n/p: Cottonwood Magazine & Press, 1987. Limited First Printing. Single Sheet Framed. Signed by Allen Ginsberg & Steven Taylor. "Phoned up the doctor, official reply: "Never Mind"/ Same afternoon, suggested we take iodine/ Three days later Chernobyl's error disclosed/ All over Europe people are saying, "Who knows?" (fourth stanza) A broadside (appx. 11" x 17"; 13" x 18&3/4" incl. matte & frame) with the title poem by Allen Ginsberg, a Founding Father of the Beat Generation; along with musical annotation-illustration with lyrics from the poem & music by Steven Taylor, the noted singer-songwriter & Ginsberg collaborator. According to Morgan's Descriptive Bibliography, this is one of 50 copies from a total edition of 250 which are numbered & signed by Ginsberg & Taylor. This is hand-numbered copy No. 32/50, signed by Ginsberg above his printed name at the end of the poem; & by Taylor, vertically at right side margin of music-illustration. It is noted that this was "Originally laid in portfolio as 1 of 10 broadsides printed by Cottonwood Magazine & Press..." The publication date is noted as September 7, 1987 (AA34, pg. 91). At bottom margin below illustration is "9//12//86 Warsaw Airport" reference- the same year & only months after the Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster that inspired this poem. Handsomely mounted, matted & framed with glass. A bold, beautiful production; & an extremely rare & desirable Ginsberg collectible. We should note that this is being offered only as framed, it is our policy not to tinker with such an important item. Broadside appears to be in very fine condition with only mild vertical waving barely discernible even from a short distance; otherwise mint. Matte, metal frame & glass all very fine with only a bit of wear to front panels of frame; one very small nick in glass at lower-mid left frame edge with no breakage; two tiny vertical lines of metal at left-mid lower frame edge & embedded in glass just above same. Backing very fine including sturdy mounting wire.
$10.00 Extra shipping and handling charges will be required to safely transport this item. Very Fine. [Item #3786]