Roz Payne was long-time friends with Allen Ginsberg. During a visit to Burlington for a reading at the Maverick Bookstore in 1986, he composed this poem about the city and its recently elected socialist mayor, Bernie Sanders. Ginsberg left the poem with Payne.
Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
February 21, 1986
Allen Ginsberg, “Burlington Snow,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed October 28, 2020, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/496.