The Glass Essay
    By Anne Carson

    19:00, Thu 17th – Sat 19th February 2022 at Heong Gallery, Downing College
    Lent Week 4

    ‘The Glass Essay’ is the most celebrated poem of Anne Carson’s 1995 collection entitled
    Glass, Irony, and God. This long-form lyric follows the speaker’s journey home to visit her
    mother, following a recent heartbreak. As the poem progresses, these biographical details
    give way to a world of poetic imagining: as criticism on the writings of Emily Brontë mingles
    with visions of the divine, Carson’s voice encompasses the wry, the vulnerable, and the
    dazzlingly revelatory. By special permission, Fireside Theatre will adapt ‘The Glass Essay’ as a
    monologue piece for a solo performer, staged in the stunning Heong Gallery.

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