Poet Anne Carson Will Read At U.Va. Bookstore Oct. 27
October 1, 2003 --
The acclaimed Canadian poet and essayist Anne Carson will
read from her poetry at the University of Virginia Bookstore on
professor of classics at McGill University and winner of several
major literary prizes, will read at 8 p.m. as
part of the
U.Va. English department’s
Peters Rushton lecture series.
poetry collections, widely praised for their originality and
blend of ancient and modern themes, include “The
Beauty of the Husband,” “Autobiography
of Red,” “Plainwater,” and “Glass, Irony and God.” Novelist
Michael Ondaatje, author of “The English Patient,” has called
most exciting person in writing in English today … brilliant, passionate
and deeply moving.”
noted Greek and Latin scholar as well as a poet, Carson has been
honored with a MacArthur Fellowship, Britain’s T.S.
Eliot Prize for best book of new poetry, a Lannan Literary Award, a Pushcart
Prize and a National Book Critics
Circle nomination, among other awards.
Contact: U.Va. Creative Writing Program, (434) 924-6675