Inaugural meeting of the Network for New York School Studies (NNYSS) & Alice Notley Poets & Critics Symposium, April 20-22, Université Gustave Eiffel

Organizing committee: Rona Cran (University of Birmingham), Yasmine Shamma (University of Reading), Olivier Brossard, Carmen Husti & Nedjima Hassaoui (Laboratoire LISAA, Université Gustave Eiffel)

Practical details and program in the poster links & posts below.


Organizing committee: Vincent Broqua (Université Paris 8), Abigail Lang (Université Paris Cité), Olivier Brossard, Carmen Husti & Nedjima Hassaoui (Laboratoire LISAA, Université Gustave Eiffel)

Practical details and program in the poster links & posts below.


2022 Calendar & upcoming events


Inaugural meeting of the Network for New York School Studies (NNYSS), Wednesday 20 April 2022, Université Gustave Eiffel : Program

Poets and Critics Symposium 2022 : Alice Notley, Thursday 21 and Friday 22 April, Université Gustave Eiffel

>> Lunch registration April 20-22, 2022 (please register by April 8)


“North American Poetry 2000-2020/2: Poetics, Aesthetics, Politics.” Conference, 29 June-2 July 2022, Paris

FALL 2022

International Conference T. S. Eliot in translation Paris, October 13-15, 2022, new deadline 30 April 2022, organized by Antoine Cazé and Pascale-Marie Deschamps (Université de Paris), new deadline 30 April 2022

W. S. Merwin Across Borders, Université de Paris/ ENS Ulm, Octobre 20-21, 2022, organized by Thomas Dutoit (Université de Lille) et Cécile Roudeau (Université de Paris), new deadline 15 April 15 2022

Just Out! Eleni Sikelianos’sL’Horloge au corps, trad. & postface Béatrice Trotignon, Nantes, joca seria, coll. “nord américaine”, 2022

We are happy to announce the publication of the French edition of Eleni Sikelianos’s Body Clock, in Béatrice Trotignon’s translation. More information on joca seria’s website.

Ouvrage publié avec le concours du Laboratoire de recherches sur les cultures anglophones LARCA UMR 8225 / CNRS de l’Université de Paris, avec le soutien de de la Poetry Foundation et de l’Université Gustave Eiffel (LISAA), dans le cadre du projet Cité des Dames, créatrices dans la cité, dirigé par Caroline Trotot et Philippe Gambette et soutenu par l’I-SITE FUTURE.

Events for the launch of the The L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Book translated by Amélie Ducroux (Presses Universitaires de Rouen et du Havre – PURH)

Repost from Jacket2

For the launch of the The L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Book in a French translation by Amélie Ducroux,  the publisher, Presses Universitaires de Rouen et du Havre  (PURH) has organized an events in Paris and the Université de Rouen.

Review of L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, le livre  by Emmanuel Laugier in Matricule des Anges (Dec. 2021) #228: pdf

Paris: Weds., March 23, 7:30pm (19h30)
POETES AMERICAINS de la mouvance l=a=n=g=u=a=g=e
at « l’ours et la vieille grille », 9 rue Larrey, Paris 75005, métro Monge ou Censier-Daubenton
Featuring Susan Bee, Amélie Ducroux, Sally Silvers, Bruce Andrews, Charles Bernstein and Christophe Lamiot Enos (invited by Paul de Brancion). Mostly bilingual.

Paris: Fri., March 25, 7:30pm (19h30), doors open 19h.
at the Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore, 11 Rue de Médicis, 75006
Andrews and Bernstein, with Lamiot Enos: English only

