Leslie Scalapino

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Birthday
25, 1944
Birthplace
California
Death Date
May 28, 2010 (65)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
25, 1944
Birthplace
California
Death Date
May 28, 2010 (65)

About

American poet, author, and editor whose works include O and Other Poems and Instead of an Animal. For a 1988 poem entitled "way," she received the American Book Award and the Poetry Center Award.

Before Fame

She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in English. She published her debut poetry collection, O and Other Poems, in 1976.

Trivia

She was associated with both the Language Poets and the Beat poets, though she preferred to be grouped with the latter.

Family Life

Her childhood was spent traveling all over the world with her father (the founder of the East Asian Studies Institute at the University of California, Berkeley), her mother, and her sisters.

Associated With

She was a contemporary of fellow American author James Welch.

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