Poetry. This book is a bilingual (English-Greek) collection of poems of love & death by Bill Wolak, translated into Greek by Manolis.
Bill Wolak is a poet who lives in New Jersey. His works include LIPSTICK ACROPOLIS (Cross-Cultural Communications, 2021) with Carlos Ramos, The Nakedness Defense (Ekstasis Editions), THE SEEPAGE OF DREAMS (Cross-Cultural Communications, 2020), THE HOMLESSNESS OF WATER (Cross-Cultural Communications/New Feral Press, 2019), THE LAST WING (Cross-Cultural Communications, 2019), BECOME A RIVER (Cross-Cultural Communications/New Feral Press, 2018), THE LOVER'S BODY (Cross-Cultural Communications, 2014), Love Me More Than the Others: Selected Poetry of Iraj Mirza (Cross-Cultural Communications, 2014), WHATEVER NAKEDNESS ALLOWS (Cross-Cultural Communications, 2013), ARCHEOLOGY OF LIGHT (Cross-Cultural Communications, 2011), and LOVE EMERGENCIES (Cross-Cultural Communications, 2010). His poetry has appeared in over a hundred magazines. His translations have appeared in such magazines as The Sufi Journal, Basalt, Visions International, World Poetry Journal, and Atlanta Review. His critical work and interviews have appeared in Notre Dame Review, Persian Heritage Magazine, Gargoyle, Southern Humanities Review, and Prime Numbers Magazine. Mr. Wolak has been awarded several National Endowment for the Humanities scholarships and two Fulbright-Hays scholarships to study and travel in India. In 2007, he was selected to participate in a Friendship Delegation to Iran sponsored by the Fellowship of Reconciliation, America's largest and oldest interfaith peace and justice organization. During the Summer of 2010, Mr. Wolak was awarded a Field Study Opportunity in China and Japan by the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia. He was selected to be a featured poet at festivals in India five times: at the 2011 Kritya International Poetry Festival in Nagpur, at the 2013 Hyderabad Literary Festival, at the Tarjuma 2013: Festival of Translators in Ahmedabad, at the 2014 Hyderabad Literary Festival, and the 2017 Goa Arts and Literary Festival. Author City: Bogota, NJ USA
Manolis (Emmanuel Aligizakis) is a Cretan-Canadian poet and author. He's the most prolific writer-poet of the Greek diaspora with over 70 books published in a dozen different countries and in eleven different languages. At the age of eleven, he transcribed the nearly 500-year-old romantic poem Erotokritos, now released in a limited edition of 100 numbered copies, the most expensive book of its kind to this day. He was recently appointed an honorary instructor and fellow of the International Arts Academy, and awarded a Master's for the Arts in Literature. Born in the village of Kolibari on the island of Crete, 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. He served in the armed forces for two years and emigrated to Vancouver in 1973, where he worked as an iron worker, train laborer, taxi driver, and stock broker, and studied English Literature at Simon Fraser University. He has written three novels and numerous collections of poetry. His articles, poems and short stories in Greek and English have appeared in various magazines and newspapers in Canada, the United States, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Australia, Jordan, Serbia and Greece. His poetry has been translated into Romanian, Swedish, German, Hungarian, Ukrainian, French, Portuguese, Arabic, Turkish, Serbian, Russian, Italian, Chinese, Japanese languages. He 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. His book of translations entitled George Seferis-Collected Poems was shortlisted for the Greek National Literary Awards, the highest literary recognition in Greece. In September 2017 he was awarded the First Poetry Prize of the Mihai Eminescu International Poetry Festival in Craiova, Romania.Author City: SURREY, BC CAN