Alice Notley

Listen to this amazing discussion from The Kelly Writer's House:

"Structures are prisons."

"Poetry is mercy... Poetry works as mercy by the way the sounds work... its gives you something very subtle by the way the sounds work that nothing else gives you - and it's mercy"

"Everything in the world is in motion, we're all in motion, and we're holding ourselves still with our sense organs."


  1. Wow. This is fantastic. I hear so many of my own concerns, creative and personal, springing up thro Alice's circumlocutions around otherwise rather innocuous questions. I find myself more interested than ever in reading more of her work. Off to the library again soon . . . Thanks so much for posting!


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