This award was generously supported by The Rockefeller Foundation. _
Poet A. E. Stallings has published two collections of her work, Archaic Smile (1999) and Hapax (2000), and a translation of Lucretius’s De rerum natura. After studying classics at the University of Georgia and Oxford University, Stallings moved to Greece, where she has lived since 1997, and her work is infused with mythological references. Her first book, Archaic Smile, won the 1999 Richard Wilbur Award. Stallings’s poetry has twice appeared in The Best American Poetry anthology (1994 and 2000) and has received numerous awards, including a Pushcart Prize in 1997 and MacArthur Fellowship in 2011.
Portrait photo courtesy John Psaropoulos.
Archaic Smile, 1999 (University of Evansville Press); photo credit the artist