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Anne Carson

Born June 21, 1950 (1950-06-21) (age 70)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation
  • Poet
  • essayist
  • translator
  • classicist
  • professor
Nationality Canadian
Education
Period 1979–present
Genre
  • Poetry
  • essay
  • translation
Notable works
  • Eros the Bittersweet
  • Autobiography of Red
  • Men in the Off Hours
  • The Beauty of the Husband
  • Red Doc
Notable awards
  • Lannan Literary Award
  • Guggenheim Fellowship
  • MacArthur Fellowship
  • Griffin Poetry Prize (twice)
  • T. S. Eliot Prize
  • Member of the Order of Canada
  • Princess of Asturias Award
Spouse Robert Currie

Anne Carson CM (born June 21, 1950) is a Canadian poet, essayist, translator, classicist, and professor. She was born in Toronto.

Carson has taught classics, comparative literature, and creative writing at universities across the United States and Canada since 1979, including McGill, Michigan, NYU, and Princeton.

Publishing more than twenty books of writings and translations. She was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2005 for her works to Canadian letters.

Works

  • Eros the Bittersweet (1986)
  • Short Talks (1992)
  • Glass, Irony, and God (1995) – includes "The Glass Essay"
  • Plainwater (1995)
  • Autobiography of Red (1998)
  • Economy of the Unlost (1999)
  • Men in the Off Hours (2000)
  • The Beauty of the Husband (2001)
  • Decreation (2005)
  • Nox (2010) – incorporates translation of Catullus 101
  • Antigonick (2012) – version of Antigone by Sophocles
  • Red Doc> (2013) – follow-up to Autobiography of Red
  • Nay Rather (2013)
  • The Albertine Workout (2014)
  • Float (2016)
  • Norma Jeane Baker of Troy (2019) – version of Helen by Euripides
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