NOTUS new writing, Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring 1988. Pat Smith, Marla Huber Smith, Clayton Eshleman, David C. D. Gansz, Robert Kelly, Jackson Mac Low, Edward Sanders, Gail Schneider, John Sinclair, Nathaniel Tarn.
NOTUS new writing, Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring 1988

NOTUS new writing, Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring 1988

ISBN: (ISSN)08890803
Ann Arbor, MI: OtherWind Press, Inc., 1988. First Printing. Softcover; Flexible Record Sheet. Signed by Clayton Eshleman. This number of the noted literary journal published during the 1980s-90s here in Ann Arbor, Michigan, edited by Pat Smith & Marla Huber Smith, features an excerpt of a prose-poem dream-diary, "Our Journey Around the Drowned City of Is," by Clayton Eshleman. By this time (1988), Eshleman resided & taught in Ypsilanti, right next to Ann Arbor, where he still resides, our good friend & mentor who continues adding to his esteemed, award-winning oeuvre. On the contents page, Eshleman has hand-signed his name next to his reference. Also in this issue are contributions of poetry by contributing Editor David C. D. Gansz; Deep Image pioneer Robert Kelly; Fluxus- chance operations innovator Jackson Mac Low (appropriate homages to John Cage & Kurt Schwitters); the venerable poet-translator-critic Nathaniel Tarn, & more. Two Beat-&-Beyond countercultural icons, Ed(ward) Sanders & John Sinclair, are featured on a "soundsheet" flexible record sheet included in this issue, attached between inner front cover & contents page, never removed at perforation & therefore never played. Side 1 contains "Danae Adrift Upon the Sea" a studio-recorded spoken word performance with musical accompaniment by Sanders & the ancient Greek poet Semonides of Ceus; side 2 contains "Decoration Day" from "Fattening Frogs for Snakes: Delta Blues Suite" by Sinclair, also a spoken word performance with musical accompaniment, recorded live. With front & back cover art by Gail Schneider; brief fine-printed notes on contributors. A very rich issue with many disparate luminaries between its covers, especially collectible with Eshleman's signature & the still-attached recording. In very fine condition with only very light rubbing-browning esp. near edges of front, back covers & spine; lightest wear & a few tiny bumps & light, faint creases at edges & corners of same; one short, light arc-line of red-purple surrounding upper left corner of front cover; tiny amount of rubbing & occasional, barely discernible spotting to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of a few page leaves. Flexible "Soundsheet," attached as noted above, appears to be pristine. Very Fine. [Item #3300]

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