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 Michael McClure as follows: "This is a jewel book that has come out of the spagyric hinterlands of purest imagination, where it has lain for an immeasurable time alongside Burroughs's Cities of the Red Night, Hans Arp's poetry, Monkey's Journey to the West, and Mark Twain's Mysterious Stranger—and it blows with the elegance of a horse—or a wolf...Virginia Woolf!" Lydia Davis commented: "Leslie Scalapino's writing reveals how far language—and therefore thought itself—can go beyond what we are accustomed to, and the forms in which she writes delightfully defy our expectations."
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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). Author City: OAKLAND, CA USA