Neil Carpathios



Neil Carpathios attended the University of Iowa Writers Workshop, where he received his M.F.A. in creative writing. He is the author of four full-length poetry collections: Confessions of a Captured Angel (Terrapin Books, 2016), Playground of Flesh (Main Street Rag, 2016), At the Axis of Imponderables (winner of the Quercus Review Book Award, 2007), and Beyond the Bones (FutureCycle Press, 2009). He also is the author of several award-winning chapbooks, and he recently won the 2015 Slipstream Press Poetry Competition for his collection, The Function of Sadness. Another new full-length collection is due out in late early 2017:  Far Out Factoids (FutureCycle Press, 2017). He is editor of the recent anthology, Every River on Earth: Writing from Appalachian Ohio (Ohio University Press, 2015). In addition to his books, he has been a guest and featured columnist, most recently in the Portsmouth Daily Times newspaper with his weekly column, “Let’s Talk Poetry,” in which he encourages the appreciation of poetry, showcasing work by poets in the Southern Ohio Region.

Carpathios has taught high school English and at several colleges and universities. Currently, he is an associate professor of English at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio, where he coordinates creative writing activities on campus. This past year he received his third Individual Excellence Award in poetry from the Ohio Arts Council. His work is in the process of being translated into Greek by Anastasia Stefanidou, scholar of Greek-American poetry at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.


To read more about Neil,  visit:

The Poetry Foundation–

Poets and Writers–

Have Book Will Travel–


For interviews with Neil, visit:

How a Poem Happens–

Book Nook–



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