Anne Carson is a poet, an essayist, and a classicist. She is the director of the graduate program in Classics at McGill University, where she also teaches Latin and Greek. Her classics-inspired subjects and her experimentation with modern literary forms have earned her international praise and critical acclaim. Michael Ondaaje has written that Anne Carson is the "most exciting poet writing in English today." Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse (Random House Canada 1998) won the 1998 QSPELL Prize for Poetry. Plainwater (Vintage Canada), a collection of Carsons essays and poetry published in 1995, was reissued in 2000. Carson recently won the 2001 Griffin Poetry Prize for Men in the Off Hours.