Constance Carrier

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Constance Carrier
Constance Carrier.jpg
Constance Carrier in 1997
Born (1908-07-29)July 29, 1908
Died December 7, 1991(1991-12-07) (aged 83)
Occupation teacher
Nationality American
Alma mater Smith College
Trinity College
Genre poetry

Constance Carrier (July 29, 1908 – December 7, 1991)[1] was an American teacher and poet.


Carrier was descended from Martha Carrier, one of the women hanged during the notorious Salem, Massachusetts, witch trials of 1692, the subject of her last volume.

After graduating from Smith College in 1929, Carrier taught at New Britain High school, and then five years at Hall High School in West Hartford, before retiring in 1969. She taught several subjects, but is most remembered for teaching Latin.

Her work was published in the New Yorker,[2] New York Quarterly,[3] Ploughshares,[4] Poetry,[5] and Harper's.[6] In the 1960s and 1970s, Carrier published translations of the works three classical Roman writers, the playwright Terence, and poets Propertius and Tibullus.

The anniversary of her 100th birthday was celebrated in New Britain, Connecticut.[7]





  • Palmer Bovie, ed. (1974). The complete comedies of Terence; modern verse translations. Palmer Bovie, Constance Carrier, and Douglass Parker. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press. ISBN 0-8135-0775-8. 
  • Palmer Bovie, ed. (1992). Terence, the comedies. Palmer Bovie, Constance Carrier, and Douglass Parker. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 0-8018-4354-5. 
  • Titus Maccius Plautus (1995). "Amphityron". In David R. Slavitt; Smith Palmer Bovie. Plautus. Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-5071-4. 
  • Tibullus. The Poems of Tibullus. Constance Carrier. 
  • Propertius (1963). The poems of Propertius. Constance Carrier. Bloomington. 



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