Anne Carson is an internationally acclaimed writer and classicist. Carson is known for her insistence on blurring the genres of
poetry, essay, fiction, translation, performance, and scholarship. She is the
author of many books, including Red
Doc> (2013), Antigonick (2012),
Nox (2010), An Oresteia (2009), Decreation
(2005), The Beauty of the Husband (2001),
If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho (2002),
Economy of the Unlost: Reading Simonides
of Ceos with Paul Celan (1999), Eros
the Bittersweet (1998), Autobiography
of Red (1998), and Plainwater (1996).
She has also created a number of installations and performances, including Lots
of Guns, Possessives Used as Drink (Me), and a collaboration with the
musical group Sigur Ros in Iceland. Her awards and honors include the Lannan
Award, the Pushcart Prize, the Griffin Trust Award for Excellence in Poetry, a
Guggenheim fellowship, and a MacArthur Fellowship. Anne Carson has been a
professor of English and Classics at McGill University and the University of
Michigan, and she is currently Poet-in-Residence at New York University.
This event is supported by the Printed Word Fund of Pitzer College Campus Life. Admission is free and open to the public.