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Sequential images of Leslie Scalapino at a mic, the cover of the book, Hearing, and a close up of Lyn Hejinian
Hearing: Lyn Hejinian and Leslie Scalapino–a collective reading at The Poetry Center
Saturday May 15, 12:00 pm Pacific Time

Hearing: Lyn Hejinian and Leslie Scalapino–collective reading and conversation

Co-sponsored by The Poetry Center and Litmus Press

This remote access event starts promptly at 12:00 pm Pacific Time, and is free and open to the public. *** Live captioning will be provided. ***

“The forming of the five senses is a labor of the entire history of the world down to the present.”
— Karl Marx

Hearing is the long-awaited second book by Lyn Hejinian and Leslie Scalapino in a series organized around each of the five senses. Their earlier collaboration, Sight, was published by Edge Books in 1999. They were nearing the completion of Hearing when Scalapino died in 2010. Ten years later, the book is published for the first time, with a preface by Hejinian and an afterword by Judith Goldman.

The Poetry Center and Litmus Press join forces to celebrate this publication. Reading from Hearing will be: E. Tracy Grinnell, Michael Cross, Lindsay Choi, Simone White, Eric Falci, Eileen Myles, Renee Gladman, Myung Mi Kim, Judith Goldman, and Tom White, along with Lyn Hejinian.

Leslie Scalapino (1947–2010) was born in Santa Barbara, California and raised in Berkeley. She authored thirty books of poetry, prose, inter-genre-fiction, plays, and essays. Scalapino taught at the Naropa Institute, Bard College, Mills College, and UC San Diego. She was the editor and founder of O Books.

Lyn Hejinian is a poet, essayist, and translator. She is the author of over twenty-five volumes of poetry and critical prose. From 2001–2020, Hejinian taught at the University of California, Berkeley. She is co-director of Atelos, publishing cross-genre work by poets, and co-editor of Nion Editions, a chapbook press.

Time: May 15, 2021 12:00 PM Pacific Time

May 15, 2021 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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