"Here, just to give the flavor, are some excerpts from the e-mails of Anne Carson.
On writing: ‘we’re talking about the struggle to drag a thought over from the mush of the unconscious into some kind of grammar, syntax, human sense; every attempt means starting over with language. starting over with accuracy. i mean, every thought starts over, so every expression of a thought has to do the same. every accuracy has to be invented… . i feel i am blundering in concepts too fine for me.’
On ice bats: ‘I made up ice bats, there is no such thing.’”