Allen Ginsberg's Acceptance Speech for 1974 National Book Award, Printed and Signed by Ginsberg. Also signed by Peter Orlovsky. Allen Ginsberg's Printed and Signed Speech is titled, "'The Fall of America' Wins a Prize." The printed speech is a folded broadside creating a booklet with each of four pages measuring 5 1/2 x 9 inches, copyright by Ginsberg, dated 1974 and produced with the Gotham Book Mart and Gallery in New York City. The fourth page explains the booklet. "This is the text of Allen Ginsberg's acceptance speech for the National book Award in Poetry delivered by Peter Orlovsky on April 18th, 1972, at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City." Ginsberg signed under his printed name on page 3, "Allen Ginsberg," and his partner, Peter Orlovsky, signed below, "Peter Orlovsky, N.Y.C. May 29, 1976...." Fine condition.
Ginsberg is best known for his poems, "Howl" (1956) and "Kaddish and Other Poems, 1958-1960" (1961).