Walker Art Center

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Free Verse: Anne Carson

Part of Big Dance Theater

Join us for an evening with renowned poet, essayist and translator Anne Carson. From her scholarship on the ancient Greeks to acclaimed books of verse such as Autobiography of Red and Men in the Off Hours, Carson’s range is unparalleled in contemporary poetry. Her work often incorporates the visual: her latest “book” is Nox (New Directions, 2010), a boxed accordion-style notebook that is at once an elegy for her brother and a translation/meditation on Catullus. Carson has won numerous honors for her work, including a MacArthur Fellowship. This reading is presented in conjunction with Big Dance Theater’s Supernatural Wife, an adaptation of Euripides’ Alkestis using Anne Carson’s translation. Join us for a pre-performance reading that is surely not to be missed! Copresented by Rain Taxi Review of Books.


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