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The brilliant new collection from the prize-winning poet and renowned classicist A New Statesman / Observer Book of the Year

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Anne Carson was born in Canada and has been a professor of Classics for over thirty years. Her awards and honours include the T.S. Eliot Prize, a Lannan Award, the Pushcart Prize, the Griffin Prize, on two occasions, and fellowships from the Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundations.


[A] captivating new work, Float, might be the most stunning example to date... Carson is an innovator... Carson is a strange and immersive poet. It's only after reading Float in its entirety - which I keep finding myself doing - that you realise its full effect. -- Charlotte Runcie * Daily Telegraph *
These books...attempt to unleash the fragment's liberating force. The effect can be exhilarating. -- Chris Power * Guardian *
A brilliant and provocative take on domestic life. -- Fiona Sampson * New Statesman, Book of the Year *
It's this beautiful lyricism, communicated through a form that is, at times, maddeningly vague that Carson has remained true to her sensibilities and artistry. -- Taylor Kang * Culture Trip *
She pinpoints the collision of oracle and anachronism. -- Teju Cole * Observer, Book of the Year *
[Float contains] achingly arty mini books. * Standard Issue Magazine *
To describe her work as innovative, or groundbreaking, seems reductive, so we'll simply leave you to consider her latest publication: Float, out this year, is a collection presented in 23 'chapbooks' and offering works of both poetry and prose, to be enjoyed in no particular order. -- Luke Abrahams * Culture Trip *
Float is the best new "book" I've read this year, funny, bleak and urgent. -- John McAuliffe * Irish Times, Book of the Year *
Anyone who spends time with Anne Carson begins to feel cleverer. You read her work with the prevailing sense that you're getting something, and getting it fast. -- Joanna O'Leary * Times Literary Supplement *
If you don't know Anne Carson, then you're in for a joyous discovery. * Modern House *

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