Nicholas Samaras is from Patmos, Greece (the “Island of the Apocalypse”) and, at the time of the Greek junta (“Coup of the Generals”) was brought into exile to be raised further in America in Woburn, Massachusetts. He’s lived in Greece, England, Wales, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Germany, Yugoslavia, Jerusalem, and thirteen U.S. states, and he writes from a place of permanent exile. His first book, Hands of the Saddlemaker, won The Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. His new book, American Psalm, World Psalm, is now out with Ashland Poetry Press (2014). He serves as the Poetry Editor for The Adirondack Review and lives in West Nyack, New York.