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Poetic genius - Alumni Profiles
December 2011 Issue
Poet and translator Alicia “A.E.” Stallings (AB ’90) got the phone call in the middle of a busy evening of juggling dinner, bath and bedtime with her two young children. She did not expect to learn that she was named one of 22 MacArthur Fellows to receive the “genius” grant, which carries an unrestricted prize of $500,000 paid over five years. Winners never expect the call, nor even know they are considered for it, as the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s selection process uses anonymous nominations and stays completely confidential. “I was, and then my husband was, in some shock at first, and it is really just starting to sink in,” says Stallings via e-mail from Athens, Greece, where she lives with her journalist husband John Psaropoulos and their two children, Jason, 7, and Atalanta, 2. Stallings, the poetry program director of the Athens Centre, has been published in Poetry Magazine, two Best American Poetry anthologies, and her collections: …
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