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Kent Taylor: Contributions to Books and Other Publications

1. POETRY PARADE, edited by Lincoln B. Young
Appalachia: Young Publications, 1963
“A Time of Passing”

2. CLEVELAND MANIFESTO
Cleveland: The Asphodel Bookshop, 1964
First edition, single sheet mimeograph printed on both sides, statements by Russell Atkins, Jau Billera, d.a. levy, Russell Salamon, Adelaide Simon, Kent Taylor.
[untitled statement]
(T&H B-01)

3. MELODY OF THE MUSE, edited by Lincoln B. Young
Appalachia: n.p., [c. 1964]
“Perceivings”

4. 465, edited by d.a. levy
465Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
First edition, stapled silk-screened wrappers, 500 copies, mimeograph printed, cover art by Ralph & Diedra Poplar.
“Death of an Amusement Park”, “Euclid Avenue”, “55th-107th”

 

5. CLEVELAND CONCRETE
clevelandconcreteCleveland: Free Love Press, 1966
First edition, stapled wrappers, ditto printed. [two untitled concrete poems.]




6. TELEGRAMS FROM CENTRAL CONTROL, edited by D.r. Wagner
Niagara Falls: Press : Today : Niagara, 1966
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 350 copies, mimeograph printed.
“Para *Concrete*Manifesto-Part 3” (prose)

7. 306, edited by d.a. levy
306Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1967
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 100± copies, mimeograph printed.
Taylor poetry: “Events: Oct. 15, 1965 , Cleveland”, “Hymn to the West Side”, “Ohio”
(T&H P-46)

 

8. CLEVELAND SAMPLER (FOR JAMES RUSSELL & D.A. LEVY)
Cleveland, 1967
Taylor poetry: “John Handy’s Spanish Lady”

9. OLE ANTHOLOGY, edited by Douglas Blazek
Glendale: Poetry Ex/Change, 1967
First edition, perfect bound printed wrappers, offset printed, 5,000 numbered copies.
[untitled] “My cat…”

10. THREE POEMS BY CLEVELAND POETS
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1967
“9-4-66”

11. TRIBUTE TO JIM LOWELL, edited by T.L. Kryss
Cleveland: Ghost Press, 1967
“Statement” (prose), “12-13-66”

12. UKANHAVYRFUCKINCITIBAK, edited by R.J. Sigmund
levy_ukanhavCleveland: ghost press, 1968
“A Love Poem”





13. AMPER&AND, edited by T.L. Kryss and R. Wolter
mags_ampersandSan Francisco: Ampersand, 1969
First edition, stapled printed wrappers with red library tape binding, mimeograph printed.
Taylor poetry: “6-25-67”, “November Light”,  “4-4-66”, “6-27-66”, [untitled] “One lamp flashes…”

 

14. PANAMA GOLD. edited by T.L. Kryss
Cleveland: Zero Publications, 1969
First edition, stapled silk-screened wrappers, mimeograph printed, cover art by Barbara O’Connelly, internal screen print by T.L. Kryss.
“The Western Poem”

15. DEATH ROW, edited by Don Cauble
Portland, OR: Dead Angel Press, 1970
“1-15-69”, “5-8-68”

16. GROUND ZERO
Cleveland: n.p., [c. 1970]
First edition, stapled wrappers, mimeograph printed.
“Williamsburg Bridge”, “Christmas Eve 1965”, [untitled] “My time/ sunken…”, [untitled] “Why the leaves…”, [untitled] “Leaves branches…”, [untitled] “Rainbow water…”, [untitled] “Sad climbing…”
[Two additional poems in this anthology may be attributable to Taylor. No poems in this anthology are accompanied by the poet’s name…]

17. WHAT THERE IS LEFT TO UNDERSTAND…, edited by T.L. Kryss
Sacramento: n.p., 1970
“7-22-69”, “4-21-69”, “7-7-69”

18. WORDS ON PAPER-POETRY-FREE
n.p. [Cleveland], n.d. [c. 1971]
“4-26-71”

19. THE LIVING UNDERGROUND ANTHOLOGY, edited by Hugh Fox
Troy: Whitston Pub. Co., 1973
“8-5-69”, “3-9-70”, “2-28-70”, “4-2-70”, “ONE MORE FOR K”

20. ALLEGHENY STAR ROUTE
Cleveland: Black Rabbit Press, 1975
First edition, stapled sheets bound into printed wrappers, mimeograph printed.
“8-2-71”, “8-13-73” [mis-titled, should read: 8-13-71], “2-7-71”, “To My Son (Age 6)”, “Words” [this is a different poem than that which appears in FREE LOVE PERIODICALLY, #2 with the same title.]

21. SAN JOSE CAMPUS-COMMUNITY POETRY FESTIVAL POSTER SERIES
San Jose, 1977
[untitled haiku] [displayed on buses]

22. WE ARE THE SECRET LIVING LEPROSY, edited by T.L. Kryss
Cleveland: Black Rabbit Press, 1977
“Singularity”, “San Francisco”, “1-31-77”

23. VAGABOND ANTHOLOGY, edited By John Bennett
Ellensburg, WA: Vagabond Press, 1978
“Travel Notes”, “11-10/11-25-73”, “2-7-74”, “November 1974”, “Reunion”

24. PLANET DETROIT ANTHOLOGY OF URBAN POETRY, edited by Kurt Nimmo & Christine Lahey
Detroit, 1983
“Round Trip from San Francisco”, February Song”

25. ASPHODEL BOOK SHOP 25 YEARS TRIBUTE
April, 1988
“Brother James” (prose)

26. ONCE MORE WITH FEELING, edited by John Bennett
Ellensburg: Vagabond Press, 1988
“Chiaroscuro”, “Distances”, “Stranger”, “Undertow”, “Captive Audience”, “Flashback”, “Filling in the Blanks”

27. OF ASPHODEL: A MULLIGAN’S STEW CELEBRATING THE TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR OF THE ASPHODEL BOOKSTORE, JAMES LOWELL, PROP.
[Cleveland]: n.p.1988
“Cleveland Reminiscence”,”Ohio” [ printed by Tom Kryss?]

28. WORLD SOUNDS, edited by T.L. Kryss
Cleveland: Black Rabbit Press, 1989
“Clear and Cold”

29. ZEN CONCRETE & ETC., edited by Ingrid Swanberg
Madison: Ghost Pony Press, 1991
“The Cleveland Underground Poetry Scene: A Personal Reminiscence” (prose) [contains additional material than the version published in Vagabond], “Postscript” (prose)

30. AMERICAN RENEGADES CATALOG
Boulder: University of Colorado Press, 1992
“Meeting d.a. levy” (prose), “A Few Words about d.a. levy” (prose)

31. POETS ON PARNASSUS ANTHOLOGY, edited by David Watts & Joan Baranow
San Francisco: UCSF, 1994
“Chasing Helen”

32. VALENTINE, edited by Sabina Daley & Candice Walsh
New York, 1996
“Catching her Breath”

33. ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?
Brooklyn: Boog Literature, 1997
Audiotape.
“A Belated Touche for d.a. levy”

34. HARD LOVE–WRITINGS ON VIOLENCE AND INTIMACY, edited by Elizabeth Claman
Eugene: Queen of Swords Press, 1997
First edition, paperback.
“Folie a Deux”

35. BEBOP-REBOP
Providence, 1998
Audiotape & CD.
“Brain Tumor”, “Calling Card”, “Vegas”
[read by Dave Church who issued the recording]

36. RAGGED LION, A TRIBUTE TO JACK MICHELINE, edited by John Bennett
Ellensburg, WA: Vagabond Press, 1999
“February Death”

37. THE ASPHODEL: A TRIBUTE TO JIM LOWELL (TOO) ON THE OCCASION OF HIS 70TH BIRTHDAY
Vancouver: Kirpan Press, 2002
“A Note on Jim Lowell’s 70th Birthday” (prose)

38. THE CLEVELANDERS, VOL. 1, edited by Alan Horvath
Vancouver: Kirpan Press, 2002
“Fourth of July at Ocean Beach”, “Deficits”, “Blowing Smoke”, “Losing My Voice”, “Batman” (collage), “Strange Adventures” (collage), “Suzuki” (collage), “It’s Over” (collage)

39. HAPPY AS A BUDDHA ON A BUBBLEGUM BINGE, edited by David Kirschenbaum
New York, 2002
“Not Quite Janine”

40. LIVE READING AT LUNA’S CAFE: A TRIBUTE TO D.A. LEVY AND KENNETH PATCHEN
Sacramento, 2002
Audio of Taylor reading d.a.levy’s work and speaking about him.

41. ZERO SQUARED, TO RJS AND BACK
Cleveland: Black Rabbit Press, 2002
“Imagining R.J.S.” (prose)

42. MEASURED STEPS
Vancouver: Kirpan Press, 2004
“Woman at a Mental Health Clinic”, “Rehearsal”, “The Opposite of Hallucinating”, “Out of Breath”, “Chinatown Graffiti” (collage)

43. NOTES FROM CLEVELAND: SELECTED CORRESPONDENCE FROM JIM LOWELL TO KENT TAYLOR (1970-2003)
Kirpan Press, 2004
Introduction and 7 untitled inkings

44. REMAINS OF THE ASPHODEL ARE CONFUSING THE SEASONS, edited by Matthew Wascovich
Cleveland: Slow Toe Publications, 2004
“Signaling Jim”

45. SOMETIMES CITY UNDERCOVERS. LEVYFEST 2005, edited by S.A. Griffin & Bill Roberts
Los Angeles & Dover: Bottle Of Smoke Press & Rose of Sharon Press, Dec. 2005
“A Belated Touche for d.a. levy”, “Lines Written a Few Hours before Learning that d.a. levy Had Shot Himself to Death”

46. THE CLEVELANDERS, Vol. 2, edited by Alan Horvath
Vancouver, WA: Kirpan Press, 2006
“Cleveland Manifesto of Poetry” (prose), “The Man without a Part”, “The Faith of Jimmy McBride”, “Cleveland Archaeology”, “Failure of the Educational System”, “Home of the Brave”, “Still Life”, [untitled artwork]

47. CLOSING TIME – RABBITS OVER CLEVELAND
Cleveland: Mac Backs, 2006

48. ANIMALS WITHOUT BACKBONES, edited by Bree
Cleveland Heights: Green Panda Press, 2007
First edition, published as Green Panda Press Anthology #7.
“Lights Out”, “Second Wind”

49. D. A. LEVY & THE MIMEOGRAPH REVOLUTION, edited by Larry Smith & Ingrid Swanberg
Huron, Ohio: Bottom Dog Press, 2007
“For the Destroyed Poets of Ohio” (interview), “A Belated Touche for d.a. levy

50. (TAYLOR-MADE) RANDOM SIGHTINGS
Vancouver: Kirpan Press, 2007
untitled cover illustration and reprint of Fortuitons Motherfucer.

51. CLEVELAND POETRY SCENES — A PANORAMA & ANTHOLOGY, edited by Nina Freedlander Gibans, Mary E. Weems & Larry Smith
Huron, OH: Bottom Dog Press, 2008
“The Cleveland Underground Poetry Scene – A Personal Reminiscence” (prose)

52. THE CLEVELANDERS, Vol. 3, edited by Alan Horvath
Vancouver, WA: Kirpan Press, 2008
First edition, comb bound, 75 copies.
“Brain Tumor”, “Billie Holiday”, “Lost and Found”, [untitled artowrk]

53. FLOWER CLOCK: A SELECTION OF POEMS FROM THE CATALOGS OF THE ASPHODEL BOOK SHOP, 1963-2003
Ravenna: Black Rabbit Press, 2008
“Fourth of July at Ocean Beach”

54. RENEGADE FLOWERS, THE LEVYFEST 2014 ANTHOLOGY,  edited by D.r. Wagner and John Dorsey
Cleveland: Hydeout Press, 2014
100 copies.
“10-28-98” (prose), “Bone Music”, “Chasing Helen”

55. IN THE COMPANY OF RUSSELL ATKINS, A Celebration by Friends on His 90th Birthday, edited by Diane Kendig and Robert E. McDonough
Cleveland: Red Giant Books, 2016
“Russell was key” (short prose intro), “for Russell Atkins “, “Chasing Helen”, “12-29-68 Cleveland “, “Harbor Inn Blues”

Russell Atkins

Poet, composer, and editor Russell Atkins was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Raised by his grandmother, mother, and aunt, he developed a love of music early on and studied piano from the age of seven. Atkins went on to study music at the Cleveland School of Arts and the Cleveland Institute of Music. He was also involved in the Karamu House, considered the oldest African American theater in the United States and home to many productions of Langston Hughes’s dramatic works. In 1950, Atkins cofounded, with Adelaide Simon, the magazine Free Lance. Recognized as one of the oldest, most influential little magazines of the Black avant-garde, the journal did much to disseminate innovative writing in the African American community and influenced the New American Poetry. During these years, Atkins corresponded with many poets, including Marianne Moore, Langston Hughes, and LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka).

Music is central to Atkins’s methods of writing; he once wrote of his practice, “I would ‘compose’ like a painter and write poems like a composer.” Atkins developed a mode of composition he calls “phenomenalism,” in which image and sound combinations extend the possibilities of semantic meaning through sonic play and visual forms. He is often described as a “concrete poet,” and his influential essay “A Psychovisual Perspective for ‘Musical’ Composition” elaborated on the visual aspects of musical and verse composition.


Section A:
Books and Other Separate Publications

1. A PODIUM PRESENTATION
First edition:
Brooklyn Heights: The Poetry Seminar Press, 1960
Saddle-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 4.5″ x 8.5″, 8 pages, mimeograph printed.
[not in archive]

Note: Atkins’ first book. The book’s opening poem previously appeared in the Seattle magazine Experiment: A Quarterly Of New Poetry (Vol IV, no. 1 [1951]). Back cover lists three of Atkins’ previous publications: “The Hypothetical Arbitrary Constant of Inhibition” (see Free Lance 8:2 [1964]); “A Psychovisual Perspective for ‘Musical’ Composition” (see Free Lance 3:2 [1955] and 5:1 [1958]); and “The Invalidity of Dominant Group Educational Forms” (see Free Lance 7:2 [1963]).

2. PHENOMENA
First edition:
Wilberforce: The Free Lance Poets and Prose Workshop and Wilberforce University Press, 1961
Saddle-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 4.5″ x 8.5″, 79 pages.


3. OBJECTS
First edition:
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1961
Saddle-stapled in illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 20 pages, 200 copies, offset printed. Cover illustration by Ben Tibbs. Published as the 16th Hearse Press Chapbook edited by E.V. Griffith.

