Originally published by North Point Press, this collection includes the author’s first three books as well as three never-before published book-length poems.
Praise for Considering how exaggerated music is
I enjoy the solidity of Leslie Scalapino’s work: a specific sensibility moving in a particular world… Here is elegant presentation of particular facts known uniquely by a powerful artist.
— Philip Whalen
That light I like so much in Leslie Scalapino’s poems, which seems to derive from her very quiet, zany, spooky, joyous word—love… it’s that light that gives me the feeling of being in the right place when I’m reading her poems. It’s like suddenly remembering, oh, that’s right, this is where I wanted to be.
— Ted Berrigan
Scalapino is concerned to demonstrate a rupture between phenomena and our perception and memory of them, and ruptures between successive remembrances of a particular past event: “Perception itself is phenomena,” and Scalapino is careful to distinguish between an event and the perceptual interpretation of that event.
— Camille Martin, Rogue Embryo