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HEARSE, A VEHICLE USED TO CONVEY THE DEAD

Starting with the publication of HEARSE 1 in 1957, E. V. Griffith’s HEARSE PRESS would go on to publish 17 issues of the little magazine, a series of 18 chapbooks including Charles Bukowski’s mags_hearse01first, and COFFIN, a portfolio of broadsides. Among those published by HEARSE PRESS are Richard Brautigan, Charles Bukowski, Judson Crews, Russell Atkins, Mason Jordan Mason, Larry Eigner, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Joel Oppenheimer, Paul Blackburn, Robert Creeley, LeRoi Jones, and many more.

According to Griffith in SHEAF, HEARSE, COFFIN, POETRY NOW: A HISTORY (Hearse Press, 1996):
“In format, HEARSE was a center-stapled booklet 5.5″ x 8.5″ page size; the wire staples which held the propensity for rusting. The Rhino Bristol cover stock ran through several different colors — blue, gray, green, yellow, and (much later) pink — with the name in buk_flowerblack ink. (A few issues varied this by using white cover stock, and a colored ink.) Its appearance owed much to — in fact, almost copied — Larsen’s EXISTARIA.” (more…)

Hearse

HEARSE, A VEHICLE USED TO CONVEY THE DEAD ran for 17 issues and was published by E. V. Griffith’s Hearse Press from 1957 until 1972.

According to Griffith in SHEAF, HEARSE, COFFIN, POETRY NOW: A HISTORY (Hearse Press, 1996):
“In format, HEARSE was a center-stapled booklet 5.5″ x 8.5″ page size; the wire staples which held the propensity for rusting. The Rhino Bristol cover stock ran through several different colors — blue, gray, green, yellow, and (much later) pink — with the name in black ink. (A few issues varied this by using white cover stock, and a colored ink.) Its appearance owed much to — in fact, almost copied — Larsen’s EXISTARIA.”

1. HEARSE, No. 1, edited by E. V. Griffith
mags_hearse01Eureka: Hearse Press, 1957
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 24 pages, 100 copies, offset.

Contents: poems by Joel Oppenheimer, Robert Creeley, Raymond Souster, Larry Eigner, Jonathan Williams, Langston Hughes, Louis Dudek, Gil Orlovitz, David Cornel DeJong, Bariss Mills, Judson Crews and 11 other poets; artwork by Kenneth Lawrence Beaudoin, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, an excerpt from the autobiography of Dick Stud, and a collage by Mercy Pennis Hyman.

2. HEARSE, No. 2, edited by E. V. Griffith
mags_hearse02Eureka: Hearse Press, 1957
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 24 pages, offset.

Contents: poems by Gil Orlovitz, Langston Hughes, Robert Creeley, Charles Bukowski, Joel Oppenheimer, Lloyd Zimpel, Richard Brautigan, Theodore Enslin, John Forbis, Alden A. Nolan, Raymond Souster and 16 other poets; artwork by E. V. Griffith, and Henry Miller, and a short story by Harold Witt.

3. HEARSE, No. 3, edited by E. V. Griffith
mags_hearse03Eureka: Hearse Press, 1958
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 32 pages, offset.

Contents: poems by Kenneth Rexroth, Langston Hughes, Alden A. Nolan, Gil Orlovitz, Judson Crews, David Cornel DeJong, Carol Ely Harper, Mason Jordan Mason, Richard Brautigan, Raymond Souster, Clarence Major, and 5 other poets; artwork by Kenneth Lawrence Beaudoin, and Ben Tibbs, and a short story by R. T. Taylor.

4. HEARSE, No. 4, edited by E. V. Griffith
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1958
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 16 pages, offset.

Contents: poems by Russell Atkins, Charles Bukowski, Maxine Cassin, Paul Blackburn, Mortimer Tission, and 10 other poets; artwork by E. V. Griffith, and Farley Gay, and a short story by Mary Graham Lund.

5. HEARSE, No. 5, edited by E. V. Griffith
mags_hearse05Eureka: Hearse Press, 1959
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 20 pages, offset.

Contents: poems by Allen Ginsburg, Paul Blackburn, Robert Creeley, LeRoi Jones, Joel Oppenheimer, David Cornel DeJong, Frederick Eckman, Alden A. Nolan, Walter Lowenfels, and 8 other poets; artwork by E. V. Griffith.

6. HEARSE, No. 6, edited by E. V. Griffith
mags_hearse06Eureka: Hearse Press, 1960
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 20 pages, offset.

Contents: poems by George Scarborough, Felix Stefanie, Russell Atkins, Gil Orlovitz, Jon Barkley Hart, Maxine Cassin, Judson Crews, and 5 other poets; artwork by E. V. Griffith, and Bob Brown, a short story by Clarence Major, and a excerpt from the autobiography of Raven Lunatick.

7. HEARSE, No. 7, edited by E. V. Griffith
mags_hearse07Eureka: Hearse Press, 1960
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 16 pages, letterpress.

Contents: poems by David Cornel DeJong, Langston Hughes, Charles Bukowski, Raymond Souster, Patricia Hooper, Larry Eigner, Gil Orlovitz, Jack Anderson, Diane DiPrima, Judson Crews, and 8 other poets, and a short story by Mary Graham Lund.

8. HEARSE, No. 8, edited by E. V. Griffith
mags_hearse08Eureka: Hearse Press, 1961
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 16 pages, letterpress.

