Sunday, January 14 | 2:00 p.m.

 Downtown Bend Library



Poet Stephanos Papadopoulos will read from his work during January’s 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.


Books will be available for sale at the event.



Polis Art Cafe, Athens. The Black Sea (Greek translation) Book Launch/Reading with Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke  October 26, 2015

Nobel Week, Government House, Castries, St. Lucia

The Greek Press Office, NYC,  Pan Pontian Federation of North America and Canada, 95th Commemoration of the Pontian Genocide

Nobel Week, Government House, Castries, St. Lucia

Colorado College Visiting Writer Series, Colorado Springs, Colorado, November 7th, 2013

University of Washington, Seattle University District Bookstore, April 11, 2013

Civitella Ranieri Foundation NYC  March 18th 2013 A reading from : The Black Sea

The Theatre at ACS Atrium, Athens, Greece

Rumors, Los Angeles, CA

A Second Sunday Series, Pasadena, CA

The Nicholas Roerich Museum An Evening with katerina Anghelaki-Rooke and Karen Van Dyck

Book Culture NYC An evening with Sheep Meadow Press, with Christopher Bakken

Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, Umbria Italy (May-June)

Suffolk County Community College Creative Writing Festival, New York

Joseph Brodsky Memorial Tribute with Mark Strand, Signum Foundation, Venice, Italy

University of  Missouri reading on Serifos, Greece

Spetses visiting writer reading series with Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke

Babel Festival of Literature and Translation, Bellinzona, Switzerland with Derek Walcott, Ha Jin, Amitav Ghosh, Jamaica Kinkaid.

Hellenic American Union Athens/University of Missouri/ with Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke

Introducing Derek Walcott, A Tribute Gala, Romeare Bearden Foundation, NYC

“Conversation with Derek Walcott” The National Symphony Hall (Megaron), Athens, Greece.

Poetry reading:  Derek Walcott in Translation, The University of Athens Honorary Doctorate Ceremony for Derek Walcott

The Athens Center, “Poetry and Translation” Poetry reading and lecture/discussion with poet, Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke

Crossing Borders Festival, The Hague, The Netherlands.  Poetry reading.

Neruda Centennial, Pablo Neruda Foundation + University Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile with poets Mark Doty and Elizabeth Alexander and Willie Perdomo.

American Poetry Seminar with Derek Walcott, University of Milano, Italy.  Poetry reading and discussion of translation and American Poetry with Italian Poets Matteo Campagnoli, Vani Bianconi, Paula Loretto and students.

POETS ONE Festival, DAI Institute + City of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany “Two generations— A Reading with Derek Walcott and Stephanos Papadopoulos”

Athens Center Poetry Workshop, Guest lecturer/reader, Spetses, Greece. With poet, Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke

New York Public Library . A reading with poets, Simon Armitage and Ron Silliman.

Athens Center Poetry Workshop, Spetses Guest speaker/reader. A poetry reading and discussion with students concerning their work.

UNC Literary Festival, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Guest speaker. Poetry reading.

The National Arts Club, NYC    “UNESCO – Dialogue Among Civilizations Through Poetry”  With poet, Glyn Maxwell. Poetry reading.

The Julliard School, NYC  Lecture/reading on “Poetry, Dance and Music”  Poetry reading and lecture on the relationship between poetry, dance and music.

Greek Writers Festival, DAI Institute, University of Heidelberg, Germany. Guest speaker and poetry reading.

Oxford University, Dialogue Festival, Oxford, UK with poets Tom Paulin and Bernard ODonahue. Poetry reading and book launch.

The Poetry Society, London. Poetry reading and launch of debut collection, Lost Days.

Rat Island Foundation Writer’s Workshop, St. Lucia, West Indies  (With Derek Walcott)

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