For The Ride
A book-length visionary poem from a writer whose poems are among the major astonishments of contemporary poetry.
Alice Notley has become one of the most highly regarded figures in American poetry, a master of the visionary mode acclaimed for genre-bending, book-length poems of great ambition and adventurousness. Her newest book, For the Ride, is another such work.
The protagonist, One, is suddenly within the glyph, whose walls project scenes One can enter, and One does so. Other beings begin to materialize, and it seems like they (and One) are all survivors of a global disaster. They board a ship to flee to another dimension; they decide what they must save on this Ark are words, and they gather together as many as are deemed fit to save. They sail and meanwhile begin to change the language they are speaking, before disembarking at an abandoned future city.
Alice Notley已经成为美国诗歌中最受瞩目的人物之一，她是一位远见卓识的大师，因其在体裁上的突破和巨大的野心和冒险精神而备受赞誉。她的新书《 For The Ride》是另一部这样的作品。
主人公 “One”突然出现在石刻中，石刻的墙壁上投影出 “One”可以进入的场景，”One”也这样做了。其他生物开始出现，似乎他们（和”One”）都是一场全球灾难的幸存者。他们登上一艘船逃往另一个维度；他们决定在这艘方舟上必须拯救的是文字，他们聚集了许多被认为适合拯救的人。他们航行，同时开始改变他们所讲的语言，然后在一个废弃的未来城市上岸。