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Do-It

1. DO-IT!, No. 1, edited by Matt Shulman
mags_doit1
Omaha: Do-It, 1966

First edition, side-stapled in printed and illustrated cover, 8.5″ x 11″, 16 leaves printed recto only, mimeograph printed. Cover art by d.a. levy.

  • Contents:
    1. d.a. levy – “The Suburban Prophets”
      Matt Shulman – “1966 #8”
      Matt Shulman – “1966 #12”
      Allen Ginsberg – “Auto Poesy to Nebraska”
      D.r. Wagner – “from The Septic Kaddish”
      Randy Rhody – “Destination”
      d.a. levy – “Light on, The Old Test (for Charles Olson)”
      John Giorno – “from American Book of the Dead”
      Freda Norton – “They Slaughtered Heaven to Death”
      Randy Rhody – “Dedicated to Darlene”
      Matt Shulman – “1966 #5”
      Clarence Major – “Vietnam #6”
      Clarence Major – “She, America & Death”
      Matt Shulman – “1966 #2”
      Matt Shulman – “1966 #10”
      Hugh Grayson – [untitled] “She bristled all up and said…”
      d.a. levy – “The Ballad of No Berets”

2. DO-IT!, Vol. 1, No. 2, edited by Matt Shulman
mags_doit2
Omaha: Do-It, August 1966

First edition, side-stapled in printed and illustrated cover, 8.5″ x 11″, 15 leaves printed recto only, mimeograph printed with some offset printed inserts. Published as a “Viet Nam Workbook”.

  • Contents:
    1. Clarence Major – “Viet Nam #3”
      Paul Mariah – “Klyptic Seventy-One”
      J.T. Hartmann – [untitled] “I’m an American, I am!”
      Paul Mariah – “Carnal Knowledge”
      d.a. levy – “A Mantra to Protect One from the Viet Cong (North and South)”
      Students for a Democratic Society – [offset printed insert] “National Vietnam Examination”
      W.E. Wyatt – “The Martyr”
      Robert Lowry – “Today is Dying”
      Clarence Major – “Vietnam #4”
      John Giorno – “from American Eagle”
      d.a. levy – “A Non of Viet Nam Gothic for the Alamo”
      r.j. sigmund – [letter] “Dear local draft board No. 32”
      Clarence Major – “Vietnam #2”
      Clarence Major – “Vietnam #5”

3. DO-IT!, Vol. 1, No. 3, edited by Matt Shulman
Omaha: Do-It, January 1967

First edition, side-stapled in printed and illustrated cover, 8.5″ x 11″, 35 leaves printed recto only, spirit-duplicator printed. Published “thru the facilities of Free Love Press”

  • Contents:
    1. Don Thomas – “The Unforgiven”
      Don Richie – “Letter from a Visitor to Greece”
      Rainer Maria Rilke – “Letter to a Young Poet”
      Dennis Saint-Eden –  “Rosary for Lovers”
      David R. Bunch – “Address”
      Peter Wild – “Santa Cruz”
      Matthew Shulman – “1966 #14”
      Matthew Shulman – “1966 #11”
      IBM Computer – [untitled] “Wild red dreams hovered…”
      Ottone M. Riccio – “Office of the Commissioner of Segregation”
      Duane Locke – “Another Image Series: Nos. 9 & 10”
      Ronald Davis – “The Cuzle and the Lokebub”
      Christine E. Fisher – “5 1/2 Years”
      Kell D. Robertson, Jr. – “Go Ahead”
      Matt Shulman – “1966 #13”
      d.a. levy – “Great Man Sleeping in a Closet”
      Harland Ristau – “End of the Line”
      William A. Mathewson – “Two Poets Trying”
      Seamus Finn – “Suck”
      W.E. Wyatt – “On Avalokita’s Enlightenment”
      Edward Oster – “The Hurricane”
      Samuel David Klein – “Ode to Summer”
      Terry T. Tilford – “2nd Poem for Ho Chi Minh”
      D.r. Wagner – [letter to the editor]
      J.T. Hartman – “Tone Poem”
      Raquel Jodorowsky – Johnny Gin”
      Reva Basch – [illustration]
      Randy Rhody – “Sparkling”
      H.B. Kaplan – “Coup D’Etat”
      Albert Drake – “In Dubious Battle”
      Will Inman – “Root of the Rebel Tree”

