“Carson is a voracious possessor of other souls. It isn’t that she can’t bear to write about herself. In fact, her strongest work is still two long autobiographical pieces, the prose memoir “The Anthropology of Water” (in Plainwater, 1995) and the stunningly unsparing poem '”The Glass Essay'” (in Glass, Irony and God, also 1995). Rather, it’s that, having nothing but the sharp world, she wants to be (and be abraded by) all of it. Her mind is like a creature that eats only the bones of other creatures, the hard, durable passion-facts, leaving the soft flesh alone.”— Calvin Bedient, New York Times
This book club discussion will be led by Poetry Center Events Coordinator Hannah Ensor. Our book club is free and open to the public; if you would like to participate, just show up!