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Yannis Ritsos

Yannis Ritsos: The Greatest Greek Poet of His Time

When Yannis Ritsos passed away on November 11, 1990, the world of poetry lost one of the greatest poets of the 20th century.

Works of Greek Poet Yannis Ritsos Speak to a New Generation

A third volume of poems by the iconic modern Greek poet Yannis Ritsos has just been published in English by Manolis Aligizakis.

Yannis Ritsos: Political Poems and Dramatic Monologues

                As part of the 34th Greek Festival of Sydney, Professor Vrasidas Karalis of the University of Sydney directed and adapted the works of Greek poet Yannis Ritsos for a dramatic performance and recitation by Athanasia Costa and Eleni Eleftherias-Kostakidis. The...

Makronissos Documentary by Swiss Filmmaker

Swiss filmmaker, Olivier Zuchuat, directed a documentary called Like Stone Lions at the Gateway into Night, on the Greek island of Makronissos in the Aegean Sea, where communist intellectuals were detained under degrading conditions from 1947 - 1951. The documentary...

Canadian Poet Praises Peer Ritsos

The Canadian poet and translator Beverley Bie Brahic, is fascinated by the laconic lyrics of one of Greece's greatest poets, the late Yannis Ritsos, saying that he was a man who spent a good part of his life resisting...