Anne Carson, Canada

(c) Peter Smith

Anne Carson, born 1950 in Toronto, Ontario, is a poet, essayist, Classicist and translator. She is currently one of the world’s most renowned artists. She achieved sudden prominence in 1885 upon publication of her five epic poems in the volume Glass, Irony, and God. Her Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse three years later cemented her reputation. In 2013 Carson published a sequel, Red Doc>, to equally great acclaim. No less well-known are her books NOX, dealing with the loss of her brother, and the cross-genre Decreation, in which she artistically connects poems, essays and opera libretti.

Publications (Selection):
Glass, irony and God. New Directions, 1995
Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse. Knopf, 1998
Red Doc. Knopf, 2013
Decreation: Poetry, Essays, Opera. Knopf, 2005
NOX, inklusive Catull 101 von Catull. New Directions, 2010

Publications in German Translation:
Glas, Ironie und Gott – fünf epische Gedichte und ein Essay über das Geschlecht des Klanges. Piper, 2000
Rot. Ein Roman in Versen. Piper, 2001
Decreation. Gedichte, Oper, Essay. S. Fischer, Frankfurt 2014
Anthropologie des Wassers. Matthes & Seitz, 2014
Rot. Zwei Romane in Versen. S. Fischer, 2019

Prices (Selection):
1998 Guggenheim Fellowship
2000 MacArthur Fellowship
2001 Griffin Poetry Prize für Men in the Off Hours
2001 T. S. Eliot Prize for The Beauty of the Husband
2014 Griffin Poetry Prize Canadian winner für Red Doc>