Mind Breaths. Poems 1972-1977

San Francisco: City Lights Books. 1978.

Inscribed by Ginsberg. Number Thirty Five in The Pocket Poets Series. Second printing. 159x124mm. pp. [8], 123, [5]. Black and white paper covers, scuffed in places and with some creasing to lower cover and spine but overall in very good condition. Inscribed to recto of front free endpaper: "for Scott Eden from round the world - one or 2 poems here are from 1973 England - not much from 1979 visit. As ever Allen Ginsberg. Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. Boulder Colo. May 15, 1981". There are also pencil annotations by Ginsberg to the poem "Father Death Blues" on pp83/4. These are mostly musical directions - "Up flute", "Trill Down", the poem being set to music on page 85. Scott Eden is a Scottish poet who worked with Ginsberg. They travelled around the Western Isles together in 1973 and Eden accompanied Ginsberg on his tour of Britain that year. Loosely inserted is a review of Mind Breaths from the TLS. A nice association copy.

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