The Bat Poet: Poetry as Echolocation (Professor of Poetry lecture with A.E. Stallings)

A.E. Stallings will give her inaugural lecture as the Oxford Professor of Poetry on 20 November in Examination Schools, Oxford. She will talk on 'The Bat Poet: Poetry as Echolocation'.

All welcome; no booking required. Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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 Smile, Hapax, 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.


Professor of poetry poster with bats hanging off tree in background