The distinguished poet, translator, MacArthur Fellow, and professor of classics and comparative literature at the University of Michigan will perform her haunted and haunting poem-essay about the problems of prophecy (prescient Cassandra at the threshold of Agamemnon’s home on the eve of his murder) and translation (how to translate her cries of alarm and grief into language that can be understood and acted upon) in a performance flecked with the architectural demolition imagery of Gordon Matta-Clark. Carson’s poetry collections include Decreation, Autobiography of Red, Men in the Off Hours, and The Beauty of the Husband.
Generously sponsored by The Poetry Foundation and presented in partnership with the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities
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Chicago Humanities Festival
Harold Washington Library Library Center
400 S. State St.
#307 Sat Nov 01
Tickets will be available at the door of the performance starting 1/2 hour prior to the program on 11/1/08. Tickets purchased the day of the program will be $10.