Second April

San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1959. Broadside, 7.5x35 inches, printed two sides, folded down to 6x7.5 inches, unfortunate coffee stain across bottom margin of front side affecting 4 words and bleeding through to top margin of back page affecting two words.

This publication marks the published debut of the great Black beat poet with "an autobiographical journey springing out of the blind conjunction of such events as Christ's April crucifixion, death and resurrection by A-bomb, and the author's own birth." Starts: "O man in inner basement core of me"

Cat.No: 17218

Price: $25.00