Poet 1:

[Anne Carson]

Anne Carson
(b. 1950)

Anne Carson is a Canadian poet, essayist, and translator. Carson lived in Montreal for several years and taught at McGill University. She was twice a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; was honored with the 1996 Lannan Award and the 1997 Pushcart Prize, both for poetry; and was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2000. In 2001 she received the T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry – the first woman to do so; the Griffin Poetry Prize; and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She currently teaches Classics and comparative literature at the University of Michigan.

[Quebec authors]

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[Poetry International Web]


  • Glass, Irony, and God. New York: New Directions, 1992.
  • Short Talks. USA: Brick Books, 1992.
  • Plainwater: Essays and Poetry. New York: Knopf, 1995.
  • Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse. New York: Knopf, 1998.
  • Men in the Off Hours. New York: Knopf, 2001.
  • The Beauty of the Husband. New York: Knopf, 2002.
  • Decreation: Poetry, Essays, Opera. New York: Knopf, 2005.
  • Nox. New York: New Directions, 2010.

  • Translation:
  • If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho. New York: Knopf, 2002.
  • Grief Lessons: Four Plays by Euripides. New York: Knopf, 2006.
  • An Oresteia: Agamemnon by Aiskhylos; Elektra by Sophokles; Orestes by Euripides. New York: Faber & Faber, Inc., 2009.

  • Critical:
  • Eros the Bittersweet. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1986.
  • Economy of the Unlost: Reading Simonides of Ceos with Paul Celan. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1999.

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