Recording of latest Professor of Poetry talk now online

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We were delighted to welcome A.E. Stallings to Oxford on 15 February for her latest talk as the English Faculty's Professor of Poetry. She spoke on 'Mr Eugenides after the Burning of Smyrna: George Seferis and The Waste Land'. The recording of the talk is now online; see below or watch on the Oxford Podcasts website. Professor Stallings was elected in June 2023. She will be giving one lecture each term for the four years of her tenure; her next talk will take place on 9 May. 

A.E. Stallings is an American poet who studied Classics at the University of Georgia and Oxford. She has published four collections of poetry, Archaic SmileHapax, and Olives, and most recently, Like, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She has published three verse translations, Lucretius's The Nature of Things (in rhyming fourteeners!), Hesiod's Works and Days, and an illustrated The Battle Between the Frogs and the Mice. A selected poems, This Afterlife, is just out from FSG in the US and Carcanet in the UK.