Stephanie McCarter

Stephanie McCarter, a scholar, writer, and translator, was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. She attended the University of Tennessee as an undergraduate. After earning an MA and a PhD in classics from the University of Virginia, she returned to Tennessee.

McCarter’s books include Horace Between Freedom and Slavery (University of Wisconsin Press, 2015) as well as two works of translation, Horace’s Epodes, Odes, and Carmen Saeculare (University of Oklahoma Press, 2020) and Ovid’s Metamorphoses (Penguin Classics, 2022), which won the 2023 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, The Sewanee Review, LitHub, Electric Literature, Psyche, The Millions, and elsewhere. 

McCarter is currently a professor of classics at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.