Poets at the Gate

The Gate was a coffeehouse located in the basement of Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland, Ohio. Poems in the first issue were gathered from the first reading in the series which occurred on March 25, 1966. Poems in the third issue were gathered from the second reading in the series which occurred on April 29, 1966. The featured reader was Kent Taylor, and The Jug Band performed. The fourth issue includes poems gathered at the third reading in the series which occurred on July 1, 1966. Featured readers were D.r. Wagner, Joe Walker and rjs. rjs continued publishing poetry from this reading series with Free Love Periodically volumes 1 and 2.


1. POETS AT THE GATE , Vol. 1, No. 1, edited by d.a. levy
Cleveland: d.a. levy, March 1966
First edition, corner-stapled, 8.5” x 11″, 10 leaves printed recto only, spirit duplicator printed by d.a. levy. (T&H P-79)

“…the editors of Weed, Free Lance, The Beginning, American Weave, and The Marrahwannah Quarterly were present… in all 25 poets read to an audience of approx. 100…”

  • Contents:
    1. John Cornillon – “from No Hiding Place”
      Kent Taylor – [untitled] “my poems are…”
    2. Kent Taylor – [untitled] “tonight some people…”
      Adelaide Simon – “Museum Tour – Piazzetta”
      Grace Butcher – [untitled] “Touched by the shadows…”
      d.a. levy – “from The North American Book of the Dead”
      Joe Walker – “Lake Street Bridge”
      John R. Wherry – “3/5/66”
      Geoffrey A. Cook – “Om Sound”
      Eric K. Albrecht – [untitled] “sometimes i think…”
      Norman Jordan – “Toms”
      E. Hale Chatfield – “In The Navy Yard”
      r.j.s. – “In Co-operation with d.a. levy’s 30 Day War”
      Thom Szuter – “Lost Barn”
      Walter R. Keller – “Christmas in Cleveland”

2. POETS AT THE GATE, Vol. 1, No. 2, edited by d.a. levy
Cleveland: d.a. levy, April 1966First edition, corner-stapled, 8.5″ x 11″, 11 leaves printed recto only, spirit duplicator printed by d.a. levy. (T&H P-80)

  • Contents:
    1. Joe Walker – “1966: First Poem”
      Bennet Hassink – “from The Notebooks of Bennet Hassink”
      J.T. Hartmann – [untitled] “I’m an American…”
      Kent Taylor – [untitled] “pieces of me…”
      d.a. levy – “from Cleveland The Rectal Eye Visions”
      d.a. levy – “from The Book of the Dead”
      W.E. Wyatt – “from A Marriage of Words”
      Roger Sauls -“Chikhai Bardo”
      Margaret Randall – “from Unside”
      Thom Szuter – “The Fall Sky”

3. POETS AT THE GATE, Vol. 1, No. 3, edited by d.a. levy
Cleveland: d.a. levy, April 1966
First edition, side-stapled, 8.5″ x 11″, 13 leaves printed recto only, spirit duplicator printed by d.a. levy. (T&H P-81)

  • Contents:
    1. E.R. Baxter – “A Son”
      D.r. Wagner – “Holy Man Eating”
      D.r. Wagner – “Letter from the Embalmer”
    2. Tod Roy – “from The Dope Stream Meaning Breathlessness”
      Richard Barker – “Jon Paul Says”
      d.a. levy – [untitled] “it looks like an amphetamine rain…”
      Eric Albrecht – “American Haiku”
      R. Crumb – [comic strip] “Cheesis K. Reist in the Detroit Avenue Story”

4. POETS AT THE GATE, Vol. 1, No. 4, edited by d.a. levy
Cleveland: Free Love Press, July 1966
First edition, side-stapled, 8.5″ x 11″, 11 leaves printed recto only, spirit duplicator printed. (T&H P-92)

“On July 1st, 1966, 24 poets disguised as angels came up from hell to visit Cleveland…”

