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Disobedience : Penguin Poets - Alice Notley


Penguin Poets

Paperback Published: 1st October 2001
ISBN: 9780141002293
Number Of Pages: 284
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Alice Notley has earned a reputation as one of the most challenging and engaging radical female poets at work today. Her last collection, Mysteries of Small Houses, was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize in poetry and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Structured as a long series of interconnected poems in which one of the main elements is an ongoing dialogue with a seedy detective, Disobedience sets out to explore the visible as well as the unconscious. These poems, composed during a fifteen-month period, also deal with being a woman in France, with turning fifty, and with being a poet, and thus seemingly despised or at least ignored.

Change the Forms in Dreamsp. 3
What's Suppressedp. 5
Sun Is Very Near Hot and Buttockslikep. 8
I Suppose This Is All a Lefthand Pathp. 11
Where Is the Babylonian Meter with Its Lovely Caesura?p. 14
Circorpsep. 17
Help Me Corpus Sagradap. 21
The Islanders Remember That There Are No Women and No Menp. 24
Red Fishp. 27
Enuma Elishp. 30
The Forest/Swamp/Gorge/Alp Hotelp. 33
Lana Turner at Versaillesp. 36
"You"p. 39
"... I Thought She Was Going to Be a Ghost Story"p. 43
Just Under Skin of Left Legp. 46
"Have Made Earth as the Mirror of Heaven"p. 49
Left Side Liberation from Ep. 52
Dante's Ass a Nobel Prizep. 57
Particle Dollp. 60
There Isn't Much to Do If You Aren't Geologyp. 64
And Still No Story, How Will You Known When It's Over?p. 68
More of the Assholes of Giantsp. 72
Rita, a Red Rose, Hates Her Clothesp. 76
An Impeccable Sexism I Mean an Elegant Idea or Procedure Haunts the Starsp. 80
Breaking the Sound Barrierp. 84
The Morbid Managers Are Serving Trays of Charnel Fleshp. 88
The Big Slip on the Dead Woman Is Pinkp. 92
Dancing into the Shadows of the Hideous Future City We Don't Think So During This Strikep. 95
White Rice Words Are the Means of Exchangep. 99
Seems to Be Heading for Mexicop. 102
Being with People a Cliche Eating Dinnerp. 105
In the Motherless, Homogenized and E-Epistolaryp. 108
Breaking an Unsound Barrier ...p. 113
The Veil Is, Like, Sexism or Is It Like Itp. 116
Being Wiggyp. 119
Exposing My Breasts So You'llp. 122
In That Room, In That Time, But Laterp. 125
You Cover All the Windows with Your Manuscript Pagesp. 128
Will Die and Die in So Many Ways, as Professional and Cultural Entityp. 131
Do I Have to Be Mad Now Later and Alwaysp. 135
Lost the Plumbing Lost My Story Goodp. 139
Oh Put Some Obscenely Concrete Nouns Back in Your Poemsp. 143
Healthy and Foolish the Mainstream Stars of Kneejerk Joy and Despair May Win the Futurep. 146
It's Dumb to Be a Member of a Dominant Speciesp. 150
People Could Live in This Town, They Don't But I'm Going Top. 154
My Hair Is Terribly Dirty and the Dress Looks Drabp. 158
Meet Me at La Chapelle for Some More Salamip. 161
But My Real Dreams Are Objective (Objects Made of Me by the Secret)p. 164
Don't Give Me Drovel, Give Me a Shovel (Popular Poem)p. 167
Open-Stomach Womanp. 170
I Know You'll Make Fun of the Clothes the Magi Are Wearingp. 177
Crowded into a Breathless Bubble of Bad Thinking Our Poem the World Owned by a Fewp. 180
Coming Down the Spiral Almanac Staircasep. 183
Could I Ever Share a Tableau with Miss January's Murderers?p. 187
Echoes the Past Fucks Me Over and Overp. 191
In Any Movie Whatsoever, in Order to Be Working Actorsp. 195
Do You Want to Be Excellent an A Actress No Not That Eitherp. 199
We Should All Live Like Rocks in a Flat Fieldp. 203
Everyone's out After Some Emotional Actionp. 207
Seen the Whale-Skate and Seen a Tombp. 210
Keep Going Down to the Tombp. 213
Not That Person Anymore, Mitch Being Ever Fainterp. 217
Have I Been Here Before Is Something Unfamiliarp. 223
There Was Also Valium in the Drink, Placed There by Two Other Peoplep. 226
I Don't Have Sympathy We're Equalsp. 230
Pouring Rain No Love from the Weather Except in My Dreamp. 233
Roaring Being a Given, My Roaring's a Givenp. 237
The Lines Fall Away Sometimesp. 241
The Subterranean Senses Are Already There in New Airp. 244
Remember the Station with No Namep. 247
Further Figuration of My Regressive Backlashp. 250
Don't Think That Thought It Will Poison This Momentp. 254
The Longest Vampiric History Vs. the Soulp. 258
Please Don't Anyone Save My Life Passimp. 262
Lionp. 266
A New Hairdop. 270
The Chaplet on the Donkey's Head: Both Keep Dissolvingp. 274
The One Thousand Arms of Poking and Pinching Lovep. 277
The Usual and the Most Tenuous of Goodbyesp. 281
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ISBN: 9780141002293
ISBN-10: 0141002298
Series: Penguin Poets
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 1st October 2001
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.41

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