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1966 Allen Ginsberg poem release...

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April 28, 1966

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York, April 28, 1966

* American poet & writer Allen Ginsberg release
* "Wichita Vortex Sutra" anti- Vietnam war poem

Starting on page 17 is the release of a poem by Allen Ginsberg titled: "Wichita Vortex Sutra" with lengthy text continuing on 2 other pages.
wikipedia notes: "Wichita Vortex Sutra" is an anti-war poem by Allen Ginsberg, written in 1966. It appears in his collection Planet News and has also been published in Collected Poems 1947-1995 and Collected Poems 1947-1980. The poem presents Ginsberg as speaker, focusing on his condemnation of the Vietnam War. It features imagery of the war and America's Heartland interspersed with news reports and cultural references. It is also written in Ginsberg's distinctive Whitman-like long-prose style.
I suspect this to be an extremely rare item because their was really no reason to save it at the time.
It is worth noting that "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. Founded in 1955, the Voice began as a platform for the creative community of New York City.
Complete with 40 pages, tabloid-size, one crease across the center, nice condition.

Provenance note: This issue comes from The Village Voice's own archives, part of their in-house collection used to create their digital archive. Rare as such.

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Category: The 20th Century