A Talk by Elline Lipkin, PhD
This talk considers the experimental poetics of contemporary American poet Alice Notley, one of the few women considered part of the New York school. Notley’s use of an “expanded ‘I’” within her work admits other voices into her poems, rather than just a singular speaker, particularly within her contemporary epic “The Descent of Alette.” Notley’s writing about motherhood and multivocality reflects her commitment to explore boundaries on the page and is a hallmark of her poetic vision.
DATE: Friday, April 16, 2021
TIME: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
LOCATION: Zoom (RSVP to receive link)
Elline Lipkin is a poet, academic, and nonfiction writer. Her first book, The Errant Thread, was chosen by Eavan Boland for the Kore Press First Book Award. Her second book, Girls’ Studies, was published by Seal Press and explores contemporary girlhood in America. She is currently a Research Scholar with UCLA’s Center for the Study of Women and also teaches poetry for Los Angeles Writing Classes. From 2016-2018, she served as Poet Laureate of Altadena and co-edited the Altadena Poetry Review.