North of Manhattan: Collected Poems, Ballads and Songs. Jack Micheline.
North of Manhattan: Collected Poems, Ballads and Songs
North of Manhattan: Collected Poems, Ballads and Songs

North of Manhattan: Collected Poems, Ballads and Songs

South San Francisco, CA: ManRoot, 1976. Limited First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Jack Micheline. "There is within poetry a distinct tradition that is becoming obsolete. The tradition is the poet or the troubadour who goes about or wanders, roams over the country trading his songs and poems for bread and butter...There is only one poet who comes close to chronicling a similar lifestyle, trading his poems, songs and drawings for food, an urban street singer whose Basso Aspirante has been capturing audiences for the last twenty years and that poet is Jack Micheline."(from preface by Paul Mariah) The most comprehensive compendium of poems, lyrics & illustrations by Jack Micheline (1929-1998), the quintessential street/outlaw poet-artist who was a major figure of the Beat Generation & San Francisco Renaissance. From a total edition of 1200 copies, this is one of 200 hardbound copies numbered & signed by Micheline. This is copy No. 110/200. Without dust jacket as issued, this is a beautiful, substantial production including facsimiles of Micheline's manuscript writings on endpapers & photographs of two bust sculptures of Micheline executed in 1960 & 1975. An outstanding Micheline rarity. In very fine condition, substantially mint inside & out. Very Fine. [Item #2810]

Price: $200.00