Rouen: Poésie, (é)motions: March 21, 2022
Université de Rouen, Mont-Saint-Aignan, Salle des Conférences / Maison de l’Université
Anne-Laure Tissut et Christophe Lamiot Enos (ERIAC)
9h30 : Ouverture de la journée : Anne-Lise Worms (Vice-Présidente du Conseil Académique), François Bessire (ancien Directeur des Presses Universitaires de Rouen et du Havre)
I9h45-10h: Introduction —  Christophe Lamiot Enos (ERIAC, Université de Rouen)
10h-10h30 : lectures—Bruce Andrews
10h30-11h : table ronde, avec Bruce Andrews, Susan Bee, Charles Bernstein, Amélie Ducroux,  Sally Silvers, modérateurs Christophe Lamiot Enos et Anne-Laure Tissut, la revue L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E à la fin du XXème siècle (émergence, ambitions, réceptions, représentations), aux USA, en poésie et ailleurs
1h00-11h30 : discussion et pause café
11h30-12h : intervention—Susan Bee
12h-14h30 : discussion et pause déjeuner
14h30-15h30 : interventions—Sally Silvers
Charles Bernstein
16h-17h : table ronde, tous les participants, avec plus particulièrement Isabelle Garron, modérateurs Christophe Lamiot Enos et Anne-Laure Tissut, la revue L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E aujourd’hui, aux USA, en France, en poésie et ailleurs : enseignements, embranchements, jeunes pousses, avenirs, au regard du Nouveau monde, anthologie des poésies en France de 1960 à 2010.

L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, le livre is part of the TO series, edited by Lamiot. This series includes bilingual collections, not otherwise published in English, by Hank Lazer, Norman Fischer, Alice Notley, Roger Kamenetz, Joe Ross, Laynie Brown, Lee Ann Brown, and others, as well as manifestoes by Lamiot.



From The Flow Chart Foundation:

Call for Presentations

On the 60th anniversary of the publication of Ashbery’s The Tennis Court Oath, and what would have been Ashbery’s 95 birthday, The Flow Chart Foundation will be hosting an inaugural Gathering at its Ashbery Resource Center and Flow Chart Space (348 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534—see below for more information about Hudson). We will take a new look at The Tennis Court Oath, and at how Ashbery at 95 continues to inspire, confound, and entrance. How might Ashbery’s work continue to be relevant and inspirational in this moment and beyond?

The Gathering will take place on Sunday, July 31, 2022, pandemic-permitting, following The Flow Chart Foundation’s annual “Night of Neo-Benshi (click to see last year’s event) at Hudson Hall opera house, located across the street and taking place the evening of July 30th.

We invite poets, writers, scholars, artists, performers, and readers to submit proposals for presentations of any kind about, in response to, or in dialogue with The Tennis Court Oath and/or Ashbery’s work now and going forward. One may propose presentations for either or both. These may include papers, performances, readings, or showings, and should be conceived to be approximately five – ten minutes in length.

Submit proposals HERE.

DEADLINE: April 15, 2022 (all will be notified by May 15th)

Poets and Critics Symposium 2022 : Alice Notley, Thursday 21 and Friday 22 April, Université Gustave Eiffel

© Alice Notley

The next Poets and Critics Symposium will be devoted to the work of Alice Notley.

Thursday 21 and Friday 22 April 2022.

9:45 am-5 pm, room 3V071, third floor, Bâtiment Copernic, Université Gustave Eiffel (Champs sur Marne), 5 Bd Descartes, 77454 Champs-sur-Marne

How  to get to Université Gustave Eiffel.

When you walk into the Copernic building, you can either take the elevators to the third floor (the elevators are located behind the staircase below) or take the stairs up to the third floor.

Room 3.071 will be on your right as you reach the third floor (if you take the stairs) or right in front of you (if you take the elevators)



Poetry reading with Alice Notley and Pascale Petit

Thursday 21 April, 7pm,

Atelier Michael Woolworth

located off the Place de la Bastille, 2, rue de la Roquette, Cour Février, 75011 Paris, at 7:30 pm. How to get to Michael Woolworth’s atelier.


Thus far, we have focused on the writer’s own (creative and critical) work on the first day of the P&C symposiums and on broader issues of poetics and practice-based criticism on the second day. But there’s no specific preconceived program for the 2 days of the symposium: as the previous sessions of the program have shown, it seems important to let the conversation take its own course.

