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Author: Alice Notley

Alice Notley was born in Bisbee, Arizona and grew up in Needles, California, in the Mojave Desert. Notley is the author of more than forty books of poetry, including At Night the States (Yellow Press, 1987), the double volume CLOSE TO ME AND CLOSER . . . (THE LANGUAGE OF HEAVEN) AND DÉSAMÈRE, and How Spring Comes (Toothpaste Press, 1981), which was a co-winner of the San Francisco Poetry Award. Her epic poem The Descent of Alette was published by Penguin in 1996, followed by Mysteries of Small Houses (1998), which was one of three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize and the winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry. Notley's long poem "Disobedience" won the Griffin International Prize in 2002. In 2005 the University of Michigan Press published a book of essays on poetry, Coming After. Her own most recent books of poetry are EARLY WORKS (Fonograf Editions, 2023), THE SPEAK ANGEL SERIES (Fonograf Editions, 2023), and For the Ride (Penguin Books, 2020). Over the years Notley edited or co-edited three poetry journals: CHICAGO, SCARLET, and Gare du Nord. She is also a collagist and cover artist. In 2015 she was awarded the Ruth Lilly Prize, for lifetime achievement in poetry.

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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Early Works
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Early Works

Fonograf Editions

Early Works collects Pulitzer-Prize nominated poet Alice Notley's first four out of print poetry collections, along with 80 pages of previously uncollected material. A must have for any Alice Notley fan. Includes original cover artwork as well, by P...

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Eurynome's Sandals
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Eurynome's Sandals

Presses Universitaires de Rouen

Poetry. Named for the mismatched shoes of the goddess who danced the world into being—the woman who created the world, EURYNOME'S SANDALS presents poems of different genres and lengths, perhaps of different planets. Alice Notley has been called "one...

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Live in Seattle
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Live in Seattle

Fonograf Editions

Poetry. Clear Vinyl LP. Entirely comprised of poems contained in her latest collection, 2016's Certain Magical Acts, LIVE IN SEATTLE elucidates why Alice Notley is one of the world's most revered poets, the recipient of the Los Angeles Times Book Aw...

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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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The Speak Angel Series
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The Speak Angel Series

Fonograf Editions

Composed of six interrelated full-length collections, THE SPEAK ANGEL SERIES is a work of stunning accomplishment and ambition by Alice Notley, winner of the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize from the Poetry Foundation, among many other honors. THE SPEAK ANG...

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Telling the Truth as It Comes Up: Selected Talks & Essays 1991-2018
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Telling the Truth as It Comes Up: Selected Talks & Essays 1991-2018

The Song Cave

An Expert Array of Talks & Essays by One of Our Greatest Living Poets. One of our greatest living poets, Alice Notley, the author of more than 40 books of poetry, has delivered an expert array of talks and essays over the last three decades. TELLIN...

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