Contents: poems by Charles Bukowski, Jonathan Williams, Gil Orlovitz, Frederick Eckman, Maxine Cassin, Russell Atkins, and 11 other poets, and a short story by Irving Halperin.

9. HEARSE, No. 9, edited by E. V. Griffith
mags_hearse09Eureka: Hearse Press, 1961
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 16 pages, letterpress.

Contents: poems by Paul Blackburn, Richard Brautigan, Gil Orlovitz, Robert S. Ward, George Scarborough, and 4 other poets.

10. HEARSE, No. 10, edited by E. V. Griffith
mags_hearse10Eureka: Hearse Press, 1969
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 32 pages, letterpress.

Contents: poems by Winfield Towny Scott, Charles Bukowski, Marge Piercy, Harold Witt, William Childress, Maxine Cassin, Dave Etter, Theodore Enslin, Carroll Arnett, and 9 other poets.

11. HEARSE, No. 11, edited by E. V. Griffith
mags_hearse11Eureka: Hearse Press, 1969
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 48 pages, letterpress.

Contents: poems by William Childress, Robert Bly, Charles Bukowski, Hayden Carruth, Kathleen Fraser, Larry Eigner, Lyn Lifshin, Harold Witt, Vern Rutsala, Robert Mezey, Gerg Kuzma, Thomas Mayer, Nancy, Willard, George Hitchcock, Keith Wilson, Rochelle OWents, Dave Etter, Carroll Arnett, Peter Wild, Terry Stokes, and 12 other poets.

12. HEARSE, No. 12, edited by E. V. Griffith
mags_hearse12Eureka: Hearse Press, 1970
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 44 pages, letterpress.

Contents: poems by Diane Wakowski, Robert Mezey, John Haines, Dave Etter, Charles Simic, William Childress, Charles Wright, Michael Benedikt, William Matthews, David Ingatow, Harold Witt, Rochelle Owens, David Antin, Robert Gershon, and 17 other poets.

13. HEARSE, No. 13, edited by E. V. Griffith
mags_hearse13Eureka: Hearse Press, 1970
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 52 pages, letterpress.

Contents: poems by Marge Piercy, Charles Simic, Marvin Applewhite, Jack Anderson, Michael Benedikt, Howard McCord, Dave Etter, Nancy Willard, Lewis Warsh, Gerard Malanga, Harold Bond, Keith Wilson, Morton Marcus, John Gill, and 11 other poets.

14. HEARSE, No. 14, edited by E. V. Griffith
mags_hearse14Eureka: Hearse Press, 1970
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 52 pages, letterpress.

Contents: poems by James Schevill, Philip Levine, Nancy Willard, Marvin Bell, Larry Eigner, Stephen Sandy, James Welch, Charles Bukowski, Robert Peters, William Childress, Marge Piercy, Harold Witt, James Tate, Adrien Stoutenburg, Peter Wild, Carolyn Stoloff, Terry Stokes, Harley Elliott, and 20 other poets.

15. HEARSE, No. 15, edited by E. V. Griffith
mags_hearse15Eureka: Hearse Press, 1971
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 64 pages, letterpress.

Contents: poems by Hayden Caruth, William Matthews, Marge Piercy, Charles Bukowski, John Woods, Herbert Scott, Gary Gilder, William Childress, Greg Kuzma, Theodore Enslin, Albert Goldbarth, Jack Anderson, Peter Wild, Michael G. Culross, H.L. Van Brunt, Lyn Lifshin, Norman Dubie, and 30 other poets.

16. HEARSE, No. 16, edited by E. V. Griffith
mags_hearse16Eureka: Hearse Press, 1971
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 64 pages, letterpress.

Contents: poems by Harold Witt, Daniel Hoffman, Philip Booth, Ted Kooser, David Wagoner, William Matthews, David Ingatow, Robert Mezey, Larry Levis, Paul Zimmer, Dave Etter, Carolyn Stoloff, Lyn Lifshin, Charles Edward Eaton, Ernest Kroll, David Hilton, Sonya Dorman, Robert Hershson, Terry Stokes, and 28 other poets.

17. HEARSE, No. 17, edited by E. V. Griffith
mags_hearse17Eureka: Hearse Press, 1972
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 88 pages, letterpress.

Contents: poems by Charles Bukowski, Harold Norse, X.J. Kennedy, Robert Mezey, James Schevill, Charles Wright, John Woods, William Childress, Russell Edson, Peter Everyone, Colette Inez, Douglas Blazek, Thomas Lux, William Witherup, Robert Hershon, Peter Wild, Lyn Lifshin, Geof Hewitt, Dave Kelly, Stephen Dunn, William Hathaway, Adrien Stoutenburg, and 39 other poets.

Russell Atkins

A. BOOKS

A Podium Presentation (Brooklyn Heights, OH: The Poetry Seminar Press, 1960) First edition, stapled wrappers, 4.5″ x 8.5″, 8 pages, mimeograph.

Phenomena (Wilberforce, OH: The Free Lance Poets and Prose Workshop, 1961) First edition, stapled wrappers, 4.5″ x 8.5″, 79 pages.

Objects (Eureka: Hearse Press, 1961) first edition, 4.5″ x 8.5″, 20 pages, 200 copies. Cover illustration by Ben Tibbs

Two by Atkins: The Abortionist and The Corpse (Cleveland: Free Lance, 1963) First edition, stapled wrappers, 40 pages. “Two poetic dramas to be set to music”.

