PoetryEast with A. E. StallingsOn Mon, 6 June, 2022 - 21:33
Sat 25 June, 7.30pm (in-person)
PoetryEast is delighted to welcome the wonderful American poet, A.E. Stallings on 25 June, 7:30pm. Maitreyabandhu will be talking to her about why she mostly writes in rhyme and metre, and what living in Greece has been like in these last tumultuous years. Here’s one of her couplets from Aegean Epigrams:
Of the ones that happened to die, the little ones and the old,
By hypothermia, or drowning, all died of cold.
A.E. Stallings is an important American poet. She studied classics at the University of Georgia and Oxford University. Her poetry collections include Like (2018), which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Olives (2012), which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award; and Archaic Smile (1999), winner of the Richard Wilbur Award and finalist for both the Yale Younger Poets Series and the Walt Whitman Award. Her poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry anthologies of 1994, 2000, 2015, 2016, and 2017. She will be in conversation with Maitreyabandhu about her life and work, as well as reading her poems.