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By Leslie Scalapino

Internationally well-known as essentially the most cutting edge writers in the United States this day, Leslie Scalapino over and over demanding situations the bounds of many varieties within which she works—poetry, prose, performs, and extra. This notable quantity contains paintings from sequential and serial poems written over thirty-two years. The poems reveal rules and innovations in writing, and the way one writing invention results in the subsequent. 3 sequence are chosen from the lengthy poem way, about which Philip Whalen acknowledged, "She makes every thing happen in actual time, within the mild and air and evening the place we all dwell, every little thing taking place at once." contemporary poems, corresponding to these from "DeLay Rose," seem to depart the web page itself as a unmarried endless line during which the activities of people and occurrences within the outdoor global are synonymous, mysterious, and simultaneous. It's cross in horizontal is a blinding entryway into the oeuvre of a bold and strong writer.

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The black butterfly within the blue has no weight, and the blue doesn’t. a central authority can’t easily be a enterprise for profit. Then it drops out the folk mendacity in the street who're the internal self. colleges aren't easily companies yet are to domesticate the internal self. We don’t have phrases in any respect. 151 As if sealed within the rose sunrise, the first girl runs with the wieners. Her hind legs shaking, she’s pulling them out of a girl. that ladies are to be in the house humbling themselves, who fairly need to have jobs out of necessity, is uttered through the (former) first girl as her hind elements are shaking whilst she pulls. Our (former) vice chairman attempts to show us opposed to the “cultural elite. ” the following, the cultural elite are easily those that can learn in any respect. That’s a brand new poem, as seeing being taken to its first floor. ... 152 The Public international / Syntactically Impermanence Fro m Resting lightning that’s evening, Friendship For Lyn Hejinian ... the land is paired as unmarried — as humans — fish and birds in one’s hell — paper generators — metal factories destroying — purely — rubble — 1. 2 billion residing — basically — coal thorax night’s brown within the hell — land ... the land and 1. 2 billion residing are in a — one’s — thorax — chemical barren region in paper generators, metal factories, coal the waste acid pours as sky into the massive river — and sky pairs in obvious hell of no seeing and dwelling — employees in rubble — booths — coal thorax floated on barge wakes ... hell land brown night’s thorax rubble — dwelling merely there’s in basic terms residing (? ) — paintings is evening — too — wasted turbines’ — one’s — ‘not’ — as too — 153 brown unwell — coal — booths — ‘not’ one is usually weight tugs — wake — coal sloughs — purely aren’t paired and no sky one’s — ‘brown. ’ no evening. grey tenements — stacks but Surrounded via horizontal colossal plains of towns, mountains, coal mines, on river — I dreamt a few guy I hadn’t obvious for ten years — we have been going to visit lunch. i used to be attempting to force him — to unite him — with my grandmother, who's lifeless and who in desires constantly turns her face, dealing with to the facet unspeaking. within the goals I regularly comprehend that she is useless. during this one, I didn’t understand she used to be lifeless, and her face used to be grew to become ahead to me. The man’s face used to be became to the facet from me, after which he didn’t visit lunch. Waking, I feared he’d died. (When I back domestic he phoned and acknowledged “I had a dream approximately you. I dreamed we have been going to visit lunch. yet then we didn’t . . . ” i noticed the dream was once my brain investigating spatially. It was once now not that the guy was once lifeless. It used to be that my grandmother wasn’t, spatially. They’re at the similar horizontal space/time. ) gorges — horizontal lightning humans 154 night rain on ‘brown’ — [stacks waving — there’s ‘no’ evening] — one is in horizontal lightning humans horizontal lightning — making evening ‘no’ ‘night’ happens — then. one. [where there has been] ‘no’ ‘night’ as there are humans. in any respect there, stacks waving that’s on humans even though then (at all there — is horizontal ‘there’) humps rainless moon — [not whilst] no stacks waving — there’s ‘night’ on humps moon flowing horizontal excessive separation of darkish humps and wild moon — whilst (with) no horizontal lightning within the area neck in it — one’s and the excessive evening is within the humps one hundred fifty five people in traces on cliff sporting coal — strains on black humps black humps of horizontal lightning [not whilst] coal — one — ‘no’ relation of labor as humans crawling strains on cliff and — to — black humps moon.

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