Stephanos Papadopoulos


Author's Bio

Stephanos Papadopoulos was born in North Carolina in 1976 and raised in Paris and Athens. He is the author of three books of poems, Lost Days, Hôtel-Dieu, and The Black Sea, as well as the editor and co-translator (with Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke) of Derek Walcott’s Selected Poems into Greek. A bilingual selection of his poems was published in Italian by Casa Grande Editions in 2012, translated by Matteo Campagnoli. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and spent a year at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland before graduating with a BA in Classical Archaeology from UNC. In 1998 his work attracted the attention of Derek Walcott, who invited him to attend the first Rat Island Foundation seminar in St. Lucia. His poems and translations have appeared in journals such as The New Republic, The Yale Review, Poetry Review, Stand Magazine and numerous international journals and anthologies. He has translated works of Greek poets, K. Anghelaki-Rooke, Yiannis Ritsos and Kostas Karyotakis among others. His own work had been translated into Greek by Katerina Anghelaki–Rooke, Italian by Matteo Campagnoli and Spanish by Rodrigo Rojas. His most recent recent collection, The Black Sea, is a long poem-cycle about the Black Sea Greeks and their exodus from that region in the 1920’s. He has lectured and read at festivals around the world such as the Crossing Borders Festival in Holland, the Fundacion Neruda, Chile, Oxford University, University of Heidelberg, the Babel Festival at Bellinzona, and The North Carolina Literary festival among many others. He has been awarded a 2010 Civitella Ranieri Fellowship for The Black Sea , the 2014 Jeannette Haien Ballard Writer's Prize selected by Mark Strand, and a Lannan Foundation Residency (2019).

Publications & Prizes

Pmegranate Seeds, An Anthology of Greek American Poetry (Somerset Hall Press, 2008)
10th Anniversary Anthology (Atlanta Review, 2005)
The Black Sea (The Sheep Meadow Press, 2012)
Hotel-Dieu (The Sheep Meadow Press, 2009)
Selected Poems of Derek Walcott (Translation into Greek with katerina Anghelaki -Rooke) (Kastaniotis Editions, 2006)
Lost Days (Leviathan Press, 2001)
Lost days (Rattapallax Press, 2001)
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Leviathan Quarterly
Poetry Review
Poetry Wales
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The New Republic
Yale Review
Crossing Borders Festival, Holland (2006)
DAI Institute Heidelberg with Derek Walcott (2004)
Fundacion Neruda, Santiago, Chile (2004)
National Arts Club with Glyn Maxwell (2003)
Oxford University Dialogue Festival (2001)
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2019 Lannan Foundation Residency 2014 Jeannette Haien Ballard Writer's Prize 2010 Civitella Ranieri Fellowship

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Last update: Aug 01, 2019