Broadside: "8 Fragments for Kurt Cobain" Jim Carroll.

Broadside: "8 Fragments for Kurt Cobain"

Louisville, KY: White Fields Press/ The Literary Renaissance, 1994. First Printing. Single Sheet. "Genius is not a generous thing/ In return it charges more interest than any amount/ of royalties can cover/ And it resents fame/ With bitter vengeance" (Fragment 1, first stanza) A broadside (appx. 11" x 22") with the title poem by Jim Carroll (1949-2009), the legendary poet, diarist & punk musician who was influenced by William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Patti Smith & many others with whom he collaborated & commiserated in the gritty atmosphere of pre-gentrified NYC. With reproduction of a photographic portrait of Carroll by Chris Felver. A bold, starkly beautiful production on glossy, thick paper stock by White Fields Press/ The Literary Renaissance, the acclaimed imprint-series "Supporting a global literary community." Designated as No. 13 in its "Published in Heaven Poster Series," first printing of unknown limitation. A deep, worldly-wise tribute to & cautionary tale of the doomed Grunge pioneer rock musician Kurt Cobain (1967-1994, a venerable member of the grim "27 club") penned in the year of his demise by a kindred, empathetic poet; a most rare & desirable Carroll collectible. In very fine condition with only tiny bumps at corners; one miniscule spot in blank area near mid-left edge. 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 #3837]

Price: $80.00