Sulfur 22 (Vol. VIII No. 1, 1988). Clayton Eshleman, Amiri Baraka, Clark Coolidge, Robert Duncan, Morton Feldman, Lucy R. Lippard, Ana Mendieta, Carolee Schneemann, Gary Snyder, Ben Watkins.
Sulfur 22 (Vol. VIII No. 1, 1988)
Sulfur 22 (Vol. VIII No. 1, 1988)
Sulfur 22 (Vol. VIII No. 1, 1988)

Sulfur 22 (Vol. VIII No. 1, 1988)

ISBN: (ISSN)0750305X
Ypsilanti, MI: Eastern Michigan University, 1988. First Printing. Softcover. Signed by editor & contributor Clayton Eshleman. A vintage number of the deep & varied literary-arts journal subtitled "A Literary Tri-Quarterly of the Whole Art," 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 the previous year (1987) 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 is largely a tribute to the Cuban-American artist Ana Mendieta (1948-1985), with essays & poems by many contributing artists & writers including Eshleman, Lucy R. Lippard & Carolee Schneemann; as well as a portfolio of Mendieta's "Earthworks" artworks. Also a short prose piece by the Beat-&-Beyond master poet Robert Duncan, who had just passed away, appropriately concerning mortality & somberly bordered in tribute; poetry by Amiri Baraka (formerly LeRoi Jones), Beat Generation/ San Francisco Renaissance primary icon Gary Snyder & others; & prose including a short essay by poet Clark Coolidge on the music of Morton Feldman; & a portfolio of images by photographer Ben Watkins. With a robust section of notes, correspondence & reviews including by Eshleman; a few contemporary ads including for Shaman Drum, the long-gone legendary bookstore founded by our beloved friend & mentor the late Karl Pohrt, & Borders Book Shop, when it was still a single revered store a few doors down from Shaman Drum on State Street here in Ann Arbor. On the title page, just below upper edge, Eshleman has hand-written his signature in bold black ink. Trade-format softcover. Another rich & rewarding issue in this eminently collectible series, signed by its founder & mastermind, our dear departed friend Clayton Eshleman. In very fine condition with only very slight rubbing to front, back covers & spine; a bit of wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at upper corners of a few page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #4372]

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