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Author: Alice Notley

Publisher: Letter Machine Editions (2015)

the benediction of the poison. it seals you from making the mistake, as I said in the very beginning– ‘im poison youre poison robert johnson is poison’– of living in the collective imagination both venal and decent, horrible. the poison is benedictive, and I am. I bless
but only if you want that anyone can bless anyone I bless anyone.

More than twenty years in the writing, Benediction is Alice Notley's single long poem of mourning, desire, loss, and vitality.