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Nicholas Samaras

Author's Bio

Nick Samaras is from Patmos, Greece (the “Island of the Apocalypse”) and, at the time of the Greek Junta (“Coup of the Generals”) was brought in exile to be raised further in America. He's lived in Greece, England, Wales, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Germany, Yugoslavia, Jerusalem, thirteen states in America, and I write from a place of permanent exile.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
American Psalm, World Psalm (The Ashland Poetry Press, 2014), Hands of the Saddlemaker (Yale University Press, 1992)
Journals:
American Scholar, Kenyon Review, New Criterion, Paris Review, Poetry, The New Yorker
Prizes:
Yale Series of Younger Poets Award NEA Fellowship, Poetry Lilly Endowment Fellowship

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
Daniel Simko, The Arrival
Favorite Authors:
Gerald Stern, Li-Young Lee, Daniel Simko

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Listing last updated: February 10, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
Greek
Born in:
Europe

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