London: Lovebooks Ltd., 1965.
First printing. 80 pp., 6.5 x 8 inches. Perfect-bound in printed card covers. Edited by Barry Miles, with Ted Berrigan as New York editor. Minor toning and creasing to covers; title written neatly on unprinted spine, otherwise a very good, sound copy. Item #4636
An incredible transatlantic assemblage (a “North Atlantic turn-on,” per the cover), beginning with 26 pages of compositions from Ginsberg’s journals (“Ankor-Wat”), and including, along with the more familiar names listed above, such interesting and under-attended writers as Paul Ableman, Christopher Perret, and musician Archie Shepp.
Per the editor’s prefatory notes, Ginsberg “declined payment for ‘Ankor Wat’ and his money has been divided between the other contributors.” There appears to have been no second issue of Long Hair proper, which was succeeded by Long Hair Times (also one issue? which included issues of The Gate, published by the London Free School, and Ed Sanders Newsletter), and eventually the International Times.
Worth the price of admission for the ads, contributors’ notes, and breathless insurrectionary editorial alone!