Virtual Reading Event by Literary Translator and Poet A.E. Stallings

A.E. Stallings
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A.E. Stallings

The U of A Program in Creative Writing and Translation in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is proud to welcome literary translator and poet A.E. Stallings as its 2020-21 Walton Visiting Writer in Translation.

Stallings will give a virtual reading at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, in a collaboration with the program and Fayetteville Public Library.

A link to the free event can be found here.

A.E. Stallings is a U.S. poet, critic, and translator based in Athens, Greece. She has received a translation grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and fellowships from the Guggenheim, USA Artists, and MacArthur Foundations. Her most recent poetry collection, Like (FSG) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

Stallings has published verse translations (from Latin) of Lucretius' The Nature of Things (Penguin Classics), (from ancient Greek) of Hesiod's Works and Days (Penguin Classic), and most recently the pseudo-Homeric The Battle Between the Frogs and the Mice (Paul Dry Books), currently long-listed for the ALTA translation award. Her reviews and essays also appear widely, in The New York Times Book ReviewThe Wall Street Journal, The Hudson Review, Poetry, The Times Literary Supplement and elsewhere.

Each year, the Walton Visiting Writers series in the Program in Creative Writing and Translation brings esteemed authors in poetry, fiction and literary translation to the U of A to give free public readings and to work with graduate students in the creative writing M.F.A. program.

Past Walton Writers include Natalie Diaz, Chris Abani, Caryl Phillips, Franz Wright, Esther Allen and Karen Tei Yamashita.

This event is made possible by the Program in Creative Writing and Translation, the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of English, the Walton Family Foundation, the Fayetteville Public Library, and the James E. and Ellen Wadley Roper Professorship in Creative Writing.  


Jane Blunschi, assistant director, Program in Creative Writing and Translation
Department of English


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