Jacket2 Feature: Leslie Scalapino (deadline June 15, 2013)

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Edited by Alicia Cohen, Judith Goldman & E. Tracy Grinnell


An upcoming special issue of Jacket2 will be dedicated to the work of poet Leslie Scalapino (1944-2010). The editors seek essays that have some degree of focus on Scalapino's more recently published works (from 2008 to 2011) including the new edition of How Phenomena Appear to Unfold; The Dihedrons Gazelle-Dihedrals Zoom; Flow—Winged Crocodile & A Pair/Actions Are Erased/Appear; Floats Horse-Floats or Horse-Flows; The Animal is in the World like Water; and It's go in horizontal.

In the spirit of Scalapino's exploratory, adventurous body of work, we welcome essays in the most capacious sense of that genre—from academic analyses to non-traditional framings, openings, and investigations. We also encourage submission of more personal reflections both creative and critical by writers discussing the impact of Scalapino's writing on their own work. We are further interested in visual artwork inspired by or pertaining to her oeuvre.

Prospective essayists and artists are invited to submit finished works via this Submittable link no later than June 15, 2013. Essays should be no longer than 7000 words (approx. 12 pp.), formatted according to Chicago style as appropriate, accompanied by a 100-200 word author bio.

For more on Leslie Scalapino, please visit her website: www.lesliescalapino.com


The deadline for submissions has been moved to JUNE 15, 2013. If you would like to send a query or proposal please do so before this deadline. The new deadline is for completed works only.