Nested Dolls by Clayton Eshleman
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In Nested Dolls, Clayton Eshleman weaves threads of myth, dream, memory, and imagination through a work etched in what he might call, after Adorno, a late style, wherein affirmation ventures forth in the face of annihilation. These are nestual investigations of abyssal loss, death, and rebirth coiled within one another, explorations of the “reality of the invisible world” and the “labyrinth underlying the poem” offering further episodes in the life of the Minotaur and the Spider that have marked Eshleman’s career as a poet for more than five decades.
Clayton Eshleman’s publications include The Complete Poetry of César Vallejo (University of California Press, 2007), The Grindstone of Rapport / A Clayton Eshleman Reader (Black Widow Press, 2008), Anticline (Black Widow Press, 2010), Solar Throat Slashed (a translation of Aimé Césaire’s Soleil cou coupé, with A. James Arnold, Wesleyan University Press, 2011), An Anatomy of the Night (BlazeVOX Press, 2011), and Endure (a selected translations of Bei Dao, with Lucas Klein, Black Widow Press, 2011). Eshleman is the first poet to realize a huge, researched, and imaginative project, in prose and poetry, on Ice Age cave art: Juniper Fuse: Upper Paleolithic Imagination & the Construction of the Underworld (Wesleyan University Press, 2003). He was also the founder and editor of Caterpillar magazine (1967-1973) and Sulfur magazine (1981-2000).
Most recently, in 2012 Black Widow published The Price of Experience, a large compendium of his poetry and prose, and in the spring of 2013 Wesleyan brought out his co-translation with Arnold of Césaire's original 1939 Notebook of a Return to the Native Land. Also in the fall of 2013, Ugly Duckling Presse published his translation of José Antonio Mazzotti's Sakra Boccata. In 2014, Black Widow will bring out Clayton Eshleman: The Whole Art, edited by Stuart Kendall, a large collection of new and classic essays on the author's life as a poet, translator, and editor, and Penetralia, a new collection of poems. Clayton continues to live with his wife Caryl in Ypsilanti, Michigan. His website is www.claytoneshleman.com
· Paperback: 28 pages
· Binding: Perfect-Bound
· Publisher: BlazeVOX [books]
· ISBN: 978-1-60964-163-4