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Product Details

  • Paperback: 57 pages
  • Publisher: Brick Books (January 1, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0919626580
  • ISBN-13: 978-0919626584
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 4.5 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #517,457 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


Short Talks was Anne Carson’s first book of poems, and it signaled to the world of poetry that a new and distinctive voice had arrived on the scene.”--Jon Eben Field, thirdspace: a journal of feminist theory and culture

“Each piece in Anne Carson’s Short Talks is a startling gem—some disorienting, some intimate, some wry, some wistful, many bright and impish. This volume, slender in multiple dimensions, will be easy to return to again and again.”--Vicki Ziegler, Book Gaga

“It’s the unexpectedness of Carson’s observations that makes Short Talks so appealing…”--Barbara Carey, Books in Canada

About the Author

Anne Carson (June 21, 1950) is a Canadian poet, essayist, translator, and a professor of Classics and comparative literature at the University of Michigan. Carson lived in Montreal for several years and taught at McGill University. She is reticent about her private life; the biography published in current editions of her books simply states Anne Carson lives in Canada.

More About the Author

Anne Carson was born in Canada and teaches ancient Greek for a living. Her awards and honors include the Lannan Award, the Pushcart Prize, the Griffin Trust Award for Excellence in Poetry, a Guggenheim fellowship, and the MacArthur "Genius" Award.

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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By T. Porges on September 28, 2007
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This wonderful book is also in print as a section of Carson's _Plainwater_collection, which is much more broadly available. If you're nuts about her work, you might want to have it anyway. And you should at least want it, because she's great, as much as the word "great' has meaning. She has Ann Sexton's confessional toolkit, balanced by a scholarship that Sexton never had. Her essay ideas are always fascinating. Her translations are rich and spare at the same time. She's great.
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