Plutonian Ode True First Edition 1978 Limited to 400


In 1978, Allen Ginsberg, along with Peter Orlovsky and Daniel Ellsberg, were arrested for meditating in the path of an approaching train that was carrying radioactive detritus away from the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant, 25 miles northwest of Denver.

Ginsberg had been up until dawn on the day of his arrest composing Plutonian Ode, a four-page jeremiad on the “most deadly substance in the world.”

This true first printing precedes the City Lights edition by four years, distributed for free for the Rocky Flats Protest Benefit. Printed in calligraphy by an unknown hand. Fine condition.

Privately Printed, 1978, only 400 copies made.

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