A. E. Stallings
A. E. (Alicia) Stallings studied classics in Athens, Georgia and has lived since 1999 in Athens, Greece. She has published three books of poetry, Archaic Smile (1999), which won the Richard Wilbur Award; Hapax (2000); and Olives (2012). Her new verse translation of Lucretius (in rhyming fourteeners!), The Nature of Things, is published by Penguin Classics. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation. She lives with her husband, John Psaropoulos, editor of the Athens News, and their small argonaut, Jason.
Poems By A. E. STALLINGS
- A Lament for the Dead Pets of Our Childhood
- After a Greek Proverb
- Another Lullaby for Insomniacs
More poems by A. E. Stallings (44 poems)
- Arrowhead Hunting
- Blackbird Etude
- Drinking Song
- Epic Simile
- Eurydice's Footnote
- Evil Eye
- Extinction of Silence
- Fairy-tale Logic
- Fear of Happiness
- First Miracle
- Implements from the “Tomb of the Poet”
- Mixed Metaphor
- On Visiting a Borrowed Country House in Arcadia
- Sestina: Like
- Sine Qua Non
- The Catch
- The Companions of Odysseus in Hades
- The Doll House
- The Modern Greek for "Nightmare" Is "Ephialtes"
- The Mother’s Loathing of Balloons
- The Pull Toy
- The Rosehead Nail
- The Song Rehearsal
- Triolet on a Line Apocryphally Attributed to Martin Luther
- Two Violins
- Written on the eve of my 20th high school reunion, which I was not able to attend
Translated By A. E. Stallings
Articles By A. E. STALLINGS
- All the Greens Whose Names I Do Not Know
Meditations on the roots of things.
- Athens: Peripatetic Fragments
A new world in the old.
- Austerity Measures
A Letter from Greece
- Beautiful Fierce Cheats
Beth Bachman’s Temper and Rachel Wetzsteon’s Silver Roses.
- Fugitive Train
- Poetry for Grown-ups
Marie Ponsot’s Easy and Don Paterson’s Rain.
- Presto Manifesto!
Seventh in a series of eight manifestos.
- Translator’s Note
Articles About A. E. STALLINGS
Audio & PodcastsPoetry Lectures
Futurism and the New Manifesto: Part I
Charles Bernstein and A.E. Stallings read at the Museum of Modern Art.
Something Has Come Between Us!
Is simile a species of metaphor? And other catchy concepts.
LIFE SPAN 1968–