Clayton Eshleman

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Birthday
1, 1935
Birthplace
Indiana
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
1, 1935 (age 83)
Birthplace
Indiana

About

An Indiana-born author and editor, he is best known for his U.S. National Book Award-winning translation of Cesar Vallejo's poetry. His original works include Hotel Cro-Magnon (1989) and Companion Spider: Essays (2010).

Before Fame

He was the founder and editor of two highly regarded literary magazines: Caterpillar (from 1967 until 1973) and Sulfur (from 1981 until 2000).

Trivia

He was named Professor Emeritus at Eastern Michigan University.

Family Life

He married Caryl Clayton in 1961. He and his wife lived in Italy for a time, and he took side trips to France to study cave art.

Associated With

He was influenced by the work of Franz Kafka.