Poetry Parley featuring Eric Heyne

Eric Heyne. Photo Courtesy of Eric Heyne.
Photo Courtesy of Eric Heyne.
Eric Heyne.

Date: Oct. 20, 2021
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Online

UAF English professor Eric Heyne will be featured on Poetry Parley on Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 6-8 p.m. on Zoom. Poetry Parley is a monthly event that features a poet who reads their own work as well as the work of a “poet of influence” whose work is celebrated through a shared reading. 

Heyne selected A.E. Stallings as his poet of influence. A.E. Stallings grew up in Decatur, Georgia. Her poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry anthologies of 1994, 2000, 2015, 2016 and 2017, and she is a frequent contributor to Poetry and the Times Literary Supplement. She is director of the Poetry Center in Athens, Greece, where she lives with her family.

Stallings is an American who lives in Athens, and I discovered her while we were living there on exchange,” Heyne said. “She also writes mostly in form, and I very much admire anyone who can pull that off effectively.”

Heyne has taught for 35 years in the English Department at UAF. He is the editor of two books —Desert, Garden, Margin, Range: Literature on the American Frontier, and the University of Alaska Press edition of Jack London’s Burning Daylight — and has published scholarship in Modern Fiction Studies, Narrative, Critique, Extrapolation, The Northern Review, A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West, and elsewhere.

For more information, contact Sarah Manriquez, College of Liberal Artis public information officer, at samanriquez@alaska.edu.