Poetic Roads (Poihtikoi Dromoi)

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An innovative, large-scale event entitled "Poihtikoi Dromoi" in Kalamata has been organized by Kalliergon, with the main focus on the poetry of messinian poets, but also all those who are active or active in the region.

The event was designed to spread for 42 days, in the streets, neighborhoods, squares, parks, but also in the storefronts and interiors of the city's shops and businesses, starting – symbolically – on 21 March (World Poetry Day) and would last until 3 May 2020.

The main purpose of this action was to make poetry accessible to the general public and to highlight in an original and functional way the relationship of cooperation and communication between art and entrepreneurship. An important role would be played by the shops and businesses, which would host and highlight in their space the poems, under the proposals and guidance of Kalliergon.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the event was left unfinished. But it continued to be implemented, alternatively, via the internet, with recorded poems with original soundtrack on YouTube. In this context, in the new form of the action, there was a large 24-hour online tribute to the late poet, Giota Argyropoulou, on 19 July 2020. There was also a wonderful collaboration with the Chamber Orchestra of the Municipal Philharmonic of Kalamata and the conductor of Kostas Nikoleas, entitled "These lyrics…". The event took place in the courtyard of the Kalamata Dance Hall on August 4, 2020.

The "poetic roads" are waiting for the time when, all together, we will serge them again!