This Afterlife: Selected Poems

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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6.46 X 9.22 X 0.93 inches | 1.06 pounds
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About the Author
A. E. Stallings is the author of several books of poetry: Like, a Pulitzer Prize finalist; Olives, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Hapax, winner of the Poets' Prize and the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Benjamin H. Danks Award; and Archaic Smile, winner of the Richard Wilbur Award. She has also published verse translations of Lucretius's The Nature of Things and Hesiod's Works and Days, as well as the Homeric epic The Battle Between the Frogs and the Mice. Stallings is a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, a 2011 United States Artists Fellow, and a 2011 MacArthur Fellow. She lives in Athens, Greece.

Named a Best Poetry Collection of 2022 by The Washington Post and The Times (UK)

"A.E. Stallings is that rare poet who can write in a traditional form (sonnets! sestinas!) without letting the form squeeze the life out of the poem. "This Afterlife," which selects from more than two decades of work, solidifies her virtuoso status. Much of the pleasure comes from her precise, imaginative eye." --Troy Jollimore, Washington Post

"Perhaps America's best living poet . . . In This Afterlife, [Stallings] has assembled her best work into an anthology that no one who still believes in poetry's power to move, persuade, and surprise should miss." --Timothy Sandefur, The Objective Standard

"Stallings's new book, This Afterlife: Selected Poems, is a major event . . . Poems are either memorable or not, and This Afterlife is loaded with the real stuff, the right stuff, the kind of lines you remember." --Jason Guriel, Air Mail

"Aesthetic and intellectual pleasures are everywhere in this considerable work." --Publishers Weekly

"Technically assured . . . profound and disturbing . . . [This Afterlife] should introduce Stallings's mastery to a wider public." --Graeme Richardson, The Times (UK)