Alice Notley, a poet who has worked in a wide variety of forms and styles in more than 25 books, has been awarded the lucrative and prestigious Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. The prize, presented annually by the Poetry Foundation to to a living American poet for lifetime accomplishment, comes with $100,000.
Ms. Notley, who was associated with the New York poetry scene in the 1960s and ’70s, has lived in Paris since 1992. Her first book, “165 Meeting House Lane,” was published in 1971. Her other books include “How Spring Comes” (1981), “Disobedience” (2001) and “Grave of Light: New and Selected Poems 1970-2005.”