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  • Paperback
  • 144
  • Certain Magical Acts
  • Alice Notley
  • en
  • 27 March 2019
  • 9780143108160

10 thoughts on “Certain Magical Acts

  1. says:

    considered tattooing this whole book on2 my body so i can have it with me forever i loved itWrote this review last year when I hoped the world would be less dark revisiting Notley again in the darkness Too lazy for revisions Too lazy for a blog“I see blood sliding like thread a red strand flowing there amid the spring snow I think we’re t

  2. says:

    You used totake my breathaway Nowno one doesyou see all night in your dreams And the blue of my voice can’t help but see you Your thoughts wouldn’t bear remembering I’m courting chaos in me

  3. says:

    Time exists to be brutal inNotley is writing about the apocalypse which is here which is life as we know it It's a haunting book but an important one Reminiscent at least on the level of content of Sasha West's great collection FAILURE AND I BURY THE BODY in that the poems look outward toward devastation ecological cultural and simultaneously

  4. says:

    Full of myth and myriad voices Notley is definitely one of the best living American poets

  5. says:

    I was very much ambivalent about Certain Magical Acts There were moments that I really liked but also moments th

  6. says:

    Innovative in terms of formatting and choices of sectioning the book Highly recommend

  7. says:

    My first encounter of Notley's work was The Descent of Allette two years ago which I had a very mixed experience with It's probably a big indicator of how far I've come since then and how I've grown because I had uite a different experience with this collection There were still sections in Certain Magical Acts which I didn't fully understand or connect with because of their literary acrobatics but one in particular Blinding the W

  8. says:

    Contains my favourite poem I have heard read aloud this year by the poet 'Blinding the White Horse in Front of Me' By tur

  9. says:

    I haven't read a poetry collection I enjoyed so much in a very long time These poems sort of pick up with the story of Cassandra the prophetess; I loved all the allusions to mythology but I also loved the idea of the journey down and inward to come back out of some interior state of hell or death and then proceed to go forth and communicate that vision to the world I don't even know where to begin with analyzing this

  10. says:

    I want to love this and probably would but every time I try reading one of the poems there is this feeling that th

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An important new work of poetry from Alice Notley winner of the 2015 Ruth Lilly Poetry PrizeAlice Notley has become one of the most highly regarded figures in American poetry a master of the visionary mode acclaimed for genre bending book length poems of great ambition and adventurousness  Her newest work sets out to explore the world and its diffic. Time exists to be brutal inNotley is writing about the apocalypse which is here which is life as we know it It s a haunting book but an important one Reminiscent at least on the level of content of Sasha West s great collection FAILURE AND I BURY THE BODY in that the poems look outward toward devastation ecological cultural and simultaneously feel so distinctly inward private and personal To follow Notley s mind as it moves through language and the world is what I wish all reading felt like

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Ulties from the recent economic crisis and climate change to the sorrow of violence and the disappointment of democracy or any other political system  Notley channels these themes in a mix of several longer poems one is a kind of spy novella in which the author is discovered to be a secret agent of the dead another an extended message found in a man. Full of myth and myriad voices Notley is definitely one of the best living American poets

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Uscript in a future defunct world with some uniue shorter pieces  Varying formally between long expansive lines a mysteriously cohering seuence in meters reminiscent of ancient Latin a narration with a postmodern broken surface and the occasional sonnet these are grand poems inviting the reader to be grand enough to survive spiritually a planet's ru. I haven t read a poetry collection I enjoyed so much in a very long time These poems sort of pick up with the story of Cassandra the prophetess I loved all the allusions to mythology but I also loved the idea of the journey down and inward to come back out of some interior state of hell or death and then proceed to go forth and communicate that vision to the world I don t even know where to begin with analyzing this


About the Author: Alice Notley

Alice Notley born 8 November 1945 is an American poetfrom Wikipedia