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To James B. Rector by  Michael McClure - First Printing - 1969 - from Third Mind Books (SKU: 2246)

To James B. Rector

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To James B. Rector

by McClure, Michael

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n/p: Unknown, 1969. First Printing. Single Sheet. Very Fine. A broadside (7"x13") with the title poem by Michael McClure, among the primary poet-playwrights of the San Francisco Renaissance, the Beat Generation & beyond. According to poet Michael C. Ford in an interview conducted by Michael Limnios in 2014, "A police chopper hovering over very visible campus unrest randomly strafed an area of (People's Park) where a student named James B. Rector was shot down dead. This disgraceful incident was never prosecuted but was extolled by Michael McClure on a 1969 gloss broadside with color shadings of red white & blue and reprinted in his book September Blackberries..." This is McClure's poem of protest in response to the incident at the height of 1960s countercultural upheaval. McClure's name is not to be found, nor any reference to year, publisher, printer, etc. This appears to be the main edition of unknown limitation, there apparently was also a limited set of thirty copies signed by McClure. As mentioned by Ford, this poem was later printed on page 7 of September Blackberries with the subtitle "People's Park, May 1969." A rare & important McClure collectible. In very fine condition with only a tiny bit of rubbing, faint creasing & bumping at edges & corners; some light ink rubbings that are likely as issued. Mounted on stiff board, in protective shrinkwrap. Light dusting of spots & debris on surface of shrinkwrap, not broadside.


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To James B. Rector
McClure, Michael
Single Sheet
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Used - Very Fine
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First Printing
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Michael McClure, James B. Rector, 1969
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Broadside; Poetry;

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