TEMBLOR: Contemporary Poets, Issue Numbers 8, 9 & 10. Leland Hickman, Tom Beckett, Charles Bernstein, Gerald Burns, Bruce Campbell, Tom Clark, Clark Coolidge, Robert Creeley, Clayton Eshleman, Barbara Guest, Robert Kelly, Richard Kostelanetz, Joanne Kyger, Rochelle Owens, John Taggart, Nathaniel Tarn, Paul Vangelisti.
TEMBLOR: Contemporary Poets, Issue Numbers 8, 9 & 10
TEMBLOR: Contemporary Poets, Issue Numbers 8, 9 & 10
TEMBLOR: Contemporary Poets, Issue Numbers 8, 9 & 10
TEMBLOR: Contemporary Poets, Issue Numbers 8, 9 & 10
TEMBLOR: Contemporary Poets, Issue Numbers 8, 9 & 10
TEMBLOR: Contemporary Poets, Issue Numbers 8, 9 & 10

TEMBLOR: Contemporary Poets, Issue Numbers 8, 9 & 10

ISBN: (ISSN)08831599
North Hollywood, CA: TEMBLOR: Contemporary Poets, 1988-1989. First Printings. Softcovers. Signed by Clayton Eshleman on contents pages of Issues 8 & 10. The final three contiguous issues of the poetry journal produced & edited by the poet's poet Leland Hickman (1934-1991). In two of these issues, Numbers 8 & 10, the esteemed & prolific poet Clayton Eshleman has contributed two exemplary poems: "At the Speed of Wine" (Issue 8)," & "Sixteen Years in Los Angeles (Issue 10)." The poet had recently moved from LA to Michigan, where he still resides near us, our friend & mentor. On the first, contents pages of both of these issues, Eshleman has hand-written his signature- just next to his reference in Issue 8; & just above the letter "O" in "TEMBLOR" near the top of the page in issue 10. He also has drawn a jagged-labyrinth doodle inside the "O." Also in these issues are an interview with the prominent "L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E" School poet Charles Bernstein conducted by Tom Bennett (Issue 9); poems, prose-poems, essays & reviews by the late cult favorite Gerald Burns (Issues 9 & 10) as well as a review of his work by Bruce Campbell (Issue 10); a poem by the prolific, recently deceased poet & Beat-&-Beyond biographer Tom Clark (Issue 10); excerpt from the poem "Registers (People in All)" by Clark Coolidge (Issue 10); the exquisite haiku-like series-poem "Eight Plus: Inscriptions for Eight Bollards at 7th & Figueroa" by the late, great Robert Creeley (Issue 9); a poem & review by Barbara Guest (Issues 8 & 10 respectively); a stately poem by Black Mountain- Deep Image Schools-&-Beyond master Robert Kelly (Issue 8); a learned essay on "Constructivism" by Richard Kostelanetz (Issue 10); an innovative diary-poem, "Winter Sequence at Jon's House," by Joanne Kyger (Issue 10); the poem "The First Person" from the series "Discourse on Life & Death" by Rochelle Owens (Issue 10); a poem by John Taggart, "All The Steps" (Issue 8); excerpts from Nathaniel Tarn's epic prose-poem "Architextures" (Issues 8 & 10); poems by Paul Vangelisti (Issues 9 & 10) & much, much more. Large, magazine-format productions with bold, simple aesthetics in which the texts get all the attention; otherwise with only brief notes on contributors & a few contemporary ads in each number. In the last issue Number 10, there is a single sheet folded vertically with printing on one (in)side, loosely included between inner front cover & contents page. In this sheet, "Lee" Hickman wrote that "Temblor discontinues publication with this issue" & went on to note prospective future publications. It is a poignant message, as Hickman succumbed to an untimely death not long after this last issue was published. The last three issues in a most desirable, collectible & increasingly rare series of great interest to all modern poetry devotees, especially with the Eshleman contributions & signatures in two of the three numbers. All in very fine condition: Issue 8 with only very light rubbing & scratching to dark black background of front, back covers & spine; very light wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of same; one very tiny group of spots at lower side edge of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny-to-small bump-creases at corners of some page leaves. Issue 9 with only mildest rubbing of front, back covers & spine; very light wear & a few tiny bumps, small creases at edges & corners of same. Interior very fine with only very small bump-creases at corners of some page leaves. Issue 10 with only a bit of rubbing to front, back covers & spine; very light wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; one tiny spot at middle upper edge of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of a few page leaves; loose folded sheet with a bit of smudging on Xerox-printed side as commonly issued. Very Fine; Very Fine; Very Fine. [Item #3286]

Price: $60.00