September 9, 2010
A Tribute to Leslie Scalapino (Day 4 of 4)
(Photo by Thomas J. White)
Leslie Scalapino 1944 - 2010
We honor her passing and celebrate her not ever passing.
"not anticipating, as in happiness -- running out -- before is happy, something occurring does not change that then. experiencing being happy is in the present, that it will be. (Is in the future then, at the same time.)" LS, Zither & Autobiography
Reading Leslie Scalapino is/as an altering act/event. We invited those who knew her and/or her work to write alongside/simultaneously to/of/on her/her writing as tribute. What follows here and in three previous posts is what came. We are grateful to know that her writing will live on in the world, in us, and will continue to be written and spoken about. We thank everyone who responded. We thank Tom White. We thank Tracy Grinnell. Most of all, of course, we thank Leslie.
eds Cara Benson, Elizabeth Bryant, Cathy Wagner
Eileen Myles "from a conversation with Stacy Szymaszek"
"Messing up linear time": Sarah Rosenthal excerpts her interview with Scalapino (originally published here)
Three poems for Leslie by Julian T. Brolaski
Stephen Ratcliffe: Remembering (Reading) Leslie Scalapino: Selected Letters
“Simultaneous Multi-Local Mass-Body Rhythm in Leslie Scalapino’s way” : Rodrigo Toscano (Leslie's impact on his life & writing)
Laura Elrick: Leslie Scalapino and The Anti-Production Room
"No Self": Judith Roitman explicates connections between Leslie Scalapino's writing and the Buddhist teachings of Nāgārjuna
Brenda Iijima: "Leslie's books are survival pods"
Adam Strauss: "words mean occurrence—occurrence means splits no hands can handle"
A collaboration between Frances Presley and Elizabeth James: "Leslie had opened up...the possibility of simultaneous collaboration"
"which is real, and the poem is trying to inhabit that": E. Tracy Grinnell and Leslie Scalapino in conversation for the Belladonna* Elders Series
From "Eco-Logic in Writing": Leslie Scalapino, in an excerpt from How Phenomena Appear to Unfold (a new, expanded edition is forthcoming from Litmus Press)
Dana Teen Lomax "'the difficulty' (the necessity)"
Excerpts from "The Dihedrons Gazelle-Dihedrals Zoom" on PEEP/SHOW.
Poets in Need
Leslie Scalapino Scholarship at Reed College