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Hybrid Hierophanies by Clayton Eshleman Now Available!

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Theseus, a tiny male spider, enters a tri-level construction:
look down through the poem, you can see the labyrinth.
Look down through the labyrinth, you can see the spider-centered web.

                                                             Coatlicue
              Sub-incision                Bud Powell
                              César Vallejo
                                          The bird-headed shaman

These nouns are also nodes in a constellation called
Clayton’s Tjurunga. The struts are threads
in a web. There is life blood flowing through
these threads. Coatlicue flows into Bud Powell,
César Vallejo into sub-incision.

                         The bird-headed shaman
is slanted under a disemboweled bison.
His erection tells me he is in flight. He drops
his bird-headed stick as he penetrates
     bison paradise.

The red sandstone hand lamp
abandoned below this scene
is engraved with vulvate chevrons—did it once flame
     from a primal sub-incision?

This is the oldest part of this tjurunga, its grip.

 

 

 

 

Clayton Eshleman’s most recently-published books are Clayton Eshleman / The Essential Poetry 1960-2015 (Black Widow Press) and A Sulfur Anthology (Wesleyan University Press). Hybrid Hierophanies will be included in Penetralia to be published by Black Widow Press in 2017.  Eshleman’s website is: www.claytoneshleman.com. Adrienne Rich has stated: “As a poet and translator, Clayton Eshleman has gone more deeply into his art, its processes and demands, than any modern American poet since Robert Duncan and Muriel Rukeyser.” And Robert Kelly has written: “Nobody is like him in his struggle. At times he makes the wildness of most poetry seem merely effete. I know of no poet who has fed so richly from the thingliness of the world beneath his feet, none who so resists the glamour of beliefs. He is a shaman without a single superstition.”

 

 

 

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· ISBN: 978-1-60964-252-5

 

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Nested Dolls by Clayton Eshleman Now Available!

 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.

 
 
—Stuart Kendall
 
 
 
 
 
 
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, andPenetralia, a new collection of poems. Clayton continues to live with his wife Caryl in Ypsilanti, Michigan. His website is www.claytoneshleman.com 
 
 
 
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· ISBN: 978-1-60964-163-4
 
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An Anatomy Of The Night by Clayton Eshleman Reviewed by John Olson

 

TILLALALA CHRONICLES

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011

In Cranial Dark
An Anatomy Of The Night, poem by Clayton Eshleman
BlazeVOX, 2011

 

When the Pre-Socratic poet-philosopher Parmenides sought the truth of reality, he visited Nyx in the halls of night. Nyx was the sensuous and beautiful goddess of night. She was born out of chaos and, after mating with Erebus, the deity of shadow and darkness, gave birth to a number of lesser deities, including Hypnos (sleep), Thanatos (death), and the Oneiroi (dreams).

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· ISBN: 978-1-60964-095-0

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