Postcards from Greece: This Afterlife, a poetry reading and conversation to mark the publication of Stallings’ Selected Poems
Alicia (A. E.) Stallings will read and discuss work from her four published collections of poetry gathered into her new selected poems, This Afterlife, poems that explore Greek mythology, classical reception, ancient and modern Greece, and the diachronic strata of the city of Athens, as well as translations of modern Greek poems engaged in classical reception. Stallings has lived over 20 years in Greece, and will discuss how life here has shaped her own poetry, and her readings of mythology and classical texts.
Alicia (A. E.) Stallings is an American poet, critic, and translator long resident in Athens. Among her classical verse translations are Lucretius’ The Nature of Things and Hesiod’s Works and Days for Penguin Classics, and an illustrated version of the pseudo-Homeric Battle Between the Frogs and the Mice for Paul Dry Books. She has published four volumes of poetry, which often engages with classical myth as well as life in modern Athens, most recently Like (FSG), which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. A new book of selected poems, as well as a handful of translations from modern Greek is available in a new volume, This Afterlife, just out from FSG in the US and Carcanet in the UK. A recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundations, she is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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