Ep 44. Anne Carson visits Bronte, post-breakup

Anne Carson’s shapeshifting long poem The Glass Essay exists somewhere between lyric, confessional and narrative. The deeper we get into it, the less useful these terms seem to be. They also bring up questions of what we expect from our female poets…

Show notes

  • The Glass Essay
  • Anne Carson (as ‘notoriously reticent’)
  • For more on Carson and the pressures/expectations around¬†female (especially female lyric) poets, listen to my chat with Sophie Mayer