n/p: Unknown, Circa 1960. First Printing. Single Sheet. A broadside (11"x14") with an untitled poem (first line: "This is a coop"/) by Jack Hirschman, printed in a facsimile of his handwriting & signature on cream-colored paper. Hirschman's long, prolific career as an acclaimed poet, translator & activist has included his appointment as Poet Laureate of San Francisco & founding of the International Poetry Festival there. He is authentically of the Beat Generation & beyond. Near the bottom edge is written in fine print: "This poem was written by Jack Hirschman expressly for this portfolio after viewing a SERIES ON MAN. Mr. Hirschman is the author of the book of poetry A Correspondence of Americans recently published by the University of Indiana Press." The volume mentioned was published in 1960, one of his earliest, & we therefore assume that this broadside was produced around that time. It is worth noting that the University of Indiana is where Hirschman obtained his Ph.D. in 1961. Of unknown publisher & limitation, this is the only copy of this item we have ever encountered. Surely among the scarcest Hirschman collectibles. In very fine condition with only a moderate crease & branches therefrom near upper right corner; tiny bump-creases at upper right & lower left corners; the slightest browning/sunning at upper edge.
IItem is currently mounted on stiff board, in protective shrink wrap, will be shipped carefully rolled in a tube. This item cannot be sent by Media Mail, so extra shipping/handling charges are required. Very Fine. [Item #2175]