New York; (1987): Harper & Row. First Edition. Octavo. Item #028397
First Perennial Library edition. 89 pages, signed by the author May 20, 1988, with Additional AH and San Jose. These were the poems of Allen Ginsberg in his tour of the West. Even in conservative Arizona, he filled the Scottsdale Civic Center (standing room only). This includes the very personal poem "The Guest" about aging and his close friend, Peter Orlovasky. In many ways, this collection of poems (including the music where he often accompanied himself) is the logical conclusion of Howl for a future generation. These that range from the decline of eros to the acceptance of the frailties as he aged, highly recommended.