Alicia E. Stallings, Director of the Athens Centre poetry program, wins the “genius grant”!

Alicia E. Stallings has been chosen along with other twenty-one Americans for the $ 500,000 each «genius grant», from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation!

 Our friend, Director of our poetry program, poet and translator and mother of two wonderful children, Alicia E. Stallings, is one of the twenty-two Americans who have been chosen for the “genius grant”, worth 500,000 dollars each, from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation!
The program began in 1981 and anonymous nominators and selection committees decide who gets the grants, and recipients usually do not know they are even being considered! The grant is made over a five-year period.

Information about Alicia E. Stallings can be found at
Descriptions of Alicia Stallings’ work, and other winners, along with brief ivideotaped interviews, is available on the  “MacArthur Fellows” tab on the Foundation’s web site at

Alicia, congratulations!!! We are so happy and proud of you!!! 🙂

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