Objects 2 (Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1963) Second printing, stapled wrappers, 20 pages, 100 copies, letterpress. First printed by Hearse Press. (T&H P-017)

Spyrytual (Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966) First edition, stapled sheets tipped into printed wrappers, 200 copies, letterpress. (T&H P-108)

Objects For Piano (Cleveland: Free Lance, 1967) First edition, stapled wrappers, 16 pages. Musical score. There is a short afterword in which the author’s interest in modern music is described.

Heretofore (London: Paul Breman, 1968) First edition, stapled wrappers, 32 pages, Volume 7 in the Heritage Series.

The Nail (Cleveland: Free Lance Press, 1970) First edition, stapled wrappers, 90 pages. “Adapted from the short story of the same name written by Pedro Antonio de Alarcon” meant to be set to Music.

Here In The (Cleveland: Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 1976) First edition, perfect bound, 52 pages.

Whichever (Cleveland: Free Lance Press, 1978) First edition, stapled wrappers.

Maleficium (Cleveland: Free Lance Press, 1971) First edition, stapled wrappers, 65 pages.

Juxtapositions: A Manifesto (privately published, 1991)


B. CONTRIBUTIONS TO BOOKS & OTHER PUBLICATIONS

The Cleveland Manifesto Of Poetry (Cleveland: The Asphodel Bookshop, 1964) first edition, single sheet printed on both sides, mimeograph, dated June 1, 1964 , statements by d.a. levy Kent Taylor, Jau Billera, Russell Atkins, Russell Salamon, and Adelaide Simon. (T&H B-01)

The Muntu Poets Of Cleveland (Cleveland: The United Black Artists of Cleveland and Free Lance Poets Press, 1968) first edition, stapled wrappers, Atkins provides the Introductions and one poem: SPYRYTUAL.

A Tribute To Jim Lowell (Cleveland: Ghost Press, June 1967) first edition, stapled wrappers, 1/500 copies, mimeograph, cover and silkscreens by T.L. Kryss, contributors include (in order of appearance) B.P. Nichol, T.L. Kryss (Preface), R. Wolter, Jonathan Williams, Mitchell Goodman & Denise Levertov, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Charles Olson, Russell Atkins, Marvin Malone, William Wantling, Jacob Leed, T.L. Kryss, Dwight MacDonald, Paul Carroll, Carl Woideck, d.a. levy, Douglas Casement, George Dowden, Mike Murphy, Franklin W.W. Osinski, Geoffrey Cook, Kent Taylor, D.R. Wagner, Charles Bukowski, Donald Cauble, J.M. Edelstein, James Laughlin, Robert Lowell, Douglas Blazek, Brown Miller, Phillip Kaplan, Gilbert Sorrentino, Guy Davenport, Felix Pollak, Michael McClure, rjs, Dave Cunliffe, Ron Caplan, Carl Weissner, David W. Harris, Walter Lowenfels, John Cornillion, Allen De Loach, Jasper Wood, Walter R. Keller , Ted Berrigan.


Further reading:

Deep Cleveland: biographical data

Eclipse: facsimiles of Atkins work

d.a. levy – publications edited and published

1. levy, d.a. FRAGMENTS OF A SHATTERED MIRROR
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1963
levy_fragmentsFirst edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 34 pages, 100 numbered copies, signed, d.a. levy’s first book, letterpress. d.a. levy poems: THE ADDICT • THE FLOWER • ICE FLOE • NIGHT LIFE • NIGHT LIFE 2 • TRIBUTE TO HAN SHAN • MOVE OUT • FOOTSTEPS • BROKEN • THOUGHTS INTERCEPTED AT A BUS STOP • FREEDOM • AN EVENING ON TAPE • REQUIEM FOR • SNOFLAKES IN AUTUMN • SAVAGE VOICES • ALONE • REVELATION TOO LATE • HIMEROS • THE AGE OF THE EQUATION • GODS ART GALLERY • REFLECTED WILDERNESS • SILENT SKINS. (Lowell A2, T&H P-01)

2. levy, d.a. VARIATIONS ON FLIP
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1963
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 36 pages, 100 numbered copies, signed, letterpress. d.a. levy poems: HAPPY NEW YEEAAR • 61 •REMEMBRANCE FOR A SLEEPING TIGER • [untitled] “I WALKED OUT THE REAR DOOR…” • SOFTNESS & TOMORROW • TO ALL SAD ENDINGS • X • PROGRESS • SURREALIST SCENE • QUIET AUTUMN • WHITE TIGER • THE CRYING TREE • EDUCATION OF A FOOD FADIST • NEITHER NOR • THIS WEEKEND OF SMILING NAVELS • AS AGE CREEPS IN • OCTOBER SONG • DEJA VU • MY ENEMY • THE BLACK VOID • INNESS • POLLOCK • NO MORE TALK ABOUT WATERLOO • PRELUDE TO A RICE THROWING • FOR A RAINY DAY • BOP FOR KIDDIES   (Lowell A1, T&H P-02)

