Fonds MsA 9 - Clayton Eshleman fonds

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Clayton Eshleman fonds

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MsA 9

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  • 1959-1961 (Creation)
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    Eshleman, Clayton

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1.5 cm textual records

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(1935-)

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Clayton Eshleman (born June 1 1935) is an American poet, translator, and editor. He is sometimes mentioned in the company of the "ethno-poeticists" associated with Jerome Rothenberg. He was a recipient of the National Book Award in 1979 for his co-translation of Csar Vallejo's Complete Posthumous Poetry. He also won the 2008 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets, and was shortlisted for the 2008 International Griffin Poetry Prize. Eshleman founded and edited two of the most seminal and highly-regarded literary magazines of the latter half of the twentieth century. Twenty issues of Caterpillar appeared between 1967 and 1973; and in 1981 he founded Sulfur magazine. Forty-six issues appeared between 1981 and 2000, the year its final issue went to press. Over the course of his life, his work have been published in over 500 literary magazines and newspapers, and he has given readings at more than 200 universities. As of 2009 he is Professor Emeritus at Eastern Michigan University.

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The fonds consists of incoming correspondence (some accompanied by poems) to Eshleman by Allen Ginsberg, W.C. Williams and Florence Williams, Robert Duncan and Edward Dorn. Fonds includes some outgoing correspondence to Asphodel Bookstore in Cleveland, Ohio.

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BCAUL control number: SFL--2294

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Created May 13, 2014, LZ

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  • English

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