Thirty-Odd Functions of Voice in the Poetry of Alice Notley
Author: Steven Zultanski
Publisher: Ugly Duckling Presse (2020)
Edition of 1,000
Alice Notley has consistently peopled her poetry with the voices of those around her: kids, friends, husbands, strangers, and the dead. In Thirty-Odd Functions of Voice in the Poetry of Alice Notley, poet and critic Steven Zultanski offers an array of interpretations of this technique, sketching relationships between intimate speech and literary language.
This pamphlet is part of UDP’s 2020 Pamphlet Series: twenty commissioned essays on collective work, translation, performance, pedagogy, poetics, and small press publishing. The pamphlets are available for individual purchase and as a subscription. Each offers a different approach to the pamphlet as a form of working in the present, an engagement at once sustained and ephemeral.