We Thought We Were Our Own
by Alice Notley • from Certain Magical Acts • Penguin Books
Alice Notley is the author of over 35 books of poetry, including Disobedience (winner of the Griffin Prize) and Grave of Light: New and Selected Poems 1970 - 2005, which received the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize.
Certain Magical Acts
“What remains constant in this complex work is the speaker’s ease as she moves from one format and style to another, constructing and deconstructing ideas. That facility is one reason some consider Notley one of our greatest living poets.” (The Washington Post)
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