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Oxford Professor of Poetry 2023-27, American poet A.E. Stallings' work is known for sharp wit, inventiveness, and using classical references to talk about modern life. She studied Classics at University of Georgia and Oxford, and has published four collections of poetry, 'Archaic Smile', 'Hapax', and 'Olives', and most recently, 'Like', a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She has published three verse translations, Lucretius's 'The Nature of Things', Hesiod's Works and Days, and an illustrated 'The Battle Between the Frogs and the Mice'. A collection of selected poems, 'This Afterlife', is available from FSG in the US and Carcanet in the UK.

Poetry with A.E. Stallings Oxford University

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Oxford Professor of Poetry 2023-27, American poet A.E. Stallings' work is known for sharp wit, inventiveness, and using classical references to talk about modern life. She studied Classics at University of Georgia and Oxford, and has published four collections of poetry, 'Archaic Smile', 'Hapax', and 'Olives', and most recently, 'Like', a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She has published three verse translations, Lucretius's 'The Nature of Things', Hesiod's Works and Days, and an illustrated 'The Battle Between the Frogs and the Mice'. A collection of selected poems, 'This Afterlife', is available from FSG in the US and Carcanet in the UK.

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    Mr Eugenides after the Burning of Smyrna: George Seferis and The Waste Land

    Mr Eugenides after the Burning of Smyrna: George Seferis and The Waste Land

    A.E. Stallings gave a lecture as the Oxford Professor of Poetry on 15 February 2024. She talked on Mr Eugenides after the Burning of Smyrna: George Seferis and The Waste Land A.E. Stallings is an American poet who studied Classics at the University of Georgia and Oxford. She has published four collections of poetry, Archaic Smile, Hapax, and Olives, and most recently, Like, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She has published three verse translations, Lucretius's The Nature of Things (in rhyming fourteeners!), Hesiod's Works and Days, and an illustrated The Battle Between the Frogs and the Mice. A selected poems, This Afterlife, is just out from FSG in the US and Carcanet in the UK.

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    The Bat Poet: Poetry as Echolocation

    The Bat Poet: Poetry as Echolocation

    A.E. Stallings gave her inaugural lecture as the Oxford Professor of Poetry on 20 November 2023. She talked on 'The Bat Poet: Poetry as Echolocation'. A.E. Stallings is an American poet who studied Classics at the University of Georgia and Oxford. She has published four collections of poetry, Archaic Smile, Hapax, and Olives, and most recently, Like, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She has published three verse translations, Lucretius's The Nature of Things (in rhyming fourteeners!), Hesiod's Works and Days, and an illustrated The Battle Between the Frogs and the Mice. A selected poems, This Afterlife, is just out from FSG in the US and Carcanet in the UK.

    • 1 hr 2 min

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