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  • Certain Magical Acts
  • Alice Notley
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  • 14 July 2017
  • 9780143108160

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characters Certain Magical Acts Free download ☆ Certain Magical Acts 100 Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¿ Alice Notley 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 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 White Horse in Front of Me was absolutely stellar and the strongest indicator of what this collection is about I felt Notley s work maintains some of that mystical haunting and feminist uality that I encountered previously in her work but it now also has a strong overtone of the apocalyptic of the now which we are experiencing It s a call to action in the most pointed yet elegant way possible There is great truth and weight to the many images and metaphorical situations Notley conjures throughout these poems as well as an overpowering sense of relevance Certain Magical Acts is a collection that needs to be read and felt especially now It also made me want to sit next to Notley and ask for her blessing to be initiated into whatever cult she has consciously or unconsciously created

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Certain Magical Acts

characters Certain Magical Acts Free download ☆ Certain Magical Acts 100 Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¿ Alice Notley 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 I like in work like Brigit Pegeen Kelly s or Larry Levis s Some of Notley s poems were brilliant but much of the book I found difficult without density and obliue without a sense of endpoint I like climbing steep walls in my verse but I like to have at least a few visible handholds and I didn t find many in most of this bookLyrically Notley s best pieces are fluid and interesting like in Blinding the White Horse in Front of Me which I liked well enough but didn t love and which begins Blinding the white horse in front of me If I ride on it Have you forgotten yourself enough to come with me Hurts so That s just loss This whole within This was one of the comprehensible poems although it was not perfectly so and many of the poems displayed the unusual diffculty of each sentence making good sense and seeming to follow from the previous one but I often had no idea what I had just read even in a literal what did the words say even if I only take them literally and don t really try to make comprehensive sense out of them sort of way The pieces I liked the least tended towards this strongly for me like this excerpt from Found Work lost lace a very long poem in the middle of the book With an ancient harmonica I got to be man wrong be man wrong The old man built a slump upon his backMy favorite poems were probably Two of Swords Nine and Ten both sorts of fantasias on tarot and probably the most comprehensible pieces in the book I Went Down There a sort of dream seuence of womanness and communication Maybe but resonant in ways most of the book was not for me and Private Life The Names another long poem and difficult to follow but it had some truly beautiful sections The rest were either fine like Blinding the White Horse in Front of Me or did nothing for me at all

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characters Certain Magical Acts Free download ☆ Certain Magical Acts 100 Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¿ Alice Notley 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