When Brick Books published Anne Carson's first book of poems, Short Talks, in , she was at the start of what has proven a long creative and scholarly. Anne Carson Short Talks January London, Ontario Brick Books 79 pages $ ISBN Buy here. When Brick Books published Anne Carson's first book of poems, Short Talks, in , she was at the start of what has proven a long creative and scholarly.
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The river was opening and short talks anne carson its stone lips. The river was pressing Seurat to is lips. There is a moment when the water is not in one vessel nor in the other—what a thirst it was, and he supposed that when the canvas be- came completely empty he would stop.
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But women are strong. She knew vessels, she knew water, she knew mortal thirst.
The painting—this surface—is the initializing object for a poem that pours between past and present until the line between them nearly dissolves. Imagination collapses time, making this contemporary possession of The Mona Lisa and Braque, among others, a possibility.
Yet a gulf unavoidably remains between the abstractions of love, lust, and yearning, and the tangible particulars of object and body.
Abstractions, felt so keenly by the heart and mind, are located in and experienced by a self frequently destabilized by its own reaction to this world, or, due to some short talks anne carson, a world from which the speaker has been exiled: It announced the arrival of a profound, elegiac and biting new voice.
Anne Carson is poetry royalty in our books. Her mother was a housewife; her father worked short talks anne carson the Toronto Dominion Bank.
During her childhood, the family moved about from bank to bank in small Ontario towns like Stoney Creek, Port Hope, Timmins. In the s Carson studied classics at the University of Toronto and then ancient Greek with the renowned classical scholar Kenneth Dover at the University of St.
Inshe returned to the University of Toronto to write a Ph. Today, Carson lives in Ann Arbor, where she teaches classics and comparative literature at the University of Michigan.