Jack Micheline was one of a kind. Often described as a Beat poet, he was in fact never part of any literary movement or scene. Jack was a troubadour, with an original mind and a unique poetic voice. He was also a man of the people. In his younger years he would boogie uptown from Greenwich Village to haunt the streets and jazz joints of New York’s Harlem, the pulsating neighborhood he so eloquently portrays in his tragically moving ‘O Harlem.’ Jack was brought to Amsterdam by Soyo Benn Posset for the 1982 One World Poetry Festival. When it finished, I put him up in the guest quarters at Ins & Outs Press and arranged a reading. To the delight of a spellbound audience, he gave his usual knockout performance. – Eddie Woods from his intro to Jack Micheline in Amsterdam
Jack Micheline in Amsterdam was originally released on cassette tape in 1982 by Ins & Outs Press. Eddie Woods and Tate Swindell are now releasing it on Compact Disc. Stay tuned for Vinyl release!