Nana Papadaki is VoG’s Poet of the Week | 24-30 June 2024

Voice of Greece radio is once again including in its program the two-minute poetry tributes titled “Poet of the week“, with the aim of disseminating, supporting, and promoting the Greek language and culture.

Each weekly episode is a tribute to a contemporary poet from Greece or the Greek Diaspora.

The poets recite their poems themselves, against original music, composed and played in the studio of the Hellenic Radio by the musicians of the ERT Orchestra, as well as musical pieces by well-loved composers.

Seven poems every week, one Greek poem every day travels through the frequencies of “Voice of Greece” to the ends of the earth, where there are Greek voices.

The Poet of the Week 24-30 June 2024 is Nana Papadaki.

Nana Papadaki is an actress, director and writer. She studied acting at the Greek Art Theater Karolos Koun, film directing at the E. Hatzikou Film School, while she also graduated from the Athens University of Economics & Business and the German School of Athens. She has collaborated with major directors in several theatrical plays staged, among others, at the Art Theatre Karolos Koun, the National Theatre of Greece, the National Theatre of Northern Greece, the Athens Epidaurus Festival etc.

She has participated in major works of the Greek and international repertoire and has performed several leading roles. She has directed Plato’s philosophical dialogue Ion for the Aeschylean Festival, Krista Wolf’s Cassandra, in the German original text, directed and interpreted the poetic monologue “Beneath the shadow of the mountain” from the Fourth Dimension by Yannis Ritsos.

Her poems have been published in online and printed literary magazines, such as Poiitiki, Poiitika, Intellectum, etc. and has been translated in German and Spanish. Her most recent theatrical work is Niki, tonight at the party, a play about Niki Triantafyllidi, directed by Roula Pateraki. Αρχέγονη (Melani, 2023) is her fourth poetry collection.


Music supervision by Maria Reboutsika
Sound Editing by Eleftheria Papoutsaki
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