Dimitris Lyacos is the author of the Poena Damni trilogy (Z213: EXIT, With The People From The Bridge, The First Death). So far translated into twenty
languages, the trilogy is one of the most widely acclaimed and best-selling works of contemporary European poetry. Poena Damni developed as a work in progress
over the course of thirty years with subsequent editions and excerpts appearing in journals around the world, as well as in dialogue with a diverse range of sister
projects it inspired. Renowned for combining, in a genre-defying form, themes from literary tradition with elements from ritual, religion, philosophy and
anthropology, the trilogy reexamines grand narratives in the context of some of the enduring motifs of the Western Canon. Dimitris Lyacos has been mentioned as a
candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature.