It's go in horizontal: Selected Poems 1974–2006
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Author: Leslie Scalapino
Publisher: University of California Press (2008)
This outstanding volume includes work from sequential and serial poems written over thirty-two years. The poems demonstrate ideas and inventions in writing, and how one writing invention leads to the next. Three series are selected from the long poem way, about which Philip Whalen said, She makes everything take place in real time, in the light and air and night where all of us live, everything happening at once. Recent poems, such as those from DeLay Rose, appear to leave the page itself as a single infinite line in which the actions of individuals and occurrences in the outside world are synonymous, mysterious, and simultaneous. It's go in horizontal is a dazzling entryway into the oeuvre of a daring and powerful writer.