The New Book / A Book of Torture
Place Published: New York and London
Publisher: Grove Press, Inc.; Evergreen Books Ltd.
Date Published: 1961
Edition: First printing
Book Id: 39729
64pp. Slim octavo [20.5 cm] Illustrated wraps. Good only. Sporadic underlining and marginalia in pencil.
In 1953, Michael McClure settled in San Francisco, where his poems were published in a number of little magazines, and where he grew to be associated with the "San Francisco Renaissance." According to Allen Ginsberg, "McClure's poetry is a blob of protoplasmic energy."