This blog is the online, serialized version of my creative nonfiction project, Born Second. The material here will ultimately evolve into a memoir I’m writing about me and my mother. My name is Anne Carle Carson, and after writing memoir for some time, I’ve found myself stretching within the form … perhaps pushing it across the border into what some would call fiction. But at it’s heart, this material-in-progress is the study of a real woman’s life and the kinds of ways she’s left (or inspired) her daughter to connect the dots for her.