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February 4, 2025 at 7:00PM ET

Join us for a reading featuring renowned poet, essayist, professor of Classics, and translator Anne Carson, hosted by Carolyn Forché.

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O Small Sad Ecstasy of Love

–Anne Carson

I like being with you all night with closed eyes.
What luck—here you are
along the stars!
I did a road trip
all over my mind and heart
there you were
kneeling by the roadside
with your little toolkit
fixing something.

Give me a world, you have taken the world I was.

Copyright © 2020 by Anne Carson. Originally published in Poem-a-Day on December 10, 2020, by the Academy of American Poets.

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