soundbites 4 tha reVelation 2012. Daevid ALLEN.


soundbites 4 tha reVelation 2012.

Rochdale: Bracketpress, 2011. First edition. 12mo. Amethyst paper covered boards with gilt spine lettering and a tipped-in portrait of the author by Geraldine Bigelow. Letterpress printed dustwrapper on Hahnemühle Bugra Butten paper. Limited edition of 73 numbered copies (this one #7).

A collection of poetry ("the cutting edge of free speech"), both personal and political, selected by Stefanie Petrik, including "Market Forces", "The Bus to Bath from Glastonbury", "Love Poem to Gilli", and "All Fucked Up Together". Though there is nothing to indicate it as such, this copy was formerly owned by John Hopkins (Hoppy), for whom Allen performed a poem dedicated to him at UFO on June 2nd 1967, immediately following his cannabis bust.

Originally presented in a candystripe paper bag, of which only the attached edition label and a fragment of the bag remain, o/w Near Fine in dw.