A Conversation with poet, Nicholas Samaras, author of “American Psalm, World Psalm”, July 24, 2014
These psalms are meditative poems, poems that in many cases could be spoken as prayers. In all cases they are poems that speak to the human heart.
Glynn Young from review of American Psalm, World Psalm in Tweetspeak
Nicholas Samaras’ background is multinational and multicultural. Born in Foxton, Cambridgeshire, England, living there and on the island of Patmos, Greece, he has lived in Greece, England, Wales, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Yugoslavia, Israel and thirteen states in America. He writes from a place of permanent exile. His individual poems have been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Paris Review, The New Republic, Kenyon Review, and many other publications. Fellowship Awards include the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Lilly Endowment Foundation, etc. His first book of poetry, Hands of the Saddlemaker, received the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. American Psalm, World Psalm (Ashland Poetry Press) is his second collection.