Author: Michael Rumaker

Michael Rumaker is an American author (born March 5, 1932 in Philadelphia, PA), to Michael Joseph and Winifred Marvel Rumaker. He is a graduate of Black Mountain College (1955) and Columbia University (1970). Most of Rumaker's fiction concerns his life as a gay man. His first book, The Butterfly, is a fictionalized memoir of his brief affair with a young Yoko Ono, published before Ono became famous. His short stories, Gringos and other stories, appeared in 1967. A revised and expanded version appeared in 1991. He began to write directly about his life as a gay man in the volumes A Day and a Night at the Baths (1979) and My First Satyrnalia (1981). The novel PAGAN DAYS (1991, reprinted 2013 by Spuyten Duyvil) is told from the perspective of an eight-year old boy struggling to understand his gay self. BLACK MOUNTAIN DAYS, a memoir of his time at Black Mountain College, has a strong autobiographical element. In addition, there are portraits of many students, faculty, and visitors (especially the poets Robert Creeley and Charles Olson) during its last years, 1952-1956.

Robert Duncan in San Francisco
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Robert Duncan in San Francisco

City Lights Publishers

Literary Nonfiction. LGBT Studies. A newly expanded edition of an enduring classic, ROBERT DUNCAN IN SAN FRANCISCO is both a portrait of the premier poet of the San Francisco Renaissance and a fascinating account of gay life in late 1950s America. F...

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