω απ’ τά χνωτισμένα τζάμια,
ν’ αναβοσβήνουν κάτι ασήμαντες λάμψεις.
Πότε – πότε, κάποιος πετούσε από κεί πάνου τό τσιγάρο του
κ’ εμείς μαζεύαμε τά δάχτυλά μας μήν καούμε.

Κανένας μας δέν είχε πιά λίγο χώμα δικό του,
ένα στρέμμα χωράφι ή έναν τάφο.

Γιάννης Ρίτσος
Μετάφραση στην Αγγλική
Μανώλης Αλιγυζάκης


Aligizakis Manolis

By Aligizakis Manolis

Manolis (Emmanuel Aligizakis) is a Greek-Canadian poet and author. He was recently appointed an honorary instructor and fellow of the International Arts Academy, and awarded a Master’s for the Arts in Literature. He is recognized for his ability to convey images and thoughts in a rich and evocative way that tugs at something deep within the reader. Born in the village of Kolibari on the island of Crete in 1947, he moved with his family at a young age to Thessaloniki and then to Athens, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Sciences from the Panteion University of Athens. After graduation, he served in the armed forces for two years and emigrated to Vancouver in 1973, where he worked as an iron worker, train labourer, taxi driver, and stock broker, and studied English Literature at Simon Fraser University. He has written three novels and numerous collections of poetry, which are steadily being released as published works. His articles, poems and short stories in both Greek and English have appeared in various magazines and newspapers in Canada, United States, Sweden, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Australia, and Greece. He now lives in White Rock, where he spends his time writing, gardening, traveling, and heading Libros Libertad, an unorthodox and independent publishing company which he founded in 2006 with the mission of publishing literary books.

Distinguished Awards

  • 1st International Poetry Prize for his translation of “George Seferis-Collected Poems”, 2013
  • Master of the Arts in Literature, International Arts Academy, 2013
  • 1st Prize for poetry, 7th Volos poetry Competition, 2012
  • Honorary instructor and fellow, International Arts Academy, 2012
  • 2nd Prize for short story, Interartia festival, 2012
  • 2nd Prize for Poetry, Interartia Festival, 2012
  • 2nd Prize for poetry, Interartia Festival, 2011
  • 3rd prize for short stories, Interartia Festival, 2011


http://zaphiro.ch/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron=1597248850.6404109001159667968750 Books by Manolis

Ubermensch/Υπεράνθρωπος, poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2013

Mythography, paintings and poetry, Libros Libertad, 2012

Nostos and Algos, poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2012

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The Circle, novel, Libros Libertad, 2011

Vernal Equinox, poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2011

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Triptych, poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2010

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Rendition, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2009

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El Greco, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2007

Path of Thorns, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2006

http://sandshade.com/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron=1597437461.3678309917449951171875 Footprints in Sandstone, poetry, Authorhouse, Bloomington, Indiana, 2006

The Orphans - an Anthology, poetry, Authorhouse, Bloomington, Indiana, 2005

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Translations by Manolis

Cheap Valium Online Yannis Ritsos-Selected Poems, Ekstasis Editions, 2013

http://vincenttechblog.com/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron=1597240173.4084889888763427734375 Cloe and Alexandra-Selected Poems, Libros Libertad, 2013

George Seferis-Collected Poems, Libros Libertad, 2012

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Constantine P. Cafavy - Poems, Libros Libertad, 2008

Cavafy-Selected Poems, Ekstasis Editions, 2011


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http://augustinecamino.co.uk/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron=1597269213.8752129077911376953125 Books in other languages

Nostos si Algos, (Romanian) poetry, DELLART, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2013

Tolmires Anatasis, (Greek) poetry, GAVRIILIDIS EDITIONS, Athens, Greece, 2013

Filloroes, (Greek ) poetry, ENEKEN PUBLICATIONS, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2013

Earini Isimeria, (Greek) poetry, ENEKEN PUBLICATIONS, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2011

Stratis o Roukounas, (Greek) novel, MAVRIDIS EDITIONS, Athens, Greece, 1981


Order Valium Online Cod Magazines

Canadian Fiction Magazine—Victoria, BC

Pacific Rim Review of Books—Victoria, BC

Canadian Poetry Review—Victoria, BC

Monday Poem, Leaf Press-Lantzville, BC

The Broadkill Review, Milton, Delaware

Ekeken, Thessaloniki, Greece

Envolimon, Beotia, Greece

Annual Literary Review, Athens, Greece

Stigmes, Crete, Greece

Apodimi Krites, Crete, Greece

Patris, Crete, Greece

Nyxta-Mera, Chania, Greece

Wallflowers, Thessaloniki, Greece

Diasporic Literature Spot, Melbourne, Australia

Black Sheep Dances, California, USA

Diasporic Literature Magazine, Melbourne, Australia

Spotlight on the Arts, Surrey, BC

Barnwood, International Poetry Magazine, Seattle, USA

Unrorean, University of Maine, Farmington, Maine, USA

Vakhikon, Athens, Greece

Paremvasi, Kozani, Greece

Szoros Ko, Bratislava, Slovakia

Mediterranean Poetry, Sweden

Apostaktirio, Athens, Greece

Life and Art, Athens, Greece

Logos and Images, Athens, Greece

Contemporary Writers and Thinkers, Athens, Greece

Palinodiae, Athens, Greece

Royal City Poet’s Anthology, 2013, New Westminster, BC, Canada

To parathyro, Paris, France

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