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Leslie Scalapino

Leslie Scalapino is the author of over thirty books of poetry and fiction. Day Ocean State of Stars' Night is forthcoming this year from Green Integer.

excerpt: Dahlia’s Iris—Secret Autobiography and Fiction

Elude seeing the world destroyed utterly. The olive green air ripples.

Floats Horse-floats or Horse-flows

“Floats Horse-floats or Horse-flows” is based on the notion of “alexia,” word-blindness, but not arising as a nervous disorder, unknown words create a future.

from FLOATS HORSE-FLOATS OR HORSE-FLOWS

The same as Chrysanthemum having no feelings but she is only feelings. That pass over her seemingly, that is, lying as the heaving rolling hills of orange mail wet petals plastering her.

The Forest is in the Euphrates River (a work in progress) For the sculptor Petah Coyne, and for poet Judith Goldman

not a mirror the forest is in the Euphrates River The outsidefloorcompletely harmoniouspeoples on the rose desertcruising Toyotas break the delicate surface so the rose huge floor goes everywhere the rose floor of streets with people just the outside (word) is harmonious, though it is

Floats Horse-floats or Horse-flows

“Floats Horse-floats or Horse-flows” is based on the notion of “alexia,” word-blindness, but not arising as a nervous disorder, unknown words create a future.

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