Anne Carson

Anne Carson is an award-winning poet.
Anne Carson is a distinguished Canadian writer whose books include Autobiography of Red and Red Doc>. (Peter Smith)

Anne Carson has won a MacArthur "genius" grant, a Guggenheim fellowship, the Pushcart Prize for Poetry and the T.S. Eliot Prize. Her work combines classical mythology with startling reflections on loss, monstrosity and loneliness — reinventing ancient wounds for a modern age. Her poetry collections include Autobiography of RedAntigonick and Red Doc>. With her 2001 book, The Beauty of the Husband: A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos, she became the first woman to receive England's T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry. Carson also won Canada's inaugural Griffin Poetry Prize in 2001 for her collection Men in the Off Hours.

Books by Anne Carson

Interviews with Anne Carson

The renowned Canadian poet talks to Michael about her love of Greek, her fascination with grammar and syntax, and why she calls writing, "an act of catastrophe."
Canadian poet Anne Carson has just become the first two-time winner of the $65,000 Griffin Prize for Poetry. Eleanor spoke with her in 2011.