Oxford Professor of Poetry to visit Haddo


We are delighted to be collaborating with The University of Aberdeen to bring you the first Haddo Arts event of 2024 – Classical Legacies: A Poetry Reading by A.E. Stallings, taking place in the Library at Haddo House at 2.30 pm on Monday 15 April.

Elected as Oxford Professor of Poetry in June last year, A.E. Stallings is an American poet who lives in Greece, and her work is celebrated for the wit and poise with which she explores and sheds light on living between cultures and languages, using classical allusion and forms. Stallings says of the influence of classical authors on her own work: “The ancients taught me how to sound modern” Forbes Magazine. Her book, “This Afterlife”, brings together poems from her previous publications, and won the Anglo-Hellenic League Runciman Award 2023, was shortlisted for the London Hellenic Prize 2022 and received the Poetry Book Society’s Winter Special Commendation 2022.


Professor David Wheatley of The University of Aberdeen felt it particularly appropriate that A.E. Stallings should give a reading at Haddo as the Fourth Earl of Aberdeen was a noted classicist.

We are equally pleased that the event continues our collaboration with North East Scotland Music School as NESMS student Harry Wood will give a short piano recital before Professor Stallings’ reading.

This promises to be a charming afternoon – do join us! More details here  and tickets here

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