Little Hill
Little Hill

Award-winning poet explores new formal terrain in seven long poems against the violence of the present political moment.

"[Warren] has begun writing longer poems, putting her stamp on a running notational mode whose other practitioners include Stephanie Young, Anselm Berrigan, and Jacqueline Waters. I think you can hear the durational projects, the self-conscious day-scores, of Bernadette Mayer and of Lewis Warsh farther back in the tradition."—Brian Blanchfield,

The third full-length collection from Bay Area poet Alli Warren, Little Hill comprises seven long poems written with propulsive prosody in a daybook fashion, examining our present, politically charged moment. These poems are at once energetic and contemplative, intimate and direct, as Warren focuses her attention on capitalism, gender, love, inequality, and resistance. Despite the dystopian now, Warren finds promise in the smallest human instances of tenderness, ecological connection, and political solidarity. Little Hill is about learning to live and love in the 21st century while not shying away from all there is to struggle against.

Praise for Little Hill:

"In Little Hill Alli Warren's principle method is articulation of exquisite units of speech (thought) that, maintaining separation, are capable of connection. The line might be a sentence or a part of one . . . I mean a delicious sense of grammatical distinctness is maintained. The poet, also a lone unit, seems to exist less in relation than as that lone one, condemning this hard world with its villain work and elusive hierarchies. The language is precise, lush, unexpected and often thrilling. Articulation would seem to be the true other, or maybe nature is. The book is gift more than condemnation, though as the latter it’s unsparing. Still, it’s a gift."––Alice Notley

Title Little Hill
Author Alli Warren
Publisher City Lights Publishers
BISAC Subject Heading POE000000 POETRY
Title First Published 14 April 2020
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 120 p.
ISBN-10 0872868052
ISBN-13 9780872868052
Publication Date 14 April 2020
Main content page count 120
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $15.95

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