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

He won a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award in 2020and his poetry has appeared in Ambit, GutterThe Scores, Best Scottish Poems 2020 and elsewhere. In 2011, his poetry pamphlet dakryma was published in Athens. He has translated several poets into Greek, including John Burnside, Alice Oswald, Jackie Kay, Rachael Allen, André Naffis-Sahely, Emily Berry and Niall Campbell.

Ioannis is the Programme Manager of the Edinburgh International Book Festival