4. TWO BY ATKINS: THE ABORTIONIST & THE CORPSE
First edition:
Cleveland: Free Lance, 1963
Saddle-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 40 pages. “Two poetic dramas to be set to music”.
[not in archive]

Note: Two By Atkins: The Abortionist and The Corpse: Two Poetic Dramas To Be Set To Music was published by The Free Lance Press, a division of the Free Lance Poets and Prose Workshop, under the auspices of Caspar LeRoy Jordan. Both texts had originally been published in 1954, The Abortionist in Free Lance: a magazine of poetry and prose and The Corpse in the Western Review (Iowa State University). Name on cover as “Rvssyll Atkyns.”

5. OBJECTS 2
First edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1963
Saddle-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 5.5” x 8.5”, 28 pages, 100 copies, letterpress printed by d.a. levy. Cover art by d.a. levy. This Renegade Press edition includes three poems that appear in OBJECTS (Eureka: Hearse Press, 1960) but is otherwise a different collection.
(T&H P-07)

6. OBJECTS 2
Second edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964
Saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 5.5” x 8.5”, 20 pages, letterpress printed by d.a. levy. Second Renegade Press printing with sequence of poems changed from first printing, plus one added poem.
(T&H P-17)

7. DISTANT THE SOUND [POLLUTED LAKE SERIES, No. 1]
levy_polluted01First edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1965
Saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 4.25? x 6?, 12 pages, letterpress printed by d.a. levy.
(T&H P-43)

8. SPYRYTUAL
levy_spyrytualFirst edition:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
Side-stapled sheets bound in to printed wrappers, 4.25″ x 8.25″, 4 pages, 200 copies, letterpress and mimeograph printed by d.a. levy.
(T&H P-112)

9. OBJECTS FOR PIANO
First edition:
Cleveland: Free Lance, 1967
Saddle-stapled in wrappers, 16 pages. Musical score. There is a short afterword in which the author’s interest in modern music is described.
[not in archive]

10. HERETOFORE
First edition:
London: Paul Breman Ltd, 1968
Saddle-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 32 pages, offset printed. Published as Volume 7 in the Heritage Series.


11. THE NAIL
First edition:
Cleveland: Free Lance Press, 1970
Stapled wrappers, 90 pages.
[not in archive]

Note: The Nail was based on the eponymous story by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón and written in 1957 at the suggestion of composer Hale Smith. It is meant to be set to music for performance.

12. HERE IN THE
First edition:
Cleveland: Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 1976
Perfect bound in printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 52 pages, offset printed. Published as Cleveland Poets Series No. 13.

13. WHICHEVER
First edition:
Cleveland: Free Lance Press, 1978
Saddle-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 24 pages, offset printed.



14. MALEFICIUM
First edition:
Cleveland: Free Lance Press, 1971
Saddle-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″,  72 pages, offset and xerography printed.


15. JUXTAPOSITIONS
First edition:
Cleveland: privately printed, 1991
Saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 11″, 28 pages, offset and xerography printed.




Section B:
Contributions to Books and Other Publications

1. 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)

2. 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.

3. 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

Kent Taylor

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Kent Taylor started writing poetry his freshman year at Ohio Wesleyan University. After quitting medical school at Ohio State University, he returned to Cleveland, and became a charter member of the underground poetry scene that erupted there during the 1960s. His first six books were published by d. a. levy. Taylor moved to San Francisco in 1970. Publications include 24 books and hundreds of appearances in anthologies and periodicals.

Section A: Books and Broadsides
Section B: Contributions to Books and Other Publications
Section C: Contributions to Periodicals
Sections D-G: Other Work


Further Reading and Reference:

THE BUDDHIST THIRD CLASS JUNKMAIL ORACLE: The Art and Poetry of d.a. levy, edited by Mike Golden. NY: Seven Stories Press, 1999.

D.A. LEVY & THE MIMEOGRAPH REVOLUTION, edited by Larry Smith and Ingrid Swanberg. Huron: Bottom Dog Press, 2007

LOOKING FOR D.A. LEVY (RANDOM SIGHTINGS): THE D.A. LEVY BIBLIOGRAPHY, Volume 1 [1963-1966], edited by Kent Taylor and Alan Horvath. Vancouver: Kirpan Press, 2006

LOOKING FOR D.A. LEVY (RANDOM SIGHTINGS): THE D.A. LEVY BIBLIOGRAPHY, Volume 2 [1967-1968], edited by Kent Taylor and Alan Horvath. Vancouver: Kirpan Press, 2008

ZEN CONCRETE & ETC. BY D.A. LEVY, edited by Ingrid Swanberg. Madison: Ghost Pony Press, 1991


Additional Resources:

Cleveland Memory Project

d.a. levy home page

Deep Cleveland

Literary Kicks

Jim Lowell’s levy checklist

JAMES R. LOWELL

A Preliminary Checklist of the Writings of d.a. levy (1942-1968)

DEAR D.A.,
Well, old friend, the sackcloth of respectability has been laid upon you. A scholarly and respected library journal is devoting an issue to you and your writings. Imagine your ashes will ignite the Cuyahoga over it, but at least it will be a pure flame. It certainly isn’t a complete checklist but it is a start. Your good friends, Douglas Blazek and Kent Taylor have been most helpful in preparing it.  With a couple exceptions I’ve limited the list to those publications entirely by you, and those edited by you. As your old gadfly, Colonel  J. Williams, would exclaim, ONWARD!

A. Books and Pamphlets by d.a. levy.

1. VARIATIONS ON FLIP.  Wrappers.  Renegade Press, Cleveland (1963). One of 100 numbered copies.

2. FRAGMENTS OF A SHATTERED MIRROR. Wrappers. Renegade Press. Cleveland (1963). One of 100 numbered copies.

3. MORE WITHDRAWED OR LESS. Wrappers. Renegade Press, Cleveland (1963). One of 100 numbered copies.(N.B. The above three titles were largely destroyed by the author and there are probably no more than 10-15 copies extant of each title.)

4. MORE WITHDRAWED OR LESS.  Second Printing (Revised). Wrappers. Renegade Press, Cleveland (1963).

5. fortuItOns MotHeRFuCer (with Kent Taylor). Wrappers. Renegade Press, Cleveland (1964). One of 75 copies.

6. FAREWELL THE FLOATING CUNT. With prints by author. Wrappers. RenegadePress, Cleveland (1964). One of 105 copies.

7. 5 CLEVELAND PRINTS. 5 Prints laid in wrappers. Renegade Press, Cleveland (1964). Between 50-53 copies.

8. CLEVELAND PRINTS.  Vol. 2. Six prints laid in wrapper.  Renegade Press, Cleveland (1964). Between 50-54 copies.

9. “IN Group” A One-Act Play.  In 3 ONE-ACT PLAYS. Wrappers. Hors Commerce Press, Torrance, Ca. (1964). One of 150 copies.

10. “UNTITLED”. Wrappers. (Cleveland 1964). One of only 5 numbered copies. A spontaneous levy assemblage employing sheets from earlier publications & new drawings.

11. 50 SECONDS TIL BLASTOFF.  Published under pseudonym of Allan Denis. Wrappers. Renegade Press, Cleveland (1965).  One of 37 copies.

12. NORTH AMERICAN BOOK OF THE DEAD. Part I and 2. Wrappers. Free Lance Press, Cleveland (1965). A typically bad Free Lance production with horrendous errors throughout.  A few copies had three small paintings by levy bound in.

13. ALEATORY ATTEMPTS AT MONEY MAKING. Wrappers. Renegade Press, Cleveland (n.d.).  One of 4 copies.

14. CHALCHIHUITLICUE. Wrappers. Renegade Press, Cleveland (1965). One of 37 copies.

15. CLEVELAND UNDERCOVERS. Wrappers. 7 Flowers Press, Cleveland (1966). One of 500 copies. There was also an edition of 65 special copies with “freak covers” by the author, no two alike.

16. VISUALIZED PRAYERS & HYMN FOR THE AMERICAN $GOD$. Wrappers. Renegade Press, Cleveland (1966). One of 115 copies.

17. THE GREAT TIBETAN TRAIN ROBBERY MYSTERY PLAY IN COLOR. Wrappers. Cleveland (1966). One of 73 copies.

18. ROBERT MOTHERWELL. A Poem. Wrappers, Cleveland (1966). One of a very few copies with poem in typescript & original drawing by author.

19. CLEVELAND: THE RECTAL EYE VISIONS. Introduction by Douglas Blazek. Wrappers. press:today:niagara, Niagara Falls, NY (1966). One of 126 copies.

20. BLACK HAT AT THE END OF THE BAR. Wrappers. 7 Flowers Press, Cleveland (1966). One of 100 copies.

21. GREAT MAN SLEEPING IN A CLOSET, Wrappers. 7 Flowers Press, Cleveland (1966).

22. LINES FOR LADY JANE. Wrappers. 7 Flowers Press, Cleveland (1966). One of 100 copies.

23. THE NORTH AMERICAN BOOK OF THE DEAD. Parts 1-5. Second Revised Edition. Wrappers. 7 Flowers Press, Cleveland (1966).  One of 210 copies.

24. THE CEMENT FUCK. Wrappers. 7 Flowers Press, Cleveland (1966). One of 110 copies.

25. PLASTIC SAXOPHONE FOUND IN AN EGYPTIAN TOMB. Wrappers. 7 Flowers Press, Cleveland (1966). One of 100 copies.

26. SCARAB. Wrappers. 7 Flowers Press, Cleveland (1966). One of 45 copies.

27. WHITE LIGHT. Wrappers. 7 Flowers Press, Cleveland (1966).

28. THE EGYPTIAN STROBOSCOPE. With d.R. Wagner. Wrappers. 7 Flowers Press, Cleveland (1966). One of 108 copies.

29. KIBBUTZ IN THE SKY. Book 1. Wrappers. 7 Flowers Press. Cleveland (1967). One of 150 copies.

30. KIBBUTZ IN THE SKY.  Book 11. Wrappers. 7 Flowers Press, Cleveland (1967). One of 200 copies.

31. POEM FOR JULIE. Wrappers. Grass Coin Publishing Company, Cleveland (1967). One of 260 copies.

32. THE BOX LUNCH TRAVEL-OG OF FREMONT GULCH. Wrappers. 7 Flowers Press, Cleveland (1967). About 60 copies.

33. LITTLE BLEW BOOK. Numbers 1-2. Two Volumes. Wrappers. 7 Flowers Press, Cleveland (1967). Each one of 45 copies.

34. UNMAILED LETTERS TO ED PEDERSON AND (THE MYSTERIOUS) ANNBURGERS. Wrappers. Issue #3 of GRONK, Fleye Press, Toronto (1967). About 250 copies.

35. TANTRIC STROBE.  Parts I & 2. Wrappers. Ghost Press, Cleveland (1967). One of 150 copies.

36. LETTRE TO ALAN KATZMAN. Wrappers. Parma Heights, Ohio (1967). One of 200 copies.

37. TOMBSTONE AS A LONELY CHARM.  Parts I-III. Three Volumes. Wrappers. Runcible Spoon, Sacramento (1967-68). Each one of 500 copies.

38. PROSE: on poetry in the wholesale education & culture system. Wrappers. Gunrunner Press, Milwaukee (1968).  One of 300 copies.

39. ZEN CONCRETE. Pictorial wrappers. Blewointment Press, Vancouver (1968). One of 300 copies.

40. POEM FOR BEVERLY. Wrappers. Cold Mountain Publishing Company. Cleveland (1968). One of 400 copies.

41. POEMS. Wrappers. Quixote Press, Madison (1968). One of 150 copies.

42. SUBURBAN MONASTERY DEATH POEM. Wrappers. Zero Edition, Cleveland (1968). One of 500 copies.

43. THE BEGINNING OF SUNNY DAWN. Pictorial wrappers. Ghostflower Press, Cleveland  (1968). One of 236 copies.

44. THE TIBETAN STROBOSCOPE. Wrappers. Ayizan Press, Cleveland (1968). Approximately 4,000 copies were printed of which 3,000 were destroyed prior to author’s suicide.

45. UKANHAVYRFUCKINCITIBAK. D.A.LEVY: A TRIBUTE TO THE MAN. AN ANTHOLOGY OFHIS POETRY. Pictorial wrappers. Ghost Press, Cleveland (1968). One of 1,000 copies.

46. THE MADISON POEMS. Loose sheets laid in silk-screened envelope. Quixote Press, Madison (1969). One of 500 copies. Collages, concrete poems & poems.

47. THE BEGINNING OF SUNNY DAWN & RED LADY. Wrappers. Open Skull Press, San Francisco (1969). One of 500 copies.

48. SONGS FOR DEAD CHILDREN. Wrappers. Black Rabbit Press, San Francisco (1969). About 100 copies.

49. NOTES: VARIATIONS ON A SHORT POEM. Wrappers. Runcible Spoon, Sacramento (1970).  One of 300 copies.

B. Books, periodicals, series, edited by d.a. levy

1. THE SILVER CESSPOOL. Numbers 1-5. Renegade Press, Cleveland (1963-64).

2. THE MARRAHWANNA QUARTERLY. Volume 1, Number 1-Volume 4, Number 2 (14 issues), Renegade Press, Cleveland (1964-68).

3. POLLUTED LAKE SERIES. Numbers 1-12. Renegade Press, Cleveland (1965).

4. OHIO CITY SERIES. Numbers 1-7. 7 Flowers Press, Cleveland (1965).

5. 465.  An Anthology of Cleveland Poets. Wrappers. 7 Flowers Press, Cleveland (1966). One of 500 copies.

6. POETS AT THE GATE. Numbers 1-4. Cleveland (1966).

7. THE PUKING PIDGEON #1 OR THE FUCKING DUCK #1 OR THE SEARCH FOR THE HOLY HOUKAH REVEALED #1. Wrappers. 400 Rabbit Press, Cleveland (1966). One of 115 copies.

8. SHIT SHEET. Numbers 1-2. Cleveland (1966).

9. MARRAHWANNAH NEWSLETTER. Numbers 1-2. Cleveland (1966).

10. 306. An Anthology of Cleveland Poets. Pictorial wrappers. 7 Flowers Press, Cleveland (1967). One of 306 copies.

11. BUDDHIST 3RD CLASS JUNKMAIL ORACLE. Numbers 1-17. Cleveland (1967-68). Levy edited the first 17 numbers; the series was continued by Steve Ferguson & appears irregularly.

