17 Facts About Alice Fulton


Alice Fulton was born on 1952 and is an American author of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.


Alice Fulton's awards include the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, Library of Congress Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Award, and Ingram Merrill Foundation Award, as well as the MacArthur Fellowship.


Alice Fulton's father was the proprietor of the historic Phoenix Hotel, and her mother was a visiting nurse.


In 1983 Alice Fulton moved to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for a three-year appointment as Fellow in the Michigan Society of Fellows.


Alice Fulton has often cited Holland's writing on Complex Adaptive Systems as being instrumental in the development of her theory on Fractal Poetics [see Fulton's prose collection].


In 1991 Alice Fulton was awarded a MacArthur "Genius Grant" Fellowship.


Alice Fulton was a senior fellow in the Michigan Society of Fellows from 1996 to 2000.


Alice Fulton remained at University of Michigan until 2002, when she returned to Ithaca as the Ann S Bowers Distinguished Professor of English at Cornell University.


Alice Fulton has been a visiting professor at University of California, Los Angeles, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and a number of other universities.


Alice Fulton has suggested that poetry is a "model of the way the world works".


Alice Fulton has succeeded in challenging not only assumptions about gender roles, but the assumptions underlying current modes of poetry such as the autobiographical, first-person lyric or the experimental 'Language poem.


The organizing principle of an Alice Fulton poem allows for cohesiveness yet is not so narrow or restrictive as to inhibit the flow of associations and ideas.


Alice Fulton defiantly included these criticism in the hand-written marginal comments of her innovative "Point of Purchase" in Powers of Congress.


Alice Fulton has often referred to Walt Whitman's "I am large, I contain multitudes" as a guiding principle for postmodern verse.


Peter Brier asserts that "Alice Fulton conveys much of the ecstasy that is associated with the strongest religious poets, poets such as Gerard Manley Hopkins" with similarities in phrasing, imagery, and sprung rhythm.


Alice Fulton elaborated on her conceptualization of fractal verse in her 1996 essay, "Fractal Amplifications: Writing in Three Dimensions," in which she posits a "poem plane," a concept analogous to the picture plane in painting.


Alice Fulton's poem makes an eloquent and moving case for science that seeks the unknowable, the unbelievable, and the impossible.