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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 lov

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Certain Magical Acts

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 I was very much ambivalent about Certain Magical Acts There were moments that I really liked but also moments that I found to be utterly incomprehensible and not in the emotionally resonant way that

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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 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


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 w

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    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 th

  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 ecologi

  4. says:

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

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

  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 exp

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    Contains my favourite poem I have heard read aloud this year by the poet 'Blinding the White Horse in Front of Me' By turns distressing apocalyptic vulnerable channelling moments of truth telling scattered with irreverence this book is a dazzling wrenching achievement that really wants poetry to be restored to its rightful place in the imagining of a polis its intimacy with our hearts souls most profoundly its power as a

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    I haven't read a poetr

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    I want to love this and probably would but every time I try reading one of the poems there is this feeling that there are words missing or punctuation and I just get stuck on it It feels jarring and I'm sure it's the on the poetry's fault It is poetry after all and the author is allowed to creative freedoms but this is ju

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