Yannis Stiggas was born in Athens in 1977. He studied medicine.
He has published five poetry collections :
The vagrancy of blood, 2004, Gavriilidis ed.,
Vision will start again, 2006, Kedros ed.,
An even wound, 2009, Kedros ed,
Onwards to the booth, 2012, Mikri Arktos ed.
I saw Rubik's cube eaten up, 2014 Mikri Arktos ed.
His poems appear in poetry magazines, have been included in anthologies and have been translated in german, french, swedish, spanish, english, serbian and bulgarian.
His first book The vagrancy of blood has been published in french under the title "Vagabondages du sang" by Les Vanneaux editions in 2012.
Also, a collection of his poems has been published
in german under the title "Zehn Gedichte" by hochroth verlag editions in 2010.
He has participated in many international festivals :
Athens Biennial 2007,
Athens Biennial 2009,
Thessaloniki Biennial 2009,
Berlin Poesie festival 2010,
Voix de la Mediterrane festival, France 2011,
3rd international meeting of ancient drama 2011,Greece
Berlin Poesie festival 2012 (renshi project).
During the last festival his poem was used as a starting poem and basis for the renshi project. He also wrote the final poem for the renshi project that reflected on the extant traces of his own lines in the writing of the other authors.
Poetry and crisis, Cyprus 2013
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…..startles with his maturity, clarity and force of his imagery, the sharpness of his rhythms. Having absorbed negation and protest, Stigas is taking notes on how to renew our way of looking. Within his dynamic utterance abstract and material, internal and external, light and darkness are constantly integrated pushing poetry to the limit, send it to “gun its machine to the death round”
Titika Dimitroulia, (literary critic), Kathimerini newspaper