Sumac Vol II No.s II & III Double Issue (Winter/ Spring 1970). Russell Banks, Wendell Berry, Clayton Eshleman, Dan Gerber, Jim Harrison, Anselm Hollo, Robert Kelly, Gerard Malanga, W. S. Merwin, Charles Olson, George Powell, Adrienne Rich, Diane Wakoski.
Sumac Vol II No.s II & III Double Issue (Winter/ Spring 1970)
Sumac Vol II No.s II & III Double Issue (Winter/ Spring 1970)
Sumac Vol II No.s II & III Double Issue (Winter/ Spring 1970)

Sumac Vol II No.s II & III Double Issue (Winter/ Spring 1970)

Fremont, MI: The Sumac Press, 1970. First Printing. Softcover. Signed by Clayton Eshleman & Diane Wakoski. This vintage double number of the esteemed literary journal edited & with contributions by Dan Gerber & Jim Harrison features two poems ("Race Point" & "Altars") by Clayton Eshleman, the acclaimed & prolific poet, translator & scholar who has long resided near us in Michigan, our friend & mentor. On the title page of this issue, Eshleman has hand-written his signature. Diane Wakoski, another acclaimed, prolific poet who has also long resided in our State, contributes the somewhat long poem "Film: Called Five Blind Men." On page 70, next to her printed name & the title, Wakoski has hand-written her signature with characteristic vertical doodles. Other poets in this massive issue include such major figures as Russell Banks long before his fame as a novelist; Wendell Berry, co-editors Gerber & Harrison (the latter just then launching his remarkable career); Anselm Hollo, Robert Kelly, Gerard Malanga, W.S. Merwin, Adrienne Rich & many more. With an eloquent, touching obituary-tribute by Harrison to Charles Olson, the Great American Maximus Master Poet who had just passed away when this issue was published, opposite a classic photograph of Olson taken (though uncredited here) by Malanga. Also with a section of contemporary criticism; brief notes on contributors; other very beautiful, black-&-white photos taken by Gerber, George Powell & others etc. A milestone double issue in this very collectible series, especially with the signatures of two of its most distinguished poets. In fine condition with only mild rubbing, scratching, browning & occasional spotting to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; light creasing at upper spine edge; light rubbing & a few tiny spots at edges of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of some page leaves. Fine. [Item #3460]

Price: $40.00