Anne Carson

The author Anne Carson is notoriously parsimonious about details about her own life, and a profile of the poet once noted that “her back-flap biography—‘Anne Carson was born in Canada and teaches ancient Greek for a living’—is so minimalist that it sounds like a parody of a back-flap biography.” Her published work includes Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse and Float. She has been both a Guggenheim and MacArthur fellow and has won numerous literary prizes.

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Aristotle thought earthquakes were caused by winds trapped in subterranean caves,” wrote Anne Carson in her 2019 play Norma Jeane Baker of Troy. “We’re more scientific now, we know it’s just five guys fracking the fuck out of the world while it’s still legal.”

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