If you were excited by the cinematic detail of Anne Carson’s lyrical, scholarly, funny, poignant, and powerful sequence of poems, The Autobiography of Red, you have two reasons to be excited again. The first is that Carson has written a continuation of the lives of Geryon and Herakles. Carson says of the new endeavor:
Some years ago I wrote a book about a boy named Geryon who was red and had wings and fell in love with Herakles. Recently I began to wonder what happened to them in later life. Red Doc> continues their adventures in a very different style and with changed names.
The second reason to be excited is that the Harvard Book Store, the Woodberry Poetry Room, and Mass Poetry are bringing Carson to Cambridge for an evening of reading and discussion of the new book on March 11 at 7 o’clock. The event will take place at the First Parish Church, 1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA Tickets go on sale February 11 at the Harvard Book Store.
Carson is a Canadian poet, essayist, translator and professor of Classics. Among other honors, she has been awarded a MacArthur Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Lannan Literary Award. Red Doc> is one of her many books to blend the forms of poetry, essay, criticism, translation, dramatic dialogue, fiction, and non-fiction.