1. Who is the hero of Anne Carson’s Autobiography of Red? Consider the images and/or metaphors
used to describe Geryon in Part IV, “Tuesday,” or Part VI, “Ideas.”
2. What themes are under exploration in Anne Carson’s Autobiography of Red? For instance, Part
XIV, “Red Patience,” introduces the reader to Geryon’s interest in photography. What does this
theme tell us about looking, being seen, or making art in the world of the epic?
3. What role does family play in Anne Carson’s Autobiography of Red? Consider the images,
metaphors, and/or diction used to describe Geryon’s relationship to his brother or his mother in
one part of the poem (I, II, IV, VI, VIII, or XIV).

THE FEMINIST EPIC IN CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN POETRY