Known as a remarkable classicist, Anne Carson weaves contemporary and ancient poetic strands with stunning style in Glass, Irony and God. This collection includes: The Glass Essay, a powerful poem about the end of a love affair, told in the context of Carson's reading of the Brontë sisters; Book of Isaiah, a poem evoking the deeply primitive feel of ancient Judaism; and The Fall of Rome, about her trip to find Rome and her struggle to overcome feelings of a terrible alienation there.
Anne Carson was born in Canada and teaches ancient Greek for a living. A former MacArthur Fellow, awards for her numerous books include the T.S. Eliot Prize and The Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Red Doc> was recently awarded the Griffin Poetry Prize and the inaugural Folio Prize.