Poetry. Author of eighteen books of poetry, Leslie Scalapino plays with perspective in this innovative collection of prose poems. Shifts in viewpoint enlarge perspective, bear witness to a vast world; it is the poetry of possibility: Yet one figure sits on the huge lit green floor, stripped to the waist with his arms raised. The immense luminous billowed cloud sky is passing over him. Or Atlantis, the green floor flat lit is passing by its roof. Horses run on the floor. Recent titles by Leslie Scalapino available from SPD are THE PUBLIC WORLD/SYNTACTICALLY IMPERMANENCE and RETURN OF PAINTING/PEARL/ONION.
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The r-hu, we're told, is a Mongolian stringed instrument. We're also told that the poems here were written partly in Mongolia—although, aside from occasional references to yaks and "the vertical ... Read full review