if prose is a house….

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” If prose is a house, poetry is a man on fire running quite fast through it.”

– Anne Carson, from

Anne Carson: ‘I do not believe in art as therapy’: The poet and classics professor talks about her new collection, Float, her love of volcanoes and the power of brevity – Kate Kellaway – The Guardian – October 30, 2016

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Short Talk on the Mona Lisa

Anne Carson

Every day he poured his question into her, as
you pour water from one vessel into another,
and it poured back. Don’t tell me he was paint-
ing his mother, lust, et cetera. There is a mo-

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