The Visitor’s Letter

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by Tasos Livaditis
translated by Manolis Aligizakis

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Suddenly on an autumn day he left, on the table he left a letter
“don’t send me away” it read and spoke of a deep inhabitable
emotion; in the house all the lights were turned on that I wouldn’t
understand, that perhaps, he had never come, while next to the letter
he had left the mystery of his death, already covered by cobwebs,
“how you found me?” he says to me, “I never existed”, “for this”
I said and it was as if we were born and raised in a carriage that run
into the shivering roads,
yet I still couldn’t fight against this facial of the house,
its walls, ravaged, dived deeper than my blood in the darkness
of the night.

Tasos Livaditis-Selected Poems
Translated by Manolis Aligizakis

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ΤΟ ΓΡΑΜΜΑ ΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΣΚΕΠΤΗ

Έφυγε ξαφνικά μιά μέρα τού φθινοπώρου, πάνω στό τραπέζι
είχε αφήσει ένα γράμμα, “μή μέ διώξεις” έγραφε, καί μιλούσε γιά
ένα μακρύ ακατοίκητο προαίσθημα, τά φώτα ήταν όλα αναμμένα
στό σπιτι, γιά νά μήν καταλάβω πώς, ίσως, δέν είχε έρθει ποτέ,
ενώ πλάι στό γράμμα είχε ακουμπήσει τό μυστήριο τού θανάτου
του, πού οι αράχνες τό `χαν κιόλας σκεπάσει, “πώς μέ βρήκες, μού
λέει, εγώ δέν υπήρξα”, “γι’ αυτό” τού λέω, κι ήταν σάν νά `χαμε
γεννηθεί καί μεγαλώσει σ’ ένα αμάξι, πού έτρεχε μές στό ανατρί-
χιασμα τών δρόμων,
μά ούτε καί μπορούσα νά παλέψω μ’ αυτήν τήν προσοψη, τού
σπιτιού, πού οι τοίχοι του φαγωμένοι κατέβαιναν βαθύτερα απ’ τό
αίμα μου, μές στό σκοτάδι τής νύχτας.

Τάσος Λειβαδίτης-Εκλεγμένα Ποιήματα/Tasos Livaditis-Selected Poems
Μετάφραση Μανώλη Αλυγιζάκη/Translated by Manolis Aligizakis
www.libroslibertad.ca

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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

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Ubermensch/Υπεράνθρωπος, poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2013

Mythography, paintings and poetry, Libros Libertad, 2012

Nostos and Algos, poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2012

Vortex, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2011

The Circle, novel, Libros Libertad, 2011

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Rendition, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2009

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Troglodytes, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2008

Petros Spathis, novel, Libros Libertad, 2008

El Greco, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2007

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Footprints in Sandstone, poetry, Authorhouse, Bloomington, Indiana, 2006

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

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Translations by Manolis

Yannis Ritsos-Selected Poems, Ekstasis Editions, 2013

Cloe and Alexandra-Selected Poems, Libros Libertad, 2013

George Seferis-Collected Poems, Libros Libertad, 2012

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Cavafy-Selected Poems, Ekstasis Editions, 2011

 

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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

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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

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