  • Contents:
    1. Kent Taylor – “A Call to Arms”
      D.r. Wagner – “For Barb”
      D.r. Wagner – “Portrait of the Dust Man”
      Randy Rhody – “Orphans”
      E.R. Baxter – “All Returns are not Glorios”
      d.a. levy – “R.E. Vision #7 Part II for Art Kleps”
      J.T. Hartmann – “Viet Diet”
      r.j.s. – “Dogs of Tex Ass”
      Mike Nelson – “Climb”
      Joel Friedman – “A. Dream”
      Dagmar – “The Adventures of Super Gorge”
      J.T. Hartmann – [untitled] “stop and kill and lose…”

Sum

Edited by Carl Woideck, Sum ran for three issues from 1966 to 1968 and was published out of Lakewood, Ohio

1. SUM, No. 1, edited by Carl Woideck
Lakewood: Sum, 1966
First edition, saddle-stapled in collaged and painted wrappers, 4.25” x 5.5”, 22 pages, mimeograph printed.

“sum – a time of meeting of spirits” – c.w.

  • Contents:
    1. Hak and Jean Vogrin – “There’s a Bird in My Attic”
      Kent Taylor – “Aug 2, 1965”
      Kent Taylor – [untitled] “pressures in the head…”
      Kent Taylor – [untitled] “chimney apartments…”
      Tom Szuter – [untitled] “three earthenware cups…”
      Carl Woideck – “Jumping Horses”
      Hak Vogrin – [untitled] “The moon was seen…”

2. SUM, No. 2, edited by Carl Woideck
Lakewood: Sum, 1966
First edition, saddle-stapled in illustrated wrappers, 5.5” x 8.5”, 20 pages, mimeograph printed. Cover art by Hak Vogrin.

“for what it’s worth, this is the Indian sum, and I hope the magazine explains what that means.”

  • Contents:
    1. Lyndon Puw – “Sunday Morning”
      Anne McCormick – “When Flash and Clap Collaborate”
      d.a. levy – “They Have Stolen my Dream Time”
      Kent Taylor – “John Handy’s Spanish Lady”
      Grace Butcher – “1/17/66”
      Randy Rhody – “The Honeylight Moon”
      Carl Woideck – For Elarka”
      Carl Woideck – “Blue-Sky Summer Poem”
      A. Greenshoot [pseud. Jim Lowell] – “The Rock”

3. SUM, No. 3, edited by Carl Woideck
Sacramento: Sum, c.1968
First edition, saddle-stapled in illustrated wrappers, 5.5” x 8.5”, 32 pages, mimeograph printed. Illustrations by Hak Vogrin. Cover art by Lisa Bowden

“sky like mountains / hills, ocean / moon, a marble”

  • Contents:
    1. D.r. Wagner – “Some of Them Old Songs”
      Phil Weidman – “Her Businesses”
      Phil Weidman – “Peephole”
      Peter Wild – “Sun”
      Peter Wild – “Sniper”
      San Grolmes – “Overwards”
      Joel Friedman – [untitled] “jagg’d on the crest-piece…”
      Dave Kelly – “They all Look like That after Football Games”
      Terry Stokes – “The Formal Protest”
      Kent Taylor – “3-18-68 (for Jack Kerouac)
      d.a. levy – [untitled] “the sunlight shining thru…”
      T.L. Kryss – [untitled] “strange they way they…”
      D.r. Wagner – [untitled] “It is morning…”
      Joel Friedman – [untitled] “snap’d fingers…”
      Joel Friedman – “For Janie H.”
      Bill Wyatt – “Three Landscape Poems”
      Peter Wild – “Fish”
      Peter Wild – “Farm”
      Peter Wild – “Headlight”
      Carl Woideck – [untitled] “wheat germ…”
      Carl Woideck – [untitled] “two cities…”
      D.r. Wagner – [untitled] “He though there was some reason…”

The Eight Pager

1. THE EIGHT PAGER, Series 1, Part 1, edited by D.r. Wagner
Niagara Falls: press : today : niagara, 1966
First edition, top-stapled, 8.5” x 11”, 12 leaves printed recto only, mimeograph printed.

