Canada-born poet Anne Carson comes to Houston as part of the 2013/2014 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series. Red Doc>, Carson’s latest collection and a sequel to Autobiography of Red, has been called “breathtaking” and “stunning” by The New York Times Book Review. A recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant, Carson writes in a way that many consider beyond genre. Her work mixes elements of poetry, fiction, myth and verse to create what The New Yorker has called “both entirely new and strangely familiar, like remembering a private language we thought we’d forgotten.”
In a break from the usual Inprint reading format, Carson’s reading will not be followed by an onstage interview with a local writer.