American Poetry, Vol. 2, No. 2, Winter 1985. Clayton Eshleman, Robert Peters, Diane Wakoski.
American Poetry, Vol. 2, No. 2, Winter 1985
American Poetry, Vol. 2, No. 2, Winter 1985
American Poetry, Vol. 2, No. 2, Winter 1985

American Poetry, Vol. 2, No. 2, Winter 1985

Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 1985. First Printing. Softcover. Inscribed & Signed by Robert Peters to James Perrizo; & signed by Diane Wakoski. This number of the prestigious scholarly journal, edited by Lee Bartlett & Peter White, features an article by the acclaimed, long Michigan-based poet Diane Wakoski, the third in a series where she spotlights poets she felt were neglected. Here, Wakoski discusses the works of Robert Peters (1924-2014), the profound, prolific & quite unique American poet, playwright, critic & scholar ("Neglected Poets 3: Robert Peters"). On the contents page, Wakoski has hand-written her signature next to her reference, with characteristic series of vertical doodles. Peters, the subject of her article, has also hand-inscribed & signed, beginning at the upper right blank margin: "For Jim/ (signed) Robert P./ vertical doodle-flourish (of flower(?) extending downward to just next to Wakoski's signature)." "Jim" is the late James Perrizo, a noted Beat-&-Beyond collector & scholar who was friends with both poets, especially Peters with whom he corresponded extensively. Also in this issue is the text of a lengthy letter submitted by Clayton Eshleman in response to an earlier article about his poetry by Wakoski. Eshleman, a venerable, award-winning poet, translator & educator, was also acquainted with & highly collected by Perrizo; & is our own dear friend & mentor here near our hometown of Ann Arbor. With more essays, reviews, etc. Front cover artwork, "Letter to Lillian #1: God Bless the Man" (1984) by Janet Maher. A most desirable issue of this collectible journal, especially with these two signatures, inscription & the intersection of three esteemed poets along with one of their major disciples. In fine condition with only very light rubbing to front, back covers & spine; lightest wear, a few tiny bumps & short, faint creases at-near edges & corners of same; one light vertical crease across middle of front cover; very mild rubbing-browning & occasional tiny spots at edges of text block. Interior very fine with only small-to-tiny bump-waves at upper corners of page leaves. Fine. [Item #3299]

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