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April 02, 2013


Distinguished poet Alice Notley will deliver a craft lecture and poetry reading at The University of Montana on Friday, April 12.

Notley will discuss the reception of her 1996 feminist epic “The Descent of Alette” in a lecture titled “Alette Update: 2013” from 12:10 to 1 p.m. in McGill Hall Room 210. Later that evening, she will read new and old work at 7 p.m. in the Dell Brown Room of Turner Hall. Both events are free and open to the public.

Notley has published more than 30 books of poetry, including “Songs and Stories of the Ghouls” and “Culture of One.” She was awarded the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for “Grave of Light: New and Selected Poems 1970-2005,” the Griffin International Poetry Prize for “Disobedience,” and her collection “Mysteries of Small Houses” was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

She also has received the Los Angeles Times Book Award for poetry, an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. Active in the New York poetry scene of the 1970s, Notley is often identified with the so-called second generation New York School poets. She has lived in Paris for the past 20 years.

Notley’s visit to UM is sponsored by the President’s Writers-In-Residence Series and the UM Creative Writing Program.

For more information call Creative Writing Program Coordinator Karin Schalm at 406-243-5267 or email





Contact: Karin Schalm, program coordinator, UM Creative Writing Program, 406-243-5267,