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Alice Notley, born in Bisbee, Arizona, in 1945, is a recognized American poet, author, and editor. Among the numerous collections of verse that she has published are Incidentals in the Day World (Angel Hair Books, 1973), When I Was Alive, (Vehicle Edition, 1980), Waltzing Matilda, (Kulchur Foundation, 1981), Margaret and Dusty (Coffee House Press, 1985), and How Spring Comes (Toothpaste Press, 1981). In addition to her poetry, Notley wrote a short autobiography entitled Tell Me Again (Am Here Books, 1982). Editor of the Scarlet Magazine, Notley was married to Ted Berrigan (1934-1983), who is also a poet.
The collection consists primarily of correspondence and collages. Correspondents include Robert Creeley, Anselm Hollo, Sal Salasin, Ron Padgett and Kate Ferrell whose work was published in the Scarlet Magazine. Drafts of the first five issues of the journal are included in the collection. Two photographs (Charles Olson in his casket and Olson's typewriter) are located in Series I.
One of the more significant documents in the collection is Notley's long, personal narrative poem “The Descent of Alette” (1992) which was published in The Scarlet Cabinet.
Notley created many elaborate collages, which are included in the collection, although undated.
This collection was originally included in the Ted Berrigan Papers. The collections were separated in 1997 as a result of later additions of Notley materials.
Series I: Business Papers (1970-1992) consists of correspondence, notecards, draft issues of Scarlet nos. 1-5, and related poetry materials.
Series II: Writings (1992) consists of the narrative poem “The Descent of Alette”.
Series III: Collages (undated) consists of undated collages and cartoons.
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American poetry--20th century.
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Poets, American--20th century.
[Item description, #:#], Alice Notley Papers. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.
Unknown provenance. Possible purchase.
Alice Smith Haynes. ed. Donald J. Greiner, “Ted Berrigan,” in American Poets since World War II, Part I, Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 5 (Detroit: Gale Research, 1980).