A.E. Stallings at Creative Conversations
Monday 05 October 2020 1 .m. – 2 p.m.
A. E. Stallings, born in 1968, is an American poet who has lived in Athens, Greece since 1999. She studied Classics at the University of Georgia, and later at Oxford University.
She has published three collections of poetry, Archaic Smile (which won the 1999 Richard Wilbur Award), Hapax (recipient of the Poets’ Prize), and Olives, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Her translation of Lucretius (into rhyming fourteeners), The Nature of Things came out from Penguin Classics in 2009, and was called by Peter Stothard in the TLS “One of the most extraordinary classical translations of recent times.” Her new translation of Hesiod’s Works and Days, is also forthcoming from Penguin Classics.
She has received a translation grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (US), and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and United States Artists., as well as a “genius grant” from the MacArthur foundation She is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Her work is widely anthologized, and has been included in the Best American Poetry in 1994, 2000, and 2015, and in the Best of the Best American Poetry (ed. Robert Pinsky). Her poems appear in The Atlantic Monthly, The Beloit Poetry Review, The Dark Horse, The New Yorker, Poetry , Poetry Magazine (Chicago), Poetry Review, and the TLS, among others. She also contributes essays and reviews to the American Scholar, Parnassus, Poetry Magazine, Poetry Review, the TLS, and the Yale Review. She did a stint of regular blogging at Harriett, the Poetry Foundation blog.
Besides leading a summer poetry seminar in Greece, The Muses’ Workshop, Stallings is a regular faculty member at the Sewanee Summer Writers Workshop (twice co-teaching with Mark Strand), and taught for many years at the West Chester Poetry Conference. She has delivered the prestigious Messenger lectures at the University of Cornell. She speaks on a variety of topics at conferences and universities, including Princeton University and the University of Georgia.
She is married to the journalist, John Psaropoulos, and has two children, Jason and Atalanta.
This event takes place on Zoom and you will be sent a link to the meeting once you book on eventbrite.
Creative Conversations is programmed by the University of Glasgow Creative Writing Programme and funded by the Ferguson Bequest. Professor Thomas Ferguson (1900-1977), Henry Mechan Chair of Public Health (1944-64), bequeathed his estate to the University, with the instruction that the money should be used to foster the social side of University life.
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