That’s about it for now, d.a. Hope you and Robert Conway have made it through the pass.
Love,Jim


This checklist first appeared in THE SERIF, Kent State University Library Quarterly, Vol. VIII, No. 4, December, 1971

Kent Taylor: Contributions to Periodicals

* Note: sequence within years is alphabetical

THE ALPHA MUSELETTER, Vol. 27, No. 5
Delaware, February 1959
“Why”, “Peace” [Taylor’s first appearance]

OWL (Ohio Wesleyan Literary Magazine), No. 2
Delaware, n.d. [1961]
“Presence”

FENN COLLEGE POETRY FORUM WORKSHEETS, No. X
Cleveland, November 1963
“A Part of Time”

FREE LANCE, Vol. 7, No. 2
Cleveland, 1963
“Duluth”

MOTHER, No. 8
Pittsburgh, c. 1963
“Alone”, “Again”

SILVER CESSPOOL, Vol. 1, edited by d.a. levy
Cleveland, 1963
“Jewelry”, “Trite Things”, “Flotsam”, “To D.B.”, “Changing”, “Visions”

FREE LANCE, Vol. 8, No. 1
Cleveland, 1964
“Foreign”, “Still Times”

INPUT, Vol. 1, No. 3
New York, September 1964
“Ashes of the Phoenix”

INPUT, Vol. 1, No. 4
New York, December 1964
“Open Can in a Storm”, “Oct. 19”, “Cleveland Manifesto” (prose)

KAURI, No. 2, edited by Will Inman
New York, June-July 1964
letter excerpt

KAURI, No. 3, edited by Will Inman
New York, July-Aug. 1964
[untitled] “Listening for buttons…”, letter excerpt

MARRAHWANNA QUARTERLY, Vol. 1, No. 2, edited by d. a. levy
Cleveland, 1964-65
“Grandfather’s Speeches”, untitled print

RADICAL VOICE, Vol. 1, No. 2
Cleveland, 1964
book review

SILVER CESSPOOL, Vol. 2, edited by d.a. levy
Cleveland, 1964
“Shapes”

SILVER CESSPOOL, Vol. 3, edited by d.a. levy
Cleveland, 1964
“To The Suicides of the Golden Gate Bridge”

SILVER CESSPOOL, Vol. 5, edited by d.a. levy
Cleveland, 1964
[untitled] “We watch sponges…”, book review

TAMPA POETRY REVIEW, No.3, edited by Duane Locke
Tampa, 1964
[untitled] “Razor calling…”

15¢, No. 1
Cleveland, 1965
“Dampness”, “Ifs”

15¢, No. 2
Cleveland, 1965
“Cleveland”

FINE ARTS, Vol. 12, No. 577
Cleveland, 27 June 1965
“Duluth”

FREE LANCE, Vol. 9, No. 2
Cleveland, 1965
“Aug. 31, 1965”, “May 22, 1965”, “Tones” [Note:  these last two poems (“May 22, 1965” and “Tones”) were mistakenly printed as one]

GOOSEBERRY, No. 2
Cleveland, 1965
“15527 Madison”, [untitled] “Well usually…”, “For d.a. levy and John Cornillon”

KAURI, No.8, edited by Will Inman
NY, May-June 1965
[untitled] “Yes we must…”, letter excerpt

OLE, No. 3, edited by Douglas Blazek
Bensenville, 1965
[untitled] “My cat…”

PODIUM, Vol. 1, No. 1, edited by Jau Billera
Cleveland, 1965
[untitled] “The cliff…”, [untitled] “Oh the face…”

POET MEAT, No. 9/10, edited by Dave Cunliffe and Tina Morris
Blackburn, Summer 1965
[untitled] “Things are breaking…”

TAMPA POETRY REVIEW, No. 4, edited by Duane Locke
Tampa, 1965
“Bud”, [untitled] “If the radio…”

TAMPA POETRY REVIEW, No. 5, edited by Duane Locke
Tampa, 1965
“April 4”

TAMPA POETRY REVIEW #6, edited by Duane Locke
Tampa, 1965
“March 25, 1965”, “March 15, 1965”

BEGINNING, No. 1 , edited by Joe Walker
Cleveland, 1966
“Prospect Avenue”, “December 1-2, 1965”, “Events: Oct 15, 1965 , Cleveland”

EARTH, No. 2
Santa Monica, 1966
[untitled] “Books of numbers…”, [untitled] “The time the things…”

EIGHT PAGER, Series 1,  Part 2, edited by D.r. Wagner
New York, 1966
[untitled] “Memories crushing…”, “January 10, 1966”, “Feb. 10, 1966”

HIKA, Vol. 29, No. 1
Gambier, Fall 1966
“8-27-66”, “9-19-66”

KAURI, No. 12, edited by Will Inman
NY, January-February 1966
letter excerpt

MARRAHWANNA QUARTERLY, Vol. 2, No. 1, edited by d. a. levy
Cleveland, 1966
“May 6, 1965”, “November 18, 1965”, “Aug. 22, 1965”

MARRAHWANNA QUARTERLY, Vol. 2, No. 3, edited by d. a. levy Cleveland, 1966
[untitled] “Boohoo…” [Joan Taylor co-author]

MOONSTONES, Vol. 1, No. 2, edited by D.r. Wagner
Sacramento, 1966
“7-13-66” [Taylor guest edited the Cleveland section]

POETS AT THE GATE, Vol. 1, No. 1, edited by d. a. levy
Cleveland, March 1966
[untitled] “My poems are…”, [untitled] “Tonight some…”

POETS AT THE GATE, Vol. 1, No. 2, edited by d. a. levy
Cleveland, April 1966
[untitled] “Pieces of me…”

POETS AT THE GATE, Vol. 1, No. 4, edited by d. a. levy
Cleveland, July 1966
“A Call to Arms”

POTPOURRI, No. 7/8
Milwaukie, Summer 1966
“Road Land”

SUM, No. 1, edited by Carl Woideck
Lakewood, 1966
“Aug 2, 1965″, [untitled] “Pressures in the head…”, [untitled] “Chimney apartments…”

SUM, No. 2, edited by Carl Woideck
Lakewood, 1966
“John Handy’s Spanish Lady”

TAMPA POETRY REVIEW, No. 7, edited by Duane Locke
Tampa, 1966
[untitled] “Tables and eternity…”, “June 30, 1965”

TAMPA POETRY REVIEW, No. 8, edited by Duane Locke
Tampa, 1966
“Feb. 5, 1966”, “Feb. 14, 1966”, “December 25, 1965”

TAMPA POETRY REVIEW, No. 9, edited by Duane Locke
Tampa, 1966
“East to Cleveland”, “For the Living”, “3-5-66”, “3-25-66”, “The Seasonal Man”

WORMWOOD REVIEW, Vol. 6, No. 3, Issue 23, edited by Marvin Malone
Storrs/Stockton, August 1966
“Clear and Cold”, “Aug. 7, 1965”

ASSASSINATORS BROADSHEET, No. 1
Surrey, 1967
“7-13-66″, [untitled] “Panhandlers…”, [untitled] “Winter chimes…”

CONGRESS, No. 3, edited by Sam Seiffer
Bronx, 1967
[untitled] “My wife’s holier…”, “For K”, “4-5-67”

FREE LOVE PERIODICALLY, No. 1
Cleveland, 1967
“8-15-66”

FREE LOVE PERIODICALLY, No. 2
Cleveland, 1967
“Words”, “4-16-67”

GRIST, No. 10, edited by John Fowler
Lawrence, 1967
“4-11-66”

GRONK, No. 6/7, edited by bp Nichol
Toronto, 1967
untitled collage

MARRAHWANNA QUARTERLY, Vol. 3; No. 1, edited by d. a. levy
Cleveland, 1967
“11-30-66”, book review

MARRAHWANNA QUARTERLY, Vol. 3, No. 2, edited by d. a. levy
Cleveland, 1967
“Clear and Cold”, [untitled] “My cat caught…”, “East to Cleveland”, [untitled] “If the radio…”, “Atro-City”, “Road Land”, “A Call to Arms”, “I Feel Like Seven Days”, “9-4-66”

MARRAHWANNAH NEWSLETTER, No. 2, edited by d. a. levy
Cleveland, 1967
“Up Down Timothy Leary”, “Anti-Chant”

OLE, No. 7, edited by Douglas Blazek
Bensenville, 1967
seven book reviews

RUNCIBLE SPOON, edited by D.r. WAGNER and Barbara O’Connelly
Carmichael, 1967
“10-12-66”

RUNCIBLE SPOON, No. 7 , edited by D.r. WAGNER and Barbara O’Connelly
Carmichael, n.d. [c. 1967]
“Death of an Amusement Park”

SUM, No. 3, edited by Carl Woideck
Lakewood, 1967
“3-18-68 (for Jack Kerouac)”

TAMPA POETRY REVIEW, No. 10, edited by Duane Locke
Tampa, 1967
“The Change”, “9-4-66”

TAMPA POETRY REVIEW, No. 12, edited by Duane Locke
Tampa, 1967
“6-4-66”,  “Visits”, “Cleveland Falling”

THE WILLIE, No. 1
San Francisco, Summer 1967
“8-29-66”, “11-3-66”

ASYLUM, No. 6
Bootle, October 1968
“4-22-68”, “8-13-67”

GRIST, No. 11, edited by John Fowler
Lawrence, 1968
“Trip to Niagara”

THE LITTLE MAG, Vol. 1, No. 1
Niagara Falls, [1968]
“2-4-68”, “9-27-67”

TAMPA POETRY REVIEW, No. 14, edited by Duane Locke
Tampa, 1968
[untitled] “Clouds like…”

THE WILLIE, No. 2
San Francisco, Spring 1968
“5-12-66”, “Trip to Niagara”, “4-15-67”, “8-7-67”

ASPHODEL BOOK SHOP CATALOGUE #22
Cleveland, May 1969
“The Western Poem”

FREE LANCE, Vol. 13, Nos. 1&2
Cleveland, 1969
“Adelaide Simon”

MEATBALL, No. 1, edited by Joel Deutsch
San Francisco, May 1969
“9-26-68”, “For J.”, “12-29-68 Cleveland”, “2-23-69”

QUIXOTE, Vol. 4, No. 8
Madison, Spring 1969
“10-8-67”, “9-6-68”

SATTVAS REVIEW, No. 1, edited by Franklin W. Osinski
Cleveland, Fall 1969
“5-26-68”, “8-19-68”, “9-23-68”, “1-10-69”, “2-15-69”, “2-8-69”

UP:JUT [AKA POTATO]
Seattle, January 1969
“4-29-68”, “7-26-68”, “11-9-68”

AMERICAN REVOLUTION, Part 2
Los Angeles, 1970
“3-18-68 (for Jack Kerouac)”

ANN ARBOR REVIEW, No. 8/9
Ann Arbor, 1970
“U.S. #1”, “Harbor Inn Blues”

SATTVAS REVIEW, No. 2, edited by Franklin W. Osinski
Cleveland, Spring 1970
“7-14-68”, “12-22-69”

SECOND AEON, No. 12, edited by Peter Finch
Cardiff, 1970
“5-26-70”, “1-27-70”

SHADED ROOM, No. 1
Pittsburgh, March 1970
“Driving to Meet My Son”, “6-24-69”, “10-26-69”, “5-8-69”, “1-29-69”

TAMPA POETRY REVIEW, No. 19, edited by Duane Locke
Tampa, 1970
[untitled] “Old pain…”

ASPHODEL BOOK SHOP CATALOGUE, No. 27
Cleveland, February 1971
“Postcard to a Friend and My Son”

GLASS ONION, No. 1, edited by Roger Edwards
Together Publications, [1971]
[untitled] “The years have…”

MEATBALL, No. 8, edited by Joel Deutsch
San Francisco, 1971
“8-30-69”, “Lines Written a Few Hours before Learning that d.a. levy Had Shot Himself to Death”

SECOND AEON, No. 13, edited by Peter Finch
Cardiff, 1971
“The Western Poem”

ASPHODEL BOOK SHOP CATALOGUE, No. 31
Cleveland, February 1972
“Poem for a Wilting Flower”

SECOND AEON, No. 14, edited by Peter Finch
Cardiff, 1972
“6-7-70”, “10-25-70”

ASPHODEL BOOK SHOP CATALOGUE, No. 35
Burton, March 1973
“11-29-72”

SECOND AEON, No. 16/17, edited by Peter Finch
Cardiff, 1973
“San Jose – San Francisco”, “1-2-72”

INVISIBLE CITY, No. 16/17
Fairfax, June 1975
“To a Son Who Followed”

VAGABOND, No. 21, edited by John Bennett
Ellensburg, Nov. 1975
“The Academy Awards”, “Reunion”, “November 1974”, “2-7-74”, “5-28-72”

VAGABOND, No. 23/24, edited by John Bennett
Ellensburg, Spring 1976
“10-1-68”, “3-13-69”, “For Pam”, “11-10/11-25-73”, “Travel Notes”

VAGABOND, No. 25, edited by John Bennett
Ellensburg, Jan-Mar. 1977
“Round Trip from San Francisco”

VAGABOND, No. 27, edited by John Bennett
Ellensburg, Spring 1978
“3-17-78”, “1-2-78”, “Autumn”

ILHA DO DESTERRO, Vol. 1 , Nos. 2&3
Florianopolis, Brazil, 1979
“10-1-68”, plus commentary

SCREE, No. 13/14, edited by Kirk Robertson
Fallon, 1979
“9-23-77”, “To my Father”, “Enchantment with Plants”, “1-29-78”, “5-24-78”, “Ten Years Later”, “7-9-68”

VAGABOND, No. 29, edited by John Bennett
Ellensburg, Winter 1979
“The Cleveland Underground Poetry Scene: A Personal Reminiscence” (prose), “10-21-78”, “10-24-78”

PROCTOR BULLETIN, Vol. 3, No. 2
San Francisco, June 1980
“6-11-79”

PROCTOR BULLETIN, Vol. 3, No. 3
San Francisco, September 1980
“Dawn”

LIMBERLOST REVIEW, No. 9
Albuquerque, 1981
“3-31-69”

SUISUN VALLEY REVIEW, No. 1
Solano Community College, Spring 1981
“Silhouette”

UCSF JOURNAL, Vol. 5, No. 3
San Francisco, 1981
“Days of Smoke/Lightning Nights”, “Family Matters”

ALLY
Santa Cruz, 1982
“6-11-79”, “Lightning Nights”, “For My Mother”

TRANSOM, Vol. 2, No. 1
Metuchen, Spring 1982
“8-31-81”, “7-18-80”, “Contrivance for Bad Weather”, “Letter to Home”, “Star Shadows”

ALLY
Santa Cruz, 1983
“1-1-77”, “9-23-79”

SCREE, No. 22/23, edited by Kirk Robertson
Fallon, 1983
“Downtown”, “1-4-82”, “Delivery”, “Negatives”

ALLY
Santa Cruz, 1984
“Summer History”, “Cleveland”, [untitled] “Your unread pages…”

SYNAPSE, Vol. 28, No. 30
San Francisco, May 1984
“Silhouette”

ALLY
Santa Cruz, 1985
“Passage”

CREAM CITY REVIEW, Vol. 10, No. 1
Milwaukee, 1985
“Proofreader”

ABRAXAS, No. 34, edited by Ingrid Swanberg
Madison, 1986
“For the Destroyed Poets of Ohio”, “Family Matters”, “7-18-83”, “Heading North”, “A Belated Touche for d.a. levy”, “4 A.M.”

