The back cover features praise from Ginsberg, Burroughs, and Kerouac. Ginsberg wrote the Introduction, which concludes thusly: "He's probably the greatest poet in America, and he's starving in Europe."
"D. Scarlatti" and "Birthplace Revisited" stand out from the first section (Gasoline
In the Mexican zoo / they have ordinary / American cows. - "Mexican Impressions"
The Introduction to the second section, The Vestal Lady On Brattle
, was written by P.L.B. I have no idea who this person was. An internet search was fruitless.
"Greenwich Village Suicide" and "The Horse Was Milked" stand out from this section. Also, the ending of "Cambridge, First Impressions": "It is a great feeling to know / that from a window / I can go to books to cans of beer to past loves. / And from these gather enough dream / to sneak out a back door."