Today's poem is "The Acquisition of the Senses"
from Culture of One

Penguin Poets

Alice Notley is the author of more than thirty collections of poetry. Mysteries of Small Houses (1998) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She has received the Griffin Poetry Prize, the Los Angeles Book Award for Poetry, the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, and an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Books by Alice Notley:

Other poems on the web by Alice Notley:
Nine poems
Nine poems
"The Goddess Who Created This Passing World"
"April Not an Inventory but a Blizzard"
Two poems

Alice Notley According to Wikipedia.

About Culture of One:

"No matter what genre label you slap on her books, Notley's work is full of surprises. This is one of the reasons that, since her career began in the '70s, she has steadily risen to become one of the most influential and highly regarded figures of the American avant-garde—and, more recently, of poetry in general."
—Craig Morgan Teicher

"Alice Notley has freed herself from any single notion of what poetry should be so that she can go ahead and write what poetry can be. That she has done so in each of over twenty books published since 1975 attests to the potency of both her poetic gifts and her ambitions for poetry itself."
—Brian Teare

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