Women Poets at Barnard

Anne Carson and Alice Oswald

Anne Carson

Celebrated poets Anne Carson and Alice Oswald read from their recent works, followed by a reception.

Anne Carson is a poet and classics scholar. Her books of poetry include Glass, Irony and God; Plainwater; Autobiography of Red; The Beauty of the Husband, winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry in 2001; and NOX. She is also the author of the studies Eros the Bittersweet and Economy of the Unlost. Her classical translations include If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho and the recent Antigonick.

Alice Oswald is the author of The Thing in the Gap-Stone Stile; Dart, winner of the T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry in 2002; Woods Etc.; Weeds and Flowers; and A Sleepwalk on the Severn, a poem for several voices. Oswald trained as a classicist, and her most recent book is Memorial: An Excavation of the Iliad, which focuses by turns on Homer’s extended similes and on the brief images of the minor war-dead.

Cosponsored with Women Poets at Barnard and the Barnard Humanities Initiative.