A Year in Reading

By Parul Sehgal, The Millions, Dec. 17, 2013 The plan was to have an orderly Year in Reading. To finally fill the gaps, dammit, to scale The Magic Mountain and read Hollinghurst properly instead of flipping around for the filthy bits. To read sitting up for a change — like a human adult — rather than burrowingContinue reading “A Year in Reading”

Anne Carson: Evoking the Starry Lad

The Irish Times, March 19, 2011 On Thursday the Canadian poet Anne Carson speaks at the Poetry Now festival. She tells PARUL SEHGAL about her elegy in verse for her late sibling, Michael ‘So, Pinhead, d’you attain wisdom yet?” In 1979 Anne Carson’s brother fled Canada to escape being arrested for dealing drugs. For 22 yearsContinue reading “Anne Carson: Evoking the Starry Lad”