Please note that the morning session of the first day is devoted to preparing the conversation with Alice Notley which will take place during the afternoon session and the second day.

Alice Notley will be joining the group at 2pm on Thursday 21 April.

As usual, we intend to address all aspects of our guest’s work as poet, prose writer, critic, and editor.

Please feel free to make suggestions as to particular books that you would like to discuss during the symposium.

Our Thursday afternoon session with Alice Notley will end at 5 pm, which will leave ample time for everybody to get to the poetry reading.


If you would like to attend the symposium and are not already in touch with us, please contact us and we will send you information, instructions about and directions to the symposium:



Alice Notley was born in Bisbee, Arizona in 1945 and grew up in Needles, California in the Mojave Desert.  She was educated in the Needles public schools, Barnard College, and The Writers Workshop, University of Iowa.  She has lived most extensively in Needles, in New York, and since 1992 in Paris, France.  She is the author of numerous books of poetry, and of essays and talks on poetry, and has edited and co-edited books by Ted Berrigan and Douglas Oliver.  She edited the magazine CHICAGO in the 70s and co-edited with Oliver the magazines SCARLET and Gare du Nord in the 90s.  She is the recipient of various prizes and awards, including the Los Angeles Times Book Award (for Mysteries of Small Houses, which was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), the Griffin Prize (for Disobedience), the Academy of American Poets’ Lenore Marshall Prize (for Grave of Light, Selected Poems 1970-2005), and the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly Prize, a lifetime achievement award.  She is also a collagist and cover artist. Her most recent books are For the Ride and Eurynome’s Sandals. Forthcoming from Archway Editions is an artbook called Runes and Chords.



Publications by Alice Notley

Books  of  Poetry

Runes and Chords, New York: Archway Editions, Forthcoming.

Songs for the Unborn Second Baby, London: Distance No Object, 2021 (reissued).

At The Foot At The Belt Of The Raincoat: Five Hundred places, 2020.

For the Ride, New York: Penguin, 2020.

Eurynome’s Sandals, Mont-Saint-Aignan, France, Presses universitaires de Rouen et du Havre, 2019.

Les Sandales d’Eurynome: Mont-Saint-Aignan, France: Presses universitaires de Rouen et du Havre, 2019.

Undo, Ottawa: above/ground press, 2018.

Certain Magical Acts, New York,:Penguin, 2016.

Benediction, Tucson: Letter Machine Editions, 2015.

Manhattan Luck, Oakland: Heart’s Desire, 2014.

Negativity’s Kiss, Mont-Saint-Aignan, France : Presses universitaires de Rouen et du Havre, 2014.

Le Baiser de la Négativité, Mont-Saint-Aignan, France, Presses universitaires de Rouen et du Havre, 2014.

Secret I D, Iowa City, Walla Walla: The Catenary Press, 2013.

Songs and Stories of the Ghouls, Middletown CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2011.

Culture of One, New York: Penguin, 2011.

Reason and Other Women, Tucson:  Chax Press, 2010.

In the Pines, New York: Penguin, 2007.

Grave of Light: New and Selected Poems 1970-2005, Middletown CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2006.

Alma, or The Dead Women, New York: Granary Books, 2006.

City of, Minneapolis: Rain Taxi, 2006.

From the Beginning, Woodacre CA: The Owl Press, 2004.

Waltzing Matilda, Cambridge, MA:  Faux Press, 2003. (reissued)

Disobedience, New York: Penguin, 2001.

Byzantine Parables, Cambridge (England): Poetical Histories No 45, 1998.

Mysteries of Small Houses, New York: Penguin , 1998.

etruscan reader vii (with Wendy Mulford and Brian Coffey), Newcastle under Lyme: Etruscan Books, 1997.

The Descent of Alette, New York: Penguin, April, 1996.

Close to me & Closer. . . (The Language of Heaven) and Désamère, Oakland: O Books, 1995.

To Say You, Riverdale: Pyramid Atlantic, 1994.

