Download e-book for kindle: It’s go in horizontal: Selected Poems, 1974-2006 by Leslie Scalapino

By Leslie Scalapino

ISBN-10: 0520254619

ISBN-13: 9780520254619

Internationally famous as probably the most leading edge writers in the US at the present time, Leslie Scalapino repeatedly demanding situations the bounds of many types within which she works—poetry, prose, performs, and extra. This awesome quantity comprises paintings from sequential and serial poems written over thirty-two years. The poems reveal principles and innovations in writing, and the way one writing invention results in the following. 3 sequence are chosen from the lengthy poem way, about which Philip Whalen acknowledged, "She makes every thing happen in genuine time, within the gentle and air and evening the place we all dwell, every thing taking place at once." contemporary poems, equivalent to these from "DeLay Rose," seem to depart the web page itself as a unmarried endless line within which the activities of people and occurrences within the outdoor international 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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They’re nubile, but in age they’re thirteen or so — so they’re strong. (No one knows each other, aligning according to race as it happens, the color of the girls, and our being creamed in the foreground — as part of it’s being that — the net is behind us). A microcosm, but it’s of girls — who were far down on the field, in another situation of playing ball — so it was an instance of the main world though they’re nubile but are in age thirteen or so. My being creamed in the foreground — so it’s outside of that — by a girl who runs into me, I returned to the gym.

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. The leg is soaked. The kneeling cattle standing, settling. the twined grass. in among them. Slept in a matted indentation with them. the men out of the mounted pickup truck overseeing muffled. Lying by the steer it is not double.

She comes up to the (other), and then is on the other side. with the puffed illumined sky before the (other) reading memory only is rem Some homeless people are by the Safeway. where they congregate. opening tins someone has given them, as she goes out door and by them towards billowing sky. they’re sitting holding the tins the sky appearing to move These guys who attack her in the sense of bullying don’t do that to the individual. It is to someone. The instigating bully has a way of flattering them — so that they go along with him — in order to have that.

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