COW IN THE ROAD, Vol. 1, No. 1
San Jose, Winter 1986
“Survey”

COW IN THE ROAD, Vol. 1, No. 2
San Jose, Spring 1986
“Ode to Age 40”, “I-280”, “San Francisco/San Jose”

TAPROOT, First Series, No. 3
Cleveland Heights, 1986
“San Francisco Bus Depot”

ABRAXAS, No. 35/36, edited by Ingrid Swanberg
Madison: 1987
“Buying Groceries”, “Bay Bridge”, “N-Judah”

ASPHODEL BOOK SHOP CATALOGUE, No. 117
Burton, December 1987
“Returning to Cleveland with an Olive Branch”

WIDENER REVIEW, No. 4
PA , 1987
“Photograph of a Stranger”, “Graduation Postscript”, “To My Son”

PINCHPENNY, Vol. 9, No. 1
Sacramento, 1988
“Challenger”, brief commentary on VAGABOND magazine

THE QUARTERLY, No. 5, edited by Gordon Lish
New York, Spring 1988
“Escape”, “The Killer”, “For Janine at Six Months”, “Excuse”, “Dead Reckoning”

THE QUARTERLY, No. 6, edited by Gordon Lish
New York, Summer 1988
“What Happened to My Mother”, “Prisoner”

SWAMP ROOT, Vol. 1, No. 1, edited by Al Masarik
Jacksboro, January 1988
“Late Show”, “Art Pepper”, “Silhouette”

SWAMP ROOT, Vol. 1, No. 2/3
Jacksboro, December 1988
“Chasing Helen”, “Dancer”, “Silence”, “Pantomime at My Wife’s Grave”, “Solo”, “Ordinary Stars”, “April”, “Fugitive”, “Requiem”, “Lifelines”, “Returning to Cleveland with an Olive Branch”, “Carnival Masks”, “Passing Time”, “March” [Taylor is the featured poet for this issue.]

TOOK, Vol. 1, No. 16, edited by Ed Mycue
San Francisco, 1988
“8-3-81”, “February Song”, “7-18-80”

ABRAXAS, No. 37, edited by Ingrid Swanberg
Madison: 1989
“One-Way”, “Note to My Wife”

CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER
San Francisco, Fall 1989
“Silence”

PAINTED BRIDE QUARTERLY, No. 36
Philadelphia, 1989
“Lifelines”, “There was Too Much to Hold”, “Lightning Bugs”

SWAMP ROOT, Vol. 1, No. 4
Jacksboro, 1989
“Flooding the Labyrinth”, “Hide-and-Seek”

BEVEAVEMENT FAMILY SERVICES NEWSLETTER, Vol. 12, No. 3
Corte Madera, 1990
“Pantomime at My Wife’s Grave”

SWAMP ROOT, Vol. 1, No. 5
Jacksboro, Winter/Spring, 1990
“Calendar”, “Cleaning the Wound”

SWAMP ROOT, Vol. 1, No. 6
Jacksboro, Summer/Fall 1990
“Murmurs”, “Commentator In”, “Stupid Questions”

ABRAXAS, No. 40/41, edited by Ingrid Swanberg
Madison: 1991
“Creatures of Habit”, “Jamais Vu”

THE FOLD, No. 1
San Francisco, Winter 1991
“Between the Lines”, “No Plans”

ONTHEBUS, Issue 6/7
Los Angeles, Winter/Spring 1991
“Waiting for Morning”

PEARL, No. 13
Long Beach, Spring/Summer 1991
“View from a Junk-Food Emporium”

SNAKESKIN, edited by Angi Lowry
Chicago: Anaconda press, 1991
“Offering”

ASPHODEL BOOK SHOP CATALOGUE, No. 149
Burton, August 1992
“Fourth of July at Ocean Beach”

ASTARTE, Vol. 1, No. 1
Boulder, 1992
“Shedding a Chimera”

BOMBAY GIN, Vol. 2, No. 2
Boulder , Summer 1992
“March Breakdown”

LISTENING EYE, edited by Grace Butcher
Geauga, 1992
“December”

F/X, Vol. 1, No. 1
Fort Collins, 1993
“Occupational Hazard”, “Boomerang”

GRIST ON-LINE, No. 3
New York, December 1993
“Keeping up with the Jonses”, “Fourth of July at Ocean Beach”, “Trip to Niagara” [These poems appear in both print and on-line formats.]

LISTENING EYE, edited by Grace Butcher
Geauga, 1993
“Changing Weather”

MAN ALIVE!, No. 5
Calverton, 1993
transcription of taped comments on d.a.levy [many errors]

RAIN CITY REVIEW, Vol. 1, No. 2
Portland, Spring 1993
“Test Site”, “Drunk in the Loom”

RED CEDAR REVIEW OF COLORADO,  No. 2
Louisville, 1993
“Blackout”, “Visitation”, “Spellbound”, “Monsters”

RED CEDAR REVIEW OF COLORADO, No. 3
Louisville, 1993
“Quick Change”

RED CEDAR REVIEW OF COLORADO, No. 5
Louisville, 1993
“Tabula Rasa”, “42 and Counting”

CAPRICE
Wichita, June 1994
“Rapture”, “Bargaining with the Millennium”

CORACLE POETRY, No. 1
Berkeley, Winter 1994
“Librarian”

LISTENING EYE, edited by Grace Butcher
Geauga, 1994
“A Plea to the Dead for Forgiveness”, “Jack-O-Lantern”

MA!, No. 6 
Calverton, 1994 [formerly MAN ALIVE!]
“Keeping up with the Jonses”

RAIN CITY REVIEW, Vol. 2, No. 4
Portland, Spring/Summer 1994
“Full Disclosure”, “Bone Music”

ATOM MIND, Vol. 4, No. 16
Albuquerque, Spring 1995
“Billie Holiday”, “Inner Sunset”

LISTENING EYE, edited by Grace Butcher
Geauga, 1995
“Occupational Hazard”, “Night Physics” [original version]

THE QUARTERLY, No. 30, edited by Gordon Lish
New York, Summer 1995
“Night Physics” [edited version]

LISTENING EYE, edited by Grace Butcher
Geauga, 1996
“Brain Tumor”

ONE TRICK PONY, No. 2, edited by Louis McKee
Philadelphia, Fall 1997
“Sanctuary”, “Low Clouds along the Coast”

RAIN CITY REVIEW, Vol. 2, No. 8
Portland, Winter/Spring 1997-1998
“Boomerang”

ASPHODEL BOOK SHOP CATALOGUE, No. 192
Burton, October 1998
“Waiting for Weldon”

BARD, No. 6, 24-7 Magazine Supplement
Providence, 1998
“Out of Time”

LUCID MOON, No. 31
Hampton, March 1999
“Bone Music”, “Full Disclosure”, “Chasing Helen”, “Night Physics”
[Titles of last two poems reversed.]

RATTAPALLAX, No. 2, edited by George Dickerson
New York, 1999
“Outpost”

SAY YES, Vol. 1, No. 1
Sacramento, 1999
“Incident in the N-Judah Tracks”, “White Night Blues”

RATTAPALLAX, No. 3, edited by George Dickerson
New York, 2000
“Flying through a Storm with James Wright”

RATTAPALLAX, No. 4, edited by George Dickerson
New York, 2000
“Drawing Blood”

RATTLE, Issue 14, Vol. 6, No. 2, edited by Alan Fox
Sherman Oaks, Winter 2000
“Out of Time”, “Deficits”

ONE TRICK PONY, No. 6
Philadelphia, Fall 2001
“Talking to Helen”, “Reply to a Scented Letter”

RATTAPALLAX, No. 5, edited by George Dickerson
New York, 2001
“Turning 57”, “Late Show at the Starlight Laundry”

RATTLE, Issue 15, Vol. 7, No. 1, edited by Alan Fox
Sherman Oaks, Summer 2001
“Seeing Things”

BOOG CITY, Issue 3, edited by David Kirschenbaum
New York City, February-March 2002
“Not Quite Janine”

ONTHEBUS, Issue 17/18
Los Angeles, 2002
“Brain Tumor”

JEFF MASER – BOOKSELLER, List No. 36
Richmond, November 2004
“Wake”, “For Nick Gabaldon”

THEE FLAT BIKE, No. 1, edited by Matthew Wascovich
Cleveland, 2004
“The Opposite of Hallucinating”, “Waiting for Weldon”, “Up in the Air”, “Airmail”, “Signaling Jim”

UNARMED-ADVENTUROUS POETRY JOURNAL, No. 48, edited by Michael Mann
St. Paul, November, 2004
“Vegas”

UNARMED-ADVENTUROUS POETRY JOURNAL, No. 49, edited by Michael Mann
St. Paul, January, 2005
“Slow Learner”

UNARMED-ADVENTUROUS POETRY JOURNAL, No. 50, edited by Michael Mann
St. Paul, March 2005
“Loose Ends”

UNARMED-ADVENTUROUS POETRY JOURNAL, No. 53, edited by Michael Mann
St. Paul, October 2005
“Christmas”

UNARMED-ADVENTUROUS POETRY JOURNAL #55, edited by Michael Mann
St. Paul, October 2005
“Keeping Warm”

ABRAXAS, No. 44/45, edited by Ingrid Swanberg
Madison, 2006
“Flying through a Storm with James Wright”

BOTTLE, No. 4, edited by Bill Roberts
Dover, 2006
“Night Physics”

BOTTLE, No. 5, edited by Bill Roberts
Dover, 2007
“Calling Cards”

UNARMED-ADVENTUROUS POETRY JOURNAL, No. 60, edited by Michael Mann
St. Paul, 2009
“Ready or Not”

UNARMED-ADVENTUROUS POETRY JOURNAL,  No. 61, edited by Michael Mann
St. Paul, 2009
“Lately”

UNARMED-ADVENTUROUS POETRY JOURNAL, No. 63, edited by Michael Mann
St. Paul, April 2011
“Close Parenthesis”

MISER MAGAZINE, No. 5, edited by Nicole Hennessy and Lauren Dulay
Lakewood, June 2013
“What’s Left”

UNARMED-ADVENTUROUS POETRY JOURNAL, No. 66, edited by Michael Mann
St. Paul, February 2014
“What’s Left”

BIG HAMMER, #19, edited by Dave Roskos
Island Heights: Iniquity Press/Vendetta Books, February 2017
“Woman at a Mental Health Clinic” (haiku)

Kent Taylor: Books and Broadsides

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Section A:
Books and Broadsides

1. SELECTED POEMS
First edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1963
Saddle-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 5.5” x 8.5”, 20 pages, letterpress printed by d.a. levy. Cover art by d.a. levy.
(T&H P-14)

2. ALEATORY LETTERS
First edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, November 1964
Side-stapled sheets bound in to printed and illustrated wrappers, 14 pages, 57 numbered copies, letterpress printed by d.a. levy and Kent Taylor. Linoleum block prints by Kent Taylor.
(T&H P-39)
[not in archive]

3. FORTUITONS MOTHERFUCER (with d.a. levy)
a. First edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1965
Side-stapled in printed wrappers with newspaper insert, 5.75″ x 8.5″, 10 pages, 75 copies, letterpress printed by d.a. levy. Note: cover variants exist in two different sizes and two different colored cover stocks.
(T&H P-63)

levy_fortuitonsb. Facsimile edition:
Toronto: Letters Bookshop, 1995
Saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 10 pages, 30 numbered copies, photocopy. 



4. POLLUTED LAKE SERIES, No. 4: “MIST…”
polluted04First edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1965
Side-stapled in printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 4.5″, 12 pages, letterpress printed by d.a. levy.
(T&H P-46)

5. OHIO CITY SERIES, No. 2: “OVER…”
First edition:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1965
Side-stapled sheets bound in to printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 3.5″, 14 pages, letterpress and mimeograph printed by d.a. levy.
(T&H P-65)

6. LATE STATIONS
First edition:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
Side-stapled sheets bound in to illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 21 pages, 200 copies, letterpress and mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. Cover linoleum block print by Carl Woideck, introduction by d.a. levy.
(T&H P-76)

7. SHITSHEET
First edition:
(Niagara Falls): (d.r. wagner), 1966
Broadside.
“JANUARY 19, 1966”, “FEBRUARY 10, 1966”
[not in archive]

8. TORN BIRDS
First edition:
San Francisco: Black Rabbit Press, May 1969
Side-stapled sheets bound in to silk-screened wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 48 pages, 500 copies, mimeograph printed. Cover art and introduction by T.L. Kryss, blurb by d.a. levy.

9. CLEVELAND DREAMS
First edition:
Cardiff, Wales: Second Aeon Publications, 1971
Saddle-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 5″ x 8.25″, 16 pages, 500 copies, offset printed. Cover art by Rebecca Morales.


10. SHIT OUTSIDE WHEN EATING BERRIES
First edition:
Cleveland: Black Rabbit Press, August 1971
Side-stapled sheets in silkscreen cover, 8.5″ x 11″, 32 pages, 268 copies, mimeograph printed.



11. EMPTY GROUND
First edition:
Cleveland: Black Rabbit Press, Winter 1976
Side-stapled sheets bound in to silkscreen wrappers, 6.75″ x 8.75″, 28 pages, 133 copies, mimeograph printed. Cover art by Carolyn Kryss.

12. DRIVING LIKE THE SUN
First edition:
Ellensburg: Vagabond Press, 1976
Saddle-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 36 pages, offset printed. Cover design by Cindy Bennett. Published as Vagabond Chapbook 6.

13. LATE SHOW AT THE STARLIGHT LAUNDRY
First edition:
Cleveland: Black Rabbit Press, August 1989
Side-stapled sheets bound in to silk-screened wrappers, 6.5″ x 9.5″, 40 pages, xerography printed. Cover art by T.L. Kryss. Illustrations by Carolyn Kryss.

14. RABBITS HAVE FLED
First edition:
Cleveland: Black Rabbit Press, January 1991
Side-stapled sheets in silkscreen wrappers, 5″ x 6.5″, 24 pages, xerography printed. Cover art by Carolyn Kryss. Photograph by John Bennett.


15. NIGHT PHYSICS
First edition:
Vancouver, WA: Kirpan Press, 2002
Stapled sheets with printed cover, 75 numbered and signed copies.

