New Blood No. 7. Allen Ginsberg.

New Blood No. 7

Boulder, CO: New Blood Press, 1982. First Printing. Softcover. This July 1982 number of the literary journal/zine features the first appearance of the poem "The Little Fish Devour the Big Fish" by Allen Ginsberg, primary poet of the Beat Generation & beyond, as here. As Ginsberg notes at the end of the poem, it was composed at "11pm Intercontinental Hotel bar Managua Nicaragua January 25, 1982" & is an exemplary fist-shaking activist Jeremiad by the poet during this later period. The poem is included in the compilation White Shroud: Poems 1980-1985. This issue also includes a surreal essay-story by Rudy Rucker of his encounter with the ghost of Jack Kerouac, "The Jack Kerouac Disembodied School of Poetics," a play on the actual name of the school at the Naropa Institute in Boulder, The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, founded by Ginsberg, Anne Waldman et al.; & a back cover illustration of Kerouac by Michael Wojczuk incorporating other Beat figures, a poster of which could be ordered per an ad, that echoes the illustration on the dust jacket of the first edition of Kerouac's Desolation Angels. With many more literary contributions, photographs, vintage ads, etc. A fascinating rarity, & an important Ginsberg collectible. In very fine condition with only the slightest rubbing to front, back covers & spine esp. near spine edges; faint small square of spotting below title on front cover (probably residue of sticker removal); tiny bumps at corners of covers & bottom spine edge. Interior very fine, virtually mint. Very Fine. [Item #2278]

Price: $30.00