Alice Notley

Alice Notley

Arizona / United States
Alice Notley
Arizona / United States
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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 Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa in 1969. In 1972, she married poet Ted Berrigan, with whom she was active in the Chicago poetry scene a ...
Popular Poems
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Poem 1
St. Mark's Place caught at night in hot summer,
Lonely from the beginning of time until now.
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2.
Individual Time
I'm calling out from pictures to your vision creating it
turn right, that dream building cutglass window in door.
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3.
30th Birthday
May I never be afraid
especially of myself
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4.
It Would
it would be that
but only if I knew how
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The Descent Of Alette ['The Water' 'Of The River']
'The water' 'of the river' 'was mild-temperatured,' 'the current
gentle' 'I soon began' 'to swim—' 'in a moonless,' 'starless darkness'
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Nathan Coppedge 26 March 2014
The poems about the Descent of Alette are some of the most meaningful poems I believe to be written today in the United States. I particularly love the poem titled 'I stood waiting'. If poets love compliments, it is worth saying that these are quite lyrical. I find a stunning similarity to the best phrases in my own work (although not my poems, but miscellaneous writings which are just as good) particularly emotional qualities.
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