Ivan Martin Jirous (Magor) was a Czech poet, best known for being the artistic director of the Czech psychedelic rock group The Plastic People of the Universe and later one of the organizers of the Czech underground during the communist regime. I took this photo in NYC during Magor’s first visit after spending 8 years as a political prisoner. This is a book cover for a biography about his life.

Image © Minna Pyyhkala