Reciprocal Distillations. Clayton Eshleman.

Reciprocal Distillations

ISBN: 0978693302
Boulder, CO: Hot Whiskey Press, 2007. First Edition. Softcover. "Image density is the salient feature that renders poetic space distinct in Clayton Eshleman's animation of a language that allows for thick terms of concentration and complex shadings. This is to speak of degrees that extend back and forth, from comic-strip plain form, in emphatic warps of surface effect, to the half-light and roundedness of things no more than partially disclosed as heretofore sealed inside a cave; and this should come as no surprise from a writer who for over forty years in a commitment to poetry and intellectual life has thought intensely about history and its various objects, counting those we differentiate as art. These Reciprocal Distillations are a reminder, too, of how much critical potential there is in acts of admiration and the ability to honor the artistry of other makers, forebears and fellow travelers alike." (from Foreword by Roberto Tejada) A later volume of poetry by Clayton Eshleman, the great American poet, translator & educator who has long lived in Michigan, our friend & mentor. With a lengthy, very informative foreword-analysis entitled "Clayton Eshleman: Taking It Out, Painting It In" by the noted art historian, poet & scholar Robert Tejada. Reproduction of the painting "Ischian Sphinx" by Leon Golub on front cover. The life & work of Golub, along with other artists from ancient cave painters to today, are the subjects (or start-off points) for many of these & other poems published through Eshleman's long & prolific career. Trade-format softcover original. A rich collection of the poet in his profound maturity, Distilled indeed. In very fine condition with only a few tiny bumps & short, faint creases at edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; otherwise virtually as-new inside & out. Very Fine. [Item #3383]

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