Broadside Poem, "BUDDHA HEAD: For Nina Subin" Clayton Eshleman.
Broadside Poem, "BUDDHA HEAD: For Nina Subin"

Broadside Poem, "BUDDHA HEAD: For Nina Subin"

n/p: Unknown, 1986. First Printing. Single Sheet Framed. Signed by Clayton Eshleman. "Does it really matter that his body has disappeared?/ His head, atilt on the pedestal of an open stone collar,/ rests on banyan roots writhing like a fabulous beast body,..." (first lines) A broadside (appx. 9" x 12"; 12&2/3" x 15&2/3" framed) with the title poem by Clayton Eshleman, the acclaimed & prolific poet, editor & educator; our friend & mentor who resides near us here in Michigan. The poem is dedicated to Nina Subin (probably the noted NYC photographer-editor) & is exemplary of Eshleman's viscerally, almost violently evocative style- even as he describes the Buddha! Dated "24 Nov 1986." Below the poem at blank lower margin, Eshleman has hand-written his signature & the date "12/25" (1986?) in red ink within one of several white calligraphic-artwork strokes presumably painted by the poet. Floating on cloth matte in handsome wood frame with glass. We can offer this only as thus presented, any attempt to remove may result in damage. A very rare & desirable Eshleman collectible. Broadside appears to be in very fine condition with only one short, faint curve-crease at upper left corner; otherwise substantially mint. Frame near-fine with several short, thin areas of scratching & attendant loss of wood-stain at front edges & corners; a few of same at other surfaces. Glass very fine with only slight, removable rubbing. Backing includes a sturdy mounting wire; sticker for framing company at lower margin of paper covering, on either side of which are two small holes which slightly expose back of frame & mount. Very Fine / (Frame) Near Fine. [Item #3807]

Price: $60.00