16. SOMETHING ABOUT FLOWERS
First edition:
Buffalo: University of Buffalo, December 2002
Folded broadside, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 2000 copies, offset printed. Illustrated by d.a. levy. Printed as part of the University of Buffalo Holiday Broadside series: fourth series, number four.

17. ADMISSIBLE EVIDENCE (RANDOM SIGHTINGS)(with d.a.levy)
First edition:
Vancouver, WA: Kirpan Press, 2003
Stapled sheets, 100 numbered copies, includes audio CD of Taylor and levy reading.

18. NOT QUITE JANINE
First edition:
Berkeley: Jeff Maser Bookseller, 2003
Broadside, 126 copies, printed by Ann Rosener at Occasional Works in Menlo Park as part of the 911 Camelia Street broadside series.

19. JAMES R. LOWELL MEMORIAL CARD
First edition:
Cleveland: Feb., 2004
“SIGNALING JIM”

20. CHASING HELEN
First edition:
Kent: Costmary Press, April 2004
Broadside, 5″ x 8.5″,40 numbered copies, letterpress printed.



21. REMAINS TO BE SEEN
First edition:
Pasadena,CA: verdant press, 2004
Broadside, printed in an edition of 126 copies (100 numbered and 26 lettered and signed), printed for Jeff Maser on the occasion of the 2004 San Francisco Antiquarian Book Fair printed in two colors. verdant press broadside number seven.

22. REFUSING THE LEDGE
First edition:
Charlestown: Black Rabbit Press, May 2004
Saddle-stapled in illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 32 pages, 75 copies. Dedication: “for Jim”.



23. DAYS OF ENDLESS NIGHTS
First edition:
Vancouver, WA:Kirpan Press, 2005
Stapled sheets glued into printed wrappers, 60 numbered copies. Eleven poems, cover image by Alan Horvath, author photo by Cindy Marx. Includes a bibliography of author’s books.

24. LOOKING FOR D.A LEVY(RANDOM SIGHTINGS) – THE D.A.LEVY BIBLIOGRAPHY – VOLUME 1 [1963-1966], with Alan Horvath
First edition:
Vancouver, WA: Kirpan press, 2006
Comb bound, laser printed. 70 copies.

25. CONNECTING THE DOTS
First edition:
Dover: Bottle of Smoke Press, 2006
Broadside. Designed and printed by Bill Roberts for the friends of Bottle of Smoke Press and published on the occasion of levyfest in Cleveland, Ohio on October 28 & 29, 2006.

26. LOOKING FOR D.A LEVY(RANDOM SIGHTINGS) – THE D.A.LEVY BIBLIOGRAPHY – VOLUME 2 [1967-1968], with Alan Horvath
First edition:
Vancouver, WA: Kirpan Press, 2006
Comb bound, laser printed. 75 copies. Cover silkscreen by Tom Kryss.

27. BEDTIME STORY
First edition:
Vancouver, WA: Kirpan Press, 2008
Card-broadside. 80 copies, 15 signed and numbered.

28. ODE TO LIFE
First edition:
Vancouver & Cleveland: Kirpan Press & Black Rabbit Press, 2008 Broadside. Published as card #12 from “STORIES FROM THE FLATS” broadside series. Cover by Tom Kryss, envelope by Alan Horvath.

29. BLACK SOOT IN WHITE SNOW
First edition:
Vancouver, WA: Kirpan Press, 2009
Comb bound, photographs and afterword by Taylor. 70 numbered copies, 15 signed.

30. PALIMPSEST
First edition:
Vancouver: Kirpan Press, 2009
Broadside, 80 copies. Illustrated with a collage by Taylor titled “Girl in Black Stockings”. Published as #39 in “Stories From The Flats Broadside Series 2”.

31. NIGHT PHYSICS
First edition:
Caracas, Venezuela: 48th Street Press, June 2014
Broadside, 20 signed numbered copies. Published by Christopher Byck.

32. WAITING FOR WELDON
First edition:
Caracas, Venezuela: 48th Street Press, June 2014
Broadside, 20 signed numbered copies. Published by Christopher Byck.

33. SOLID FLESH FOR FOOD #2
First edition:
Leicester: Solid Flesh For Food Press, 2016
Published under an imprint of Concrete Meat Press. 26 numbered copies, one author’s copy, and some unnumbered copies.

d.a. levy: Publications Edited and Published

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Section D:
Publications Edited and Published

(excluding periodicals and serial publications: see Section E)

1. levy, d.a. FRAGMENTS OF A SHATTERED MIRROR
levy_fragmentsFirst edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1963
Saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 5.5? x 8.5?, 44 pages, 100 numbered and signed copies, letterpress printed by d.a. levy. The poet’s first book.
(Lowell A2, T&H P-01)

2. levy, d.a. VARIATIONS ON FLIP
First edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1963
Saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 5.5? x 8.5?, 36 pages, 100 numbered and signed copies, letterpress printed by d.a. levy.
(Lowell A1, T&H P-02)

3. levy, d.a. MORE WITHDRAWED OR LESS
levy_morewithFirst edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1963
Saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 5.5? x 8.5?, 36 pages, 100 numbered and signed copies, letterpress printed in multiple colors by d.a. levy.
(Lowell A3, T&H P-03)

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

5. Billera, Jau. PURGATORY AND CAROUSELS
First edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1963
Saddle-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 5.5” x 8.5”, 40 pages, letterpress printed by d.a. levy. Cover art by d.a. levy. This Renegade Press edition reprints the first section titled PURGATORY AND CAROUSELS from the Free Lance Press edition of the same title printed in 1963; this edition also adds a new section, not in the first, titled CAROUSELS.
(T&H P-05)

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

7. Atkins, Russell. OBJECTS 2
First edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1963
Saddle-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 5.5” x 8.5”, 28 pages, letterpress printed by d.a. levy. Cover art by d.a. levy. This Renegade Press edition includes three poems that appear in OBJECTS (Eureka: Hearse Press, 1960) but is otherwise a different collection.
(T&H P-07)

8. Czaban, Jr., Lester. NIGHT GARDEN
First edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1963
Postcard, 3″ x 5″, letterpress printed and linoleum block print by d.a. levy.
(T&H P-09)

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

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

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

12. levy, d.a. HAPPY HIROSHIMA DAY
First edition:
Single card folded once.
(T&H P-13)

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

14. Heckman, Carl. CORNPONETONEPOME
levy_ cornponeFirst edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1963
Saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 5″ x 7.5″, 20 pages, letterpress printed by d.a. levy.
(T&H P-15)


15. MORE WITHDRAWED OR LESS
Second printing revised:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1963
Saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 5.5? x 8.5?, 21 pages, 100 copies, signed, letterpress printed by d.a. levy poems. This printing includes poems in a different sequence than in the first printing and some additions and omissions.
(Lowell A4, T&H P-16)

16. Atkins, Russell. OBJECTS 2
Second edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964
Saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 5.5” x 8.5”, 20 pages, letterpress printed by d.a. levy. Second Renegade Press printing with sequence of poems changed from first printing, plus one added poem.
(T&H P-17)

17. Berge, Carol. THE VULNERABLE ISLAND
First edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964
Side-stapled in printed wrappers, 5.5” x 8.5”, 20 pages, 105 copies, letterpress printed by d.a. levy. Dedication: “for E.R. Lyon”.
(T&H P-18)

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

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

20. Konyecsni, John. BIRDS
First edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964
Postcard, 3″ x 5″, letterpress printed by d.a. levy. Linoleum block print by John Konyecsni.
(T&H P-21)

21. Czaban Jr., Lester. STEALING
First edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964
Postcard, 3″ x 5″, letterpress printed by d.a. levy. Linoleum block print by Lester Czaban, Jr.
(T&H P-23)


22. Levey, Charlene. ECSTATIC NOMAD
First edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964
Postcard, 3″ x 5″, letterpress printed by d.a. levy. Linoleum block print by Charlene Levey.
(T&H P-24)
[not in archive]

23. Salamon, Russell. THE TRIAL
First edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964
Postcard, 3″ x 5″, letterpress printed by d.a. levy. Linoleum block print by Russell Salamon.
(T&H P-25)

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

25. levy, d.a. 5 CLEVELAND PRINTS
First edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964
Five prints laid into printed wrappers, 11.5″ x 6.75″, 50 copies, letterpress printed and with prints by d.a. levy.
(Lowell A7, T&H P-27)

26. levy, d.a. 6 CLEVELAND PRINTS, Volume 2
First edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964
Six prints laid into printed wrappers, 10″ x 6″, 50 copies, letterpress printed and with prints by d.a. levy.
(Lowell A8, T&H P-28)

27. Randall, Margaret. POEMS OF THE GLASS
First edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964
Side-stapled in printed wrappers, 5″ x 7″, 16 pages, 100 copies, letterpress printed by d.a. levy. Linoleum block prints by Cathy Crayton. Dedication: “for Sergio”.
(T&H P-29)

28. Rasey, Dave. SUBWAYS
levy_subwaysFirst edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964
Side-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 5″ x 7″, 12 pages, letterpress printed by d.a. levy. Block prints by A. Sypher [aka Marvin Malone]. Dedication: “for Carol Bergé”.
(T&H P-30)

29. Salamon, Russell. PARENT[HETICAL POP]PIES
First edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964
Side-stapled sheets bound into printed wrappers, 4.75″ x 7″, 16 pages, 100 copies, letterpress printed by d.a. levy. Prints by d.a. levy. Dedication: “for Lewis Turco”.
(T&H P-31)

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

31. Schramm, Irene. WHO IS DEAD
First edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964
Saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 5.75″ x 8.5″, 16 pages, letterpress printed by d.a. levy. Dedication: “for ee”.
(T&H P-33)

32. Taylor, Kent. ALEATORY LETTERS
First edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, November 1964
Side-stapled sheets bound in to printed and illustrated wrappers, 14 pages, 57 numbered copies, letterpress printed by d.a. levy and Kent Taylor. Linoleum block prints by Kent Taylor.
(T&H P-39)

33. levy, d.a. FAREWELL THE FLOATING CUNT
levy_farewellFirst edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, November-December 1964
Side-stapled sheets bound into printed wrappers, 6″ x 6.25″, 14 pages, 105 copies, letterpress printed by d.a. levy. Illustrated with linoleum block prints by d.a. levy. Dedication: “for my brother, James”.
(Lowell A6, T&H P-40)

34. Katzman, Allan. THE BLOODLETTING
First edition, second printing:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1965
Side-stapled in wrappers made from maps, 4.5″ x 5.25″, 10 pages, 200 copies, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy.
(T&H P-57)

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


36. Sanders, Ed. KING LORD, QUEEN FREAK
First edition, second printing:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1965
Side-stapled in printed wrappers, 4.5″ x 7″, 12 pages, letterpress printed by d.a. levy. Dedication: “to the dope-freaks, poets, madmen & mother fuckers of the Lower East Side”.
(T&H P-59)

37. levy, d.a. CHALCHIHUITLICUE
First edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1965
Side-stapled in printed wrappers, 3 pages, 37 copies, letterpress printed by d.a. levy. Dedication: “for Carol Bergé”.
(T&H P-61)

38. levy, d.a. 50 SECONDS TIL BLASTOFF
First edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1965
Saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 50 pages, 37 copies, letterpress printed by d.a. levy.
(T&H P-62)

39. levy, d.a. and Kent Taylor. FORTUITONS MOTHERFUCER
a. First edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1965
Side-stapled in printed wrappers with newspaper insert, 5.75″ x 8.5″, 10 pages, 75 copies, letterpress printed by d.a. levy. Note: cover variants exist in two different sizes and two different colored cover stocks.
(T&H P-63)

levy_fortuitonsb. Facsimile edition:
Toronto: Letters Bookshop, 1995
Saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 10 pages, 30 numbered copies, photocopy. 



40. Bergé, Carol. LUMINA
First edition:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1965
Stapled sheets bound in to printed wrappers, 5.75″ x 4.25″, 8 pages, 178 copies, letterpress printed by d.a. levy. Dedication: “for the artisan, Eugene Hines”. (T&H P-71)

41. Harris, Marguerite. MOON
First edition:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1965
Side-stapled sheets bound in to printed wrappers, 5.25″ x 5.75″, 6 pages, 200 copies, letterpress printed by d.a. levy.
(T&H P-72)

42. Szuter, Thom. WINTER: 1965
First edition:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1965
Side-stapled sheets bound in to printed wrappers, 5.75″ x 2.5″, 8 pages, 78 copies, letterpress printed by d.a. levy.
(T&H P-73)

43. levy, d.a. PLASTIC SAXOPHONE FOUND IN AN EGYPTIAN TOMB
First edition:
Cleveland: n.p., 1966
Side-stapled sheets in printed and illustrated cover, 8.5″ x 11″, 11 pages, 100 copies, spirit duplicator printed.
(Lowell A25, T&H P-74)

44. levy, d.a. WHITE LIGHT
levy_whitelightFirst edition:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
Side-stapled sheets bound in to printed wrappers, 10″ x 3.75″, 26 pages, letterpress printed by d.a. levy. Dedication: “for Sam Dogin”.
(Lowell A27, T&H P-75)

45. Taylor, Kent . LATE STATIONS
First edition:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
Side-stapled sheets bound in to illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 21 pages, 200 copies, letterpress and mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. Cover linoleum block print by Carl Woideck, introduction by d.a. levy.
(T&H P-76)

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

47. Butcher, Grace, THE BRIGHT COLORED DARK
First edition:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
Side-stapled sheets bound in to illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 22 pages, 250 copies, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. Cover art by Baldwin Ford, introduction by d.a. levy.
(T&H P-78)

48. levy, d.a. THE CEMENT FUCK
levy_cementFirst edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1966
Side-stapled sheets bound in to painted wrapper, 8.5″ x 11″, 20 pages, 110 copies, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. Original cover art  by Mara. Introduction by Khu-en-oho. Partial mimeograph stencil bound in.
(Lowell A24, T&H P-88)

49. levy, d.a. VISUALIZED PRAYERS & HYMN FOR THE AMERICAN $GOD$
levy_visualizedFirst edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1966
Side-stapled in printed wrappers, 9″ x 5.75″, 12 pages, 115 copies, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. Dedicated “to americans dying in foreign countries when there are battles to be fought in america”
(Lowell A16, T&H P-89)

50. levy, d.a. LINES FOR LADY JANE
First edition:
Cleveland: n.p., 1966
Side-stapled sheets in card covers with unique painting tipped on to each copy, 5″ x 7″, 2 pages, 100 copies, mimeograph and letterpress printed with linoleum block prints and oil paint.
(Lowell A22, T&H P-90)

51. levy, d.a. SCARAB
First edition:
Cleveland: n.p., 1966
First edition, stapled sheets bound in to printed wrappers, 4.5″ x 7″, 12 pages, mimeograph and letterpress printed.
(Lowell A26, T&H P-91)

52. levy, d.a. HAPY HIROSHIMA DAY
First edition thus, second printing:
Cleveland: n.p., 1966
Single 6″ x 7″ sheet folded once to make four pages, letterpress printed and linoleum block print by d.a. levy.
(T&H P-93)

53. Barker, Richard. 3 POEMS
First edition:
Cleveland: n.p., 1966
Corner-stapled sheets in illustrated cover, 8.5″ x 11″, 6 pages, 100 copies, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. Cover art by d.a. levy.
(T&H P-95)

54. levy, d.a. THE GREAT TIBETAN TRAIN ROBBERY MYSTERY PLAY IN COLOR: A MANDALA HERNIA RUPTURED WORD GAME
levy_greattibetanFirst edition:
Swamp Erie, n.p., 1966
Side-stapled in printed wrappers, 5″ x 8″, 38 pages, 73 copies, mimeograph printed. Includes multiple sheets laid in with hand-written titling. Distributed by Ganglia Press as Singing Hands Series #3.
(Lowell 17, T&H P-96)

According to the Ganglia Press Index (Ganglia, Series 1, No. 8) this item was “printed in Cleveland by 7 Flowers Press & distributed by Ganglia”.

