ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia grad and poet A. E. "Alicia" Stallings is one of 22 new MacArthur Fellows for 2011.
Stallings, 43, got $500,000 from the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and was recognized for her work as a poet and translator.
Stallings, who lives in Athens, Greece, majored in Latin at UGA. She later received her master's at Oxford University in England.
Her debut collection of poetry, "Archaic Smile," received the 1999 Richard Wilbur Award and was a finalist for both the Yale Younger Poets Series and the Walt Whitman Award. Her second collection, "Hapax," was published in 2006 and won the 2008 Poets' Prize.
In 2007, Stallings published a verse translation of Lucretius' "De Rerum Natura" (The Nature of Things).