Unobtrusively but decisively, Stephanos Papadopoulos’s work is informed by various cultures: American, Greek, ancient and modern, French and English as distinguished from American. He follows other poets, but mostly he follows his heart. In his poetry the melancholy of the modern finds its beauty in loss itself. Papadopoulos catches this beauty in poem after poem, while his poetry swims for joy in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Aegean. This beautiful contradiction makes Hôtel Dieu a great pleasure to read and reread.
Stephanos Papadopoulos a Greek-American poet and translator, was born in North Carolina in 1976 and was raised in Paris and Athens. Educated in the US and Edinburgh, Scotland, he holds a degree in classical archaeology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His work has been published in periodicals such as the Yale Review, Poetry Review, Stand Magazine, The New Republic and many others.