55. Rhody, Randy. PARACHUTES
levy_parachutesFirst edition:
Cleveland: 400 Rabbit Press, 1966
Side-stapled sheets bound in to painted wrappers, 6.75″ x 8.5″, 6 pages, 125 copies, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. Unique water-color cover art by MaRa.
(T&H P-102)

56. Blackburn, Paul. 16 SLOPPY HAIKU & A LYRIC FOR ROBERT REARDON
levy_16sloppyhaikuFirst edition:
Cleveland: 400 Rabbit Press, 1966
Side-stapled sheets in illustrated cover, 8.5″ x 11″, 10 pages, 45 copies, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. Cover art by Al Diamonstein. Dedication: “for Eunice and Maia”.
(T&H P-103)

57.levy, d.a., Mara, and D.r. Wagner. BLACK HAT AT THE END OF THE BAR
levy_blackhat
First edition:
Cleveland: 400 Rabbit Press, 1966
Side-stapled in hand-painted wrappers, 8.75″ x 5″, 26 pages, 120 copies, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy with additional hand-written, hand-painted, and collage elements by levy and Mara.
(Lowell A20, T&H P-104)

58. Diamondstein, Al. DEATH TO ALL NON_BELIEVERS
First edition:
Cleveland: 400 Rabbit Press, 1966
Side-stapled sheets, 10 pages, 50 copies, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy.
(T&H P-105)

59. 465, AN ANTHOLOGY OF CLEVELAND POETS, edited by d.a. levy
levy_465First edition:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
Side-stapled sheets in silk-screened cover, 8.5″ x 11″, 64 pages, 500 copies. 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, r.j.s., Thom Szuter, Kent Taylor, Don Thomas, Kathie Lenehan. Preface by Rene Char. Cover silkscreen by Ralph and Diedra Poplar. Mimeography printed by d.a. levy.
(T&H P-106)

60. levy, d.a. CLEVELAND UNDERCOVERS
levy_undercoversa. First edition, regular copies:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
Side-stapled sheets bound into illustrated wrappers, 6″ x 8.5″, 18 pages, 500 copies, letterpress and mimeograph printed.  Dedicated to Jim Lowell. Cover block print by dagmar.
(Lowell A15, T&H P-107)

b. First edition, special copies:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
Side-stapled sheets bound into illustrated wrappers, 6″ x 8.5″, 18 pages, 65 special copies with “Freak” covers by the author, letterpress and mimeograph printed.  Dedicated to Jim Lowell.
(Lowell A15, T&H P-107)

61. levy, d.a. GREAT MAN SLEEPING IN A CLOSET
levy_greatmanFirst edition:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
Side-stapled in printed and collage wrappers, 4.75″ x 2.5″, 6 pages, signed, letterpress and mimeograph printed. Dedicated for Richard Allen Morris
(Lowell A21, T&H P-108)

62. levy, d.a. THE NORTH AMERICAN BOOK OF THE DEAD
levy_nabotd2First edition, thus:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
Side-stapled sheets bound into printed and hand-painted wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 56 pages, 210 copies, poems, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. Unique cover painting by d.a. levy. This is the first 7 Flowers Press edition, but the second revised printing after the Free Lance Press edition (see A15).
(Lowell A23, T&H P-109)

63. levy, d.a. & D.r. Wagner. THE EGYPTIAN STROBOSCOPE
First edition:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
Side-stapled in silk-screened wrappers, 8.5? x 14?, 68 pages, 108 copies.
(Lowell A28, T&H P-110)
[not in archive]

64. Albrecht, Erik K. OCTOBER
a. First edition, regular copies
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
First edition, stapled sheets bound into printed wrappers, 2.25″ x 6″, 12 pages, 100 copies, letterpress printed by d.a. levy.
(T&H P-111)

b. First edition, special copies
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
First edition, stapled sheets bound into printed wrappers, 2.25″ x 6″, 12 pages, 20 special copies with hand-painted covers by Beorna, letterpress printed by d.a. levy.
(not in T&H)

65. Atkins, Russell. SPYRYTUAL
levy_spyrytualFirst edition:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
Side-stapled sheets bound in to printed wrappers, 4.25″ x 8.25″, 4 pages, 200 copies, letterpress and mimeograph printed by d.a. levy.
(T&H P-112)

66. Walker, Joe. POEMS FROM THE CHICAGO MS.
First edition:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
Side-stapled sheets bound in to printed wrappers, 6 pages, 100 copies, letterpress printed by d.a. levy. Cover by Dana Crumb.
(T&H P-113

67. Leed Jacob. POEMS OF JACOB LEED
levy_poemsjacoba. First edition, regular copies:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
Side-stapled sheets bound in to printed and illustrated wrappers, 6.5″ x 6″, 14 pages, 205 copies, letterpress printed by d.a. levy. Prints by d.a. levy.
(T&H P-114)

b. First edition, special copies:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
Side-stapled sheets in hand-painted wrappers with library tape binding, 8.5″ x 11″, 20 pages, 5 copies, letterpress printed by d.a. levy. Hand-painted cover and 3 full painted pages by d.a. levy.
(not in T&H)

68. Sauls, Roger. PAIDEUMIC DREAMS / MIRACLES & ECSTASIES
First edition:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
Side-stapled sheets in printed and painted wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 40 pages, 200 copies, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. Unique cover painting by d.a. levy. Introduction by D.r. Wagner.
(T&H P-115)

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

70. Montgomery, George. THE MARY-JANE PAPERS
levy_themaryjaneFirst edition:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
Side-stapled sheets in illustrated cover, 8.5″ x 14″, 22 pages, 200 copies, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. Introduction by d.a. levy.
(T&H P-118)

71. Wood, Kay. GREENWOOD
First edition:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
Side-stapled sheets in illustrated wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 16 pages, 103 copies, letterpress and mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. Linoleum block prints by Grady Jones.
(T&H P-119)

72. Shulman, Matthew H. THE BALLAD OF NO BERETS
First edition:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
Broadside, 8″ x 10.5″, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy.
(T&H P-121)


73. 306, AN ANTHOLOGY OF CLEVELAND POETS, edited by d.a. levy
levy_306First edition:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1967
Side-stapled sheets in silk-screened cover, 50 pages, 306 copies, mimeograph and sprit dupicator printed by d.a. levy. Introduction by d.a. levy. Original artwork by Mara. Cover photograph of Jim Lowell standing in front of the Asphodel book shop by Martin Szuter. Contributors: Judith H. Albrecht, Marion Black, Joel Marc Deutsch, Joyce Guion, Tim Hall, T.L. Kryss, d.a. levy, RJS, Kent Taylor, Carl Woideck, MJW.
(T&H P-124)

74. levy, d.a. KIBBUTZ IN THE SKY
levy_kibbutzFirst edition:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1967
Side-stapled sheets in illustrated wrapper, 8.5″ x 11″, 13 pages, 150 copies, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy.
(Lowell A29, T&H P-132)

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

b. First edition, second printing
Cleveland: Free Love Press, 1967
Side-stapled sheets in illustrated cover, 8.5″ x 11″, 8 pages, 200 copies, spirit duplicator printed by d.a. levy.
(not in Lowell nor T&H)

76. levy, d.a. THE BOX LUNCH TRAVEL-OG OF FREMONT GULCH
levy_boxlunchFirst edition:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1967
Side-stapled sheets in printed and illustrated cover, 8.5″ x 11″, 10 pages, spirit duplicator printed.
(Lowell A32, T&H P-134)

77. JAMES R. LOWELL DEFENSE FUND, edited by d.a. levy
First edition:
Cleveland: n.p., 1967
Corner-stapled sheets in illustrated cover, 8.5″ x 11″, 4 pages, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. Contributors: d.a. levy, Joe Brainard.
(T&H P-134)

78. Krech, Richard. WE ARE ON THE VERGE OF ECSTACY
levy_weareonFirst edition:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1967
Side-stapled sheets in hand-painted cover, 8.5″ x 11″, 14 pages, 250 copies, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. Unique cover art by Mara.
(T&H P-138)

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

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

81. THREE POEMS BY CLEVELAND POETS, edited by d.a. levy
First edition:
Side-stapled sheets in hand-painted wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 8 pages, 86 copies, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. Contributors: d.a. levy, Kent Taylor, Carl Woideck. Unique cover art by Mara.
(T&H P-141)

82. Wagner, D.r. THE DAY IS A PRAYER THEY CAN’T UNDERSTAND!
levy_thedayisa. First edition, hand-painted copies:
Cleveland: 7 FlowersPress, 1967
Side-stapled sheets in hand-painted or collage cover, 8.5″ x 11″, 40 pages, 150 copies, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. Cover art by d.a. levy. Introduction by T.L. Kryss, and “note by publisher” by d.a. levy.  Note: the total print run is 150; no count or priority to hand-painted or collage cover.
(T&H P-142)

b. First edition, collage copies:
Cleveland: 7 FlowersPress, 1967
Side-stapled sheets in hand-painted or collage cover, 8.5″ x 11″, 40 pages, 150 copies, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. Cover art by d.a. levy. Introduction by T.L. Kryss, and “note by publisher” by d.a. levy. Note: the total print run is 150; no count or priority to hand-painted or collage cover.
(T&H P-142)

83. Saint-Eden, Dennis. NAPALM / HYDROEM POR NADIE / PSAMBA: 3 POEMS
levy_napalmFirst edition:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1967
Side-stapled sheets bound into silk-screened wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 16 pages, 275 copies, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. Cover silkscreen by T.L. Kryss.
(T&H P-143)

84. Fowler, Gene. GENE FOWLER WRITES
First edition:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1967
Side-stapled sheets, 8.5″ x 11″, 10 pages, 250 copies, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy.
(T&H P-144)

85. levy, d.a. POEM FOR JULIE
levy_poemforjulieFirst edition:
Cleveland: Grass Coin Publishing Company, 1967
Side-stapled in silk-screened cover, 8.5? x 11?, 8 pages, 260 copies, mimeograph printed. Cover illustration after a photo by M.J. Roach.
(Lowell A31, T&H P-146)

86. POETRY SURVIVAL FUND, edited by d.a. levy
levy_poetrysurvivalFirst edition:
Cleveland: Grass Coin Co., 1967
Side-stapled sheets in painted cover, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 6 pages, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. Contributors: Grace Butcher, Cleo Malone, Basho, Joyce Guion, d.a. levy, D.r. Wagner. Cover art by Joyce Guion.
(T&H P-147)

87. Sauls, Roger. PAIDEUMIC DREAMS/MIRACLES & ECSTASIES
levy_paideumicFirst edition, second printing :
Cleveland: The Grass Coin Publishing Co., 1967
Side-stapled sheets in illustrated wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 22 pages, 125 copies, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. Cover art 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)

88. levy, d.a. THE TIBETAN STROBOSCOPE
levy_tibetanstroboFirst edition:
Cleveland: Ayizan Press, 1968
Saddle-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 7.5? x 11.75?, 32 pages, 4000 copies (though 3000 are rumored to have been destroyed by the author), offset printed on newsprint. Dedicated to Allen Ginsberg, Alan Watts, Robert Aitken, Phillip Kapleau, Paul Reps, and Philip Whalen. “An experiment in destructive writing other communications and concrete prose”.
(Lowell A44, T&H P-174)

89. Ferguson, Steve and Mara. FLOWERS FOR BRIAN SHERMAN
First edition:
Cleveland: Ayizan Press, 1968
Side-stapled sheets in silk-screened wrappers, 7″ x 8″, 10 pages, 150 copies, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. Cover art by T. L. Kryss. (T&H P-175)

d.a. levy: Books and Other Separate Publications

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Section A:
Books and Other Separate Publications

1. FRAGMENTS OF A SHATTERED MIRROR
levy_fragmentsFirst edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1963
Saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 44 pages, 100 numbered and signed copies, letterpress printed by d.a. levy. The poet’s first book.
(Lowell A2, T&H P-01)

2. VARIATIONS ON FLIP
First edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1963
Saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 36 pages, 100 numbered and signed copies, letterpress printed by d.a. levy.
(Lowell A1, T&H P-02)

3. MORE WITHDRAWED OR LESS
levy_morewithFirst edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1963
Saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 36 pages, 100 numbered and signed copies, letterpress printed in multiple colors by d.a. levy.
(Lowell A3, T&H P-03)

4. A STUDY IN AERODYNAMICS
First edition:
Cleveland: n.p., July 1963
Poscard, 3″ x 5″, letterpress printed and linoleum block print by d.a. levy.
(T&H P-10)

5. THREE LEGGED INTROVERT
First edition:
Cleveland: n.p., July 1963
Poscard, 3″ x 5″, letterpress printed and linoleum block print by d.a. levy.
(T&H P-11)

6. ANKARA
First edition:
Cleveland: n.p., August 1963
Poscard, 3″ x 5″, letterpress printed and linoleum block print by d.a. levy.
(T&H P-12)

7. HAPPY HIROSHIMA DAY
First edition:
Single card folded once.
(T&H P-13)

8. MORE WITHDRAWED OR LESS
Second printing revised:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1963
Saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 21 pages, 100 copies, signed, letterpress printed by d.a. levy poems. This printing includes poems in a different sequence than in the first printing and some additions and omissions.
(Lowell A4, T&H P-16)

