War and Peace 3

Edited by Leslie Scalapino, Judith Goldman


O Books
Original Language(s)
Edition, Year
First Edition, 2007
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Digital, In Print

Borrowing Tolstoy’s title and basing the anthology’s manifestation of War and Peace on the conception that everything goes on in war and peace, the editors, Judith Goldman and Leslie Scalapino, have gathered forty poets on the theme of “The Future.” The future arises with (at the same time as) history and the present. Included in the volume are Lyn Hejinian, Fanny Howe, Lisa Jarnot, Bruce Andrews, Rodrigo Toscano, Anselm Hollo, Paolo Javier, Laynie Browne, Anne Waldman, Jen Hofer and many more.

Leslie Scalapino
Leslie Scalapino (1947-2010) was born in Santa Barbara, California and raised in Berkeley. She is the author of thirty books of poetry, prose, inter-genre-fiction, plays, and essays, including a collaboration with artist Kiki Smith, The ... Read More
Judith Goldman
Judith Goldman is the author of Vocoder (Roof Books, 2001), DEATHSTAR/RICO-CHET (O Books, 2006), “the dispossessions” (atticus/finch, 2009), and l.b.; or, catenaries Read More


is where I am
and you have
me your love

— Michael McLure, from Swirling Asphalt, featured in War and Peace 3


Praise for War and Peace 3

Do you ever get that panicky feeling that something is happening, you can feel it happening, but it is nowhere to be found? So then there you are left with your own mind that is so full of ideas of connectivity and community and the radical nature of poetry and the state of the world, of the mind, the poet, the condition of the heart and just when you are having all of these revolutionary ideas you realize; you are alone. Well, you are not alone! War and Peace The Future Vol. 3 is proof that it is all happening around you, not just in your mind but in other’s minds too. This volume features a lovely group of poets including not excluding Rob Halpern, Stephen Ratcliffe, Rae Armantrout, Leslie Scalapino, Jennifer Scappettone, Michael McClure, and Jocelyn Saidenberg just to name a few. Please, do yourself a favor and make this book yours.

— Kati Knox

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