Alive: New and Selected Poems by Elizabeth Willis

By Elizabeth Willis

Finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry

American poet Elizabeth Willis has written an electrifying physique of labor spanning greater than 20 years. With a wild and inquisitive lyricism, Willis—“one of the main notable poets of her new release” (Susan Howe)—draws us into tricky styles of inspiration and feeling. The intimate and civic tackle of those poems is laced with subterranean affinities between painters, botanists, politicians, witches and agitators. Coursing via this paintings is the readability and resistance of a global that asks the poem to upward push to this, to talk its fury.

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