9. 5 CLEVELAND PRINTS
First edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964
Five prints laid into printed wrappers, 11.5″ x 6.75″, 50 copies, letterpress printed by d.a. levy.
(Lowell A7, T&H P-27)

10. 6 CLEVELAND PRINTS, Vol. 2
First edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964
Six prints laid into printed wrappers, 10″ x 6″, 50 copies, letterpress printed by d.a. levy.
(Lowell A8, T&H P-28)

11. FAREWELL THE FLOATING CUNT
levy_farewellFirst edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, November-December 1964
Side-stapled sheets bound into printed wrappers, 6″ x 6.25″, 14 pages, 105 copies, letterpress printed by d.a. levy. Illustrated with linoleum block prints by d.a. levy. Dedication: “for my brother, James”.
(Lowell A6, T&H P-40)

12. “ASTER F…” [Polluted Lake Series, No. 6]
levy_polluted06First edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1965
Saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 4.25″ x 5.5″, 12 pages, 100 copies, letterpress printed by d.a. levy.
(Lowell B3, T&H P-48)

13. SLEEP [Polluted Lake Series, No. 11]
levy_polluted11First edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1965
Side-stapled in printed wrappers, 4.5″ x 2″, 8 pages, 100 copies, letterpress and mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. Published using levy’s pseudonym Alan Denis. Dedication: “for Saint Ronald Jump”.
(Lowell B3, T&H P-53)

14. levy, d.a. CHALCHIHUITLICUE
First edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1965
Side-stapled in printed wrappers, 3 pages, 37 copies, letterpress printed by d.a. levy. Dedication: “for Carol Bergé”.
(T&H P-61)

15. 50 SECONDS TIL BLASTOFF
First edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1965
Saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 50 pages, 37 copies, letterpress printed by d.a. levy.
(T&H P-62)

16. GOT BUTTER ON IT [Ohio City Series, No. 6]
levy_ohiocity6
First edition:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1965
Side-stapled sheets tipped into printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 7″, 9 pages, 100 copies, letterpress printed by d.a. levy.
(Lowell B4, T&H P-69)

17. NORTH AMERICAN BOOK OF THE DEAD, PART 1 & 2
levy_nabotda. First edition, regular copies:
Cleveland: The Free Lance Press, 1965
Saddle-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 20 pages, mimeograph printed.
(Lowell A12, T&H B-03)

b. First edition, special copies:
Cleveland: The Free Lance Press, 1965
Saddle-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 20 pages, 7 copies with 3 paintings by d.a. levy bound in. mimeograph printed.
(Lowell A12, T&H B-03)

18. PLASTIC SAXOPHONE FOUND IN AN EGYPTIAN TOMB
First edition:
Cleveland: n.p., 1966
Side-stapled sheets in printed and illustrated cover, 8.5″ x 11″, 11 pages, 100 copies, spirit duplicator printed.
(Lowell A25, T&H P-74)

19. WHITE LIGHT
levy_whitelightFirst edition:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
Side-stapled sheets bound in to printed wrappers, 10″ x 3.75″, 26 pages, letterpress printed by d.a. levy. Dedication: “for Sam Dogin”.
(Lowell A27, T&H P-75)

20. THE CEMENT FUCK
levy_cementFirst edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1966
Side-stapled sheets bound in to painted wrapper, 8.5″ x 11″, 20 pages, 110 copies, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. Original cover art  by Mara. Introduction by Khu-en-oho. Partial mimeograph stencil bound in.
(Lowell A24, T&H P-88)

21. VISUALIZED PRAYERS & HYMN FOR THE AMERICAN $GOD$
levy_visualizedFirst edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1966
Side-stapled in printed wrappers, 9″ x 5.75″, 12 pages, 115 copies, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. Dedicated “to americans dying in foreign countries when there are battles to be fought in america”
(Lowell A16, T&H P-89)

22. LINES FOR LADY JANE
First edition:
Cleveland: n.p., 1966
Side-stapled sheets in card covers with unique painting tipped on to each copy, 5″ x 7″, 2 pages, 100 copies, mimeograph and letterpress printed with linoleum block prints and oil paint.
(Lowell A22, T&H P-90)

23. SCARAB
First edition:
Cleveland: n.p., 1966
First edition, stapled sheets bound in to printed wrappers, 4.5″ x 7″, 12 pages, mimeograph and letterpress printed.
(Lowell A26, T&H P-91)

24. HAPY HIROSHIMA DAY
First edition thus, second printing:
Cleveland: n.p., 1966
Single 6″ x 7″ sheet folded once to make four pages, letterpress printed and linoleum block print by d.a. levy.
(T&H P-93)

25. THE GREAT TIBETAN TRAIN ROBBERY MYSTERY PLAY IN COLOR: A MANDALA HERNIA RUPTURED WORD GAME 
levy_greattibetanFirst edition:
Swamp Erie, n.p., 1966
Side-stapled in printed wrappers, 5″ x 8″, 38 pages, 73 copies, mimeograph printed. Includes multiple sheets laid in with hand-written titling. Distributed by Ganglia Press as Singing Hands Series #3.
(Lowell 17, T&H P-96)

According to the Ganglia Press Index (Ganglia, Series 1, No. 8) this item was “printed in Cleveland by 7 Flowers Press & distributed by Ganglia”.

26. CLEVELAND UNDERCOVERS
levy_undercoversa. First edition, regular copies:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
Side-stapled sheets bound into illustrated wrappers, 6″ x 8.5″, 18 pages, 500 copies, letterpress and mimeograph printed.  Dedicated to Jim Lowell. Cover block print by dagmar.
(Lowell A15, T&H P-107)

b. First edition, special copies:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
Side-stapled sheets bound into illustrated wrappers, 6″ x 8.5″, 18 pages, 65 special copies with “Freak” covers by the author, letterpress and mimeograph printed.  Dedicated to Jim Lowell.
(Lowell A15, T&H P-107)

27. CLEVELAND: THE RECTAL EYE VISIONS
First edition:
Niagara Falls: press : today : niagara, 1966
Side-stapled in unprinted wrapper. 8.5″ x 13″, 40 pages, 126 copies. Introduction “Putting Things in Perspective a Little” by Douglas Blazek.
(Lowell A19, T&H B-05)

28. GREAT MAN SLEEPING IN A CLOSET
levy_greatmanFirst edition:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
Side-stapled in printed and collaged wrappers, 4.75″ x 2.5″, 6 pages, signed, letterpress and mimeograph printed. Dedicated for Richard Allen Morris
(Lowell A21, T&H P-108)

29. THE NORTH AMERICAN BOOK OF THE DEAD, PARTS 1-5
levy_nabotd2First edition, thus:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
Side-stapled sheets bound into printed and hand-painted wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 56 pages, 210 copies, poems, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. Unique cover painting by d.a. levy. This is the first 7 Flowers Press edition, but the second revised printing after the Free Lance Press edition (see A15).
(Lowell A23, T&H P-109)

30. KIBBUTZ IN THE SKY
levy_kibbutzFirst edition:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1967
Side-stapled sheets in illustrated wrapper, 8.5″ x 11″, 13 pages, 150 copies, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy.
(Lowell A29, T&H P-132)

31. KIBBUTZ IN THE SKY, BOOK 2
a. First edition, first printing
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1967
Side-stapled sheets, 8.5″ x 11″, 8 pages, 200 copies, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy.
(Lowell A30, T&H P-133)

b. First edition, second printing
Cleveland: Free Love Press, 1967
Side-stapled sheets in illustrated cover, 8.5″ x 11″, 8 pages, 200 copies, spirit duplicator printed by d.a. levy.
(not in Lowell nor T&H)

32. THE BOX LUNCH TRAVEL-OG OF FREMONT GULCH
levy_boxlunchFirst edition:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1967
Side-stapled sheets in printed and illustrated wrapper, 8.5″ x 11″, 10 pages, spirit duplicator printed.
(Lowell A32, T&H P-134)

33. POEM FOR JULIE
levy_poemforjulieFirst edition:
Cleveland: Grass Coin Publishing Company, 1967
Side-stapled in silk-screened cover, 8.5″ x 11″, 8 pages, 260 copies, mimeograph printed. Cover illustration after a photo by M.J. Roach.
(Lowell A31, T&H P-146)

34. POEMS
First edition:
Cleveland: Find-us-if-you-can Press, 1967
Side stapled sheets in printed cover, 8.5″ x 11″, 24 pages, spirit duplicator printed.
(T&H B-06)


35. TANTRIC STROBE (PARTS 1 & 2)
First edition:
Cleveland: Ghost Press, July 1967
First edition, stapled sheets glued into illustrated wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 24 pages, 150 copies. Published as Persecuted Poet Series #2. Cover art and interal silkscreens by Kryss.
(Lowell A31, T&H B-08)

36. TOMB STONE AS A LONELY CHARM
levy_tombstone1First edition:
Sacramento: Runcible Spoon, 1967
Saddle-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 8 pages, 500 copies, mimeograph printed.
(Lowell A37, T&H B-10)


37. TOMB STONE AS A LONELY CHARM, PART 2
levy_tombstone2First edition:
Sacramento: Runcible Spoon, 1968
Saddle-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 6 pages, 500 copies, mimeograph printed.
(Lowell A37, T&H B-11)

38. TOMB STONE AS A LONELY CHARM, PART 3
First edition:
Sacramento: Runcible Spoon, 1968
Saddle-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 6 pages, 500 copies, mimeograph printed.
(Lowell A37, T&H B-12)

39. THE BEGINNING OF SUNNY DAWN
levy_beginningFirst edition:
Cleveland: Ghostflower Press, 1968
Side-stapled sheets in illustrated cover, 8.5″ x 11″, 10 pages, 236 copies, signed and dated by levy, spirit duplicator and mimeograph printed. Cover art by Sandy Webb.
(Lowell A43, T&H B-13)

40. SUBURBAN MONASTERY DEATH POEM
levy_suburbanFirst edition:
Cleveland: Zero Edition, 1968
Side-stapled sheets bound into illustrated wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 28 pages, 500 copies, mimeograph printed. Cover art by Barb O’Connelly.
(Lowell A42, T&H B-14)

41. POEMS
First edition:
Madison: Quixote Press, 1968
Top-stapled sheets in printed wrappers, 4 ” x 14″, 15 pages, 150 copies, offset printed.
(Lowell A41, T&H B-15)


42. THE TIBETAN STROBOSCOPE
levy_tibetanstroboFirst edition:
Cleveland: Ayizan Press, 1968
Saddle-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 7.5″ x 11.75″, 32 pages, 4000 copies (though 3000 are rumored to have been destroyed by the author), offset printed on newsprint. Dedicated to Allen Ginsberg, Alan Watts, Robert Aitken, Phillip Kapleau, Paul Reps, and Philip Whalen. “An experiment in destructive writing other communications and concrete prose”.
(Lowell A44, T&H P-174)

43. ZEN CONCRETE: TRANSLATIONS & A NEW INTERPRETATION OF BUDDHIST DOCTRINES
levy_zenconcreteFirst edition:
n.p.: Blewointment Press, October 1968
First edition, 48 pages, 8.5″ x 11″, stapled sheets with illustrated cover, 300 copies, mimeograph and offset printed. Front cover photo by M.J. Roach.
(Lowell A39, T&H B-16)

44. PROSE: ON POETRY IN THE WHOLESALE EDUCATION AND CULTURE SYSTEM
levy_prose1a. First edition, first printing:
Milwaukee: Gunrunner Press, 1968
Saddle-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 20 pages, 300 copies, offset and mimeograph printed. Folded one-page letter laid in from editor Jim Soric: “LETTER TO THOSE WHO HAVENT HEARD: D.A. LEVY IS DEAD”. Purportedly the last piece written for publication by d.a. levy.
(Lowell A38, T&H B-17)

b. First edition, second printing:
Milwaukee: Gunrunner Press, n.d.
Saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 12 pages, 250 copies, offset printed.
(T&H B-17)

 

45. POEM FOR BEVERLY
levy_poembeverlyFirst edition:
Cleveland: Cold Mountain Publishing Company, December 1968
Side-stapled sheets bound into silk-screened wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 8 pages, 400 copies. Cover silkscreen by T.L. Kryss.
(Lowell A40, T&H B-18)

46.THE MADISON POEMS
a. First edition
Madison: Quixote Press, January-March 1969
Silk-screened manila envelope measuring 9.25″ x 12″, contains reproductions of collages and concrete poems on loose cards and paper-stock, a folio of cards, and  a side-stapled booklet with collage covers containing THE MADISON POEMS, and SUBURBAN MONASTERY DEATH POEM. Cover silkscreen by T.L. Kryss. Publisher’s Preface by Morris Edelson, Introduction by Dave Wagner. Published as Quixote Vol. 4, No. 6
(Lowell A46, T&H B-19)

[included in THE MADISON POEMS]
7 CONCRETE POEMS / CONCRETE POEMS / ELECTRIC GREEK POEMS (for Bob Gabriner)

levy_7concreteLoose sheets in folio measuring 5.5″ x 6″, offset printed. This is a collection of poems under 3 different titles (as noted above): 6 under the 1st title (the title says “7”, but there were only 6); 7 under the 2nd title; and 6 under the 3rd. Each poem is printed on separate card (cards of varying sizes), and the cards are inserted in a blue wraparound pocket that serves as the cover.

b. Second edition
Madison: Quixote Press, May 1972
Silk-screened manila envelope measuring 9.25″ x 12″, contains reproductions of collages and concrete poems on loose cards and paper-stock, a folio of cards, and  a side-stapled booklet with collage covers containing THE MADISON POEMS, and SUBURBAN MONASTERY DEATH POEM, plus a reproduction of THE TIBETAN STROBOSCOPE. Cover silkscreen by T.L. Kryss. Publisher’s Preface by Morris Edelson, Introduction by Dave Wagner. Published as a reproduction of Quixote Vol. 4, No. 6.
(T&H B-19)

47. SONGS FOR DEAD CHILDREN
levy_songsfordeadFirst edition:
San Francisco: Black Rabbit Press, May 1969
Side-stapled sheets bound into silkscreened wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 6 pages, 100 copies, silkscreen and mimeograph printed. Covers art by Barbara O’ Connelly.
(Lowell A48, T&H B-20)

48. THE BEGINNING OF SUNNY DAWN & RED LADY
levy_beginningred
First edition, thus:
San Francisco: Open Skull Press, 1969
Saddle-stapled in illustrated wrappers, 8″ x 9 “, 20 pages, 500 copies, offset printed. Cover art by Douglas Blazek. This is the second printing of THE BEGINNING OF SUNNY DAWN, first published by Ghostflower Press in 1968 in an edition of 236 copies. This is the first printing of RED LADY.
(T&H B-23)

