The Poetry Project


Alice Notley

Through polyvocal poems, vast epic sequences, and world-building vision, Alice Notley's work for decades has broken through to new possibilities of genre, lyric, contact, and time. In her newest book, For the Ride (Penguin 2020), Notley presents words as precarious cargo being salvaged from a global catastrophe and disintegrating reality. In an era when language and truth are continually degraded by political speech and capital, Notley's poems provide alarm and compass.