Anne Carson
New Directions, New York, 2010, 2009, English
Nonfiction, Graphic Design; Poetry
ISBN: 9780811218702

From the Publisher. Nox is an epitaph in the form of a book, a facsimile of a handmade book Anne Carson wrote and created after the death of her brother. The poem describes coming to terms with his loss through the lens of her translation of "Poem 101" by Catallus "for his brother who died in the Troad." Nox is a work of poetry, but arrives as a fascinating and unique physical object. Carson pasted old letters, family photos, collages and sketches on pages. The poems, typed on a computer, were added to this illustrated "book," creating a visual and reading experience so amazing as to open up our concept of poetry.

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Jessica Helfand

An accordion-fold amalgamation of memory and longing, this book was assembled as an elegy to the poet’s brother who died too soon. It’s a perfect example of a book that’s at once emotionally riveting—and visually immersive—in every sense of the word.

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