GINSBERG, Allen; Karyl KLOPP. Tear Gas Rag (after Blind Blake). [Signed Broadside]. [Cambridge, MA]: The Pomegranate Press, 1972.
Broadside (51 x 25cm approx.); printed in black, with image by Karyl Klopp printed in maroon; outer edge rough, the others trimmed; about fine, save for one small crease to the top edge.
First edition, no. 31 of just 250 copies, signed by Ginsberg and Klopp. Issued December 1972 by The Pomegranate Press.
Ginsberg was vehemently against the Vietnam War, and his political activities were strongly Libertarian in nature. Closely associated with the countercultural movement, he advocated 'flower power', promoting peace and love in opposition to warfare. He wrote a range of anti-war poems from the late‐1960s to the mid‐1970s, including 'Wichita Vortex Sutra', written in his distinctive long-prose style.