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Eshleman, Clayton


Clayton Eshleman was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1935. He earned a B.A. in philosophy and an M.A. in creative writing, both from Indiana University. He is the author of numerous collections of poetry and prose, including Under World Arrest (1994), Companion Spider (2002), An Alchemist with One Eye on the Fire (2006), and Reciprocal Distillations (2007), and has translated the work of César Vallejo and Aimé Césaire, among others. He founded and edited the literary magazines Caterpillar (1967-1973) and Sulfur (1981-2000).

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:


Clayton Eshleman papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 464
Overview: The collection consists of material created and accumulated by Clayton Eshleman in the course of his activities as a poet, author, translator, and editor, and primarily documents Eshleman's literary career from circa 1992 to 2008 and the publication of Sulfur magazine from circa 1990 to 2000. Material includes notes, drafts, and manuscripts for Eshleman's works of poetry and prose (published after 1994) and for works translated by Eshleman; proofs for issues 28-45/46 of Sulfur, as well as...
Dates: 1935-2015, bulk circa 1990-2015

Forrest Gander papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 765
Overview: Collection contains correspondence, writings, printed material, and other paper by or relating to American poet Forrest Gander. There is correspondence with other poets, writers, translators, and publishers. Correspondents include James Merrill, Robert Creeley, Clayton Eshleman, Rosmarie Waldrop, Fanny Howe, Ann Lauterbach, Michael Palmer, Michael Ondaatje, Marjorie Welish, David Shapiro, Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, Charles Bernstein, Cole Swensen, Henri Cole, Peter Cole, Peter Gizzi, and many...
Dates: 1956-2006, bulk 1980-2006

Letter : to Ed Dorn, 1971 Mar 10

 Part of Collection — Box: GROUP 238, Folder: F-2
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: One TLS discussing various literary matters and mentioning Cid Corman, Diane Wakoski, and others.

Removed from: Bearings by Clayton Eshleman (Santa Barbara: Capricorn Press, 1971).
Dates: 1971 Mar 10

"Namako", 1967 Aug

 Part of Collection — Box: GROUP 238, Folder: F-3
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Poem, autograph manuscript, signed. Inscribed: "for Louis Rowan--out of what is common to both. Thanks for asking me. Martha's Vineyard Shore."
Dates: 1967 Aug

Ron Padgett papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 721
Overview: The collection consists of material created and accumulated by Ron Padgett in the course of his work as a poet, translator, and editor. Material includes extensive correspondence with other poets and writers; manuscripts for Padgett's books of poetry, prose, and translations, as well as some juvenilia and early writings; and manuscripts for writings by others. Also included are "bokes," the term coined by Padgett to describe the "little unique editions" Ted Berrigan and he made for each other...
Dates: 1929-2008

"Regarding Our So-Called 'letter to the World'" and "Forty-Seven Years", 1983

 Part of Collection — Box: GROUP 238, Folder: F-1
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Corrected proof, with manuscript corrections in the hand of Eshleman and an unidentified editor, of a talk previously given at the first Los Angles Poets on Poetry: A Celebration, 1983 May 21.

Corrected proof of "Regarding Our So-Called 'letter to the World'" for a Pharos Books catalog, and a corrected proof of his poem, "Forty-Seven Years."
Dates: 1983