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Yes, Stallings is standing for the Oxford Professor of Poetry election this year.

Every four years, Oxford University graduates and other members of Convocation choose a professor of poetry, the only such position in the world appointed by democratic election (albeit by a somewhat narrow electorate--a bit like 5th century Athens.) The main job of the Oxford Professor of Poetry is to deliver a lecture a term about poetry, and otherwise to promote poetry. Stallings believes she would do a great job. If you are a member of Convocation, you can register to vote here through May 12th. Voting will begin May 18th, and run through June 15th. Stallings' candidate statement is here. 

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