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Powers of Congress: Poems
Powers of Congress exhibits, in dazzling language and complex rhetorical structures, a passionate curiosity about all aspects of modern American life. Sven Birkerts, in The Boston Review, called Fulton a "prodigiously gifted poet," and Powers of Congress more than meets that claim. Back by popular demand, this is a reprint of an important collection that continues to exert a wide influence upon contemporary poetics. It will surely intoxicate all those who love the erotic involvement of language with thought.
"She is an ambitious, powerful poet.... She is a thematic gambler of the best sort. Her poems are daring and broad."?Eavan Boland, Partisan Review
"Powers of Congress is a rigorous, generous book, by one of the finest young poets in the country."?David Baker, Poetry
"In Powers of Congress Alice Fulton shows she's learned a thing or two about levitation."?David Barber, Hungry Mind Review
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Powers of Congress was first published by David R. Godine in 1990. Alice Fulton's other books of poems include Felt, Sensual Math, Palladium, and Dance Script with Electric Ballerina. A collection of her essays, Feeling as a Foreign Language: The Good Strangeness of Poetry, was published by Graywolf Press in 1999.
Alice Fulton's poems appear in five editions of The Best American Poetry series, as well as in The Best of the Best American Poetry. She is currently Professor of English at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan.