Born in Santa Barbara in 1944, Leslie Scalapino passed away on May 28, 2010 in Berkeley, California.
“Author of 30 books of poetry, new fiction, criticism, and plays. Most recent poetry books include Day Ocean State of Stars’ Night (Green Integer, 2007), New Time (Wesleyan), and It’s go in/quiet illumined grass/land (The Post-Apollo Press). Works of new fiction include Defoe (Green Integer), Dahlia’s Iris (FC2), and Orchid Jetsm (Tuumba). Her Selected Poems, 1974 2006/It’s go in horizontal will be published by University of California Press in spring 2008. Awards: American Book Award (Before Columbus Foundation), Poetry Center Award (San Francisco State University), and Lawrence Lipton Prize.” (Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts)