Yiannis Ritsos is one of the most influential Greek poets. Politically active, he received the Lenin Peace Prize in His work is respected by acclaimed European poets, such as Louis Aragon, who once said that Ritsos was "the greatest poet of our age.
Nikos Gatsos ( 1911-1992) Greek poet, translator, lyricist.His work as a whole combines universal poetic themes such as problems of evil, injustice, sacrifice, and the pains of love, with more specifically Greek concerns such as the sorrows of exile. His capability to handle language led the Art and National Theatre" to entrust him with translations of various plays -1st and foremost being "Blood Wedding" by Lorca. He had a special relationship with Hadjidakis and N.Mouskouri.