Downtown Bend: Writers Reading - Stephanos Papadopoulos
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Poet Stephanos Papadopoulos reads from his latest work. Books available for sale.
Stephanos Papadopoulos was born in North Carolina in 1976 and raised in Paris and Athens. He is the author of four books of poems : Lost Days, Hôtel-Dieu, The Black Sea, and Carrboro Station (forthcoming) as well as the editor and co-translator (with Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke) of Derek Walcott's Selected Poems into Greek. He was awarded a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship for The Black Sea and in 2014 he was awarded the Jeannette Haien Ballard Writer's Prize selected by Mark Strand. He has been awarded a Lannan Foundation Fellowship in Marfa, Texas in 2018.
His most recent published collection, The Black Sea, is a long poem-cycle about the Black Sea Greeks and their exodus from that region.The Black Sea explores the historic "great catastrophe" of the Pontic Greeks of Asia Minor in the 1920s through a series of "sonnet-monologues" or voices from the past. Priests, prostitutes, soldiers, and a bizarre cast of characters move through this poetic re-imagining of a tragic chapter in Greece's history.