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 (47 poems)
- Arrowhead Hunting
- Blackbird Etude
- Dead Language Lesson
- 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 Barnacle
- 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
Blog Posts By A. E. STALLINGS
- The Wife of Pontius Pilate
- We'd Rather Have the Iceberg than the Ship
- Lucy Pevensie and the Magic Facebook
- Pleasures of the Didactic
More blog posts by A. E. Stallings (68 posts)
- You don't need time to write. You need space.
- Knitting for Poets: Elizabeth Zimmermann
- We're all Praxillas now...
- Literary Friendships, Part II
- The Explosion
- Literary Friendships, Part One
- Biting the Hand...
- Blog and Blat
- Night Rhythm
- Lightning and Lightning Bug
- Snow on the Parthenon
- Edward Lear
- Didn't-go-to-the-AWP blues...
- Dr. Seuss
- Boredom and the Imagination
- Seferis (more Greek Anthology...)
- More Cavafy
- Happy Birthday, George Gordon, Lord Byron
- Translation: Rhyme & Reason
- Dead Letter Office
- Rhyme Driven
- Sun-drenched translation
- Epiphany, or What You Will
- The Best Book of 2007 that I Didn’t Read Until the Week Before Last
- Getting and spending we lay waste our powers
- Happy Birthday, E.A. Robinson
- The Owl
- Interview with the Sonnet
- Feeling Guilty
- Ear Drums
- Why No One Wants to be a New Formalist
- Poetry and Prophecy
- No Contest
- Similes and the Moving Van of Metaphor
- In Praise of Print Journals
- Snark & Blurb: A Dialogue
- Dipodic Verse
- Numbers Trouble
- Happy Halloween, Happy Birthday, John Keats
- Ochi Day
- Postcard from nowhere: airports and assumptions
- Postcard from America: On the Road, Alan Ansen, part one
- Postcard from America: Place Names
- Postcard from America: Filling Stations
- postcard from America: translation
- The Old New World
- Laïki Day
- I'm with Wendy Cope when she says...
- The Nose Knows
- Anxiety, a rant in three fits
- The Rainbow Connection
- Happy Birthday T.S. Eliot
- The Anti-Muses
- Changing of the Guard
- Miss her, Catullus?
- Missing the Vernacular
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.
Mary Anne Caws talks the whys and wherefores of manifestos by Charles Bernstein, A.E. Stallings, and Thomas Sayers Ellis that first appeared in Poetry magazine.
Something Has Come Between Us!
Is simile a species of metaphor? And other catchy concepts.
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