This blog is about literature
produced by people of Greek origin
from both Greece and Canada;
in Greek, English and French.

Vequinox is the blog name
of Greek Canadian Poet
Author, Translator, Publisher
Manolis Aligizakis

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21 thoughts on “About

    • vequinox September 17, 2016 / 5:16 pm

      I liked your little alcove, very much so! Be well!


  1. efge63 January 15, 2016 / 5:00 am

    Kαλώς σας βρήκα και καλή χρονιά!!!!!

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    • vequinox January 15, 2016 / 6:27 am

      Κι εγώ χαίρομαι που συναντηθήκαμε. Επίσης καλή χρονιά!

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    • vequinox August 21, 2016 / 3:06 pm

      Thank you so much for your comments and for nominating my blog. Much appreciated. Be well!

      Liked by 1 person

      • petrel41 August 21, 2016 / 6:09 pm

        Thanks for your kind words 🙂 Best wishes for you, your poems and your blog!


  2. The Poetry Channel September 5, 2016 / 12:30 pm

    Hello, Manolis. You recently contributed a poem to the #PoetsforPeace collaboration. An online magazine liked the spirit of the collaboration, and asked to publish it. We need your permission to include your poem.
    To give permission, please email: mzanemcclellan@outlook.com your name, and general location (city/state/country) and the ok. You can also leave it in comments on my blog, or tweet me @InZanesBrain or comment on ForgottenMeadows.com where the collaboration was compiled
    Thank you. Peace,

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  3. vequinox September 17, 2016 / 5:17 pm

    Thank you so much, Michael. Much appreciated. Be well!


    • vequinox September 22, 2016 / 10:17 pm

      Thank you so much, dear Petrel41. I appreciate your gesture.

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      • petrel41 September 22, 2016 / 10:37 pm

        Well deserved 🙂 Best wishes for you, your poems and your blogs!


      • vequinox November 6, 2016 / 4:58 am

        Thank you so much for your beautiful words. Your work is as great! Best wishes.


  4. rain poet November 6, 2016 / 4:35 am

    Thank you for finding my poetry and deciding to follow its little pathways. I am enjoying the wonderful Greek poetry available here, very much, as well as feeling connected as a British Greek – although I aim to transcend borders and labels, I feel that one can only do this truthfully if one can also recognise one’s cultural roots as well as the particular position one occupies historically and socially. Best wishes, Katerina.


    • vequinox November 6, 2016 / 5:00 am

      Thank you, dear Katerina. I’m glad we have met. I enjoyed the few poems of yours I read. I hope to visit your site often and enjoy your verses. Be well. I appreciate your comment. You are in England?

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  5. rain poet November 6, 2016 / 7:13 pm

    Thanks for your response, I’m also very pleased we have met. Yes, I am in England. I was born in London, my father is from Cyprus and my mother from Ikaria. Growing up I felt foreign in both Greece as well as England – and this is a position many others have felt too, I imagine. In Ikaria, somehow, there was a meeting point.. and now that I am much older, I can appreciate this in a less anguished and self centred way – I hope. I wish to explore this, since we also carry our parents journeys, their burdens and prayers; it is formative to identity and score’s our psyche as individuals and collectively. Whether I do such ideas justice through my verses, well, I will try..! Be well too, and best wishes.


    • vequinox November 8, 2016 / 12:08 am

      Most interesting, Katerina. I’m from Crete, west of Chania, came to this country when I was 26. Most of my life in Canada, I have two sons, 42 and 37 and two grand daughters, Orianthi (2 years old) and Zoe (7 year old). I enjoy writing, I think I’ve been writing all my life. You can find all about me in http://www.manolisaligizakis.com. I find your poetry mature and deep thought, which I enjoy the most. I promise to visit your blog often. Please keep in touch. THANK YOU.

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      • rain poet November 8, 2016 / 9:57 pm

        Thanks for such encouraging kind words, and for the link which I look forward to reading. Warm regards to you and your family, Katerina


      • rain poet November 8, 2016 / 11:32 pm

        What an honour to have such an esteemed guest, I have so much to learn! I will visit your blogs often too, with great interest.


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