3. levy, d.a. MORE WITHDRAWED OR LESS
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1963
levy_morewithFirst edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 36 pages, 100 numbered copies, signed, letterpress in multiple colors. d.a. levy poems: WORLD WAR III • EXISTENTIAL NEW YEAR • FOR WHAT SUNSCAPE • NUMEROLOGY RUMINATIONS • AND SAPPHOS KISS • CHICK • A LA CARTE • AND A LOVE OF SORTS • CEREBRAL FAMINE • M • BETWEEN WINTER AND DAWN • THE SWAN SONG • YOU • BIRTH IN SPRING • TALK • REMEMBRANCE • PHAEDRA • REFLECTIONS • HELP • PATCHEN COUPLE. (Lowell A3, T&H P-03)

4. Beck, George Robert. DREAMS AT THE TEA-TABLE
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1963
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5” x 8.5”, 32 pages, 100 numbered copies, letterpress. (T&H P-04)

5. Billera, Jau. PURGATORY AND CAROUSELS
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1963
First edition thus, second printing (first printing by Free Lance), stapled illustrated wrappers, 5.5” x 8.5”, 40 pages, letterpress, signed, cover art by d.a. levy. (T&H P-05)

6. Morris, Richard Allen. BRUSHED POEMS & A LITTLE PUTSCH
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1963
First edition thus, second printing (first printing self-published by Morris in Pacific Beach, California), stapled illustrated wrappers, 5.5” x 8.5”, 24 pages, letterpress, cover art by d.a. levy. (T&H P-06)

7. Atkins, Russell. OBJECTS 2
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1963
First edition thus, second printing, stapled illustrated wrappers, 5.5” x 8.5”, 28 pages, letterpress, cover art by d.a. levy, first printed by Hearse Press. (T&H P-07)

8. Czaban, Jr., Lester. NIGHT GARDEN
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1963
First edition, postcard, 3″ x 5″, letterpress and lino print. (T&H P-09)

9. levy, d.a. A STUDY IN AERODYNAMICS
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1963
First edition, postcard, 3″ x 5″, letterpress and lino print. (T&H P-10)

10. levy, d.a. THREE LEGGED INTROVERT
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1963
First edition, postcard, 3″ x 5″, letterpress and lino print. (T&H P-11)

11. levy, d.a. ANKARA
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1963
First edition, postcard, 3″ x 5″, letterpress and lino print. (T&H P-12)

12. Taylor, Kent. SELECTED POEMS OF KENT TAYLOR
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1963
First edition, stapled illustrated wrappers, 5.5” x 8.5”, 20 pages, letterpress, cover art by d.a. levy. (T&H P-14)

13. Heckman, Carl. CORNPONETONEPOME
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1963
levy_ cornponeFirst edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5″ x 7.5″, 20 pages, letterpress. (T&H P-15)





14. levy, d.a. MORE WITHDRAWED OR LESS
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1963
Second printing revised with poems in a different sequence than in the first printing and some additions and omissions, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 21 pages, 100 copies, signed, letterpress. d.a. levy poems: BOP FOR KIDDIES • DIS • CHICK • YOU • REMEMBERANCE • AND SAPPHOS KISS • TALK • FOR WHAT SUNSCAPE • EXISTENTIAL NEW YEAR • NUMEROLOGY RUMINATIONS • BETWEEN WINTER AND DAWN • THE SWAN SONG • WORLD WAR III • PHAEDRA • CEREBRAL FAMINE • REFLECTIONS • PATCHEN COUPLE • M • A LA CARTE • ROBERT MOTHERWELL. (Lowell A4, T&H P-16)

15. Atkins, Russell. OBJECTS 2
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964
Second Renegade Press printing with sequence of poems changed from earlier printing, stapled wrappers, 5.5” x 8.5”, 20 pages, letterpress, first printed by Hearse Press. (T&H P-17)

16. Berge, Carol. THE VULNERABLE ISLAND
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5” x 8.5”, 20 pages, 105 copies, letterpress. (T&H P-18)

17. Crews, Judson. SELECTED POEMS
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 4.75″ x 7″, 16 pages, 100 copies, block prints by Lester Czaban Jr., letterpress. (T&H P-19)

18. Katzman, Allan. THE BLOODLETTING
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 6.5″, 16 pages, 100 copies, letterpress. (T&H P-20)

19. Konyecsni, John. BIRDS
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964
First edition, postcard, 3″ x 5″, letterpress and lino print. (T&H P-21)

20. Czaban Jr., Lester. STEALING
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964
first edition, postcard, letterpress and lino print. (T&H P-23)

21. Levey, Charlene. ECSTATIC NOMAD
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964
first edition, postcard, letterpress and lino print. (T&H P-24)

22. Salamon, Russell. THE TRIAL
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964
first edition, postcard, letterpress and lino print. (T&H P-25)

23. Keys, John. KEY’S
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964
First edition, stapled sheets in printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 6.5″, 16 pages, 100 copies, letterpress. (T&H P-26)

24. levy, d.a. 5 CLEVELAND PRINTS
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964
First edition, five prints laid into printed wrappers, 11.75″ x 6.75″, 50 copies, letterpress. Prints by levy: GEORGE WASHINGTON VISITS THE CLEVELAND ZOO • THE ANGEL OF DEATH RIDES THE VAN AIKEN LOCAL • THE BLACK POPPIES OF LAKE ERIE • EDGEWATER PARK… • DEATH AT ERIEVIEW…. (Lowell A7, T&H P-27)

