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Clayton Eshleman’s Experience

March 29th, 2013 · No Comments · Poet, Poetics, Poetry, Translation

Clayton Eshleman has been one of this country’s most serious, engaged & productive poets, translators & thinkers on the matter of poetry for more than half a century now. As Adrienne Rich wrote about the volume Companion Spider: “As a poet and translator, Clayton Eshleman has gone more deeply into his art, its processes and […]

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Clayton Eshleman’s British Museum Notebook

February 14th, 2013 · No Comments · Poetry, Prehistoric Art

Sometime last week I forwarded a review of a current British Museum exhibition on prehistoric art to Clayton Eshleman. He responded two days ago, saying: “I remembered my little moleskin notebook I had with me in London 2007 when at that Museum. I decided to copy out my notes on the ancient pieces I scribbed standing before their windows one […]

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Clayton Eshleman’s Anatomy of the Night

June 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Poetics, Poetry

I have been reading — & rereading — Clayton Eshleman’s An Anatomy of Night (published — details here — by Blaze Vox [Books] in 2011) with great, & indeed, increasing pleasure over some weeks now. It is vintage Eshleman, that is, the strength & power of image-making, always his forte, & the muscular & nervous dynamic that […]

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Weekend Reading: Rexroth, Césaire & Collage

September 2nd, 2011 · 2 Comments · Book Reviews, Essays, Poetics, Poetry, Translation

With the summer all but gone, the Maghrebi anthology all but done, the first week of teaching behind me, & a long weekend ahead, there may even be time to get some leisurely reading done. Returning to Brooklyn after 3 months on the road, I found a trove of books that had arrived or that […]

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SAKRA BOCCATA(2)

January 23rd, 2011 · No Comments · Poetry, Translation, Uncategorized

José Antonio Mazzotti from: Sakra Boccata Translation by Clayton Eshleman 5 Because blessed You are among all women And blessed this fleshy bulk like a dog rose It saves my soul with the Transubstantiation of the Flesh In Wine and Bread of the Glory on this altar I sacrifice myself I feed my goddess as […]

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Clayton Eshleman in Huffington Post

September 11th, 2010 · No Comments · Interview, Poetics, Poetry, Poetry readings

Today’s Huffington Post publishes an interview with Clayton Eshleman in the context of Anis Shivani‘s series on the state of US poetry now. Check it our here. Further down the page you can read similar interviews with Annie Finch and Ron Silliman (all too short, all of them, to get a real in depth sense […]

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Lost Caul: Clayton Eshleman on Lascaux

February 5th, 2010 · 9 Comments · Air pollution, Environment, Petition, Prehistoric Art, Visual Arts

In a previous post (here) I alerted readers to the disaster at Lascaux, and suggested everyone sign the petition for speedy action to save one of the core sites of earliest human art. If you haven’t done so yet, do it now (here) before or after you read Clayton Eshleman’s essay below. LASCAUX, LOST CAUL […]

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OPERATION CAST LEAD

April 21st, 2009 · 3 Comments · Palestine, Uncategorized

Operation Cast Lead *  by Clayton Eshleman [In this piece Clayton Eshleman synthesizes a number of reports on the Gaza atrocities, to create an accurate & horrifying report on what happened when the Israeli army invaded. Given the short historical memory — a true if invisible plague in a country where news is instant sound-bytes with 5-minute shelf lives […]

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