Jonathan Stalling

Oklahoma, United States

Member Since: 12/01/2011

Jonathan Stalling is a poet, critic, translator, and editor who lives in Norman Oklahoma with is wife and three children. He is an Associate Professor of English at OU specializing in Modern-Contemporary American and East-West Poetics, Comparative Literature, and Translation Studies and is the co-founder and editor of Chinese Literature Today magazine and book series (University of Oklahoma Press)  and the (21st Century North American-Chinese Literature Research and Translation Series” (21世纪北美中国文学研究著译丛书) published by China’s Academy of Social Sciences Press He is the Deputy Director of the Center for the Study of China’s Literature Abroad at Beijing Normal University and is the founder and the director of the MAE Poetry Reading Series at OU His books include Poetics of Emptiness (Fordham University Press), Grotto Heaven (Chax Press), Yingelishi (Counterpath Press), Winter Sun: The Poetry of Shi Zhi (Oklahoma University Press), and he is an editor of The Chinese Character as a Medium for Poetry (Fordham UP). Stalling’s opera “Yingelishi (吟歌丽诗) was performed at Yunnan University in 2010, and Winter Sun  is presently a finalist for the National Translation Award.  




  • Poetics of Emptiness , Fordham UP (May 2010)
  • Grotto Heaven , Chax Press (May 2010)
  • Yingelishi , Counterpath Press (May 2011)
  • Winter Sun: Poetry of Shi Zhi , Oklahoma University Press (February 2012)


  • Associate Professor of English at University of Oklahoma (August 2006 - )


  • Doctoral Degree in Poetics from SUNY Buffalo (May 2006)

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