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An Evening with Anne Carson & special guest Lafcadio Cass
October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$5 – $10
Carson has published numerous books of poetry, including Float (Alfred A. Knopf, 2016); Red Doc> (Alfred A. Knopf, 2013); The Beauty of the Husband: A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos (Alfred A. Knopf, 2001), winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry; Autobiography of Red (Alfred A. Knopf, 1998); and Short Talks (Brick Books, 1992).
Also a Classics scholar, Carson is the translator of Electra (Oxford University Press, 2001), If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho (Knopf, 2002), and An Oresteia (Faber and Faber, 2009), among others. She is also the author of Eros the Bittersweet (Princeton University Press, 1986).
Her awards and honors include the Lannan Literary Award, the Pushcart Prize, the Griffin Poetry Prize, a Guggenheim fellowship, and the MacArthur Fellowship. She was also the Anna-Maria Kellen Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, Germany.
Carson was the Director of Graduate Studies in Classics at McGill University and taught at Princeton University from 1980-1987. She has also taught classical languages and literature at Emory University, California College of the Arts, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Michigan. She currently teaches in New York University’s creative writing program.
Lafcadio Cass was born in New Orleans in 1963, where he grew up playing music and developing a vocabulary in the visual arts. He has worked in restaurants, hospitals, stadiums, ships, offices, boiler rooms, a circus, fine art galleries, and a rum distillery. He has also cared for the elderly, and worked with the French. Cass is an aspiring voice actor and moved to New York City in 2013. My Dinner Clone is his first novella.