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Dimitris Leontzakos was born in Kavala in 1974 and lives in Thessaloniki. He studied music in Thessaloniki, Munich, Rome and New York. He works as a musician. He has five books of poetry published: Comic, (2001), Circe, out of the blue, (Metaixmio, 2004), Chinese, (Nefeli, 2010), Aktaeon's dogs (Nefeli, 2014), Tigers in aquarium (Saixpiricon 2016). His poems have appeared in many literary journals, e-journals and anthologies in Greece and also USA and Italy in translation.
His new collection of poems The eye and the Night is under publication.
Enigmatic poems, but not at all utilitarian, crystal clear, but not plain, as well as – I believe- in tune with our dry, but not desiccated present, therefore poems that are contemporary.
Vassilis Amanatides, 29.04.2016
Well, I fell that, in Leontzakos, the poetic procedure is an attitude which, according to Heidegger, takes human, even God, out of his nonexistence.
Eleni Garandoudi, litart.gr, 11.05.2016
Well, the motifs; loneliness and ero[tici]s[m]; the roughness, the night, death. But even water (mainly in the form of a lake or overlapping lakes) [...] as directly or secretly hostile, up to threatening presences.
Panagiotis Ioannides, [frmk] #7 spring- summer 2016
In Leontzakos, reality is not only disorientated, but also re-established rhythmically through art: however it is ontologically interrupted in such a way that it functions in a fragmented and deferred manner, inside a generally playful mood, always in view of the tragic suffocation of the being in the world.
Petros Golitsis, efsyn.gr, Escalations of the unspoken, 23.04.2016
F: Leontzakos Dimitris