Dimitris P. Kraniotis is an award-winning Greek poet and writer. He was born in Stomio (Larissa), a coastal town in central Greece. He studied at the Medical School of the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki. He lives and works as a Medical Doctor (Internal Medicine Specialist Physician) in Larissa (Greece).
He is the author of 7 poetry books: "Traces" (Greece 1985), "Clay Faces" (Greece 1992), "Fictitious Line" (Greece 2005), "Dunes" (Romania 2007), "Endogram" (Greece 2010), "Edda" (Romania 2010), "Illusions" (Romania 2010).
He is Academician of Academy Tiberina of Rome (Italy), Academician of International Academy of Micenei (Italy), Doctor of Literature by World Academy of Arts and Culture (USA), elected President of 22nd World Congress of Poets (Greece 2011) by United Poets Laureate International (USA), President of World Poets Society (WPS), National President of Spanish-American Union of Writers (Peru) in Greece, Ambassador in Greece of the organizations "Poets of the World" (Chile), " Writers and Artists Association of the Orb" (Peru) and "Society of Latin American and European Writers" (Italy), Poetry Ambassador by the National Poetry Month Committee (USA), Universal Peace Ambassador by Universal Ambassador Peace Circle & Universal Peace Embassy (Switzerland), Vice-President of Larissa Union of Poets and Writers, Vice-President of Thessaly Association of Letters and Arts, Vice-President of Larissa Medical Association "Hippocrates", Editorial Director of Greek medical magazine "Hippocrates", Member of the Board of Directors of "Global Harmony Association" (Russia) and Member of the Editorial Board of Greek literary magazines "Graphi" and "Pneumatiki Larissa".
He is member of several literary organizations: National Society of Greek Literary Writers, Hellenic Literary Society, Greek PEN Centre, Hellenic Society of Physician Writers, International Society of Greek Writers, International Writers Association (IWA), United Poets Laureate International (UPLI), World Academy of Arts & Culture (WAAC), Poetas del Mundo, Union Mondiale des Ecrivains Medecins (UMEM), Union Hispanoamericana de Escritores (UHE), Academy of American Poets, Poetry Society of America, Asociaciοn de Escritores y Artistas del Orbe (AEADO), Sociedad de Escritores Latinoamericanos y Europeos (SELAE), Global Harmony Association (GHA), etc.
He has won a number of international awards for his poetry which has been published in many countries around the World. His poems have been translated into English, French, Romanian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Albanian, Dutch, Turkish, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Portuguese, Bengali, etc. Central theme in his poetry is contemporary man, his impasse, his worries, his fears, his hopes and dreams.