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A.E. Stallings - The 54th Wallace Stevens Poetry Program

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
7:00pm – 8:30pm

Storrs Campus
Konover Auitorium

Acclaimed American poet A.E. Stallings, a MacArthur “Genius” and Guggenheim Fellow, will read from her poetry at UConn’s main campus in Storrs and at the Greater Hartford Classical Magnet School on March 8 and 9, 2017.

Stallings will appear at 7 p.m. on Wednesday March 8 at the Konover Auditorium of the Dodd Center, 405 Babbidge Road on the UConn Storrs campus. She will offer a second reading at 10 a.m. on Thursday March 9 at the Greater Hartford Classical Magnet School, 85 Woodland St, Hartford. Both readings are free and open to the public.

Praised as “the most gifted formalist of her generation,” Stallings has published three collections of poetry: Archaic Smile (1999), Hapax (2006), and Olives (2012). She is also a highly-regarded translator; the Times Literary Supplement called her verse translation of Lucretius’s The Nature of Things (2007) “one of the most extraordinary classical translations of recent times.”

Stallings studied Classics at the University of Georgia and Oxford. Her other awards include a translation grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and fellowships from United States Artists. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she lives and writes in Athens, Greece.

The Wallace Stevens Poetry Program began in 1964 with funding from The Hartford to honor modernist master poet Wallace Stevens, a former vice president of The Hartford. In the last half century, the program has brought a roster of the most important national and international poets to Connecticut. This year’s program is sponsored by The Hartford, with additional support from UConn’s English Department, Creative Writing Program, and Literary Translation Program, all housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For more information, please visit


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (primary), Creative Writing Program, English Department, Literatures, Cultures and Languages, UConn Master Calendar

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