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Alice Notley’s Crystal City of In-betweenness

Alice Notley's recent book, Benediction, an epic written in ragged grammatical form, further concretizes her work to repossess the historically male-dominated epic poem as a feminist genre.
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“exquisite emotionality”: A Review of Alice Notley’s Culture of One

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Up at the new October issue of Bookslut, Ellen Miller-Mack wrote a review of Alice Notley‘s new book, “a novel in poems” entitled Culture of One. Miller-Mack begins: Culture of One is devastatingly beautiful, moving and original. It...

When the Poem Threatens to Become a Novel…

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“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” ...

Alice Notley Wins $100,000 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize

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“Notley, who now lives in Paris, … has published more than 30 books, beginning in 1971 with 165 Meeting House Lane and continuing with two new volumes due this year, Certain Magical Acts and Benediction.”

For Bastille Day, Alice Notley on PoetryNow!

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When Alice Notley was in Chicago this past June to accept the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, we invited her to our studio to read a new poem and talk a little about it. Her poem “Gift” is set in her adopted city Paris and describes a drea...

Krystal Languell Reviews Alice Notley’s Benediction at Hyperallergic

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Of Benediction, (Letter Machine Editions, 2015) Languell writes “Notley pestles grammatical conventions into dust, refusing common notions of order.” Can you handle it? More: Alice Notley introduces herself before a reading, describ...


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