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Translation Talks: Manolis Aligizakis & Sharon Dolin

November 18, 2023, 1:00 PM2:00 PM EST


Join us on Saturday, November 18th at 1:00pm ET / 6:00pm GMT on Zoom for our fifth Translation Talks, featuring Manolis Aligizakis in conversation with Sharon Dolin.

Manolis Aligizakis is a Cretan poet and author. He has published more than 20 books of poetry, three novels, and eleven major translation works. His translation Tasos Livaditis – Poems, Volume II was longlisted for the 2023 Griffin Poetry Prize, and 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, USA, 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, Aligizakis is a Literary Advisor to Surrey Muse, and he has served as the Vice-President of Royal City Literary and Arts Society in New Westminster. He was recently appointed an honorary instructor and fellow of the International Arts Academy, and awarded a Master’s of Arts in Literature.

Sharon Dolin is the author of seven books of poetry, most recently Imperfect Present (2022), Manual for Living (2016), Whirlwind (2012), and Burn and Dodge (2008), which won the AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry. She is also the author of two poetry books in translation from Catalan, Gemma Gorga’s Late to the House of Words (2021), shortlisted for the 2022 International Griffin Poetry Prize, and Book of Minutes (2019). The recipient of a 2021 NEA Fellowship in Translation, she lives in New York City, where she is Associate Editor of Barrow Street Press and teaches poetry workshops.

Translation Talks will run for approximately one hour on Zoom and will be hosted by Griffin Poetry Prize editorial director Adriana Onita and social media editor Medgine Mathurin.

You will receive the Zoom link via Eventbrite after registering. Autocaptioning will be available. If you have any questions, please contact Adriana Onita at

Check out our past Translation Talks on SoundCloud, featuring exceptional poet-translators in conversation, including Khaled Mattawa and Sarah Riggs, Ani Gjika and Dunya Mikhail, Ali Kinsella, Dzvinia Orlowsky, and Mira Rosenthal, and Valzhyna Mort and Erin Moure.



November 18, 2023
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
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