Coherence is achieved in part through craft. Like most Carson books, the poems in this collection also speak back to recorded history, asking to see between the cracks of recorded facts in order to find a new kind of truth. Every page I read in Glass, Irony and God seemed to lift up off the page and shout words back directly into my mind; words that I wrote down in every crack of white space each page had to offer.
Given that receptivity varies, and that observations are as subjective as they hope to be objective, what we notice about surfaces is uneven, too.
Replace the door when you leave, it says. Do not end with references but with a conclusion. She frequently references, modernizes, and translates Ancient Greek literature.
Sappho was her favorite. Something that opens in the reader a need to answer back; a need to write between the cracks she has left for us to solve. The printing will be too small and it will be a tell-tale sign that you have not sufficiently edited your talk.
The first prize was the Griffin Poetry Prize. Carson has already written a lot of poems and received numerous awards.
The painting—this surface—is the initializing object for a poem that pours between past and present until the line between them nearly dissolves. After that it remained the wreck of a place. If a low dimension example captures the essence of an idea, then use it.
If the enforced brevity is too disruptive, expand selected details on subsequent slides. It is fine to piece together slides from different talks. Is it a story. 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 struggle, a world from which the speaker has been exiled: It is in this space, the gap between what is known and what is not yet known, that the words are found.
“Short Talks” by Anne Carson in The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories – There is much attention being paid to Anne Carson right now, including this New York Times profile, because of the release of her new book, Red Doc>.
I confess that I’ve never read Carson, but I. Anne Carson's poetry - characterized by various reviewers as "short talks", "essays", or "verse narratives" - combines the confessional and the critical in a voice all her own.
Known as a remarkable classicist, Anne Carson in Glass, Irony and God weaves. Almost everything about Anne Carson’s collection of prose poems, Short Talks (originally published in ), is, as its title suggests, short: the poems themselves, the length of the collection, the new afterword by the author (with textual brevity to rival that of her beautifu.
When Brick Books published Anne Carson’s first book of poems, Short Talks, inshe was at the start of what has proven a long creative and scholarly engagement with languages, art, history and the human. This re-release of the book is expanded with an introduction by poet Margaret Christakos, and a brief afterword by Carson.
ANNE CARSON was born in Canada and has been a professor of Classics for over thirty years. Her awards and honors include the Lannan Award, the Pushcart Prize, the Griffin Trust Award for Excellence in Poetry, and fellowships from the Guggenheim an.
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