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California Poet Laureate and USC Professor, Dana Gioia, moderates a discussion with poet, classicist, and 2011 MacArthur Fellow Alicia Stallings, author of the award-winning collections Archaic Smile, Hapax, The Nature of Things, and Olives.
A. E. (Alicia) Stallings studied classics in Athens, Georgia and has lived since 1999 in Athens, Greece. She has published three books of poetry, Archaic Smile (1999), which won the Richard Wilbur Award; Hapax (2000); and Olives (2012). Her new verse translation of Lucretius (in rhyming fourteeners!), The Nature of Things, is published by Penguin Classics. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation. She lives with her husband, John Psaropoulos, editor of the Athens News, and their small argonaut, Jason.