dimitris varos

Born in a land of poets
Born in the ancient land of poets, I have no choice: I must feel the life. I must see people’s behaviors and nature’s changes as emotions, always singing timeless songs.

I’m living in Athens trying hard to be a true journalist in these times but in my dreams,
I live in my childhood places. The historic and beautiful Aegean islands like Chios (where
I was born
), Samos (where I was raised) and Lesvos (my father’s homeland where I had
my first childhood vacations
). Island that had teach me the measure of reason and
the bounds of beauty.

I have been director of many Greek national newspapers, including Acropolis, Ethnos, Proti, Ethnos tis Kyriakis, Typos tis Kyriakis, Veto, Kyriakatiki Eleftherotypia and many national magazines.

My published poetry, includes "Phryne", "Thirasia", "Andromeda", "O stranger", “Hypatia” and the latest "The bridle of rage”, an anthology from “Hypatia” and three new collections: “Phyllis”, “Telesilla” and “Ephydatia”.

Some of my poems became songs by the well-known Greek composer Yannis Markopoulos and a number of others included in domestic and foreign anthologies.

For many years I used to write vignettes in newspapers and magazines with satire on modern politics and on people’s behavior. A selection of 70 timeless (I guess so) texts included in the book “We are Greeks!”

The website “Mind Games”, launched in 1995 was one of the first in Greek language on the internet.

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