A Last Haiku. Jack Kerouac.

A Last Haiku

New York City, New York: Portents (Ann & Samuel Charters), 1969. Robert LaVigne. First Edition. Framed Broadside. A poetry broadside (12" X 14") featuring a haiku by Jack Kerouac (which later appeared in the posthumous Scattered Poems) and a 1956 line drawing of Kerouac by Robert LaVigne. Published "As a memoriam - J.K., March 12, 1922 - October 21, 1969"; by Ann and Samuel Charters. At the bottom is printed "This was to have been published as Portents 12, but it was sadly delayed, and these copies have been printed, as an expression of our love, for his friends." Among the earliest tributes issued in November 1969, in the immediate wake of the death of Kerouac the previous month, in an unknown limitation but exceedingly rare. Item A26, pg. 48 in Ann Charters' definitive Kerouac bibliography. Printed on patterned white card stock. The broadside floats in a beautiful frame, bringing the total size to 14 1/4" x 18 1/4". In very fine, virtually mint condition. Heavy metal frame in near fine condition, with slight separation at upper left corner & a very small chip to glass at mid-left side of frame. One of the rarest & most poignant Kerouac collectibles' a touching tribute to the Father of the Beat Generation.

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Very Fine. [Item #1664]

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