20 pages / hand-sewn chapbook / $12.00
Hitchcock on Trial contains the full transcript of George Hitchcock’s 1957 testimony before the Subcommittee of the Committee on Un-American Activities, and serves as both an essential piece of American history and an uncompromising work of art. Equal parts political satire, improvisational comedy, and absurdist theater, Hitchcock’s subversive testimony offers an intrepid and refreshing cross-examination of an unsavory American moment.
In this edition, 26 copies have been hand-bound into cloth-covered boards. $75. For order inquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
George Hitchcock was born in Hood River, Oregon, in 1914. A playwright, poet, editor, painter, publisher, and labor activist, he founded and edited kayak, a poetry journal with an illustrious twenty-year run (1964-1984). Hitchcock was highly active in San Francisco’s postwar literary and labor movements. His poetry collections—including The Piano beneath the Skin, Cloud-Taxis, and Tactics of Survival—were published between 1962 and 2002. To both his personal craft and his work as a publisher, he brought a special eye for graphics and typography. From 1970 to 1989, he taught writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Hitchcock died August 27th, 2010, in Eugene, Oregon.