Scalapino, Leslie.

Leslie Scalapino (1947-2010) is a California Bay Area poet, scholar, experimental prose writer associated with the "Language School" poetry movement, and founding editor of O Books (Oakland, Calif.). At an early age, she traveled throughout Asia, Africa, and Europe, and her later work reflects some of these influences, including meditation on Zen writing and Tibetan philosophy. Her work has been published in many poetry and academic journals since the 1970s. Her awards include the Poetry Center Award, Lawrence Lipton Prize, and the American Book Award. In 1986, Scalapino founded O Books as a publishing outlet for younger and emerging writers, although she often publishes more established poets; as of 2007, O Books has published close to one hundred contemporary poetry books. Scalapino has served as a faculty member at San Francisco State University, the San Francisco Art Institute, the Naropa Institute, and Bard College. She died in Berkeley, California on May 28, 2010.

From the description of Leslie Scalapino Papers, 1982-2010. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 66901782


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