Cover for FULTON: Dance Script with Electric Ballarina: Poems

Dance Script with Electric Ballarina


Alice Fulton's writing has been characterized by The New Yorker as "electrifying," and the poet herself, according to Publishers Weekly, "may be Dickinson's postmodern heir."

Dance Script With Electric Ballerina, Fulton's award-winning first book, is now considered a classic of contemporary poetry. On its release, reviewers commented:

"She achieves . . . intellectual substance . . . without sacrificing emotional richness. Fulton's lively, distinctive style and buoyant faith . . . are most evident." -- Choice

"Her fast-paced verse rolls off the tongue like colloquial speech, or flows like rhythms of American jazz." -- Publishers Weekly

"Fulton's distinct voice marks her as a poet to watch." -- Library Journal

One of "two extremely impressive poetic debuts in 1983. By the time she's through, we want to shout 'encore!'" -- David Lehman, Newsday and The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Reading her . . . you must sharpen your spirit to be moved by what is uncanny and rare." -- Matthew Gilbert, The Boston Review

"Delightful, energetic poems, alive with the exhilaration of creation." -- Stephen C. Behrendt, Prairie Schooner

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