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Poet Carson to collaborate with dancers, vocalists

Thursday, April 3, 2008, 4:30 p.m. Hagan Dance Studio, 185 Nassau St.
Poet Anne Carson will collaborate with three dancers from the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and two vocalists in a performance involving text, sound and dance at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in the Hagan Dance Studio, 185 Nassau St.

Carson will present a lecture in the form of 15 sonnets, titled "Possessive Used As Drink (Me)," in conjunction with the dancers and vocalists.

Carson, a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" winner, is the author of several books of poetry, including "The Beauty of the Husband: A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos," winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry; "Economy of the Unlost"; and "Autobiography of Red."

The performance is part of the Critical Encounters Series sponsored by the Center for African American Studies and the Department of English. This event also is sponsored by the Lewis Center for the Arts and the Program in Theater and Dance.

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