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Notley, Alice 1945-

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Works: 185 works in 302 publications in 1 language and 9,285 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Fiction  Biography  Music 
Roles: Editor, Contributor, Signer, Dedicatee, Illustrator
Classifications: PS3564.O79, 811.54
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Coming after essays on poetry by Alice Notley ( )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alice Notley explores the work of second-generation New York School poets & their allies, including Ted Berrigan, Anne Waldman & Joanne Kyger, who are notorious for their refusal to criticise & theorise, assuming the stance that 'only the poems matter'
The collected poems of Ted Berrigan by Ted Berrigan ( )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This collection brings Ted Berrigan's published and unpublished poetry together in a single authoritative volume for the first time. Edited by the poet Alice Notley, Berrigan's second wife, and their two sons, The Collected Poems demonstrates the remarkable range, power, and importance of Berrigan's work. This volume makes Berrigan's achievement widely accessible and includes the first presentation of the sequence Easter Monday as a whole and in the order authorized by Berrigan shortly before his death."--BOOK JACKET
Songs and stories of the ghouls by Alice Notley ( )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Left dead after our cultures were broken by triumphant enemies, our stories changed to suit others. We now change them again to suit ourselves. Songs and Stories of the Ghouls purports to give power to the dead--voices to the victims of genocide both ancient and contemporary--and presence to women. Medea did not kill her sons; Dido founds a city, over and over again, the city of the present author's poetry. In these poems the poet asserts that though her art comes from a tradition as broken as Afghanistan's statuary, there is always a culture to pass on to one's children, and one is always involved in doing so. We are the ghouls, the drinkers of the blood-sacs, and we insist that we are alive. -- Jacket
The selected poems of Ted Berrigan by Ted Berrigan ( )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following the highly acclaimed Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan, poets Alice Notley, Anselm Berrigan, and Edmund Berrigan have collaborated again on this new selection of poems by one of the most influential and admired poets of his generation. Reflecting a new editorial approach, this volume demonstrates the breadth of Ted Berrigan's poetic accomplishments by presenting his most celebrated, interesting, and important work. This major second-wave New York School poet is often identified with his early poems, especially The Sonnets, but this selection encompasses his full poetic output, including the later sequences Easter Monday and A Certain Slant of Sunlight, as well as many of his uncollected poems. The Selected Poems of Ted Berrigan provides a new perspective for those already familiar with his remarkable wit and invention, and introduces new readers to what John Ashbery called the "crazy energy" of this iconoclastic, funny, brilliant, and highly innovative writer
Grave of light : new and selected poems, 1970-2005 by Alice Notley ( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Considered by many to be among the most outstanding of living American poets, Alice Notley has amassed a body of work that includes intimate lyrics, experimental diaries, traditional genres, the postmodern series, the newly invented epic, political observation and invective, and the poem as novel. This chronological selection of her most notable work offers a delineation of her life and creative development. Formerly associated with the second generation of the New York School, Notley has become a poet with a completely distinctive voice. Grave of Light is a progression of changing forms and styles--an extensive panorama held together explicitly by the shape of the poet's times. Notley's poems challenge their subjects head-on, suffusing language with radiant truth."--Publisher's website
Disobedience by Alice Notley ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the pines by Alice Notley ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A bold and strikingly original new work from one of America's greatest living poets Alice Notley is considered by many to be among the most outstanding of living American poets. Notley's work has always been highly narrative, and her new book mixes short lyrics with long, expansive lines of poetry that often take the form of prose sentences, in an effort "to change writing completely." The title piece, a folksong-like lament, makes a unified tale out of many stories of many people; the middle section, "The Black Trailor," is a compilation of noir fictions and reflections; while the shorter poems of "Hemostatic" range from tough lyrics to sung dramas. Full of curative power, music, and the possibility of transformation, In the Pines is a genre- bending book from one of our most innovative writers
Mysteries of small houses by Alice Notley ( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alice Notley vividly reconstructs the mysteries, longings, and emotions of her past in this brilliant new collection of poems that charts her growth from young girl to young woman to accomplished artist. In this volume, memories of her childhood in the California desert spring to life through evocative renderings of the American landscape, circa 1950. Likewise, her coming of age as a poet in the turbulent sixties is evoked through the era's angry, creative energy. As she looks backward with the perspective that time and age allows, Notley ably captures the immediacy of youth's passion while offering her own dry-eyed interpretations of the events of a life lived close to the bone. Like the colorful collages she assembles from paper and other found materials, Notley erects structures of image and feeling to house the memories that swirl around her in the present. In their feverish, intelligent renderings of moments both precise and ephemeral, Notley's poems manage to mirror and transcend the times they evoke. Her profound tributes to the stages of her life and to the identities she has assumed'child, youth, lover, poet, wife, mother, friend, and widoware remarkable for their insight and wisdom, and for the courage of their unblinking gaze
Culture of one by Alice Notley ( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a series of poems set in the American Southwest, the Pulitzer Prize-finalist author offers an array of verse based on a homeless woman who lives in her hometown's dump
The descent of Alette by Alice Notley ( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In The Descent of Alette, Alice Notley presents a feminist epic, a bold journey into the deeper realms. Alette, the narrator, finds herself underground, deep beneath the city, where spirits and people ride endlessly on subways, not allowed to live in the world above. Traveling deeper and deeper, she is on a journey of continual transformation, encountering a series of figures and undergoing fragmentations and metamorphoses as she seeks to confront the Tyrant and heal the world. Using a new measure, with rhythmic units indicated by quotation marks, Notley has created a "spoken" text, a rich and mesmerizing work of imagination, mystery, and power
Margaret & Dusty : poems by Alice Notley ( Book )
7 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alma, or, The dead women by Alice Notley ( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Alma, or The Dead Women, is a cross-genre book, poem/novel, poetry/prose, comedy/tragedy, that submits to no discipline but its own and was conceived by the author in a state of personal, national, and planetary grief. In this book, Alma, the true god of our world, is a foul-mouthed middle-aged working-class woman, a junky who injects heroin into the center of her forehead and dreams and suffers our nightmares with us. With the Dead Women, a community of spirits she attracts before but especially after September 11, 2001, Alma surveys with disbelief and horror the actions of the United States government as it perpetrates one war and prepares for another."--BOOK JACKET
Waltzing Matilda by Alice Notley ( Book )
5 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How spring comes by Alice Notley ( Book )
5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected poems of Alice Notley by Alice Notley ( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A certain slant of sunlight by Ted Berrigan ( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alice ordered me to be made : poems 1975 by Alice Notley ( Book )
4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reason and other women by Alice Notley ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Close to me & closer-- : (the language of heaven) ; and, Désamère : two books by Alice Notley ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At night the states by Alice Notley ( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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