Anne Carson

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  • Ian Rae (University of Western Ontario)

Anne Carson burst onto the international poetry scene in 1987 when she published the long poem “Kinds of Water” in Grand Street, an American magazine devoted to poetry, art and short fiction. “Kinds of Water” subsequently appeared in The Best American Poetry of 1990, and since then Carson has won a Lannan Award (1996), Pushcart Prize (1997), Guggenheim Fellowship (1998), MacArthur Fellowship (2000), and Griffin Prize (2001). Perhaps because of the extensive coverage the media has given Carson's publications and awards, she is notoriously reticent about her personal life. The biographical note in her books consists of one short sentence: “Anne Carson lives in Canada”. Carson has also pressured her current …

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Rae, Ian. "Anne Carson". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 27 December 2001
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