25. levy, d.a. 6 CLEVELAND PRINTS, Volume 2
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964
First edition, six prints laid into printed wrappers, 11.5″ x 6.75″, 50 copies, letterpress. Prints by levy: LANDSCAPAGE 1, OLD DOANS CORNERS • LAKEFRONT AT NIGHT • LANDSCAPAGE 2, CULTURAL GARDENS • LEOS CASINO • SPECTRE ON WHISKEY ISLAND • KINGSBURY RUN. (Lowell A8, T&H P-28)

26. Randall, Margaret. POEMS OF THE GLASS
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964
First edition, stapled sheets in printed wrappers, 5″ x 7″, 16 pages, 100 copies, letterpress, prints by Cathy Crayton. (T&H P-29)

27. Rasey, Dave. SUBWAYS
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964
levy_subwaysFirst edition, stapled sheets in printed wrappers, 5″ x 7″, 12 pages, letterpress, prints by A.Sypher [aka Marvin Malone]. (T&H P-30)





28. Salamon, Russell. PARENT[HETICAL POP]PIES
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964
First edition, stapled sheets in printed wrappers, 4.75″ x 7″, 16 pages, 100 copies, letterpress, prints by d.a. levy. (C7 / T&H P-31)

29. Sanders, Ed. KING LORD, QUEEN FREAK
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964
First edition, stapled sheets in printed wrappers, 6″ x 7″, 16 pages, 105 copies, letterpress, prints by d.a. levy, dedication: “to the dope-freaks, poets, madmen & mother fuckers of the Lower East Side”. (T&H P-32)

30. Schramm, Irene. WHO IS DEAD
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964
First edition, stapled wrappers, 5.75″ x 8.5″, 16 pages, letterpress. (T&H P-33)

31. Taylor, Kent. ALEATORY LETTERS
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964
First edition, stapled wrappers, 14 pages, 57 copies, letterpress, prints by Kent Taylor. (T&H P-39)

32. levy, d.a. FAREWELL THE FLOATING CUNT
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964
levy_farewellFirst edition, stapled sheets bound into printed wrappers, 6″ x 6.25″, 14 pages, 105 copies, letterpress, concrete poems with prints by levy. (Lowell A6, T&H P-40)




33. Atkins, Russell. DISTANT THE SOUND, Polluted Lake Series, No. 1
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1965
levy_polluted01First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 4.25″ x 6″, 12 pages, letterpress. (T&H P-43)



34. Cook, Geoffrey. “WOUND…”, Polluted Lake Series, No. 2
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1965
levy_polluted02First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 2″ x 5″, 16 pages, letterpress. (T&H P-44)

35. Albrecht, Erik. “OH4286AW…”, Polluted Lake Series, No. 3
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1965
levy_polluted03First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5″ x 4.5″, 12 pages,  letterpress, cover art by Dave Williams. (T&H P-45)




36. Taylor, Kent. “MIST…”, Polluted Lake Series, No. 4
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1965
levy_polluted04First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 4.5″, 12 pages, letterpress. (T&H P-46)




37. Salamon, Russell. CONFLICT IN SONATA FORM, Polluted Lake Series, No. 5
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1965
levy_polluted05First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 4.5″, 12 pages, letterpress. (T&H P-47)





38. levy, d.a. “ASTER F…, Polluted Lake Series, No. 6
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1965
levy_polluted06First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 4.5″, 12 pages, letterpress. (T&H P-48)



39. Morgan, Edwin. SCOTCH MIST, Polluted Lake Series, No. 7
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1965
levy_polluted07First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 2″, 16 pages, letterpress. (T&H P-49)

40. Houedard, Dom Sylvester. VIENNA CIRCLES, Polluted Lake Series, No. 8
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1965
levy_polluted08First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 2.5″, 12 pages, letterpress. (T&H P-50)

41. Dogin, Sam. SHIT TARGET, Polluted Lake Series, No. 9
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1965
levy_polluted09First edition, stapled wrappers made from wallpaper, 6″ x 8.75″, 2 pages, photocopy. (T&H P-51)





42. Cornillon, Susan Koppelman. SUSAN UNDER JOHN, Polluted Lake Series, No. 10
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1965
levy_polluted10First edition, stapled printed wrappers made from wallpaper, 5″ x 3.5″, 12 pages, letterpress. (T&H P-52)



43. Denis, Alan. SLEEP, FOR SAINT RONALD JUMP, Polluted Lake Series #11
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1965
levy_polluted11First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 8 pages, 4.5″ x 2″, letterpress. (see Lowell B3, T&H P-53)


44. dagmaR. SHADOWS OVER LAKE ERIE, Polluted Lake Series, No.  12
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1965
levy_polluted12First edition, stapled wrappers made from wallpaper, 4.75″ x 4″, 8 pages, letterpress and mimeograph. (T&H P-54)




45. Katzman, Allan. THE BLOODLETTING
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1965
Second printing, stapled sheets in wrappers made from maps, 4.5″ x 5.25″, 10 pages, 200 copies, mimeograph. (T&H P-57)

46. Larsen, Carl. LEAH
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1965
First edition, stapled sheets in printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 10 pages, 100 copies, letterpress. (T&H P-58)

47. Sanders, Ed. KING LORD, QUEEN FREAK
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1965
Second printing, stapled sheets in printed wrappers, 4.5″ x 7″, 12 pages, letterpress, dedication: “to the dope-freaks, poets, madmen & mother fuckers of the Lower East Side”. (T&H P-59)

