“Athens in a poem” is a platform for the collection of material on urban poetics. It was created in May 2014 by poet and scholar Konstantina Georganta and architect Kanelia Koutsandrea, both of them independent researchers of the narrative of the city.
It intends to aid an ongoing discussion on what created the particular Greek urban experience.
It is a website for the collection and dissemination of material regarding poems about the Athenian urban experience alongside a collection of photos narrating this experience, the relationship of words with space and a more general discussion on spatial theory applied to the experience of living in urban areas in Greece.
The term Poetry derives from a variant of the Greek term, poiesis, “making”.
The lyre was a stringed musical instrument played by the ancient Greeks and was probably the most important and well-known instrument in the Greek world.