Manolis (Emmanuel Aligizakis) is a Greek-Canadian poet and author who has published over twenty collections of poems, three novels and numerous poetry translations including the works of great Greek poets such as Yannis Ritsos, Constantine Cavafy and George Seferis. His translation ‘George Seferis-Collected Poems’ was shortlisted for the Greek National Literary Awards. His poems in both Greek and English have been published in Canada, United States, Sweden, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Australia, Jordan, Serbia, Brazil and Greece; and his poems have been translated into Spanish, Romanian, Swedish, German, Hungarian, Arabic, Turkish, Serbian, Portuguese and Russian languages. Manolis lives in White Rock, and spends his time writing, gardening, traveling, and, heading Libros Libertad, an independent publishing company he founded in 2006.
At the March 22 gathering of Surrey Muse, Manolis will be the Featured Poet. More information about the event is here: march-22-gathering
Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Katzie,
Kwantlen, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.