Ann Elizabeth Carson’s most recent book, Laundry Lines, A Memoir in Stories and Poems (Inanna Publications 2015) continues her exploration of the silenced voices in our society. Her work has appeared in various publications from Maine to Vancouver and in four previously published books: Shadows Light, My Grandmother’s Hair, The
Risks of Remembrance and We All Become Stories. A Toronto native and long-time summer resident on Manitoulin Island, Ann Elizabeth writes, sculpts and reads from her work in solo and collaborative events in Toronto and on the Island.
- Carson challenges the stereotypes of old age in We All Become Stories (Blue Denim Press, 2013): twelve profiles of older people recounting the extraordinary changes they made that enabled them to find a satisfying place in societies that seldom welcome or respect old age.
- In The Risks of Remembrance (Words Indeed Publishing, 2010), Carson’s subtle yet accessible poems risk “one fierce question at a time” as she fearlessly excavates the “rich mulch of memory,” untangling the skeins of her life to transform trauma into songs of celebration. –Margo Little, author, Portraits of Spirit Island: The Manitoulin School of Art Comes to Life.
- My Grandmother’s Hair (Edgar Kent, 2007; Dundurn, 2010), is a social memoir in prose, poetry and the author’s artwork about how our family and social milieu shape our lives. Marion Woodman wrote: “an autobiography told with alarming authenticity . . . in the connecting power of myth and of her own painting, poetry and sculpture.”
- Shadows Light published in 2005 is available at all Book City locations and at the independent bookstores listed below. You can also buy it online from the on-line bookstore, Volumes, Indigo, and Barnes and Noble.