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Department of Classics
University of Mississippi

10/23 Anne Carson performance: poetry, dance, film

The internationally acclaimed poet and classicist Anne Carson and her partner Robert Currie will come to the University of Mississippi in October, under the auspices of the John and Renee Grisham Visiting Writers Series and the English Department. On

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Tuesday, October 23, at 7 p.m., they will perform two experimental, collaborative pieces that involve Carson’s poetry along with dance and film. The titles of the pieces are “Cassandra Float Can” and “Possessive Used as a Drink (Me): A Lecture on Pronouns in the Form of 15 Sonnets.” These pieces will also feature several students from the English and Theatre Departments at the University of Mississippi. The performance will be held at the small theatre space at the Ford Center. It is free and open to the public but as seating is limited it would be a good idea to come early.

Anne Carson is a poet, classicist, and translator whose many works include Glass, Irony, and God; Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse; The Beauty of the Husband; If Not, Winter: Fragments of SapphoDecreation: Poetry, Essays, Opera; NOX; and Antigonick. She has received a Lannan Literary AwardGuggenheim and MacArthur Fellowships, the Griffin Poetry Prize, the T. S. Eliot Prize, and a PEN Award for Poetry in Translation.

Robert Currie is an artist and randomizer born in Michigan who lives and works with artists in NYC, Iceland and other places.