Nick Samaras is a poet and essayist, the son of Bishop Kallistos Samaras, a prominent Greek Orthodox Clergyman and theologian. He was born in Foxton, Cambridgeshire, England, living there and on the island of Patmos, Greece, later settling in Woburn, Massachusetts, his father's home town. His first book of poetry, Hands of the Saddlemaker received the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. His book, American Psalm, World Psalm is out in 2014, with Ashland Poetry Press. His individual poems have been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Paris Review, Poetry, The New Republic, Kenyon Review, and many other publications. He earned his MFA from Columbia University and his doctorate from the University of Denver. Currently, he lives in West Nyack, New York.