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.
Readings & Performances:
- Anne Carson with Brighde Mullins (21 March 2001) [extract]
- Anne Carson with Brighde Mullins (21 March 2001) [41' 47"]
- Geffen Playhouse Reading (17 May 2008) [9'43"]
- Griffin Poetry Prize Citation & Reading from Decreation (22 January 2009) [5'17"]
- Recipe [extract]
- A Lecture on Pronouns in the Form of 15 Sonnets (26 March 2008) [7'05"]
[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.
- 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.
- 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.