Poetry Readings: A.E. Stallings & Rachel Hadas

Friday, October 4, 2019
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (ET)
SMITH Rehm Lib
Event Type
Lecture - Speaker
Contact
Elise Saad
508-793-2562
Department
English Department
Link
https://events.holycross.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=11807

Join us as we hear two remarkable poets and translators, A.E. Stallings and Rachel Hadas.
 
A.E. Stallings is a classics scholar and author of four books of poetry. Her most recent book, Like, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. She is a receipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the MacArther Foundation. She is the director of the Poetry Center in Athens, Greece.
 
Rachel Hadas  has published numerous collections of poetry, essays, and translations which include Strange Relation: A Memoir of Marriage, Dementia, and Poetry, The Ache of Appetite, The Golden Road, and Questions in the Vestibule. She has received granst from the Ingram Merrill Foundation and from the Guggenheim Foundation and she has taught at Columbia, Princeton, and Rutgers.
 
 
This event is sponsored by the ALSCW Conference and the Creative Writing Program at the College of the Holy Cross.
 
Full Bio:
 
Poets A.E. Stallings & Rachel Hadas
 
A.E. (Alicia) Stallings studied classics at the University of Georgia and Oxford University. She has published four books of poetry: Archaic Smile (1999), winner of the Richard Wilbur Award; Hapax (2000); and Olives (2012), which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, and Like (2018), which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Stallings’s poetry is known for its ingenuity and wit, and dexterous use of classical allusion and forms to illuminate contemporary life. In interviews, Stallings has spoken to the importance of classical authors on her own work: “The ancients taught me how to sound modern,” she told Forbes magazine. “They showed me that technique was not the enemy of urgency, but the instrument.” She is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation. She is director of the Poetry Center in Athens, Greece where she lives with her husband, John Psaropoulos, editor of the Athens News,and their son, Jason.
 
Rachel Hadas has published numerous collections of poetry, essays, and translations, including most recently the memoir Strange Relation: A Memoir of Marriage, Dementia, and Poetry (2011) and the poetry collections The Ache of Appetite (2010) and The Golden Road (2012), Questions in the Vestibule (2016). Kevin Walzer, an editor at WordTech Communications who published Hadas’s The River of Forgetfulness (2006), comments that “her work—steeped in her knowledge of classical Greek and Latin, formally experimental within its metrical traditions, and graceful in its attentiveness to the particulars of everyday life—is substantial in its achievement.” Hadas has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship, two Ingram Merrill Foundation grants, the O.B. Hardison Award from the Folger Shakespeare Library, and an Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. She was a Director’s Fellow at the Center for Scholars & Writers with the New York Public Library. She has taught at Columbia, Princeton, and Rutgers, and at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.


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