A.E. Stallings (poetry) studied classics in Athens, Georgia, in the previous millennium, and now lives in Athens, Greece. She has published three collections of poetry: Archaic Smile (University of Evansville Press), Hapax (TriQuarterly Books), and Olives (TriQuarterly Books), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She also wrote a verse translation of Lucretius’ philosophical epic, The Nature of Things (Penguin Classics), to be reissued in hardback. She is completing a new translation of Hesiod for Penguin Classics. Stallings received a translation grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize, the 2008 Poets’ Prize, and the Benjamin H. Danks Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She is a 2011 Guggenheim fellow and a 2011 MacArthur fellow. She lives with the journalist John Psaropoulos and their two Argonauts, Jason and Atalanta.