Manolis (Emmanuel Aligizakis) has published more than 20 books of poetry, three novels, and eleven major translation works. His translation George Seferis-Collected Poems was shortlisted for the Greek National Literary Awards. His articles, poems and short stories in both Greek and English have appeared in books, magazines and newspapers in Canada, United States, Sweden, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Australia, and Greece. His poetry has been translated into Spanish, Romanian, Swedish, Portuguese, German, Hungarian, Urdu and Punjabi.

A Member of the League of Canadian Poets and the Federation of BC Writers, Manolis is a Literary Advisor to Surrey Muse; and, he has served as the Vice-President of Royal City Literary and Arts Society (RCLAS) in New Westminster. He was recently appointed an honorary instructor and fellow of the International Arts Academy, and awarded a Masters for the Arts in Literature.

Manolis runs Libros Libertad, an unorthodox and independent publishing company, in White Rock BC.

Awards and distinctions

Distinguished Poet and Writer Award, City of Richmond, BC, 2014

1st Poetry Prize, International Arts Academy for translation of Yannis Ritsos- Selected Poems, 2014

Dr. Asha Bhargava Memorial Award, Writers International Network Canada, 2014

Greek National Literary Awards, Shortlisted for translation, ‘George Seferis-Collected Poems’, Greece 2013

1st International Poetry Prize, For translation, ‘George Seferis-Collected Poems’, Greece 2013

Master of the Arts in Literature, International Arts Academy, 2013

1st Prize for Poetry, 7th Volos poetry Competition, Greece 2012

Honorary Instructor and Fellow, International Arts Academy, 2012

2nd Prize for Short Story, Interartia festival, Greece 2012

2nd Prize for Poetry, Interartia festival, Greece 2012

2nd Prize for poetry, Interartia Festival, Greece 2011

3rd prize for Short Story, Interartia Festival, Greece 2011

Complete List Of Publications


THE SECOND ADVENT OF ZEUS, poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2016
CHTHONIAN BODIES, paintings Ken Kirkby, poems Manolis, Libros Libertad, 2015
IMAGES OF ABSENCE, poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2015
AUTUMN LEAVES, poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2014
UBERMENSCH/Υπεράνθρωπος, poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2013
MYTHOGRAPHY, paintings and poetry, Libros Libertad, 2012
NOSTOS and ALGOS, poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2012
VOTREX, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2011
THE CIRCLE, novel, Libros Libertad, 2011
VERNAL EQUINOX, poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2011
OPERA BUFA, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2010
VESPERS, poetry by Manolis paintings by Ken Kirkby, Libros Libertad, 2010
TRIPTYCH, poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2010
NUANCES, poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2009
RENDITION, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2009
IMPULSES, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2009
TROGLODYTES, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2008
PETROS SPATHIS, novel, Libros Libertad, 2008
EL GRECO, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2007
PATH of THORNS, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2006
FOOTPRINTS in SANDSTONE, poetry, Authorhouse, Bloomington, Indiana, 2006
THE ORPHANS – an ANTHOLOGY, poetry, Authorhouse, Bloomington, Indiana, 2005


HOURS OF THE STARS, poetry by Dimitris Liantinis, translated by Manolis Aligizakis, Libros Libertad, 2015
HEAR ME OUT, short stories, by Tzoutzi Mantzourani, translated by Manolis Aligizakis, Libros Libertad, 2015
CARESSING MYTHS, poetry by Dina Georgantopoulos, translated by Manolis Aligizakis, Libros libertad, 2015
IDOLATERS, a novel by Joanna Frangia, translated by Manolis Aligizakis, Libros Libertad, 2014
TASOS LIVADITIS-SELECTED POEMS, translated by Manolis Aligizakis, Libros Libertad, 2014
CLOE and ALEXANDRA-SELECTED POEMS, Libros Libertad, 2013
YANNIS RITSOS-POEMS, Libros Libertad, 2010
CONSTANTINE P. CAVAFY – POEMS, Libros Libertad, 2008
CAVAFY-SELECTED POEMS, Ekstasis Editions, 2011

Books in other languages

NABORI SEĆANJA, (MEMORY PLEATS ) (Serbian) poetry by Manolis Aligizakis, translated into Serbian by Jolanka Kovacs, Zrenjanin, Serbia, 2016
FRUNZE DE TOAMNA, (AUTUMN LEAVES) Poetry by Manolis, translated by Lucia Gorea, AB-ART, Romania, 2016
MEMORIES, (Greek), poetry, Fildisi Edigions, Athens, Greece, 2016
SONGS OF THE ABSURD, (Greek), poetry, ENEKEN, Salonika, Greece, 2015
IMAGES OF ABSENCE, (Greek) poetry, Sexpirikon, Salonika, Greece, 2015
OSZI FALEVELEK, (AUTUMN LEAVES) (Hungarian), poetry by Manolis, translated into Hungarian by Karoly Csiby, Gyp, Hungary, 2015
SVEST, (AWARENESS) (Serbian), poetry by Manolis, translated into Serbian by Jolanka Kovacs, Serbia, 2015
ESZMELET, (AWARENESS) (Hungarian), poetry by Manolis, translated into Hungarian by Karoly Csiby, AB-ART, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2014
HIERODULES, (Greek), poetry, Sexpirikon, Salonika, Greece, 2014
YPERANTHROPOS, (Greek), poetry, ENEKEN, Salonika, Greece, 2014
ÜBERMENSCH (German), poetry by Manolis, translated into German by Eniko Thiele Csekei, WINDROSE, Austria, 2014
NOSTOS SI ALGOS, (Romanian) poetry by Manolis, translated into Romanian by Lucia Gorea, DELLART, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2013
TOLMIRES ANATASEIS, (Greek) poetry, GAVRIILIDIS EDITIONS, Athens, Greece, 2013
FYLLOROES, (Greek) poetry, ENEKEN PUBLICATIONS, Salonika, Greece, 2013
EARINI ISIMERIA, (Greek) poetry, ENEKEN PUBLICATIONS, Salonika, Greece, 2011
STRATIS ROUKOUNAS, (Greek) novel, MAVRIDIS EDITIONS, Athens, Greece, 1981

Magazines & Anthologies

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
Flowers on the Wall, 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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