North Dakota Quarterly, Vol. 55, No. 4, Fall 1987. Robert W. Lewis, Paul Christensen, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, Clayton Eshleman, Sherman Paul, Marjorie Perloff, Gary Snyder.
North Dakota Quarterly, Vol. 55, No. 4, Fall 1987
North Dakota Quarterly, Vol. 55, No. 4, Fall 1987

North Dakota Quarterly, Vol. 55, No. 4, Fall 1987

ISBN: (ISSN)0029277X
Grand Forks, ND: University of North Dakota Press, 1987. First Printing. Softcover. Inscribed & signed to James Perrizo by Clayton Eshleman. This number of the venerable literary journal, chiefly edited by Robert W. Lewis, is subtitled "Some Others: Contemporary American Poetry" & features the essay "Psyche's New Form: Eshleman's Myth of Transformation" by Paul Christensen. Clayton Eshleman is of course the acclaimed, award-winning poet, translator & scholar who has long resided here in Michigan near us, our friend & mentor. Christensen is a prolific poet & critic who has written particularly extensively on the works of Eshleman & Charles Olson. Eshleman & the legendarily influential journal Sulfur which he founded & edited are mentioned among other poets in several of this issue's essays, including by Sherman Paul (also the author of a Preface to this collection) & Marjorie Perloff. On the first, title page, Eshleman has hand-inscribed & signed: "For Jim Perrizo/ (signed) Clayton Eshleman." James Perrizo (1944-2006) was an intensely devoted collector & scholar of the Beat-&-Beyond, an acquaintance of Eshleman, & an especially completist collector of writings by or as in this case about him. Other subjects of this lengthy themed issue include Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, Gary Snyder & many other of the most major contemporary American poets. With notes on contributors, etc. Large-format softcover original. A rich, bountiful production, & a very rare Eshleman-related collectible. In very fine condition with only very light rubbing, scratching & occasional tiny spotting to front, back covers & spine; very mild wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; one shallow scratch-gouge at lower edge of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of a few page leaves; tiny bump-dimples at lower edges of many of same as a result of text block scratch-gouge noted above. Very Fine. [Item #3346]

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