• The most instantly penetrating of contemporary poets... she has great intellectual and emotional knowledge, a vast habitat, to every bit of which she brings powerful perception and a freshness as startling as a loud knock at the door

    Calvin Bedient, New York Times Book Review
  • Anne Carson, a Canadian, is quite remarkable. She really has captured me. I have been reading her obsessively over the past months. A stunning writer

    Harold Bloom, Paris Review
  • In every form we find a sly, plainspoken eroticism that is a perfect complement to her sly, plainspoken intellectual ardour... a truly great poet of the 21st century

    Rebecca Wolff, Time Out
  • She is an exceptionally exciting new voice

    John Lancaster, Daily Telegraph
  • Carson writes ina language any poet would kill for: sensuous and funny, poignant, musical and tender, brilliantly lighted

    Ruth Padel, New York Times Book Review

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