Altered Steaks: A Colloquium on the Cattle Mutilation Question. Tom Clark, Lewis MacAdams, David Perkins.
Altered Steaks: A Colloquium on the Cattle Mutilation Question

Altered Steaks: A Colloquium on the Cattle Mutilation Question

Santa Barbara, CA: Am Here Books/ Immediate Editions, 1982. First Edition. Stapled Sheets. "Since 1967, the mutilation of cattle by unknown phantoms on the American rangelands has mystified lawmen, scientists, and ranchers. This colloquium is part of an ongoing inquiry into the question." (Preface). A discussion of the eerie phenomenon recently documented by History Channel's "Ancient Aliens" of overnight Cattle Mutilation by Tom Clark (1941-2018), the gifted American poet, editor, novelist, biographer & artist who was originally associated with the New York School & perhaps most exemplifies our category of "The Prolific & Underappreciated." Structured as a colloquium between Clark & two other contributors, the noted poet & environmental activist Lewis MacAdams (1944-2020) & David Perkins (a/k/a "Izzy Zane"), likely the acclaimed poet & critic. With front cover reproduction of a drawing by Clark of mutilated cattle in a Western American landscape. Oblong stapled sheets with printing on rectos only, a production of Richard Aaron's fabled Am Here Books/ Immediate Editions imprint. UFOs, Allen Ginsberg, Ethno-poetics & more figures, themes & theories are dissected (couldn't help that) in this especially surreal, humorous & unexemplary piece in the Clark-&-Co. canon. A most collectible oddity in very fine condition with only mild rubbing & sparse spotting to front, back cover sheets (no spine); mild wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; light, sparse spotting to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of a few page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #3945]

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