DIMITRIS
LYACOS

3-BOOK BOX SET

THE TRILOGY

POENA DAMNI

Z213: EXIT

POENA DAMNI

WITH THE PEOPLE FROM THE BRIDGE

POENA DAMNI

THE FIRST DEATH

Welcome to the official compendium of information and resources on the contemporary author Dimitris Lyacos. Along with news on current publications, here you will find regular updates on readings and other events as well as reviews and interviews in journals and other literary sources.

Latest News

The Temz Review
Dimitris Lyacos' With the People from the Bridge

May 2021 | reviews

With the People from the Bridge is the second book in Greek poet Dimitris Lyacos’ Poena Damni trilogy (translated by Shorsha Sullivan and published by Shoestring Press). You can read my review of the first book in the trilogy, Z213: Exit, here. With the People from the Bridge is not a sequel in the traditional sense—there is no narrative continuity, no shared characters, no links, no tenuous connections between the events. It is, instead, a restaging/extension of the themes and aesthetic of the first book.

The temz review
Dimitris Lyacos' Z213: Exit (vol. 1 of Poena Damni trilogy)

Apr 2021 | reviews

Translated by Shorsha Sullivan and published by Shoestring Press as part of a beautifully-designed box set, Z213: Exit, the first volume in Dimitris Lyacos’ three-volume long poem Poena Damni, is a vertiginous work that is at once archetypal, transcendent, and uniquely suited to this particular moment in time. Poised between novella, poem and journal, Z213: Exit tracks a man’s escape from a guarded building and his flight through a nightmarish, seemingly post-apocalyptic landscape. The man carries with him a Bible between whose passages he records his journey, and the text of the poem is a palimpsest of fragments ...

Excerpt reading & commentary
A French radio programme on AVEC LES GENS DU PONT

Oct 2020 | media appearances

Critique de "Avec les gens du pont" de Dimitris LYACOS, traduit du grec par Michel Volkovitch, éd. Le Miel des Anges, 2020

3:AM MAGAZINE: entangled narratives and dionysian frenzy
AN INTERVIEW WITH ANDREW BARRETT

Sep 2020 | publications

Dimitris Lyacos’s cross-genre trilogy Poena Damni is among the most well-received pieces of contemporary European literature ... 

A panel discussion with DIMITRIS LYACOS
Polip Fastival

Sep 2020 | media appearances

A PANEL DISCUSSION WITH DIMITRIS LYACOS. POLIP FESTIVAL, PRISTINA, KOSOVO

Word-for-Sense and Other Stories
A Review of the Trilogy by Talia Franks

Jul 2020 | reviews

[...] a cadence that allows its more macabre undertones to shine through in a way that is at times vaguely unsettling and at others graphic in ways that are horrifying. [...] filled me with a sense of dread every time I turned the page.

FixPoetry Magazine
A Review on the German Translation of the Trilogy

Jul 2020 | reviews

The title of this anthology is already mysterious: Poena Damni . I'm not a Latin, but I would roughly translate it as "The revenge or the punishment of loss". After reading the book, I also realize that it means the loss of home, of orientation, of security. Poena Damni consists of three parts. “Z213: EXIT” has almost a hundred pages, the other two texts about 45 pages each.