48. levy, d.a. CHALCHIHUITLICUE
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1965
First edition, stapled wrappers, letterpress. (T&H P-61)

49. levy, d.a. 50 SECONDS TIL BLASTOFF
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1965
First edition, stapled wrappers, letterpress and ditto. (T&H P-62)

50. levy, d.a. and Kent Taylor. FORTUITONS MOTHERFUCER
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1965
levy_fortuitonsFirst edition, stapled sheets in printed wrappers, 6″ x 8.5″, 10 pages, 75 copies, letterpress, concrete poetry. (T&H P-63)





51. Szuter, Thom. SUMMER FROM UNDER A BUSH, Ohio City Series, No. 1
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1965
First edition, stapled sheets tipped into printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 3.5″, 28 pages, letterpress and mimeograph, concrete poetry. (T&H P-64)

52. Kent Taylor. “OVER…”, Ohio City Series, No. 2
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1965
First edition, stapled sheets tipped into printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 3.5″, 14 pages, letterpress and mimeograph, concrete poetry. (T&H P-65)

53. Cornillon, Susan Koppelman. FUCK POEMS, Ohio City Series, No. 3
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1965
First edition, stapled sheets tipped into printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 7″, 10 pages, letterpress and mimeograph, concrete poetry. (T&H P-66)

54. Nichol, bp. CYCLES ETC. , Ohio City Series, No. 4
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1965
First edition, stapled sheets tipped into printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 7″, 8 pages, letterpress and mimeograph, concrete poetry. (T&H P-67)

55. Albrecht, Eric K. WORDS AND NUMBERS, Ohio City Series, No. 5
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1965
First edition, stapled sheets tipped into printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 7″, 12 pages, letterpress and mimeograph, concrete poetry. (T&H P-68)

56. levy, d.a. GOT BUTTER ON IT, Ohio City Series, No. 6
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1965
First edition, stapled sheets tipped into printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 7″, 12 pages, letterpress and mimeograph, concrete poetry. (T&H P-69)

57. Dagmar. BIRMINGHAM BREAKDOWN, Ohio City Series, No. 7
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1965
First edition, stapled sheets tipped into printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 7″, 10 pages, letterpress and mimeograph, drawings. (T&H P-70)

58. Bergé, Carol. LUMINA
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1965
First edition, stapled sheets tipped into printed wrappers, 5.75″ x 4.25″, 8 pages, 178 copies, letterpress. (T&H P-71)

59. Harris, Marguerite. MOON
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1965
First edition, stapled sheets bound into printed wrappers, 5.25″ x 5.75″, 6 pages, 200 copies, letterpress. (T&H P-72)

60. Szuter, Thom. WINTER: 1965
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1965
First edition, stapled sheets bound into printed wrappers, 5.75″ x 2.5″, 8 pages, 78 copies, letterpress, concrete poetry. (T&H P-73)

61. levy, d.a. PLASTIC SAXOPHONE FOUND IN AN EGYPTIAN TOMB
Cleveland: n.p., 1966
First edition, stapled sheets, 8.5″ x 11″, 9 pages, 100 copies, ditto. (T&H P-74)

62. levy, d.a. WHITE LIGHT
Cleveland: n.p., n.d. [c.1966]
First edition, 26 pages, stapled printed wrappers, letterpress, concrete poetry. (Lowell A27, T&H P-75)

63. Taylor, Kent . LATE STATIONS
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
First edition, stapled sheets tipped into illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 21 pages, 200 copies, mimeo, cover lino print by Carl Woideck, introduction by d.a. levy. (T&H P-76)

64. LONG DONGS, edited by d.a. levy
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
levy_longdongsFirst edition, stapled sheets tipped into printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 30 pages, 300 copies, letterpress and mimeograph, cover art by Beorna, contributors: Joe Nickell, Steve Richmond,  Douglas Blazek. (T&H P-77)


65. Butcher, Grace, THE BRIGHT COLORED DARK
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
First edition, stapled sheets bound into illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 22 pages, 250 copies, mimeograph, cover art by Baldwin Ford, introduction by levy (?). (T&H P-78)

66. levy, d.a. THE CEMENT FUCK
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1966
First edition, stapled sheet glued in to painted wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 18 pages, 110 copies, mimeograph, cover painted by Mara, introduction by Khu-en-oho, partial mimeograph stencil bound in. (Lowell A24, T&H P-88)

67. levy, d.a. VISUALIZED PRAYERS & HYMN FOR THE AMERICAN $GOD$
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1966
First edition, 12 pages, stapled printed wrappers, 6″ x 9″, 5 pages, 115 copies, mimeograph. (Lowell A16, T&H P-89)

68. levy, d.a. LINES FOR LADY JANE
Cleveland: n.p., 1966
First edition, stapled sheets in illustrated wrappers, 5″ x 7″, 4 pages, each copy with unique artwork (including paint, letterpress, block print) tipped on to the cover, mimeograph. (Lowell A22, T&H P-90)

69. levy, d.a. SCARAB
Cleveland: n.p., 1966
First edition, stapled sheets glued into printed wrappers, 5″ x 7″, 12 pages, partial mimeograph stencils bound-in, mimeograph, letterpress. (Lowell A26, T&H P-91)

