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Poetry. Cover art by Henri Michaux.What is the center of a line?Where the whatever folds, becomes everwhat.Ramose, lachrymose hollow of lines, sisters of stain.Stains immaculate in their sordid, humid bellies.Jonah-Michaux in the moray mescaline belly.—from "Michaux, 1956"
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Clayton Eshleman's most recent publications include The Complete Poetry of César Vallejo (University of California Press, 2007), Grindstone of Rapport: A Clayton Eshleman Reader (Black Widow Press, 2008), Anticline (Black Widow Press, 2010), Solar Throat Slashed (a translation of Aimé Césaire's Soleil cou coupé, with A. James Arnold; Wesleyan University Press, 2011), and Endure (a selected translations of Bei Dao, with Lucas Klein; Black Widow Press, 2011). Eshleman is the first poet to realize a huge, researched, and imaginative project, in prose and poetry, on Ice Age cave art: Juniper Fuse: Upper Paleolithic Imagination & the Construction of the Underworld (Wesleyan University Press, 2003). He was also the founder and editor of Caterpillar magazine (1967-1973) and Sulfur magazine (1981-2000). He continues to live with his wife, Caryl, in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Author City: Ypsilanti, MI USA