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By Leslie Scalapino

Internationally well-known as the most leading edge writers in the USA at the present time, Leslie Scalapino repeatedly demanding situations the bounds of many varieties during which she works—poetry, prose, performs, and extra. This amazing quantity comprises 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 ends up in the subsequent. 3 sequence are chosen from the lengthy poem way, about which Philip Whalen stated, "She makes every thing occur in genuine time, within the mild and air and evening the place we all stay, every little thing taking place at once." contemporary poems, equivalent to these from "DeLay Rose," seem to go away the web page itself as a unmarried limitless line during which the activities of people and occurrences within the outdoors global are synonymous, mysterious, and simultaneous. It's move in horizontal is a stunning entryway into the oeuvre of a bold and strong writer.

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I began walking and people were at a bus stop as if they were not going to work but were going out for awhile, for part of the afternoon. This was in a business area and there were shops. People sat waiting at the bus stop in the sun and there was no traffic going by at the time so that I had the sense that they should be satisfied sexually by others and not by me or the others there. They shouldn’t move or should walk around some though their sexual life should occur with someone from outside. I saw some men doing construction work in the street and the feeling I had was that they shouldn’t do the work then or walk around.

In the long grass. Weeds entwined dragging the hip leg lying. Slept deeply before. The men on the mounted pickup truck emerges through grass. A shot in the heavy grass. The leg lying twined in the weed and rolling into indentation. Buzzards fly up. from a corpse in the indentation flapping on it. which is turned over on its trunk. trunk of woman low wading now. her on the long grass. Rolling into indentation of reddish cattle with gentle white faces who’re kneeling in it. The kneeling gentle cattle beginning to stand frightened.

He was late and had to go somewhere, and came, with a feeling of delay and retarding — rather than out of nervousness. 39 Fro m men who’re poor and aren’t doing anything standing in the sun by a housing project their living in a motionless way having been led later on in the social world 40 chameleon series there not having been a bourgeoisie had been prior to the sense of being at war ... 41 — the earlier life comes apart afterwards . The private life of the people I see in the vicinity — coming apart when it has an order — though it hadn’t had that ...

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