Aristides Gerardis (Aris) was born in Agrinio in 1948. He grew up in Athens where he lives. He is a graduate of the Fachhochschule Berlin where he lived and worked for about ten years as a photography technician.
Gerardis has written fairy tales and scripts for radio shows. His poems and song lyrics have frequently won awards in various competitions. In his poetry, he has integrated and follows modern styles, his lyrics are directed by criticism of socio-political situations.
First Prize in the Tenth World Poetry Competition of Hellenic Amfiktionia with the theme: “Greece’s invitation 1821-2021” The cradle of spirit, culture, and peace”. (May 2021).
Second Prize “Nikos Kazantzakis”- in the Literature Competition – Short stories. Radamanthy’s Publications. (October 2020)
He has published four poetry collections:
Luckily it is Still Today – Odos Panos 2018.
The Faked Speedometer – Anemos Editorial 2019.
The Evergreen Storekeeper – Odos Panos, 2019.
Glass Days – Pnoi, 2021.
In addition, he has translated The Bones, by Giannis Kontos, into German. Romiosini Publications – Cologne 1990. His poems and short stories continue to appear in both print and online literary magazines.