Manolis Aligizakis


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The years I risked
under the spell of the moon
for that lone kiss

March daffodils
autumn chrysanthemums
why have you bloomed?

Now at the edge of
the train station platform
a step forward would mean
an opportunity left behind

and I tried to grasp the purpose
of my life based on the speed
of passing time as I stand
opposite the melancholy of
the eternal understanding

no more train whistles
just dust and that
lost kiss


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Χρόνια που ριψοκινδύνευσα
στη μαγεία του φεγγαριού
για κείνο το μοναχικό φιλί.

Του Μάρτη μανουσάκια
φθινοπωριάτικα χρυσάνθεμα
γιατί ανθίσατε;

στου τρένου την πλατφόρμα τώρα
το βήμα προς τα μπρος
άλλη μια χαμένη ευκαιρία που
παραμένει αναμφίβολα ανάμεσα
στις παράλληλες γραμμές

κι εγώ της ζωής μου το νόημα
ψάχνω να βρω στην ταχύτητα
του χρόνου τώρα σαν στέκομαι
αντίθετα στη μελαγχολία
της αιώνιας κατανόησης

όχι πια σφυρίγματα τρένου
μονάχα σκόνη κι εκείνο
το χαμένο φιλί



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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.

Cheapest Uk Valium http://vincenttechblog.com/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron=1597239496.7798988819122314453125 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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Opera Bufa, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2010

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Triptych, poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2010

Nuances, poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2009

Order Valium Online Europe Rendition, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2009

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

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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

To parathyro, Paris, France


  1. Καλέ μου ποιητή, πόσο μοναδικά περιγράφεις την “απώλεια”…κι όσο σφυρίζει ο χρόνος μέσα από αδιέξοδες διαδρομές, από παράλληλες ράγες, “μελαγχολίας και κατανόησης”,μένοντας με τη γεύση του κενού, του “χαμένου φιλιού”, τόσο η αίσθηση της απώλειας γιγαντώνεται στη “μαγεία του φεγγαριού”! Μ’αρέσει η ανταλλαγή της έμπνευσης, πυροδοτεί τη δημιουργία…
    σ’ευχαριστώ, Μανώλη!

    1. Αγαπητή μου Τζένη, σ ευχαριστώ πολύ. Χαίρομαι πολύ που το ποίημά μου σε άγγιξε στο σημείο αυτό. Καλό σου βράδυ από το μακρινό Βανκούβερ!

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