70. levy, d.a. HAPY HIROSHIMA DAY
Cleveland: n.p., 1966
Second printing, single folded sheet, 3.5″ x 6″,  letterpress. (T&H P-93)

71. Barker, Richard. 3 POEMS
Cleveland: n.p., 1966
First edition, stapled sheets, 8.5″ x 11″, 6 pages, mimeograph, cover art by levy. (T&H P-95)

72. levy, d.a. THE GREAT TIBETAN TRAIN ROBBERY MYSTERY PLAY IN COLOR
Swamp Erie, n.p., 1966
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5″ x 8″, 38 pages, 73 copies, mimeograph, concrete poetry, includes multiple sheets laid in with hand-written titling. Distributed by Ganglia Press as Singing Hands Series #3. (Lowell 17, T&H P-96)

73. Rhody, Randy. PARACHUTES
Cleveland: 400 Rabbits Press, 1966
levy_parachutesFirst edition, stapled sheets bound into painted wrappers, 6.75″ x 8.5″, 6 pages, 125 copies, mimeograph, water-color cover art by MaRa. (T&H P-102)




74. Blackburn, Paul. 16 SLOPPY HAIKU & A LYRIC FOR ROBERT REARDON
Cleveland: 400 Rabbit Press, 1966
levy_16sloppyhaikuFirst edition, stapled sheets with printed cover, 8.5″ x 11″, 10 pages, 45 copies, mimeograph, cover art by Al Diamonstein. (T&H P-103)





75. levy, d.a. and Mara. BLACK HAT AT THE END OF THE BAR by Khu-en-oho & the Dragon Lady Mara
Cleveland: 400 Rabbit Press, 1966
First edition, 8.75″ x 5″, 26 pages, stapled painted wrappers, 120 copies, mimeograph with some pages hand-painted and with collage elements. (Lowell A20, T&H P-104)

76. 465, AN ANTHOLOGY OF CLEVELAND POETS, edited by d.a. levy
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
levy_465First edition, stapled silkscreened wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 54 pages, 500 copies. Preface by Rene Char. Contributors: Russell Atkins, Judith Hawthorne Albrecht, Grace Butcher, Geoffrey Cook, John Cornillon, Susan Cornillon, Joel Marc Deutsch, Joel Friedman, Bennet Hassink, Walter R. Keller, Joyce Guion, T.L. Kryss, Jacob Leed, d.a. levy, Mara, Franklin W.W. Osinski, Thom Szuter, Kent Taylor, Don Thomas, Kathie Lenehan. (T&H P-106)

77. levy, d.a. CLEVELAND UNDERCOVERS
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
First edition, stapled sheets glued into printed wrappers, 6″ x 8.5″, 18 pages, 500 copies, dedicated to Jim Lowell, cover block print by dagmar, letterpress and mimeograph. (Lowell A15, T&H P-107)

78. levy, d.a. GREAT MAN SLEEPING IN A CLOSET
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 4.75″ x 2.5″, 6 pages, letterpress and mimeograph. (Lowell A21, T&H P-108)

79. levy, d.a. THE NORTH AMERICAN BOOK OF THE DEAD
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
First edition thus, stated first printing, stapled sheets glued into painted covers, 8.5″ x 11″, 58 pages, 210 copies. (Lowell A23, T&H P-109)

80. levy, d.a. & D.r. Wagner. THE EGYPTIAN STROBOSCOPE
Cleveland: Grass Coin Publishing Company, 1967
Second edition, stapled wrappers, 8.5″ x 14″, 46 pages, 100 copies. Originally published in 1966 in an edition of 105 copies by 7 Flowers Press. Note: “this is one of the publications seized by the cleveland in the dec. 1966 blitz-bomb”. (Lowell A28, T&H P-110)

81. Albrecht, Erik K. OCTOBER
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
levy_octoberFirst edition, stapled sheets bound into printed wrappers, 2.25″ x 6″, 6 pages, 100 copies (plus 20 “special” copies with hand-painted covers by Beorna). (T&H P-111)



82. Atkins, Russell. SPYRYTUAL
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
levy_spyrytualFirst edition, stapled sheets bound into printed wrappers, 4.25″ x 8.25″, 4 pages, 200 copies, letterpress and mimeo. (T&H P-112)





83. Leed Jacob. POEMS OF JACOB LEED
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
levy_poemsjacobFirst edition, stapled sheets bound into printed wrappers, 6.5″ x 6″, 14 pages, 205 copies, letterpress, prints by d.a. levy. There were also 5 “special copies” with painted covers and bound-in paintings by levy. (T&H P-114)


84. Sauls, Roger. PAIDEUMIC DREAMS / MIRACLES & ECSTASIES
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
First edition, stapled sheets in printed and painted wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 38 pages, 20 copies, mimeograph, cover art by d.a. levy. (T&H P-115)

85. Bukowski, Charles. GENIUS OF THE CROWD
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
levy_geniusFirst edition, stapled sheets bound into printed wrappers, 4.5″ x 6″, 22 pages, 103 copies, letterpress, prints by Paula Marie Savarino. (T&H P-117)




86. Montgomery, George. THE MARY-JANE PAPERS (POEMS & A PLAY)
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
levy_themaryjaneFirst edition, stapled sheets with printed cover, 8.5″ x 14″, 22 pages, 200 copies. (T&H P-118)





87. Wood, Kay. GREENWOOD
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
First edition, stapled sheets with printed cover, 9 pages, 103 copies. (T&H P-119)

