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 he writes from a place of permanent exile.
Publications and Prizes
American Psalm, World Psalm (The Ashland Poetry Press, 2014), Hands of the Saddlemaker (Yale University Press, 1992)
American Scholar, Kenyon Review, New Criterion, Paris Review, Poetry, The New York Times, The New Yorker
Yale Series of Younger Poets Award
NEA Fellowship, Poetry
Lilly Endowment Fellowship
Daniel Simko, The Arrival
Gerald Stern, Li-Young Lee, Daniel Simko
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