Originally published by the enigmatic Arthur Mann Kaye and distributed by NC Wesleyan College Press.
Michael Rumaker (March 5, 1932 – June 3, 2019) graduated with honours from Black Mountain College in North Carolina in 1955 and earned his MFA in writing fiction from Columbia University in 1969. He is the author of 16 books.
Of To Kill a Cardinal, Stan Leventhal wrote, “With the precision of a surgeon, Rumaker exposes the soft underbelly of institutionalized religion, while creating a vivid tableau of New York City’s various counter-cultures.” Richard Hall called it “the Canterbury Tales in reverse for the furious queer ’90s.”
The Poetry Foundation ran this notice after Michael’s death in 2019.