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Yiannis Ritsos | Greek Poet

Updated: Apr 10

Yiannis Ritsos [1909 born in Monemvasia – 1990] was a famous Greek poet, activist and member of the Greek Resistance during World War II.

Photo by: Remi Jouan, Yannis Ritsos - Monemvasia (2), CC BY-SA 3.0


He is considered one of the great Greek poets of the twentieth century, alongside Konstantinos Kavafis, Angelos Sikelianos, Giorgos Seferis, and Odysseas Elytis. He was unsuccessfully proposed nine times for the Nobel Prize for Literature.


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