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Author: Leslie Scalapino

Leslie Scalapino is the author of thirty books of poetry, prose inter-genre-fiction, plays, and essays. Granary Book just published a collaborative book by artist Kiki Smith and Leslie Scalapino, titled The Animal is in the World like Water in Water. Scalapino's It's go in horizontal/Selected Poems, 1974-2006 was published by University of California Press at Berkeley in 2008. Other books of Scalapino's poetry include DAY OCEAN STATE OF STARS' NIGHT (Green Integer), a collection of eight years; ZITHER & AUTOBIOGRAPHY (Wesleyan University Press), The Tango (Granary Press), ORCHID JETSAM (Tuumba), Dahlia's Iris—Secret Autobiography and Fiction (FC2 Publishers); a reprint of the prose work DEFOE by Green Integer; and IT'S GO IN/ QUIET ILLUMINED GRASS/ LAND (The Post-Apollo Press).

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Considering how exaggerated music is
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Considering how exaggerated music is

North Point Press

Poetry. This collection includes the author's first three books as well as three never before published book-length poems.

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Crowd and Not Evening or Light
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Crowd and Not Evening or Light

O Books

Poetry. "Leslie Scalapino is a stunningly original writer. Poised on an edge between space and claustrophobia, this poet bears stark witness to the broken narratives of thousands dead or off shore. CROUD AND NOT EVENING OR LIGHT scatters literary cr...

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The Dihedrons Gazelle-Dihedrals Zoom
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The Dihedrons Gazelle-Dihedrals Zoom

The Post-Apollo Press

Fiction. Poetry. Cross-Genre. Leslie Scalapino's new book of prose, THE DIHEDRONS GAZELLE-DIHEDRALS ZOOM, while a work that stands on its own, is book II as a pair with book I, FLOATS HORSE-FLOATS OR HORSE-FLOWS (Starcherone, 2010), described by Mic...

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Floats Horse-Floats or Horse-Flows
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Floats Horse-Floats or Horse-Flows

Starcherone Books

Fiction. Poetry. Cross-Genre. Slim, but with as many wildly disparate imaginative scenes and situations as a massive Pynchon novel--miners, polar bears, insurgents sweeping the desert in Toyota pickups, a detective on the trail of illegal fur trader...

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Flow--Winged Crocodile & A Pair/Actions Are Erased/Appear
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Flow--Winged Crocodile & A Pair/Actions Are Erased/Appear

Chax Press

Drama. "For myself and the cast, directing Leslie Scalapino's FLOW has been an extraordinary journey into language and the language in breath, the rhythms of effort to say as precisely as her savage delicacy of thought, her forcing us all to assume ...

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The Front Matter, Dead Souls
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The Front Matter, Dead Souls

Wesleyan University Press

Fiction. "Only a very few poets or writers of any disposition have such a formal enterprise as is here evident. In that sense one might qualify this work as being both the concept and demonstration in a way that would be akin to aspects of contempor...

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Green and Black: Selected Writings
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Green and Black: Selected Writings

Talisman House, Publishers

Poetry. Prose. Widely identified as one of the most accomplished innovative writers in America, Leslie Scalapino has received both the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation and the Poetry Center Award from San Francisco State Unive...

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How Phenomena Appear to Unfold
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How Phenomena Appear to Unfold

Litmus Press

Literary Nonfiction. New and Expanded Edition. "In 'Eco-logic in Writing,' one of many brilliant essay-talks in this volume, Leslie Scalapino asks, 'Seeing the the moment of, or at the time of, writing, what difference does one's living make?' What ...

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Objects in the Terrifying Tense Longing from Taking Place
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Objects in the Terrifying Tense Longing from Taking Place

Roof Books

Literary Nonfiction. "Leslie Scalapino's meticulous commitment to understanding certain writings has resulted in this wonderful book. It proposes that such an understanding does not fix ideas or limit the attention. Rather 'to understand' gives one ...

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Orchid Jetsam
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Orchid Jetsam

Tuumba Press

Fiction. Subtitled "A Detective Novel Series," ORCHID JETSAM includes two closely related mysteries, "Orchid Jetsam" and "Clear Land." In the first, San Francisco homicide detective Grace Abe--inhabited by the ghost of a U.S. Marine who had been an ...

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The Public World/Syntactically Impermanence
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The Public World/Syntactically Impermanence

Wesleyan University Press

Literary Nonfiction.. Poetics. Poetry. THE PUBLIC WORLD/SYNTACTICALLY IMPERMANENCE is a brilliant consideration of the strategies of poetry, and the similarities between early Zen thought and some American avant-garde writings that counter the "lang...

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The Return of Painting, the Pearl, and Orion: A Trilogy
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The Return of Painting, the Pearl, and Orion: A Trilogy

Talisman House, Publishers

Fiction. "The novels in this trilogy are not novels in any conventional sense. Scalapino rejects the orderly development of plot and character, striking instead at what she perceives to be the radical chaos of human experience by writing from an eve...

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R-Hu
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R-Hu

Atelos

Poetry. The innovative poet Scalapino offers a collection of lyrical prose written in Mongolia. Descriptions of the landscape are joined by Scalapino's themes of identity and language. The collection is named for a Mongolian stringed instrument.

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That They Were at the Beach
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That They Were at the Beach

North Point Press

Poetry. For this new collection of poems and prose, Leslie Scalapino has gathered four sequences into what she calls "an aeolotropic series." The poems reflect each other like crystals and change like highly polished glass illuminated by a shifting ...

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Way
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Way

North Point Press

Poetry. Leslie Scalapino's WAY represents, in the words of one critic, "a refusal to limit the potential of experience." Animals, events, gestures are examined, shuffled, monitored, creating a multilayered poem whose constant shifts and pluralities ...

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