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New Time

Time spent in Japan, and everyday life in Berkeley and Oakland, come together as a kaleidoscope of words and consciousness in New Time. Leslie Scalapino pushes at the edges / spatial shape of language and experience in her new collection by writing that is itself events, which are to "punch a hole in reality."

Real events, occurring in real time, are transformed in the act of writing them as perceived rather than interpreted. Phrases repeat, conjoin, break apart, and return in this challenging and innovative work, as Scalapino moves toward a "new time" wherein there is no 'inner' — one's illusion that is "the adamant social being / is inner" and "the body is a new form."

About the Author

LESLIE SCALAPINO is author of numerous books of poetry, essays, and plays, as well as the novel Defoe (1994). Wesleyan has published her most recent books: The Public World / Syntactically Impermanence and The Front Matter, Dead Souls (1996).

Reviews

"I find the whole work to be a deeply engaging preoccupation with, and articulation of, what life might be said, factually, to be. But not as a defined subject, nor even a defining one –– but as one being one. That is an heroic undertaking, or rather, place in which to work/write/live. Its formal authority is as brilliant as any I know."—Robert Creeley

Endorsements

"I find the whole work to be a deeply engaging preoccupation with, and articulation of, what life might be said, factually, to be. But not as a defined subject, nor even a defining one –– but as one being one. That is an heroic undertaking, or rather, place in which to work/write/live. Its formal authority is as brilliant as any I know." —Robert Creeley

"Great writers-Blake, Whitman, Dickenson, Joyce, Stein, Zukofsky, Ginsberg, Keruac, even Pound-re-envision the present. Literally, the present tense. In our time, New Time, it is Leslie Scalapino who most fully articulates the constantly changing meaning(s) of now. This crystalline epic may be Scalapino's most 'accessible' book yet, but its surfaces perpetually peel back to reveal a further that could never have existed before, nor in any other way. 'This is eternity,' Olson once wrote. You bet."—Ron Silliman
Wesleyan University Press
Wesleyan Poetry Series

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The Front Matter, Dead Souls

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The Public World/Syntactically Impermanence

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Jan 2012 - Wesleyan University Press
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Zither & Autobiography

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May 2003 - Wesleyan University Press
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