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Vortex by Manolis

A new collection of poetry by Manolis titled ‘Vortex’ is hot off the press.

The book is being hailed by critics as ‘remarkable’, ‘exciting’; and, the poems as ‘enacted parables that bridge the gap between the soul and the companion it finds in the flesh.’

Ilya Tourtidis says this about Manolis’s poems in Vortex:

‘In his new collection of poems Manolis scans the vortex and sees in its turbulence and eddies, the clash and tease of love. He reminds us that “words cast no shadows” and that we have “new saints” to protect us, and that behind the “muddy barricades” where we fight our battle with death there is always the desire of the soul to return and linger among “small pebbles” and “sea froth”, and stare at the “brightest star” in the heavens–acknowledging and seeking that which is still “unbound”–still incarnating around it.’

For more information, and to order the book, visit the Vortex page at Libros Libertad:
http://www.libroslibertad.ca/book.php?id=48

Some poems from vortex:
https://authormanolis.wordpress.com/tag/sneak-preview-vortex-by-manolis/

Vortex is Manolis’s 18th published work. He has published poetry, novels, and poetry in translation from Greek. View his titles here:
https://authormanolis.wordpress.com/books/

Vortex by Manolis
Paperback 9 x 6 in
149 pages
ISBN: 9781926763163
$18.00
To order, click below:
http://www.libroslibertad.ca/book.php?id=48
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A great afternoon of poetry readings by two prolific Greek Canadian poets, Manolis and Ilya Tourtidis, awaits you at the Sandbar Cafe at Qualicum Beach this Friday, April the 15th.

Join us from
2 to 3:30pm
At the Sandbar Cafe and Art Gallery
6087 West Island Hwy
Qualicum Beach, BC

Manolis will present a selection from ‘Yannis Ritsos – Poems’, his translation of 15 of over 100 poetry books written by Yannis Ritsos in Greek. This is the first Canadian translation, highly regarded by critics for maintaining the tone of the original, it was published by Libros Libertad in 2010.

Manolis will also read from his latest collection of poetry, ‘Vernal equinox‘, released this month by Ekstasis Editions in Victoria BC.

Ilya Tourtidis will read from his new collection of poetry ‘Bright Bardo’, published by Libros Libertad in 2011.

Download PDF Poster

For more information, contact Manolis at:
infolibroslibertad@shaw.ca
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Manolis will appear in the following literary events in March-April 2011:

March 30, Victoria BC
Poetry Readings
Featured Author: Manolis
Readings by: Ilya Tourtidis
7:00-9:00PM
At ‘The Well’, 821 Front Street, Victoria
More information on this event

April 3, White Rock BC
Launch of Manolis’s new poetry collection ‘Vernal Equinox’
Poetry Readings by Manolis
1:30-3:30PM
At White Rock Public Library

More information on this event

April 9, Surrey BC
Launch of Manolis’s ‘Vernal Equinox’ and Fauzia Rafique’s novel ‘Skeena’ (in Punjabi, Gurumukhi and Shahmukhi )
Poetry Readings by Manolis
Guest Speakers: Bhupinder Dhaliwal, Sadhu Binning, Ajmer Rode, Surjeet Kalsey.
2:00-4:00PM
At Surrey Public Library, Newton Branch, Surrey
More information on this event

April 10, Vancouver BC
An Afternoon of Poetry and Fiction
Launch of Manolis’s ‘Vernal Equinox’ and Fauzia Rafique’s novel ‘Skeena’ in English
Poetry Readings by Manolis
Guest Speakers: Anne Murphy, Anthony Dalton, Indira Prahst, Farah Shroff and Sunera Thobani
2:00-4:00PM
At Hellenic Community Centre, 4500 Arbutus, Vancouver
More information on this event

April 15, Qualicum Beach, BC
Poetry Reading by Manolis and Ilya Tourtidis
From ‘Yannis Ritsos – Poems’, ‘Vernal Equinox’, and ‘Bright Bardo’
2 to 3:30pm
Sandbar Cafe and Art Gallery
6087 West Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach

For more information, contact Manolis at infolibroslibertad@shaw.ca
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