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Alice Notley

ALICE NOTLEY's latest book is Certain Magical Acts.

How We Cause the Universe to Exist

I don’t feel like playing all these games any more, I say. That there is a literary world with rules, judgment, just observation. People have jobs about what I write; other poets have doubts about it, or what.

Two Poems for Anselm Hollo

Anselm Hollo (1934-2013) was/is author of nearly forty books and chapbooks of poems, translator from five different languages of works ranging from poems by the great Finnish poet Pentti Saarikoski to books by the Turkish-German detective novelist Jakob Arjouni to Brecht, Genet, Blaise Cendrars, and many more.


Alice Notley has published over forty books of poetry, including (most recently) Benediction, Negativity’s Kiss, and Certain Magical Acts. She has received many awards including the Academy of American Poets’ Lenore Marshall Prize, the Poetry Society of America’s Shelley Award, the Griffin International Prize, two NEA Grants, the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Poetry, and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. She lives and writes in Paris, France.

Two John Ashbery Jokes

ALICE NOTLEY's latest book is Certain Magical Acts.


The Brooklyn Rail

MAY 2023

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