On Friday, November 15, The Georgia Review will host a discussion with poet A. E. Stallings, a 2019 Pulitzer Prize finalist, at 1:00 p.m. in the Park Hall auditorium (200 Baldwin Street, Room 265). Then, at 7:00 p.m. that evening, The Georgia Review and the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame will present a reading and reception with Stallings at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries (300 S. Hull Street, Room 285). Both events are open to the public free of charge. A limited number of copies of Stallings’s most recent collection, Like, are available at no cost for UGA students who commit to attending the afternoon discussion. Copies of the poet’s books and The Georgia Review will be available for purchase at the evening reading.
Earlier this year, Like (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) was a 2019 Pulitzer Prize finalist in Poetry. Stallings’s previous poetry collections are Archaic Smile (University of Evansville Press, 1999), which won the Richard Wilbur Award; Hapax (Triquarterly, 2000), which won the Poet’s Prize and the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Benjamin H. Danks Award; and Olives(Triquarterly, 2012). She has also published a verse translation of Lucretius’s The Nature of Things (Penguin Classics, 2007). Her work has been supported by grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as the Guggenheim and MacArthur foundations. Stallings, who earned her B.A. in Latin from the University of Georgia in 1990, currently lives in Athens, Greece.
Current UGA students interested in a complimentary copy of Like should RSVP for Friday’s author discussion by contacting The Georgia Review. A limited number of copies are available to students on a first-come first-served basis, thanks to the generous support of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame endowment. Note that those interested in attending the evening reading and reception are requested to register at gail.uga.edu/2019GWHOF.
These events are part of the University of Georgia’s Spotlight on the Arts festival, which runs from November 6–17, and the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame weekend, November 15–17. The full schedule for Spotlight on the Arts can be found at https://arts.uga.edu/spotlight-on-the-arts/.
The Georgia Writers Hall of Fame was established in 2000 by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, part of the University of Georgia’s Special Collections Libraries, to honor Georgia writers and introduce the public to its rich collections for research into Georgia literature and cultural history. An annual public ceremony at the University of Georgia’s Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries celebrates each year’s annual inductees in conjunction with an exhibit of rare books and literary manuscripts. Support for the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame was provided by George and Nancy Montgomery, who established the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Endowment. For more details, visit https://georgiawritershalloffame.org.