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Syndic No. 53 ~ International Poets ~ May 2023

Syndic No. 53


International Poets


May 2023


8 Narrations by Bill Wolak



Gino Leineweber  [Germany]

  Written and translated by the poet.

Father (2) 



Bio : Gino Leineweber is a German poet, writer, and translator, who lives in Hamburg. He led the Hamburg Authors’ Association for twelve years. His latest book translated into English is entitled “Everything Is True”.



Muniam  Alfaker   [ Iraq]

Written and translated by the poet.


You Cannot . . .


Bio ~ Muniam Alfaker is a poet who was born in Iraq and has been a refugee since the late seventies. Alfaker forged a career as a celebrated Baghdad theatre director and actor. However, his growing radical artistic imagination began to put him at odds with the repressive regime of Saddam Hussein. Alfaker and his young family first escaped to Beirut, Lebanon, then to Damascus, Syria, and then finally on to Copenhagen.



Pavol Jarick   [Slovakia]

2 Poems Translated from the Slovak by James Sutherland Smith


A Dictionary of Foreign Dreams


The Moment Before Touch


Bio – Pavol Janik is a poet, dramatist, prose writer, translator, and scriptwriter, who was born in Bratislava, Slovakia. He has worked in the Drama Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts (VSMU), at the Ministry of Culture from 1983 until 1987, and as President of the Slovak Writers’ Society from 2003 until 2007.


Demitris P. Kraniotis   [Greece]

2 Poems Written and Translated by thePoet

Minus One


The Red Poem


Bio – Dimitris P. Kraniotis was born in Larissa, Greece, and he grew up in Stomio. He studied Medicine at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Today he lives in Larissa, Greece, and works as a medical doctor, an internal medicine specialist. He is the author of 10 poetry books in Greece and abroad.



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