Dimitris P. Kraniotis
Biography of Dimitris P. Kraniotis
Dimitris P. Kraniotis is an award-winning Greek poet. He was born in 15 July 1966 in Stomio (Larissa) in central Greece. He studied Medicine at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He lives in Larissa (Greece) and works as a Medical Doctor (Internal Medicine specialist physician) .
He is the author of 8 poetry books: “Traces” (in Greek, Greece 1985) , “Clay Faces” (in Greek, Greece 1992) , “Fictitious Line” (in Greek, English and French, Greece 2005, “Dunes” (in French and Romanian, Romania 2007) , “Endogram” (in Greek, editions Malliaris Paideia, Greece 2010) , “Edda” (in French and Romanian, Romania 2010) , “Illusions”(in Albanian, Romania 2010) and “Leaves Vowels” (in Italian, Pluriversum Edizioni, Italy 2017) . Also he is the Editor-in-chief of the international anthology in english “World Poetry 2011” (205 poets from 65 countries) .
He was invited and he has participated in several International Poetry Festivals. He has won many international awards for his poetry which has been translated in 25 languages (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, German, Polish, Dutch, Serbian, Albanian, Romanian, Arabic, Chinese, Bulgarian, Turkish, Czech, Japanese, Bengali or Bangla, Persian or Farsi, Gujarati, etc) and published in many countries around the World. He is one of the 76 co-authors from 26 countries of the Global Harmony Association’s book “The ABC of Harmony” (candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize 2013) .Also he is one of the 174 co-authors from 34 countries of the Global Harmony Association’s book “Global Peace Science” (candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize 2017) .
He is Academician of the Academy Tiberina of Rome (Italy) , Academician of the International Academy of Micenei (Italy) , Doctor of Literature (Litt.D.) by World Academy of Arts and Culture, elected President of 22nd World Congress of Poets (Larissa,2011) by United Poets Laureate International, Founding President of World Poets Society (W.P.S) , Director emeritus of United Poets Laureate International (UPLI) , President emeritus of the World Congress of Poets, International Director of the World Union of Poets (WUP) , Director for Greece of Writers Capital International Foundation (WCIF) , Chief representative in Greece of World Nation Writers’ Union (Kazakhstan) , Ambassador to Greece of Poetas del Mundo (Chile) , Universal Peace Ambassador by the Universal Ambassador Peace Circle (France) & the Universal Peace Embassy (Switzerland) , Professor of the Department of Nursing in the University of Applied Sciences of Thessaly (TEI of Larissa) , Vice-President of Thessaly Association of Letters and Arts, former Vice-President of Larissa Union of Poets and Writers, former Vice-President of the Larissa Medical, former Editorial Director of the Greek medical magazine “Hippocrates” and former member of the Editorial Board of the Greek literary magazines “Graphi”.
He is member of several literary organizations (National Society of Greek Literary Writers, Hellenic Literary Society, Greek PEN, World Poetry Movenent, International Writers Association, etc) .
Dimitris P. Kraniotis's Works:
'Clay Faces' (Poems,1992)
'Fictitious Line' (Poems,2005)
'World Poetry 2011' (Anthology,2011)
'Leaves Vowels' (Poems,2017)
Dimitris P. Kraniotis Poems
Snow-covered mountains, ancient monuments, a north wind that nods to us, a thought that flows,
A roar of cars seals the dawn with short-cut answers, with unyielding denials
Noiseless wrinkles on our forehead the frontiers of history, shed oblique glances
The cloud struggled against the sand underneath the rain of 'no' and 'yes',
Smokes of cigarettes and mugs full of coffee,
Fragments of glasses in the empty room of the inarticulate whispers, bleed
The savour of fruits still remains in my mouth, but the bitterness of words
Rules And Visions
Life counts the rules; the sunset, their exceptions. Rain drinks up
Waves of circumflexes, storms of adverbs, windmills of verbs, shells of signs of ellipsis,
The “don’ts” And “zeros”
The night that strangled the endless moments I had wished
To You I Speak
To you I speak, do not show indifference. This moment to me
What I Ask
A ball of threads my prayers whisper frightened.
The fireplace was eager to put a fullstop, in the sentence
Short is the life of victory. Stuck on the mud of the mistakes,
The savour of fruits
in my mouth,
but the bitterness of words
demolishes the clouds
and wrings the snow
counting the pebbles.
But you never told me
why you deceived me,
why with pain
and injustice did you desire
to say that the end
always in tears
is cast to flames.