Sulfur 19 (Vol. VII No. 1, 1987). Clayton Eshleman, John Ashbery, Georges Bataille, Norman O. Brown, George Butterick, Porfirio Didonna, Robert Duncan, Gary Indiana, Francine A. Koslow, Charles Simic, Daniel Tiffany, Diane Wakoski.
Sulfur 19 (Vol. VII No. 1, 1987)
Sulfur 19 (Vol. VII No. 1, 1987)
Sulfur 19 (Vol. VII No. 1, 1987)

Sulfur 19 (Vol. VII No. 1, 1987)

ISBN: (ISSN)0730305X
Ypsilanti, MI: Eastern Michigan University, 1987. First Printing. Softcover. Signed by editor & contributor Clayton Eshleman. This vintage number of the deep & varied literary-arts journal subtitled "A Literary Tri-Quarterly of the Whole Art" was founded, chiefly edited & contributed to by the great Clayton Eshleman (1935-2021), the award-winning American poet, editor, translator & academician. Originally published in California, by this time Sulfur was headquartered near us in Ypsilanti, Michigan under the auspices of Eastern Michigan University, where Eshleman lived & taught for the remainder of his life. It was here that he became our good friend & literary mentor. This issue features a tribute to the American artist Porfirio Didonna (1942-1986), with elegaic appreciations by Eshleman & many others, followed by a portfolio of black-&-white reproductions of selected Didonna artworks (with color depiction of one of his works on front cover). Also contributions of poetry by John Ashbery, George Butterick, Norman O. Brown (composition of lines from many poems by Robert Duncan in tribute to the great Beat-&-Beyond poet), Eshleman, Charles Simic, Diane Wakoski & others; prose by Georges Bataille translated from the French by Daniel Tiffany, Gary Indiana & Francine A. Koslow (essays on the artists known as The Starn Twins, followed by a portfolio of their artworks). With a large section of notes, correspondence & reviews; a few contemporary ads (including for our late beloved mentor Karl Pohrt's long-gone legendary Ann Arbor bookstore Shaman Drum). On the title page, just below upper edge, Eshleman has hand-written his signature in bold black ink. Trade-format softcover. An important & particularly scarce issue of this rich & rare journal, signed by its founder & mastermind, our dear departed friend Clayton Eshleman. In very fine condition with only very light rubbing to front, back cover & spine; a bit of wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; several visible but short creases at/ near middle upper edge of back cover; sparse, light spotting to upper & lower edges of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at mostly upper corners of a few page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #4370]

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