Anticline – by Clayton Eshleman

Anticline 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) *** Clayton Eshleman is one of America’s most pivotal visionary poets writing today, a word-creator and a language inventor whose work has … Continue reading

The Mirage of Poetic Evolution in Britain since Eliot

When does poetry begin to capitulate? turn back in on itself? When it fails to assimilate the new, the foreign, when in the words of Nietzsche in The Birth of Tragedy, the human remains in a perpetual state of individuation; or what in this country, England, has always been its burden, the totality of the influence … Continue reading