Uncategorized | July 23, 2004

Alice Fulton, who won our Editors’ Prize for Fiction in 1998 for her story Happy Dust, has consolidated her favorite poems from her five previously published poetry collections in Cascade Experiment: Selected Poems. The poems are grouped chronologically, which Fulton claims lets the reader see her development as a poet. “In the beginning you get the easier, young poems that were written in the late seventies, so the book begins sort of quietly. There’s not too much demanded, and then each poem itself instructs people about how to read the next poem…it shows things on a small scale that later become more complex and larger and longer.” In a recent interview, Fulton spoke of her new collection, her ideas about poetry, and aesthetics, in which she says, “something beautiful that’s also fair—as in ethical and just—is something sublime.”