Anticline – by Clayton Eshleman


Clayton Eshleman
Black Widow Press, 2010 – 181 pages

by Paul Stubbs

The full essay can now be found in “Clayton Eshleman, The Whole Art“, edited by Stuart Kendall
(Black Widow Press, 2014)



The Whole Art

Clayton Eshleman is one of America’s most pivotal visionary poets writing today, a word-creator and a language inventor whose work has delved deeper than nearly anyone else into the strata of the poetical core of this planet. He was an editor of the influential literary magazine Caterpillar which survived, exploded and prospered for 20 issues between 1967 and 1973, and of the magazine Sulfur, published for 46 issues from 1981 to 2000. He is also recognized now as the leading translator of the poetry of Peruvian writer César Vallejo, the fruit of forty years work which culminated with the publication of The Complete Poetry of César Vallejo (California Press, 2007), shortlisted for the 2008 Griffin International poetry prize. Besides, he is the translator of Aimé Césaire, Antonin Artaud and Pablo Neruda, among others. (Excerpt)

Paul Stubbs – Paris, Dec. 2010

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Black Widow Press

Clayton Eshleman



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