The Galilee Hitch-Hiker

The Galilee Hitch-Hiker is Richard Brautigan's second poetry publication. It was first published in 1958 by White Rabbit Press in a hand-sewn edition of 200, and was sold by a variety of means, including City Lights Bookstore and direct sales by Brautigan to those passing by on the street.[1]

The Galilee Hitch-Hiker
First edition
AuthorRichard Brautigan
Cover artistKenn Davis
CountryUnited States
PublisherWhite Rabbit Press
Publication date
Media typePrint (Softcover)
Followed byLay The Marble Tea 
In 1966 the book was re-released by The Cranium Press in a run of 700 with an additional 16 signed and numbered copies. Brautigan signed each of the 16 copies in blue pencil and drew a small picture of a fish.[2]

The contents consist of one poem with nine separately titled sections. It was reprinted, in its entirety, in The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster.


  1. ^ "Galilee Hitch-Hiker". Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Galilee Hitch-Hiker". Retrieved 22 June 2018.

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