Man of Moderation, with: Jaguar Skies (The 1975 Michael McClure Bundle). Michael McClure.
Man of Moderation, with: Jaguar Skies (The 1975 Michael McClure Bundle)
Man of Moderation, with: Jaguar Skies (The 1975 Michael McClure Bundle)
Man of Moderation, with: Jaguar Skies (The 1975 Michael McClure Bundle)
Man of Moderation, with: Jaguar Skies (The 1975 Michael McClure Bundle)
Man of Moderation, with: Jaguar Skies (The 1975 Michael McClure Bundle)
Man of Moderation, with: Jaguar Skies (The 1975 Michael McClure Bundle)
Man of Moderation, with: Jaguar Skies (The 1975 Michael McClure Bundle)
Man of Moderation, with: Jaguar Skies (The 1975 Michael McClure Bundle)
Man of Moderation, with: Jaguar Skies (The 1975 Michael McClure Bundle)
Man of Moderation, with: Jaguar Skies (The 1975 Michael McClure Bundle)

Man of Moderation, with: Jaguar Skies (The 1975 Michael McClure Bundle)

New York, NY: Frank Hallman; New Directions, 1975. First Editions. Softcovers. "Man of Moderation" is a 1975 chapbook from Michael McClure (1932-2020) dedicated to queenly Beat Poetess, Anne Waldman & published by the ephemeral New York publisher, Frank Hallman. Little is known about Mr. Hallman, and the only available information we found when researching this obscure historical footnote in Beat Publishing was that he founded a small publishing operation in 1974 that shuttered the following year. During that year, however, Hallman was able to fetch some Pretty Big Names. In addition to "The Prince of San Francisco," Hallman also published work by legendary literary expatriate, Paul Bowles ["Three Tales" -- see TMB Item #4685] & the celebrated American fiction writer, John Updike [the hilariously-titled "CUNTS" from 1974]. According to fellow bookman-&-acquaintance of Hallman’s, Herb Yellin of Lord John Press, Hallman died sometime in 1976. Upon engaging with the poetry of "Man of Moderation," it's easy to see why Michael dedicated the work to Anne. The wellspring of mind from which each sources their own distinct poetic voice is not gapped by great distances--whether geographical or "compositional." The 'Considerations of Craft' which shape Voice, Tone, & Content as they appear on the page seem almost consanguineous for the two Beat Giants. Deeply scholastic & deeply spiritual, the work of both Waldman & McClure reveals each as licensed (literary) practitioners in the Alchemy of Reinvention. Rounding out this bundle is "Jaguar Skies," among the mid-1970s works by McClure that his friend Allen Ginsberg thought representative of a completely new era for the poet. Ginsberg considered the collections "Jaguar Skies" and "September Blackberries" to be inflection points for McClure...further contending that Michael had finally attained the pronounced technical mastery over his verse that previously evaded him. He even used the works as teaching material for the first few graduating classes of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics / Naropa Institute in Boulder, CO. With the ringing, cherubic, choir-like approval of a Ginsberg Endorsement behind these books, the potentially-curious Beat-&-Beyonder cannot go wrong with this Bundle. [ISBN: 0-8112-0580-0]. From the collection of Erin Black Matson, the late artist-poet who with her then-husband, the acclaimed poet & educator Clive Matson, were bona fide members of the Beat Generation as it morphed into the hippie counterculture during the 1960s. The Matsons were colleagues-protégés (in lifestyle as much as literature) of Herbert Huncke, Bonnie Bremser et al. (1) In very fine condition with only moderate shelf-wear to fine-edges of front, back covers & spine; a few low-impact, tiny bumps to corners; light rusting & contained, minute bleeding to staples at interior. (2) In strong very good condition with pronounced rubbing, age-worn staining, spotting, browning & toning to front, back covers & spine; moderate-to-pronounced shelf-wear throughout; tiny, low-visibility bumps to corners. Very Fine / Very Good. [Item #4881]

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