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Powers of Congress
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 113

Powers of Congress

Reprint of an important collection that continues to exert a wide influence on contemporary poetics.

Felt: Poems
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 104

Felt: Poems

Winner of the Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress, chosen by the Los Angeles Times as one of the Best Books of 2001, and as a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award. In this groundbreaking collection, Alice Fulton weds her celebrated linguistic freshness to a fierce emotional depth. Felt—a fabric made of tangled fibers—becomes a metaphor for the interweavings of humans, animals, and planet. But Felt is also the past tense of "feel." This is a book of emotions both ordinary and untoward: the shadings of humiliation, obsession, love, and loneliness—as well as states so subtle they have yet to be named. Reticent and passionate, elliptical yet available, F...

Feeling as a Foreign Language
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 309

Feeling as a Foreign Language

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1999-03-01
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  • Publisher: Unknown

In Feeling as a Foreign Language, Alice Fulton considers poetry's uncanny ability to access and recreate emotions so wayward they go unnamed. Fulton contemplates topics ranging from the intricacies of a rare genetic syndrome to fractals from the aesthetics of complexity theory to the need for "cultural incorrectness." Along the way, she falls in love with an outrageous 17th century poet, argues for a Dickinsonian tradition in American letters, and calls for a courageous poetics of inconvenient knowledge.

It's Here-- Somewhere
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 175

It's Here-- Somewhere

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2005
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  • Publisher: Unknown

LEARN HOW TO DEAL, ONE AND FOR ALL, WITH CHRONIC CLUTTER, LACK OF SPACE, AND THE IRRITATING LOST-AND-FOUND PATTERN IN YOUR HOME.

Cascade Experiment: Selected Poems
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

Cascade Experiment: Selected Poems

Highlights from each of Alice Fulton's groundbreaking, prize-winning poetry books. Over the past twenty years, Alice Fulton has emerged as one of the most brilliant and honored poets of her generation. She is also among the most thrillingly inventive, compassionate, and necessary. Cascade Experiment charts the evolution of a poetics that revises the limits of language, emotion, and thought.

Dance Script with Electric Ballerina
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 76

Dance Script with Electric Ballerina

The most unusual and entertaining voice I've heard in recent years. Reading her...you must sharpen your spirit to be moved by what is uncanny and rare.

Palladium
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 109

Palladium

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Barely Composed: Poems
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 96

Barely Composed: Poems

"Fulton is exactly the kind of poet Shelley had in mind when he said 'Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.' " —Verse In this eagerly awaited collection of new poems—her first in over a decade—Alice Fulton reimagines the great lyric subjects—time, death, love—and imbues them with fresh urgency and depth. Barely Composed unveils the emotional devastations that follow trauma or grief—extreme states that threaten psyche and language with disintegration. With rare originality, the poems illuminate the deepest suffering and its aftermath of hypervigilance and numbness, the "formal feeling" described by Emily Dickinson. Elegies contemplate temporal mysteries—the brie...

The Nightingales of Troy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

The Nightingales of Troy

“Outstanding....Alice Fulton reveals herself to be triumphantly at home in the short story.”—Boston Sunday Globe In 1908, Mamie Garrahan faces childbirth aided by her arsenic-eating sister-in-law Kitty, a nun who grows opium poppies, and a doctor who prescribes Bayer Heroin. "In the twentieth century, I believe there are no saints left," Mamie remarks. But her daughters and granddaughter test this notion with far-reaching consequences. Kitty's arsenic reappears sixty years later in the hands of her distraught niece. A schoolgirl's passion for the Beatles and Melville—a passion both lonely and funny—shapes her life. Each decade is illuminated by endearingly eccentric characters: an anorexic waitress falls for a wealthy college boy in the jazz age...an exuberant young nurse questions science during the Depression...a homely seamstress designs a scandalous dress in the 1950s. The Nightingales of Troy, the first fiction collection by an acclaimed American poet, creates a vividly palpable sense of time and place. Alice Fulton's memorable characters confront the deepest dilemmas with bravery and abiding love.

Sensual Math
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 128

Sensual Math

A profound and perceptive fourth collection of poetry explores the themes of science, popular culture, feminism, gender roles, stereotypes, and social institutions. Reprint.