Inprint, Houston’s premier literary arts nonprofit organization, presents an evening with renowned poet Anne Carson, as part of the 2013/14 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series. Ms. Carson will give a reading from her work followed by a book sale and signing.
Anne Carson, Canadian born, is hailed by Michael Ondaatje as “the most exciting poet writing today.” Often considered “unclassifiable” because of the way her work blends genres, Carson is known for using her background as a classicist to explore themes that uniquely fuse the Greek classics with issues of contemporary life. In 2000, she was a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “genius” fellowship. The New Yorker writes that “the pleasure of her writing is that it is both entirely new and strangely familiar, like remembering a private language we thought we’d forgotten.” Her highly praised works include Men in the Off Hours; Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse, which was named a New York TimesNotable Book in 1998 and was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and Beauty of the Husband. Her most recent collection, Red.Doc> is a sequel to Autobiography of Red. The New York Times Book Review calls Red.Doc> “breathtaking ... stunning .... Anne Carson has a history of doing unpredictable and genre-crossing things .... [Her] palatable, popular, sophisticated and who-cares approach may have done the most and best work in the last two decades to stop people worrying so much about what’s poetry and what’s not …. To read Carson is continually to be disoriented and reoriented, grabbed and dropped .... Read this book. You’ll find it hard to forget.”