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A. E. Stallings

A. E. Stallings is an American poet who lives in Greece. Recent books include the poetry collection Like, from Farrar Straus Giroux; a verse translation of Hesiod’s Works and Days, from Penguin Classics; and a translation of the Homeric mock-epic, The Battle Between the Frogs and the Mice, from Paul Dry Books. A selected poems is forthcoming from FSG.

Extinction, Laserpicium

Consider silphium, extinguished flower,
Kin to the wild carrot, Queen Anne’s lace,
Fennel and dill, and rooted now no place
On earth, that once was worth an empress’ dower