New York: Harper Collins, 1995. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Quarter cloth over boards in oiginal dust jacket. Briefly INSCRIBED to Ken and Ann Mikolowski at title page "Allen Ginsberg/ 1/7/97/ AH/ For Ken and Ann Mikolowski/ Jewel Heart --- Store/ Ann Arbor." with original drawing of an ouroboros symbol and skeleton at opposing page, approx. 3" x 2". Mild wear to jacket edges. Crease at ffep. Interior bright and clean. Near fine. 489pp. with index. Near Fine / near fine. Item #17701
An important document, covering key years of the Beat movement. Inscribed to Ken and Ann Mikolowski, founders of the Alternative Press, at the Jewel Heart in Ann Arbor. For more than 30 years, the Alternative Press published unbound letterpress-printed mail art, including the work of Beat and Black Mountain writers and poets from their native Detroit. Ginsberg was a frequent collaborator.