Miltos Gitas was born in 1984 in Ioannina, Greece. He works as a journalist in the local press. He began writing poetry at the age of 11. From the age of 18, seven of his poetry collections have been published along with two novels. In June 2009, he took part in a pioneer art exhibition in Ioannina where his poems were converted into various forms of art. Many of his poems have been published in local and national literature magazines. He is also a member the poets and writers society in Greece.
What inspires you to write?
Life inspires me to write poetry. Death, birth, love, loss, separation, friendship … that I write about things that happen in my everyday life. I like to observe people and I take my conclusions. So I write poetry, simple and experientially.
Tell us about your writing process.
I like technology but i prefer have my pen, my ink, my white pages and and to write poems. I have tried to write some mythistrimata but love poetry for years. I like to write free scattered words and through them to relieve my soul. After white paper i go to my computer and edit. But only after taking the poems finalized on paper.
Who are your favorite authors?
I have stay all night reading many times in my life Kafka and Odyssea Elyti. Ι read many Greek poets such as Seferis, Kavafis and Karyotakis.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I write poems as a child for two reasons, to feel my soul good and to communicate through poetry readers. Through discussions with readers become better myself as a person.So early on I decided to publish my poetry collections and start this magical journey.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
In Greece things because of the financial crisis it is difficult because publishers do not easily trust new literature and new poets. But social networks have helped enough each writer to advertise the work of free and public. So I do not know what will be the future of publishing, but certainly should be properly exploit all the tools of each season. All future I think is the internet rather than in book publishing.
What genres do you write?
Poetry, short stories and journalistic texts
What formats are your books in?
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