37 Facts About Anne Carson


Anne Carson's father was a banker and she grew up in a number of small Canadian towns.


Anne Carson, disconcerted by curricular constraints, retired to the world of graphic arts for a short time.


Anne Carson did eventually return to the University of Toronto where she completed her Bachelor of Arts in 1974, her Master of Arts in 1975, and her Ph.


Anne Carson spent a year studying Greek metrics and Greek textual criticism at the University of St Andrews.


Anne Carson is influenced by, and references more modern writers and thinkers, such as Emily Bronte, Paul Celan, Emily Dickinson, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Friedrich Holderlin, Franz Kafka, John Keats, Gertrude Stein, Simone Weil, and Virginia Woolf.


The book broke with Anne Carson's established pattern of writing long poems.


Anne Carson delivered a series of "short talks", or short-format poems on various subjects, at the address to the University of Toronto Ph.


Anne Carson participated in the Bush Theatre's project Sixty Six Books in 2011, writing a piece titled "Jude: The Goat at Midnight" based on the Epistle of Jude from the King James Bible.


In 1997, Anne Carson was awarded a Rockefeller Bellagio Center Fellowship, followed by a Guggenheim Fellowship for Poetry in 1998, and a MacArthur Fellowship in 2000.


Anne Carson was shortlisted for the Forward Prize in 1998 for Glass and God, her first book of poetry published in the UK.


Anne Carson was the first poet to be awarded the Griffin Poetry Prize, and the first to win the prize for a second time.


Anne Carson was a judge for the 2010 Griffin Poetry Prize.


Anne Carson was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2005, the announcement describing her as "a singular voice in the literature of our country".


Anne Carson was awarded an honorary degree by her alma mater, the University of Toronto, in 2012.


In 2018, Anne Carson was longlisted for the one-time New Academy Prize in Literature, established as an alternative to the postponed 2018 Nobel Prize.


In recent years, Anne Carson has been regarded as a likely candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature, alongside such writers as Margaret Atwood, Maryse Conde, Haruki Murakami, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Lyudmila Ulitskaya, and Can Xue.


Anne Carson was a Rockefeller Scholar-in-Residence at the 92nd Street Y from August 1986 to August 1987, where she worked on a translation of Sophocles' Electra.


Anne Carson was an Anna-Maria Kellen Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin in 2007, where she worked on a translation of the ancient Greek play Prometheus Bound, an excerpt of which was published in 2010.


In 2015, a production of Anne Carson's Antigone directed by Ivo van Hove and starring Juliette Binoche opened at Les Theatres de la Ville de Luxembourg in 2015 before travelling to cities in Europe and the US, including London, New York, and Paris.


Anne Carson began her Classics teaching career at the University of Calgary in 1979, before completing her Ph.


Anne Carson taught at the 92nd Street Y in New York during her time there as a Rockefeller Scholar in Residence.


Anne Carson was appointed John MacNaughton Professor of Classics at McGill in 2000.


Anne Carson moved to Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan in 2003, where she served as Professor of Classical Studies, Comparative Literature, and English Language and Literature until 2009.


In 2004, Anne Carson was in contention for the Professor of Poetry Chair at the University of Oxford, placing second behind the eventual appointment Christopher Ricks, with around 30 nominations.


Anne Carson was cited as a potential contender for the four-year position again in 2009.


Anne Carson joined the New York University Creative Writing Program as Distinguished Poet-in-Residence and Visiting Professor in 2009.


Anne Carson joined Bard College as Visiting Distinguished Writer-in-Residence in 2014, teaching classical studies and the written arts.


Anne Carson has described her more diverse role in the latter part of her career as "a visiting [whatever]", and her decades spent teaching ancient Greek as "a total joy".


Anne Carson is known to be reticent about her private life, and discourages autobiographical readings of her writings.


Anne Carson has said that in her work, she uses her life democratically as just one set of facts among others in the world.


Anne Carson has confirmed that her first husband took her notebooks when they divorced, though later returned them.


Anne Carson closed the collection with the prose piece "Appendix to Ordinary Time", using crossed-out phrases from the diaries and manuscripts of Virginia Woolf to craft an epitaph for her.


Anne Carson has described her mother as the love of her life.


Anne Carson dealt with the disappearance of her brother from her life in "Water Margins: An Essay on Swimming by My Brother", which is written as a kind of memoir.


Nox, an epitaph Anne Carson created for her brother in 2000 and published in 2010, has been described as her most explicitly personal work.


Anne Carson is married to the artist Robert Currie, whom she met in Ann Arbor while teaching at the University of Michigan.


Anne Carson refers to Currie as "the Randomizer" during their creative process.