Despite the hurricane and lack of trains,
both poets vow to be here to be here to read to you.
The 2012-13 Women Poets at Barnard Series begins with two prize winning poets reading from their work, co-sponsored with the Barnard Center for Research on Women.
Anne Carson is a poet and classics scholar. Her books of poetry include Glass, Irony and God; Plainwater; Autobiography of Red; The Beauty of the Husband, winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry in 2001; and NOX, an epitaph and book of mourning for a brother, seen through the lens of Catullus’s poem 101. She is also the author of the studies Eros the Bittersweet and Economy of the Unlost. Her classical translations include If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho and the recent Antigonick (with drawings by Bianca Stone).
Alice Oswald is the author of The Thing in the Gap-Stone Stile; Dart, winner of the T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry in 2002; Woods Etc.; Weeds and Flowers; and A Sleepwalk on the Severn, a poem for several voices. Oswald trained as a classicist, and her most recent book is Memorial: An Excavation of the Iliad, which focuses by turns on Homer's extended similes and on the brief images of the minor war-dead, each of whom lives and dies unforgettably - and unforgotten - in Homer's glance. She lives in Devon, England.
This event is free and open to the public.