Alison Knowles (born 1933 in New York City) is an artist, poet and composer and one of the mainstays of Fluxus
and the 1960s experimental New York scene
. Her work is founded in conviviality, participation and the disappearance of the author. She had a pioneering role in the fields of computergenerated poetry and artists' books and has composed numerous event scores which serve as "recipes for action." She was also the co-editor of Notations
, a book of manuscripts of scores compiled with John Cage
(Something Else Press, 1969).