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. A new collection, Like, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus & Giroux. She has published a verse translation of Lucretius’ philosophical epic, The Nature of Things, and Hesiod's 8th century B.C. almanac, Works and Days, with Penguin Classics. Stallings has 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. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she was a 2011 Guggenheim fellow and a 2011 MacArthur fellow. She lives with the journalist John Psaropoulos and their two Argonauts, Jason and Atalanta.