Selected Poems of Alice Notley, Hoboken: Talisman House, 1993.

The Scarlet Cabinet (with Douglas Oliver), New York: Scarlet Editions, 1992.

Homer’s Art, Canton, New York: The Institute of Further Studies, 1990.

From A Work In Progress, New York: DIA Chapbook Series, 1989.

At Night the States, Chicago: Yellow Press, 1988.

Parts of a Wedding, New York: Unimproved Editions Press, 1986.

Margaret & Dusty, St. Paul: Coffee House, 1985.

Sorrento, Los Angeles: Sherwood Press, 1984.

Waltzing Matilda,  New York: Kulchur Press, 1981.

How Spring Comes, West Branch, Iowa: Toothpaste Press, 1981.

When I Was Alive, New York: Vehicle Editions, 1980.

Songs For the Unborn Second Baby, Lenox, MA: United Artists, 1979.

A Diamond Necklace, New York: Frontward Books, 1977.

For Frank O’Hara’s Birthday,  Cambridge, England: Street Editions, 1976.

Alice Ordered Me To Be Made, Chicago: The Yellow Press, 1976.

Incidentals in the Day World, New York: Angel Hair, 1973.

Phoebe Light, Bolinas: Big Sky, 1973.

165 Meeting House Lane, New York: ‘C’ Press, 1972.



Tell Me Again, Santa Barbara: Instant Editions, 1981.


Lectures/ Criticism

 Coming After: Essays on Poets and Poetry, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2005.

Dr. Williams’ Heiresses, Berkeley: Tuumba Books, 1980.

Bibliography of Critical Writings on Alice Notley’s work

Bibliography in progress – if you wish to add / submit a title or titles, please email or use form below.


Arterian, Diana. “‘Spirit Flows From Pieces’: Alice Notley’s Collage Art.” The Poetry Foundation website. Originally Published: August 30th, 2019.

Bendall, Molly, and Alice Notley. The Antioch Review, vol. 55, no. 2, 1997, pp. 247–248.

Bloch, Julia. “Alice Notley’s Descent: Modernist Genealogies and Gendered Literary Inheritance.” Journal of Modern Literature, vol. 35, no. 3, 2012, pp. 1–24.

Dubois, Page. “‘An Especially Peculiar Undertaking’: Alice Notley’s Epic.” Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, vol. 12, no. 2, 2001, pp. 86–97.

DuCharme, Mark. “Interview: Alice Notley.” Onthebus, vol. 4–5, no. 2–1 [10–11], 1992, pp. 284–95.

Foster, Edward. “An Interview with Alice Notley.” Talisman: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, vol. 1, 1988, pp. 14–35.

Foster, Edward. “An Interview with Alice Notley.” Talisman: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, vol. 23–26, 2001, pp. 526–35.

Hinton, Laura. “Down in the Dump: The Abject in Alice Notley’s Culture of One.” Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures, vol. 3, no. 1, June 2019, pp. 127–37.

Hix, H. L. “Alice Notley’s Mythic Descent/Dissent.” Interlitteraria, vol. 13, no. 2, 2008, pp. 329–43.

Irwin, Mark. “Machine’s Corpse: Within the City’s Body.” Denver Quarterly, vol. 32, no. 1–2, 1997, pp. 125–33.

Johnson, Eleanor. “Critical Poetics: A Meditation on Alternative Critical Vernaculars.” Postmedieval: A Journal of Medieval Cultural Studies, vol. 6, no. 4, 2015, pp. 375–84.

Keelan, Claudia, and Alice Notley. “A Conversation: September 2002-December 2003.” The American Poetry Review, vol. 33, no. 3, May 2004, pp. 15–19.

Keelan, Claudia. “I Find Out Everything I Believe Through Writing: An Interview with Alice Notley.” Quo Anima: Spirituality and Innovation in Contemporary Women’s Poetry, edited by Jennifer Phelps and Elizabeth Robinson, University of Akron Press, 2019, pp. 58–75.

