Second Sunday: Stephanos Papadopoulos

Posted By:  Tina Walker Davis
Date Posted:  12/28/2017

Poet Stephanos PapadopoulosDeschutes Public Library welcomes poet Stephanos Papadopoulos to the Downtown Bend Library on Sunday, January 14, for Second Sunday, the library’s monthly celebration of the written word.


Papadopoulos was born in North Carolina 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). He was awarded a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship for The Black Sea and in 2014 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.


The Black Sea, his most recent published collection, 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.


Second Sunday is free and open to the public; books will be available for sale.


For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at (541) 312-1032.


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