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Macmillan Farrar, Straus and Giroux (FSG) Fall 2018

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By (author): Alicia Stallings
9780374187323 Hardcover, Dust jacket English General Trade POETRY / American / General Sep 25, 2018 Print Run: 4000
$31.50 CAD
Active 5.65 x 8.6 x 0.72 in | 310 gr 160 pages Farrar Straus & Giroux Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pulitzer Prize - Finalist 2019, Short-listed The Times Literary Supplement Books of the Year 2018, Long-listed

A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry

A stunning new collection by the award-winning young poet and translator

Like, that currency of social media, is a little word with infinite potential; it can be nearly any part of speech. Without it, there is no simile, that engine of the lyric poem, the lyre’s note in the epic. A poem can hardly exist otherwise. In this new collection, her most ambitious to date, A. E. Stallings continues her archeology of the domestic, her odyssey through myth and motherhood in received and invented forms, from sonnets to syllabics. Stallings also eschews the poetry volume’s conventional sections for the arbitrary order of the alphabet. Contemporary Athens itself, a place never dull during the economic and migration crises of recent years, shakes off the dust of history and emerges as a vibrant character.

Known for her wry and musical lyric poems, Stallings here explores her themes in greater depth, including the bravura performanceLost and Found, a meditation inottava rima on a parent’s sublunary dance with daily-ness and time, set in the moon’s Valley of Lost Things.

A. E. Stallings is the author of the poetry booksArchaic Smile, which won the Richard Wilbur Award;Hapax, which won the Poet’s Prize and the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Benjamin H. Danks Award; andOlives. She has also published a verse translation of Lucretius’sThe Nature of Things. Stallings is a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow and a 2011 MacArthur Fellow. She lives in Athens, Greece.

Praise for A. E. Stallings "One of the strongest talents to emerge in recent years." - Poetry

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