Lamm, Kimberly. “On Alice Notley’s In the Pines.” Talisman: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, vol. 36–37, 2008, pp. 23–27.

Lipkin, Elline. “Resist, Reframe, Insist: Alice Notley’s Poetics of Inclusion.” North American Women Poets in the 21st Century: Beyond Lyric and Language, edited by Lisa Sewell and Kazim Ali, Wesleyan University Press, 2020, pp. 108–28.

Macari, Anne Marie. “I Invented the Arts to Stay Alive: ‘Alice Notley’s’ Culture of One.” The American Poetry Review, vol. 42, no. 3, 2013, pp. 42–43.

Mccabe, Susan. “Alice Notley’s Epic Entry: ‘An Ecstasy of Finding Another Way of Being.’” The Antioch Review, vol. 56, no. 3, 1998, pp. 273–280.

McCabe, Susan. “Alice Notley’s Experimental Epic: ‘An Ecstacy of Finding Another Way of Being.’” We Who Love to Be Astonished: Experimental Women’s Writing and Performance Poetics, edited by Laura Hinton et al., University of Alabama Press, 2002, pp. 41–53.

Nelson, Maggie. “Dear Dark Continent: Alice Notley’s Disobediences.” Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions, University of Iowa Press, 2007.

Notley, Alice, and Robert Dewhurst. “Alice Notley.” Bomb, no. 133, 2015, pp. 96–102.

Notley, Alice. “Doublings.” The Grand Permission: New Writings on Poetics and Motherhood, edited by Patricia Dienstfrey et al., Wesleyan University Press, 2003, pp. 137–43.

David Reckford. “Interview of Alice Notley”Transatlantica [En ligne], 1 | 2019, mis en ligne le 01 juin 2020, consulté le 19 avril 2022URL : ; DOI :

Robbins, Amy. “Alice Notley’s Post-Confessional I: Toward a Poetics of Postmodern Witness.” Pacific Coast Philology, vol. 41, 2006, pp. 76–90.

Roman, Christopher. “The Owl of the System: Alice Notley’s Queer Poetics in The Descent of Alette.” Postmedieval: A Journal of Medieval Cultural Studies, vol. 6, no. 2, 2015, pp. 211–23.

Sadoff, Ira. “Inside/Out.” The American Poetry Review, vol. 29, no. 2, Mar. 2000, pp. 9–12.

Scalapino, Leslie. “Pattern-and the ‘Simulacral.’” Artifice and Indeterminacy: An Anthology of New Poetics, edited by Christopher Beach, University of Alabama Press, 1998, pp. 130–39.

Selinger, Eric Murphy. “That Awkward Glance.” Parnassus: Poetry in Review, vol. 21, no. 1–2, 1995, pp. 298–324.

Shamma, Yasmine. Spatial Poetics: Second Generation New York School Poetry. Oxford University Press, 2018.

Sikelianos, Eleni. “Eleni Sikelianos on Alice Notley.” Women Poets on Mentorship: Efforts and Affections, edited by Arielle Greenberg and Rachel Zucker, University of Iowa Press, 2008, pp. 217–27.

Skoulding, Zoë. “Alice Notley’s Disobedient Cities.” Feminist Review, no. 96, 2010, pp. 89–105.

Sturm, Nick. “‘I make these collages and write.’ Alice Notley’s Visual Art.” Jacket 2, December 22, 2020.

Sturm, Nick. “Unceasing Museums: Alice Notley’s ‘Modern Americans in Their Place at Chicago Art Institute.'” ASAP Journal, March 12, 2019. [Includes Alice Notley’s republished 1975 essay]

Zultanski, Steven. Thirty-odd Functions of Voice in the Poetry of Alice Notley. New York: Ugly Duckling Presse, 2020.

Zurawski, Magdalena. “Marxism for Single Mothers: Anne Boyer’s Garments against Women.” Polish Journal for American Studies: Yearbook of the Polish Association for American Studies, vol. 11, 2017, pp. 359–63.