Stephanos Stephanides

Stephanos Stephanides

Stephanos Stephanides is a poet, essay and memoirist, translator, cultural critic, documentary filmmaker, and professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Cyprus. Selections of his poetry have been published in more than twelve languages. He has held residential writing and research fellowships including a Commonwealth Fellowship at the University of Warwick’s Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies, the Bogliasco Foundation, Italy; JNIAS at JNU, India; and Rhodes Centre for Writers and Translators, Greece.  He is a writing fellow of the International Writers Program of the University of Iowa (resident 2016).  He was awarded first prize for poetry from the American Anthropological Association, 1988, and first prize for video poetry for his film Poets in No Man’s Land at the Nicosia International Film Festival.  He was a judge for the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Eurasia Region, 2000, 2010) and is a Fellow of the English Association, Cavaliere of the Republic of Italy. Representative publications include Translating Kali’s Feast: the Goddess in Indo-Caribbean Ritual and Fiction (2000), Blue Moon in Rajasthan and other poems (2005). He was born and lives in Cyprus.