Bolinas, CA: Yanagi, 1977. Limited First Edition. Single Sheet. One of 26 Lettered copies, Signed by Edward Sanders & with his hand-correction. A large broadside (17"x22") with the title poem by Ed Sanders, the legendary, still quite active figure in the literary, publishing & musical counterculture of 1960s NYC & beyond. There is a reference to John Keats in the first line ("Keats is dead..."), & an illustration of a mashed-up version of Keats' poem "Ode to a Nightingale" in an outlined square to the right & below Sanders' poem. One of the Yanagi IV Broadside Series, produced in 1977 in an edition of 300. Apparently there were 26 lettered copies, of which this is copy H(8)/300. Just above the top outline containing the illustration, the poet has hand-signed his name. Also, there is a hand-correction by Sanders in line 12/13 of the second stanza- he marks over the letter "n" in the word "wasn't" & indicates that the word should be "was't." In addition, Sanders has hand-written an entire fifth line of the second-to-last stanza: "The wonderful music of muck." A bold, beautiful production, & an outstandingly rare Sanders collectible. In very fine condition with only a few very tiny smudge marks in blank areas at/near upper left edge, otherwise virtually mint.
Item 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 #2326]