"Throughout her prolific career as a poet and a translator, Anne Carson has been concerned with combatting what she calls ‘the boredom of storytelling’. As she explained to Michael Silverblatt on stage at an event last year, ‘When your thinking is still, watching TV or whatever, thinking the same thing you’ve always thought, you might as well be dead… Living happens when your thought moves.’ To read Carson is to feel the parameters of poetry, translation and story-making move and unsettle. Or, to borrow a phrase of Carson’s, to watch someone ‘undo the latches’ of ordinary understanding."
Master poet Anne Carson (1950- ) is a Canadian poet, essayist, translator and professor of Classics at New York University.
I discovered Anne Carson because The White Review published this brilliant interview with her https://www.thewhitereview.org/feature/interview-anne-carson/ one week later I found 'A Biography of Red' at Shakespeare and Co and curled up to read the entire thing in a corner of the bookshop. Now I know more and continue to learn and be inspired. Warren just told me 'I just want to speak to her.' Her work is limitless, vibrant and concise and we can't recommend it more. x
"Was it Ovid who said, There is so much wind here stones go blank"