Anne Carson is the author of the widely acclaimed Autobiography of Red and Men in the Off Hours. Her work has previously appeared in Grand Street, Raritan Review, The Best American Essays 1988, and The Best American Poetry 1990. Michael Ondaatje calls Anne Carson "the most exciting poet writing in English today". Short Talks is Carson's first book of poetry. She lives in Montreal.
Montreal-based novelist and poet Jack Hannan struggled to put pen to paper for years before coming across one of John Berger's book during a bookstore shift: "It lit a match to my imagination, and I was looking for books that were like candles, the way you can spend a lot of ... Read more
In Cameron Anstee's Book of Annotations (Invisible Publishing), he packs years of minimalist poetry practice into a collection of tight, jewel-like poems (like "Triptych", below). We chat with Cameron about his influences, his writing habits, and what he's reading now.
Lise Gaston's Cityscapes in Mating Season (Signature Editions) speaks from a woman's bodily experience of the world, from the reimagining of a ruined castle as a female body participating in her own patriarchal "ruining," to the pervading fear of being alone outside, in the dark. ... Read more
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