Alexandra Bakonika was born in Thessaloniki, where she resides. She studied medicine at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, but did not complete her studies. She has worked as an English teacher. She has published 11 selections of poetry. Poems and reviews of hers have been published in well-known literary periodicals. Apart from her poems, which translated in English were published in India and Canada, selected poems have also been translated in German, Italian, Swedish, Albanian, Croatian.