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Author: Alice Notley

Alice Notley (born 8 November 1945) is an American poet. She was born in Bisbee, Arizona and grew up in Needles, California. She received a B.A from Barnard College in 1967 and an M.F.A. from the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa in 1969. She married poet Ted Berrigan in 1972, with whom she was active in the Chicago poetry scene and with whom she had two sons. In the early 70s she became rooted in New York's Lower East Side, where she was an important force from 1976 through 1992. After Berrigan died in 1983, Notley raised their two sons in New York's East Village by herself for several years while continuing to develop her poetry. In 1992 she moved to Paris with her second husband, the British poet Douglas Oliver (1937-2000). She lives in Paris currently, making several trips to the United States each year to give readings and teach writing classes. She is the author of over twenty five books of poetry. Recent titles include REASON AND OTHER WOMEN (Chax Press, 2010), NEGATIVITY'S KISS (Presses Universitaires de Rouen, 2014), MANHATTAN LUCK (Hearts Desire Press, 2014), and BENEDICTION (Letter Machine Editions, 2015).

Benediction
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Benediction

Letter Machine Editions

Poetry. Women's Studies. More than twenty years in the writing, BENEDICTION is Alice Notley's single long poem of mourning, desire, loss, and vitality.

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Close to Me & Closer...(The Language of Heaven) and Desamere
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Close to Me & Closer...(The Language of Heaven) and Desamere

O Books

Poetry. Alice Notley's two books collected here, CLOSE TO ME & CLOSER... and DESAMERE, are works that are wholly their art, meaning they occur as their language shape measure. She's invented a measure. The text is a rich current crossing, as at the ...

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Negativity's Kiss
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Negativity's Kiss

Presses Universitaires de Rouen

Poetry. NEGATIVITY'S KISS is a noir poem, with characters and a story, violence, cops, everything one likes about the crime novel, minus its robotic, skippable detail. Plus language that rocks. However the poet doesn't know how to be straight enough...

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Reason and Other Women
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Reason and Other Women

Chax Press

Poetry. "This is an immense book, one in which Notley takes language, as she has it, 'from hearsay to heresy' by the speed and awe of an unwavering attention to the seams, seems and semes of words and sentences. This is the work of an iconoclast, a ...

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