Winter Break & Unrequired Reading

The Library will be closed for winter break beginning Thursday December 22nd and will reopen on January 3rd.

Tuesday January 3rd and Wednesday January 4th we will be open for Visitor Days from 8am – 4pm. We will then resume our normal building hours when classes begin on Thursday January 5th.

While on break PEA students, faculty and staff can continue to access all Library e-resources for both required and unrequired reading, viewing and listening. See our Leisure Reading guide for more information on our apps for audiobooks, ebooks, digital magazines and films.

Lamont Poet A.E. Stallings

Lamont Poet A.E. Stallings

On Wednesday November 9th, award-winning poet and translator A.E. Stallings will give a reading in Assembly Hall as part of Phillips Exeter Academy’s 2022-2023 Lamont Poetry Series. A.E. Stallings’ visit to campus on November 9th through 11th is made possible by a join effort of the Lamont Poet Committee and the Classics Department. Stallings is an American poet who studied Classics at the University of Georgia and Oxford.  

She has published four collections of poetry, Archaic Smile, Hapax, Olives, and Like, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She has published three verse translations, Lucretius’s The Nature of ThingsHesiod’s Works and Days, and an illustrated The Battle Between the Frogs and the Mice. A collection of selected poems, This Afterlife, is forthcoming from FSG in the US and Carcanet in the UK. Stallings has received a translation grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and fellowships from United States Artists, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation.  She currently resides in Athens, Greece.

The reading will be held at 7:30pm in the Assembly Hall, located on the second floor of the Academy Building on Front Street. The event is free and open to the public. Please note that campus visitors are required to wear masks indoors.