Margin 5, Winter 1987/88. Robin Magowan, Walter Perrie, Clayton Eshleman, Alan Boegehold, C. P. Cavafy, Virgil Burnett, Robert Jones, Nina Lubin, R. Williams.
Margin 5, Winter 1987/88
Margin 5, Winter 1987/88
Margin 5, Winter 1987/88

Margin 5, Winter 1987/88

ISBN: (ISSN)09505091
London, England: Common Margins Ltd., (Copyrighted) 1988. First Printing. Softcover. Signed by Clayton Eshleman. This number of the literary journal edited by Robin Magowan & Walter Perrie in Dunning, Scotland & published in London features two contributions by Clayton Eshleman. A renowned American poet, translator & scholar, Eshleman has long resided near us in Ypsilanti, Michigan, our friend & mentor. Eshleman's poem "During Bacon" is an intense contemplation of the great artist Francis Bacon's work. The essay "The Stevens-Artaud Rainbow" analyzes the (seemingly disparate) traditional American poet Wallace Stevens & experimental French poet Antonin Artaud, & the impact of their legacies on many later poets including Gary Snyder. Opposite the former is a compelling photograph of Eshleman by Nina Lubin. On the first, title page, Eshleman has hand-written his signature on the blank upper right margin (a low-hanging pun?). Other contributors to this issue include the acclaimed Egyptian-Greek poet C.P. Cavafy (1863-1933), whose poem "Steps" is translated by Alan Boegehold with beautiful calligraphy by R. Williams, with a haunting illustration by Virgil Burnett (who also contributes an essay on the art of draughtsmanship). There are many illustrations & clever, provocative cartoons throughout the issue, as well as black-&-white reproductions of artworks by Robert Jones accompanying an essay on his work by co-editor Magowan; & in color on front & back covers. With more poetry & prose by many others, notes on contributors, etc. Large-format softcover in sewn binding. An important Eshleman rarity, & a rewarding issue in this collectible series. In fine condition with only mild rubbing esp. to blank black surfaces of front, back covers & spine; mild wear & a few tiny bumps & short, faint creases at edges & corners of same; a bit of tiny spotting to lower edge of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of page leaves. Fine. [Item #3342]

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