Friday, November 16, 2012

Allen Ginsberg on LSD in Wales

Here's a cool picture of beat poet and hippie guru, Allen Ginsberg, tripping on LSD in the Black Mountains. I've mentioned previously on this blog his acid-fuelled Welsh excursion and the poem, Wales: A Visitation, that he wrote while under the influence of the drug. The poem was first published in hardback by Cape Goliard in 1967 in a special edition that included photographs of Ginsberg in Wales taken by his publisher Tom Maschler. If you have one of the 100 signed copies of the first edition then it's worth between £500 - £600.

The above photograph is ©Tom Maschler.