Four Famous Modern Greek Poets (and links to sites specific to these poets)

Constantine P. Cavafy (1863 - 1933)
Author of "Ithaka" and "Waiting for the Barbarians."
Long-time
resident of Alexandria, Egypt.

Odysseus Elytis (1911-1996) Nobel laureate, 1979.

Yiannis Ritsos (1909-1990)
The Poetry Foundation page (Up 7/20/14)

George Seferis (1900-1971) Nobel laureate, 1963.
More on Seferis from other sites:
The Nobel Foundation's page: biography and works.(Up 7/20/14; posted 1/14/00

Some resources

This site is in Greek, but it is so interesting that I'm making an exception to my English only policy. Has links to many magazines and poets. (Up 5/9/14; posted 7/26/99)

Katerina Sarri's site Many links to poetry sites covering ancient and modern. (Up 5/9/14; posted 1/14/05)

Greece - Poetry International Web "The many faces of modern Greek poetry." (Up 5/9/14; posted 1/15/05)

A page about Stavros Melissinos, the poet sandlemaker of Athens. (Up 7/20/14; posted 1/14/00) ".. only give me the smile of Pain ..."

This book has a nice collection of modern Greek poetry.

Peter Bien, Peter Constantine, Edmund Keeley, Karen Van Dyck, eds.
A Century of Greek Poetry 1900-2000 Bilingual Edition

Last modified 7/20/14; first posted 1/14/00; original content © 2014, 2000 John P. Nordin