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(PRWEB) November 16, 2012
A new collection of poetry entitled The Black Sea by poet Stephanos Papadopoulos was published by Sheep Meadow Press yesterday. It is the third collection of poems from Greek-American poet and Civitella Ranieri Fellowship awardee Papadopoulos. His previous collections include Hôtel-Dieu and Lost Days.
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 reimagining of a tragic chapter in Greeces history.
"These are simply poems about people and suffering, an homage to a generation of exiles, all victims of the futility of war," says Papadopoulos.