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Clayton Eshleman

CLAYTON ESHLEMAN is the author of numerous books of poetry, including, in 2008, The Grindstone of Rapport / A Clayton Eshleman Reader, Clayton Eshleman / The Essential Poetry 1960-2015 and most recently Penetralia (all from Black Widow). Eshleman has published sixteen collections of translations, including Watchfiends & Rack Screams by Antonin Artaud (Exact Change, 1995), The Complete Poetry of César Vallejo with a Foreword by Mario Vargas Llosa (University of California Press, 2007), and Aimé Césaire: The Collected Poetry (co-translated with Annette Smith, University of California Press, 1983). Most recently, Wesleyan Press brought out a 900 page bilingual edition of The Complete Poetry of Aimé Césaire, co-translated with A. James Arnold Eshleman also founded and edited two of the most innovative poetry journals of the later part of the 20th century: Caterpillar (20 issues, 1967-1973) and Sulfur (46 issues, 1981-2000). Doubleday-Anchor published A Caterpillar Anthology in 1971 and Wesleyan in November 2015 published a 700 page Sulfur Anthology. His website is www.claytoneshleman.com

A Tribute to Nancy Spero (1926-2009)

Art historians have their work cut out for them if they ever hope to get the period since 1960s “right.” It is pretty obvious from existing accounts they haven’t done so yet.

A Tribute to Leon Golub (1922–2004)

Remembering Golub by David Levi Strauss; Leon Golub 1922–2004 by Clayton Eshelman; A Tribute: Leon Golub by Phong Bui

While Drinking Coffee at Zingerman's

Clayton Eshleman is an American poet, translator, and editor.

Tree Roots and Trunks

Clayton Eshleman's most recent publication is The Price of Experience, a large compendium of Eshleman's poetry, lectures on ancient cave paintings, a journal, essays, reviews, and interviews, just out from Black Widow Press.

Three

Clayton Eshleman's recent publications include a translation of José Antonio Mazzotti’s Sakra Boccata with a Foreword by Raúl Zurita (Ugly Duckling, 2013). In the spring of 2014, Black Widow will bring out Penetralia, a new collection of poems, along with Clayton Eshleman / The Whole Art, a collection of essays, notes and articles on the author’s work over the decades, edited by Stuart Kendall. In 2015, Black Widow will publish Clayton Eshleman / The Essential Poetry 1960-2015 and Wesleyan will bring out a bilingual edition of The Complete Poetry of Aimé Césaire, co-translated with A. James Arnold.

The Dream’s Navel

Clayton Eshleman’s “The Dream’s Navel” is the concluding poem in Penetralia a new collection of poems to be published by Black Widow Press in the spring of 2016. This summer Black Widow will bring out the 650 page Clayton Eshleman / The Essential Poetry 1960-2010;  this fall Wesleyan will publish A Sulfur Anthology based on the 46 issues of Sulfur magazine Eshleman edited from 1981 to 2000.

Thoughts of Gorky, Looking into Vermont Woods, at Tinling’s, October 3, 2004

One stands on a creaking/with October leaves…

Pollock Pouring

Among Clayton Eshleman’s recent books are The Grindstone of Rapport / A Clayton Eshleman Reader (Black Widow Press, 2008) and his translation of The Complete Poetry of Cesar Vallejo (University of California Press, 2007). “Pollock Pouring,” which is based on Pollock’s 1949 #1, will appear in Anticline, to be published by Black Widow in 2010.

Untitled

They sound like the boots of pallbearers during a parade of /flag-draped coffins…

AXIS RESOURCE

Clayton Eshleman is the author of numerous books of poetry, including, in 2008, The Grindstone of Rapport / A Clayton Eshleman Reader, Clayton Eshleman / The Essential Poetry 1960-2015 and most recently Penetralia (all from Black Widow). Eshleman has published sixteen collections of translations, including Watchfiends & Rack Screams by Antonin Artaud (Exact Change, 1995), The Complete Poetry of César Vallejo with a Foreword by Mario Vargas Llosa (University of California Press, 2007), and Aimé Césaire: The Collected Poetry (co-translated with Annette Smith, University of California Press, 1983). Most recently, Wesleyan Press brought out a 900 page bilingual edition of The Complete Poetry of Aimé Césaire, co-translated with A. James Arnold Eshleman also founded and edited two of the most innovative poetry journals of the later part of the 20th century: Caterpillar (20 issues, 1967-1973) and Sulfur (46 issues, 1981-2000). Doubleday-Anchor published A Caterpillar Anthology in 1971 and Wesleyan in November 2015 published a 700 page Sulfur Anthology. His website is www.claytoneshleman.com

Five Queasy Pieces

> I want to come to terms with my vaulted and faulty interior, with the clocks stacked in my kidneys, with my face of a radish draining tears into a tile sea. And I do not want to come to terms with this vaunted faculty, with these mer and men maids calving right below consciousness.

The First World

p>Linked to indescribable power, to its shadow analyzed by minorities who have, in my lifetime, refused to remain anonymous— "Until the missing story of ourselves is told, nothing besides told can suffice us; we shall go on quietly craving it."

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