Stephanos Papadopoulos was born in North Carolina in 1976 and raised in Paris and Athens. He is the author of the poetry collections 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 poet he was closely affiliated with for over 20 years. His honors include a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship and the Jeannette Haien Ballard Writer’s Prize selected by Mark Strand.
His poems and translations have appeared in journals such as the New Republic, the Yale Review, Poetry Review, and Stand Magazine, and he writes regularly for the Los Angeles Review of Books. He has translated the works of Greek poets Katerina 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.
Papadopoulos 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 University of Athens, The Signum Foundation, Venice, the Babel Festival at Bellinzona, and The North Carolina Literary festival among many others. He lives between Pacific Northwest and Athens, Greece.