Alice Notley: November 12, 2015

In Reading Alerts on October 9, 2015 at 3:46 pm


An Evening with Alice Notley

Thursday, November 12, 7:00 pm
Pyle Center, Room 112

UW-Madison Campus

Alice Notley has published over thirty-five books of poetry, and is best known as an epic poet and inventor of poetic forms. Born in Bisbee, Arizona in 1945, she grew up in Needles, California in the Mojave Desert. She has lived most extensively in Needles, in New York, and since 1992 in Paris, France. In addition to her poetry, she has written essays and talks on poetry, as well as edited and co-edited books by Ted Berrigan and Douglas Oliver. She edited the magazine CHICAGO in the 70s and co-edited the magazines SCARLET and Gare du Nord with Oliver in the 90s.

Alice Notley is the esteemed recipient of various prizes and awards, including the Los Angeles Times Book Award (for Mysteries of Small Houses), the Griffin Prize (for Disobedience), the Academy of American Poets’ Lenore Marshall Prize (for Grave of Light, Selected Poems 1970-2005), and the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly Prize, a lifetime achievement award. Her recent books include Benediction, Manhattan Luck, Negativity’s Kiss, Songs and Stories of the Ghouls, and Certain Magical Acts (forthcoming in 2016). Notley is also a collagiste and cover artist. Above all she is a full-time poet, at this point an internationalist and haunter of Paris, remaining an American, an ex-New-Yorker, and a desert denizen.


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