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Poetry Post: Margaret Christakos Reviews Anne Carson’s Red Doc> on Lemon Hound

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Margaret Christakos reviews poet Anne Carson’s Red Doc> (McClelland & Stewart) on Lemon Hound. Anne, as Margaret explains, has re-spun characters from Homeric myth in her book Autobiography of Red, and she does this in this book as well, bringing the characters of Herakles and Geryon into the modern day. Offering an extensive and fascinating analysis of Red Doc>, Margaret breaks up her review with topics including time, hubris, shock and serum. In the hubris section, for example, Margaret offers a reading of Red Doc> that focuses on Carson’s exploration of grief, and she also gives another analysis that focuses on Carson’s understanding of time. Read the review here to learn more about Anne Carson’s book.

The Poetry Post series is written and organized by Megan Philipp, Open Book: Ontario's Editorial Intern. Having completed the Publishing Certificate Program at Ryerson University, she is pursuing a career in publishing. She also writes and edits for The Mindful Word, an online magazine focused on mindfulness and engaged living.

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Open Book: Ontario will be posting a Poetry Post each week day. Do you have a poetry-related link that you think we should know about? Please send it to [email protected].

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