Sumac Vol. II No. 1 (Fall 1969). Clayton Eshleman, Paul Hannigan, Jim Harrison, Denise Levertov, Gerard Malanga, Charles Olson, Octavio Paz, J. D. Reed, Gary Snyder, Peter Straub, Guiseppe Ungaretti, Diane Wakoski, Eliot Weinberger, Andrew Wylie.
Sumac Vol. II No. 1 (Fall 1969)
Sumac Vol. II No. 1 (Fall 1969)
Sumac Vol. II No. 1 (Fall 1969)

Sumac Vol. II No. 1 (Fall 1969)

Fremont, MI: The Sumac Press, 1969. First Printing. Softcover. Signed by Clayton Eshleman. This early vintage number of the esteemed literary journal features the poem "Diagonal" (pgs. 110-113) by Clayton Eshleman, the acclaimed & prolific poet, editor & educator who resides near us in Michigan, our friend & mentor. On title page, Eshleman has hand-written his signature. Also in this issue are contributions of poetry by Paul Hannigan, Denise Levertov, Gerard Malanga, Octavio Paz (translated from Spanish into English by Eliot Weinberger), Beat Generation & environmentalist icon Gary Snyder, Peter Straub (who would become the famous horror novelist), Guiseppe Ungaretti (translated from Italian into English by a young Andrew Wylie, now the famous agent) & many, many more. Also with commentary-reviews by Paul Hannigan on the works of Diane Wakoski; Jim Harrison, the late, great writer who was also a co-editor of Sumac, on J.D. Reed's collection Expressways; Malanga on Charles Olson's oeuvre & reactions by his contemporaries (!) & more. With reproductions of artful photographs by Siv Sedering Fox & Dan Berger (the latter also an editor & contributor) on front cover & throughout interior. A very eclectic, sweeping, rich issue in this most collectible series. In fine condition with only mild-to-moderate rubbing, a few scratches, short creases & a bit of browning to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; small, thin area with loss of paper at upper spine-edge & corners; very light rubbing & sparse spotting to edges of text block. Interior very fine with tiny bumps at corners of some page leaves; very short closed tears & creases at blank lower edges of a few of same. Fine. [Item #3643]

Price: $35.00