Alice Notley wins Lenore Marshall Prize

Alice Notley’s Grave of Light: New and Selected Poems 1970-2005 was awarded this year’s Lenore Marshall Prize for Poetry. This year’s judges were David Maker, Mark McMorris and Marie Ponsot. Ponsot has a thoughtful review of the book here
Here is the final poem in the book:
No world is intact
and no one cares about you.
I leaned down over
don’t car about, I care about
you
I leaned down over the
world in portrayal
of carefulness, answering
something you couldn’t say.
Walking or fallen and you
were supposed
to give therapy to me —
me leaning down
brushing with painted feathers
to the left of chance your operatic,
broken
book.
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