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.
M.Karagatsis To χαμένο νησί ....Και δεν ξέρω πως, - ήταν η ώρα στοχαστική, κ’ η μοναξιά, κ’ ο τόπος, - έφυγε κ’ η ψυχή μου, πισωδρόμησε στα υγρά και στεγνά μονοπάτια της περασμένης μου ζωής, γύμνωσε τον εαυτό μου, και τον έκρινε και στοχάστηκε.
Κώστας Καρυωτάκης (1896 – 1928): Ποιητής και πεζογράφος, ίσως η σημαντικότερη λογοτεχνική φωνή, που ανέδειξε η γενιά του '20 και από τους πρώτους, που εισήγαγαν στοιχεία του μοντερνισμού στην ελληνική ποίηση.
Rosa Eskenazy was another rebetiko female vocalist who was just as unconventional in her life as Sotiria, however her movements were more theatrical and calculated, she came from a family of professional musicians and her style is informed by that history. Much of her music was composed with many instruments in mind, oud, violin and classical orchestration in general, hence she receives more credit in academic and sophisticated music circles, unfair as that may be.