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When the Poem Threatens to Become a Novel…

“Satirical and feral, written at the time of Hurricane Katrina,” goes the book description of Alice Notley’s Negativity’s Kiss (Presses Universitaires de Rouen et du Havre, 2014). Nick Sturm writes about the “book-length noir poem” for Fanzine today. “As John Ashbery once said about Gertrude Stein’s Stanzas in Meditation, Negativity’s Kiss is a ‘poem that […]
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