Stavros Messinis was born in Greece and educated in Greece and Australia. He is mainly interested in art photography, painting and literature and especially in poetry.
He has published three collections of poems in Greek: Ωρα Μηδέν (Elikia Books,1983), H Δεντρόπολη (Elikia Books,1987) and Εαρ το Πρώτο (Elikia Books, 1988). Two others Το Σπίτι των Υακίνθων and Καλειδοσκόπιο were published as e-books. Steve was also co-editor, together with Thanasis Spilias, of the bilingual anthology Reflections – Selected Works from the Greek Australian Literature (Elikia Books, 1988). It was a special edition partially funded by the Australian Bicentennial Authority to celebrate Australia’s Bicentenary in 1988.
He worked as journalist and editor for various newspapers, magazines and radio stations. He also founded and managed the book publishing house Elikia Books in Melbourne and the news site www.tganews.com, which won the first award from the Ministry for Press of Greece in 2001.