[Berkeley, CA]: Tangram, 1993. First Edition. Warm association copy, inscribed to McClure's long-time friend and Oyez Press publisher Robert Hawley, who designed the chapbook for McClure's long poetic manifesto Poisoned Wheat (1965). They distributed the chapbook directly to readers whom they felt might have some influence on U.S. policy in Southeast Asia. Together, the two men mailed 600 copies of the poem (cf. Encyclopedia of Beat Literature, p.263). Item #3295
One of 190 copies. Slim octavo (25.5cm); unprinted string-tied wrappers; hand-made paper dustjacket, with title label mounted to front cover; pp, with illustrated frontispiece by Amy Evans. Inscribed on the first blank page: "For Robert Hawley / Blue Velvet Eternities & Poisoned Wheat & many thanks / Michael." Fine in a Fine dustjacket.