49. RED LADY
levy_redlady1First edition, thus:
Cleveland: Para-Shakti Press, November 1969
Side-stapled in printed wrapper, 6.25″ x 7.5″, 22 pages, 500 copies, mimeograph printed. Initially published in an edition of 500 by Open Skull Press in 1969.
(T&H B-21)

50. POSTCARD
levy_postcardFirst edition:
Toronto: Ganglia Press, 1969
Folding card with printed and illustrated cover, 4.25″ x 5″. Cover drawing by levy. Published as “#26 in the mimeo march to total madness. A Ganglia 5¢ gun for the revolution.”
(T&H B-22)

51. TO BE A DISCREPANCY IN CLEVELAND
levy_discrepancyFirst edition:
Cambridge: Radical America, n.d. [c.1970]
Saddle-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers 5.25″ x 8.5″, 46 pages. Poems reprinted from D.A. LEVY A TRIBUTE TO THE MAN (Cleveland: Ghost Press, 1968), POEMS (Madison: Quixote Press, 1968), THE MADISON POEMS (Madison: Quixote Press, January-March 1969).
(not in T&H)

52. STONE SARCOPHAGUS
levy_sarcophagusMadison: Radical America, n.d. (1970)
First edition, stapled wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 24 pages. Issued as “the first in a series of poetry pamphlets published by RADICAL AMERICA”.
(not in T&H)

 

53. RED LADY
levy_redlady2First edition:
Vancouver: blewointmentpress, March 1970
Saddle-stapled in illustrated wrappers, 7″ x 8.5″, 12 pages, 700 numbered copies, offset and mimeograph printed. Cover photo by Klaas Verboom. Originally published in an edition of 500 by Open Skull Press.
(not in T&H)

54. NOTES: VARIATIONS ON A SHORT POEM
levy_notesFirst edition:
Sacramento: Runcible Spoon, 1970
Side-stapled sheets with printed cover, 4.25″ x 5.5″, 12 pages, 300 copies, mimeograph printed. Cover illustration by Allen Ginsberg.
(Lowell A49, T&H B-24)

55. PRIVATE NO PARKING
levy_privateFirst edition:
Madison: RPM Printing, 1972
Saddle-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 52 pages, 1000 copies, offset printed.
(T&H C-02)

From Morris Edelson’s introduction: “levy… was invited in 1968 by Quixote to spend some time in Madison. he came, slept at Grace and Dave Wagner’s, visited some Freshman English classes and Comparative Literature Department meetings, gave a non-reading, and taught/didn’t teach a class: it was a Free University class in telepathy, d.a. never went but the class met anyway, thinking he was trying to tell them something. he was.”

54. PROSE: ON POETRY IN THE WHOLESALE EDUCATION & CULTURE SYSTEM
First edition, third printing:
Cleveland: Offense Fund, November 1974
Side-stapled sheets bound into printed and illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 20 pages, 380 copies. Silkscreen insert by T.L. Kryss. Previously published by Gunrunner Press in Milwaukee in 1968.
(not in T&H)

56. THE MADISON COLLAGES
First edition:
Cleveland: Offense Fund, November 1975
Top-stapled sheets in silk-screened cover with library tape binding, 9″ x 13.5″, 48 pages, 350 copies, silkscreen and offset printed. Cover silkscreen by T.L. Kryss. The Madison Collages were first published in an envelope by Quixote in Madison in 1969 (see A43).
(T&H B-25)

57. TOMBSTONE AS A LONELY CHARM (PARTS I, II, & III)
First edition, thus:
Cleveland: Falling Down Press, May 1975
Side-stapled sheets bound in to illustrated wrappers, 5.75″ x 9″,  28 pages, 100 copies, silkscreen and mimeograph printed. Cover art by Michael Schaefer.
(not in T&H)

58. BARKING RABBIT
First edition, thus:
Cleveland: Falling Down Press, March 1976
Side-stapled in silk-screened cover, 8.5″ x 11″, 26 pages, 200 copies. Cover silkscreen by T.L. Kryss, illustration by M. Schaefer. Reprints material from The Buddhist Third Class Junkmail Oracle, NOLA Express, Campfires of the Resistance, Unmuzzled Ox, and The Box Lunch Travel-og of Freemont Gulch.
(T&H C-04)

59. COLLECTED POEMS
First edition:
Ephraim: Druid Books, 1976
Perfect-bound illustrated wrappers, paperback, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 232 pages, offset printed.
(T&H CO-05)


60. RED CAT OF REASON (BARKING TOO)
First edition, thus:
Cleveland: Falling Down Press, April 1976
Top-stapled and bound in to silk-screened wrappers, 7″ x 13.25″, 26 pages, 120 copies, silkscreen and mimeograph printed. Reprints material from The Buddhist Third Class Junkmail Oracle, Poems (Quixote Press), For Stan Heliburn Who Fled from Freedom, Quixote, For John R. Scott Who Painted Flowers, Graffiti, Red Lady,  The Madison Poems (Quixote Press).
(T&H C-06)

61. SUBURBAN MONASTERY DEATH POEM
levy_suburban2Second, separate edition:
Cleveland: Offense Fund, May 1976
Saddle-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 7.25″ x 8.75″, 40 pages. Cover photographs by Mark Kaufman.
(not in T&H)

62. THE PRAPS I SERIES
First edition:
n.p.: Mostly Broken Scabs Press, 1977
Side-stapled and bound in to silk-screened wrappers, 8.5″ x 12″, 28 pages, 125 copies. Includes material reprinted from D.A. LEVY A TRIBUTE TO THE MAN (Cleveland: Ghost Press, 1968).
(not in T&H)

63. SCARAB POEMS
levy_scarabFirst edition:
n.p.: Writersforum, 1978
Side-stapled in hand-printed and illustrated wrappers, 14 pages, 6″ x 8″.
(T&H B-26)


64. KIBBUTZ IN THE SKY
levy_kibbutz2First edition, thus:
Brigham: Samisdat, n.d. [c.1978]
Saddle-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 16 pages. Published as Samisdat, Vol. 12, No. 4, 67th release.
(not in T&H)

65. BERET: A CONCRETE POEM FOR THE WAR MONUMENTS
levy_beretFirst edition, thus:
Detroit: Planet Detroit Poems, August 1984
Saddle-stapled in un-printed wrappers [present image is of title page], 5.5″ x 8.5″, 16 pages.
(not in T&H)


d.a. levy

Section A: Books and Other Separate Publications
Section B: Contributions to Books and Other Publications
Section C: Contributions to Periodicals
Section D: Publications Edited and Published
Section E: Periodicals and Series Edited and Published

Jim Lowell’s d.a. levy checklist

Falling Down Press and Kirpan Press


Further Reading and Reference:

THE BUDDHIST THIRD CLASS JUNKMAIL ORACLE: The Art and Poetry of d.a. levy, edited by Mike Golden. NY: Seven Stories Press, 1999.

D.A. LEVY & THE MIMEOGRAPH REVOLUTION, edited by Larry Smith and Ingrid Swanberg. Huron: Bottom Dog Press, 2007

LOOKING FOR D.A. LEVY (RANDOM SIGHTINGS): THE D.A. LEVY BIBLIOGRAPHY, Volume 1 [1963-1966], edited by Kent Taylor and Alan Horvath. Vancouver: Kirpan Press, 2006

LOOKING FOR D.A. LEVY (RANDOM SIGHTINGS): THE D.A. LEVY BIBLIOGRAPHY, Volume 2 [1967-1968], edited by Kent Taylor and Alan Horvath. Vancouver: Kirpan Press, 2008

ZEN CONCRETE & ETC. BY D.A. LEVY, edited by Ingrid Swanberg. Madison: Ghost Pony Press, 1991


Additional Resources:

Cleveland Memory Project

d.a. levy home page

Deep Cleveland

Literary Kicks


Some notes on printing methods:

Mimeograph:
The stencil duplicator or mimeograph machine is a low-cost duplicating machine that works by forcing black ink through a stencil onto levy_greattibetanpaper. The mimeograph process should not be confused with the spirit duplicator process.

Unlike spirit duplicators (where the only ink available is depleted from the master image), mimeograph technology works by forcing a replenishable supply of ink through the stencil master. In theory, the mimeography process could be continued indefinitely, especially if a durable stencil master were used (e.g. a thin metal foil). In practice, most low-cost mimeo stencils gradually wear out over the course of producing several hundred copies. Typically the stencil deteriorates gradually, producing a characteristic degraded image quality until the stencil tears, abruptly ending the print run. If further copies are desired at this point, another stencil must be made.

Spirit Duplicator:
A spirit duplicator (also referred to as a Ditto machine in North America, Banda machine in the UK or Roneo in Australia, France and South Africa) was a printing method invented in 1923. The term “spirit duplicator” refers to the alcohols which were a major component of the solvents used as “inks” in these machines.

The usual wax color was aniline purple (mauve), a cheap, moderately durable pigment that provided good contrast, but masters were also manufactured in red, green, blue, black, and the hard-to-find orange, yellow, and brown. All except black reproduced in pastel shades: pink, mint, sky blue, and so on.

Spirit duplicators had the useful ability to print multiple colors in a single pass, which made them popular with cartoonists. Multi-colored designs could be made by swapping out the waxed second sheets; for instance, shading in only the red portion of an illustration while the top sheet was positioned over a red-waxed second sheet. This was possible because the duplicating fluid was not ink, but a clear solvent.

Bibliographic Checklists and Notes

The categorization of the writers, poets, artists, printers and their work here isn’t meant to be definitive, rather it’s a way to simply organize an enormous amount of information and help form some sort of story-line. Certainly there are folks here whose work started before some of the categories existed in the common lexicon and continued long after a ‘scene’ faded away. It’s not the intent of the work here to presuppose intent or oversimplify the efforts of these folks. As new pieces are added, parts will be reorganized, edited and rearranged… stay tuned…

* Aside from primary resources, references consulted can be found here


A brief history of the mimeograph “revolution”


California and The San Francisco Renaissance
     plus the outsiders, hippies, and others

Artists:
· Jess Collins
· Wallace Berman
· Fran Herndon

Poets & Writers:
· Charles Bukowski

San Francisco Renaissance
· Helen Adam
· Robin Blaser
· Ebbe Borregaard
· Richard Duerden
· Robert Duncan
· William Everson
· Philip Lamantia
· Jack Spicer
· George Stanley
· 
Lew Welch

· Richard Brautigan
· Ron Loewinsohn
· 
Michael McClure
· David Meltzer
· Gary Snyder
· Philip Whalen

· Richard Krech

Presses:
· City Lights (1955-)
· Hearse Press (1957-1970)
· White Rabbit Press (1957-1972)
· Auerhahn Press (1958-1963)
· Enkidu Surrogate (1959)
· Oannes Press (1963)
· Oyez Press (1963-1968)
· Four Seasons Foundation (1964-1985)
· Black Sparrow Press (1966-2002)
· Capricorn Press (1969-1972)

Periodicals:
· Ark (Nos. 1-3, 1947-1957)
· Avalanche (Nos. 1-6, 1966-1969)
· Beatitude (Nos. 1-34, 1959-1987)
· Berkeley Miscellany (Nos. 1-2, 1948-1949)
· Change (No. 1, 1963)
· Circle (Nos. 1-10, 1944-1948)
· City Lights (Nos. 1-5, 1952-1955)
· City Lights Journal (Nos. 1-4, 1963-1966)
· Contour (Nos. 1-4, 1947-1948)
· Cow (Nos. 1-3, 1965-1966)
· Dust (Nos. 1-17
· Ephemeris (Nos. 1-3, c.1969-1970)
· Foot (Nos. 1-8, 1962-1980)
· Gryphon (Nos. 1-3, 1950-1951)
· Hearse (Nos. 1-17, 1957-1972)
· J (Nos. 1-8, 1959-1961)
· M (Nos. 1-2, 1962)
· Measure (Nos. 1-3, 1957-1962)
· Mithrander (No. 1, 1963)
· The Needle (Nos. 1-3, 1956)
· Now (Nos. 1-3, 1963-1965)
· Open Space (Nos. 0-12, 1964)
· Out of Sight (nos. 1-2, 1966)
· The Pacific Nation (Nos. 1-2, 1967-1969)
· R.C. Lion (Nos. 1-3, 1966-1967)
· Renaissance (Nos. 1-4, 1961-1962)
·
 The Rivoli Review (Nos. 1-2, 1963-1964)
·
 The San Francisco Capitalist Bloodsucker-N (No. 1, 1962)
· Semina (Nos. 1-9, 1955-1962)
·
 Wild Dog (Nos. 1-21, 1963-1966)

Galleries:
· Batman Gallery
· Six Gallery


New York and The Beats

Poets & Writers:
· William S. Burroughs
· Gregory Corso
· Allen Ginsberg
· Jack Kerouac

Presses:
· Corinth Books (1959-1973)
· Totem Press (1958-1962)

Publications:
· The Floating Bear (Nos. 1-37, 1961-1971)
· Fuck You/ a magazine of the arts (Nos. 1-13, 1962-1965)
· Kulchur (Nos. 1-20, 1960-1965)
· Neon (Nos. 1-4, 1956-1959)
· Yugen (Nos. 1-8, 1958-1962)


Black Mountain

Poets & Writers:
· Charles Olson
· Robert Duncan [see also, San Francisco Renaissance]
· Denise Levertov
· Paul Blackburn
· Robert Creeley
· Paul Carroll
· Larry Eigner
· Edward Dorn
· Jonathan Williams
· Joel Oppenheimer

Objectivists
· Louis Zukofsky
· George Oppen
· Carl Rakosi
· Lorine Niedecker
· Charles Reznikoff

Presses:
· Black Mountain College Print Shop
· The Divers Press (1953-1955)
· The Jargon Society (1951-)
· Migrant Books (1957-1966)

Periodicals:
· Black Mountain Review (Nos. 1-7, 1954-1957)
· Migrant (Nos. 1-8, 1959-1960)
· Origin (First Series: Nos. 1-20, 1951-1957)


Cleveland, the Midwest and South…

Poets & Writers:
The so-called Cleveland School
·
 Russell Atkins
· d.a. levy
· Kent Taylor

· Douglas Blazek

· Frank Stanford

Periodicals:
· The Eight Pager (Nos. 1-4, 1966)
· Grist (Nos. 1-12, 1964-1966)


Other places and people

The UK, Ireland, and…
· Ian Hamilton Finlay & The Wild Hawthorn Press
· Stuart Mills & Tarasque Press
· Cavan McCarthy & Tlaloc

Elsewhere…

· Piero Heliczer and The Dead Language

· Judson Crews and company