88. Shulman, Matthew H. THE BALLAD OF NO BERETS
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
First edition, broadside, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph. (T&H P-121)

89. 306, AN ANTHOLOGY OF CLEVELAND POETS, edited by d.a. levy
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1967
levy_306First edition, stapled sheets in silk-screened wrappers, 50 pages, 306 copies, mimeograph and ditto. Contributors include: Kent Taylor, Joel Deutsch, T.L. Kryss, d.a. levy, Marion Black, MJW, RJS, Joyce Guion, Tim Hall, Carl Woideck. Cover photo of Jim Lowerll by Martin Szuter, introduction by levy. (T&H P-124)

90. levy, d.a. KIBBUTZ IN THE SKY
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1967
First edition, stapled sheets in illustrated wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 12 pages, 150 copies, mimeograph. (Lowell A29, T&H P-132)

91. levy, d.a. KIBBUTZ IN THE SKY, BOOK II
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1967
First edition, stapled sheets in illustrated wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 8 pages, 200 copies, mimeograph. (Lowell A30, T&H P-133)

92. levy, d.a. THE BOX LUNCH TRAVEL-OG OF FREMONT GULCH
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1967
First edition, stapled sheets, 8.5″ x 11″, 10 pages, ditto. (T&H P-134)

93. JAMES R. LOWELL DEFENSE FUND, edited by d.a. levy
Cleveland: n.p., n.d.
First edition, stapled sheets, 8.5″ x 11″, 6 pages, mimeograph. (T&H P-134)

94. Krech, Richard. WE ARE ON THE VERGE OF ECSTACY
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1967
levy_weareonFirst edition, stapled sheets with painted cover, 8.5″ x 11″, 14 pages, 250 copies, mimeograph. Cover art by Mara. (T&H P-138)





95. Shulman, Matt. FLAGS OF LONLINESS
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1967
levy_flagsFirst edition, stapled sheets glued in to wrappers made from Geology of Ohio map, 4.5″ x 6″, 8 pages, 200 copies, mimeograph. (T&H P-139)


96. Wyatt, W.E. POEMS OF W.E. WYATT
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1967
First edition, stapled sheets in illustrated and printed wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 22 pages, 200 copies, mimeograph. (T&H P-140)

97. Wagner, D.r. THE DAY IS A PRAYER THEY CAN’T UNDERSTAND!
Cleveland: 7 FlowersPress, 1967
levy_thedayisFirst edition, stapled sheets with painted cover, mimeograph, 8.5″ x 11″, 40 pages, 150 copies, mimeograph. Contents include letters to d.a. levy from Wagner, and THE TIBETAN NOTES. Cover art by d.a. levy. Introduction by T.L. Kryss, and “note by publisher” (d.a. levy). (T&H P-142)


98. Saint-Eden, Dennis. NAPALM / HYDROEM POR NADIE / PSAMBA
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1967
levy_napalmFirst edition, stapled sheets bound into silk-screened wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 16 pages, 275 copies, mimeograph. Cover silkscreen by T.L. Kryss. (T&H P-143)




99. levy, d.a. POEM FOR JULIE
Cleveland: Grass Coin Publishing Company, 1966
First edition, 2 pages, side-stapled silkscreen cover, mimeograph, 260 copies. (Lowell A31, T&H P-146)

100. POETRY SURVIVAL FUND, edited by d.a. levy
Cleveland: Grass Coin Publishing Company, 1967
levy_poetrysurvivalFirst edition, stapled sheets with painted cover, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 6 pages. Cover art by Joyce Guion. Contributors: Grace Butcher, Cleo Malone, Joyce Guion, d.a. levy, D.R. Wagner. (T&H P-147)




101. Sauls, Roger. PAIDEUMIC DREAMS/MIRACLES & ECSTASIES
Cleveland: The Grass Coin Publishing Company, 1967
levy_paideumicSecond printing [first printed by 7 Flowers Press in an edition of 200 copies in 1966], stapled sheets with printed cover, 8.5″ x 11″, 22 pages, 125 copies, mimeograph. Cover by MaRa, introduction by D.R. Wagner. From the title page: “This volume of poems is on of the ‘allegedly obscene’ books seized by the cleveland police in december 1966. The city has continued its campaign to obliterate all non-aryan writings, intoxicants & spokesmen. This printing is in protest to the lack of intelligent police leadership.” (T&H P-148)

102. SWAMP ERIE PIPE DREAM, edited by d.a. levy
Cleveland: n.p., May 1967
First edition, newpaper format, 11″ x 15.5″, 4 pages, offset. (T&H P-153)

103. levy, d.a. THE TIBETAN STROBOSCOPE
Cleveland: Ayizan Press, 1968
First edition, stapled wrappers, newsprint, 7.75″ x 11.5″, 32 pages, offset. (T&H P-174)

104. Ferguson, Steve and Mara. FLOWERS FOR BRIAN SHERMAN
Cleveland: Ayizan Press, 1968
First edition, stapled silkscreened wrappers, 7″ x 8″, 10 pages, 150 copies, mimeograph. Cover art by Kryss. (T&H P-175)


References consulted:
Jim Lowell’s Preliminary Checklist (Kent State: Serif, 1971)
Kent Taylor and Alan Horvath’s Bibliographies (Kirpan Press, 2006, 2008)