Leslie Scalapino’s personal library catalog is publicly available via Library Thing.

Cataloging Leslie Scalapino’s personal library was an experience that words fail to describe, but I can say that the project felt like a natural extension of studying with Leslie. I could feel her spirit in these books, and I could hear her sweet yet direct voice reading out loud and discussing the text. I saw, in a new kind of way, her undoubtedly vital role in the community of poetry and poetics. This was an intensely intimate experience, and I often came across dedications and personal notes written inside the books by her friends and peers. Leslie was fiercely immersed in lifelong study, and having her collection available to us in this way is such an honor. I’ve no doubt you’ll find much inspiration here. Her books illuminate her dedication to, among other things, expression through language, art, and meditation. A tremendous thank you to Leslie’s husband, Tom White, for opening their home and library to the project, to E. Tracy Grinnell of Litmus Press, and to Aliza Rood for her assistance cataloging.

With Blessings,
Kati Knox


I Have Berkeley by Judy Wells

[ ] by Alan Davies

Random Possession by Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge

Ribot #1: A Subversion by Paul Vangelisti

The Opposite of Letting The Mind Wander: Selected Poems and a Few Songs
by Keith Waldrop

Relation by Diane Ward

Behind the state capitol, or, Cincinnati Pike: A collection of poetry
by John Wieners

American Poets Say Goodbye to the Twentieth Century by Andrei Codrescu

Analogy of the Ion by Michael Davidson

More Awesome by Pat Reed

Conversations with Rudy Burckhardt About Everything by Simon Pettet

Shipwreck in Haven: Transcendental Studies by Keith Waldrop

Surrealism, Insanity, and Poetry by J. H. Matthews

The Left Hand & the Glory of Her, 1 of 700 Limited Copies by Richard Duerden

Signage by Alan Davies

Babylon: A novel by Rene Crevel

La Maison de Rendez-vous by Alain Robbe-Grillet

The Cane Groves of Narmada River: Erotic Poems from Old India
by Andrew Schelling (signed by the author)

Yogini cult and temples: A Tantric Tradition by Vidya Dehejia

The Nomad: The Diaries of Isabelle Eberhardt by Isabel Eberhardt

The Automatic Muse: Surrealist Novels (Atlas Anti-classics) by Michel Leiris

Elemenopy (New American Poetry) by Michael Coffey

Beyond Self: 108 Korean Zen Poems by Un Ko