Ioannis Kalkounos is a poet and translator from Greece, currently living in Edinburgh, Scotland.

He studied English and Greek Language and Philology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh.

He won a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award in 2020and his poetry has appeared in Ambit, Gutter, harana poetry, and The Scores. In 2011, his poetic sequence dakryma was published in Athens.

Ioannis is the Programme Manager of the Edinburgh International Book Festival