“this publication is not to be taken internally except as an aphrodisiac”

  • Contents:
    1. D.r. Wagner – “Orange Satori II”
      rjs – [untitled] “so you know a girl…”
      rjs – [untitled] “snake-eyes always jumps tomorrow…”
      d.a. levy – “Segment from a Destroyed Journal”
      d.a. levy – “from The North American Book of the Dead”
      Dave Rasey – “T.V. Western”
      d.a. levy – “from Hate Rays Cleveland”
      E.R. Baxter – [letter]
      D.r. Wagner – “Orange Satori III”
      D.r. Wagner – [book reviews]

2. THE EIGHT PAGER, Series 1, Part 2, edited by D.r. Wagner
Niagara Falls: press : today : niagara, 1966
First edition, top-stapled, 8.5” x 11”, 11 leaves printed recto only, mimeograph printed.

“this publication may be chopped up burned cooked on a spoon and mainlined and is recommended as a real aphrodisiac”

  • Contents:
    1. John Montgomery – “Parable”
      John Montgomery – “Bang”
      Kent Taylor – [untitled] “memories crushing my eyes…”
      Kent Taylor – “January 10, 1966”
      Kent Taylor – “Feb. 10, 1966”
      Doug Blazek – “The Atoms in My Life”
      Doug Blazek – “Birth”
      Antonin Artaud – [untitled] “Masterpieces of the past…”
      Doug Blazek – “Snow Fever”
      Tuli Kupferberg – [untitled] “I sit by the window early…”

3. THE EIGHT PAGER, Series 1, Part 3, edited by D.r. Wagner
Niagara Falls: press : today : niagara, 1966
First edition, top-stapled, 8.5” x 11”, 13 leaves printed recto only, mimeograph printed.

“this publication is excellent mixed with gin and tonic and is an excellent aphrodisiac”

  • Contents:
    1. Margaret Randall – “The Called Shots”
      Margaret Randall – “The Strike”
      Charles Bukowski – “The Stupid Are Best At The Cruelties:”
      Charles Bukowski – “The Sex-Obsessed Ladies Walking By Me After Work”
      Charles Bukowski – [untitled] “the way to stay alive…”
      Gene Fowler – “Glimpses of a Cold Night”
      Gene Fowler – “The Descent”
      Grace Butcher – “Trip”
      Grace Butcher – “Excerpt from a Letter”
      D.r. Wagner – [book reviews]
      author unknown – “A Special Note on Richmond and his Poetry”

4. THE EIGHT PAGER, Series 1, Part 4, edited by D.r. Wagner
Niagara Falls: press : today : niagara, 1966
First edition, top-stapled, 8.5” x 11”, 12 leaves printed recto only, mimeograph printed.

“by this time I’d bet you expected this space to say something about how ‘8’ is an aphrodisiac”

  • Contents:
    1. Erik Kiviat – “Treaty”
      Erik Kiviat – “Letter to Marcia”
      Carl Larsen – “Telethong”
      Walter Lowenfels – “Motherfucker Time”
      Russell Salamon – [untitled] “she is out of the seashell…”
      Sid Rufus – “The Homo Sapien Waltz”
      Jacob Leed – “Version Z”
      Sid Rufus – “Hobby Utmostess”
      Mel Buffington – “Musicman”
      Mel Buffington – “Decapitation”
      Douglas Blazek – “Earth”
      Kenneth Patchen – “from See You in the Morning”
      Steve Richmond – “A Selection of Poems”
      Steve Richmond – “My Cock”
      E.R. Baxter – “A Public Service Announcement”
      D.r. Wagner – [book reviews]

Free Love Periodically

1. FREE LOVE PERIODICALLY, No. 1, edited by RJS
Cleveland: Free Love Press, 1966

First edition, side-stapled in printed cover, 8.5” x 11”, 26 leaves printed recto only, spirit-duplicator printed.

“featuring the poets who read at the fourth open poetry reading at the Gate in Cleveland”

  • Contents:
    1. rjs – “Poets at the Gate” [editorial]
      Don Thomas – “The Awakening”
      rjs – “Anti-Gestapo Games” [editorial]
      rjs – “Anti-Gestapo Poem”
      Frank Osinski – “A Joke”
      Grace Butcher – “East ‘o the Sun and West ‘o Kleve Land”
      T.L. Kryss – [untitled] “the Old Hungarian says…”
      T.L. Kryss – [untitled] “barry goldwaters banjo…”
      Kent Taylor – “8-15-66”
      T.L. Kryss – [untitled] “at twilight that moment when…”
      d.a. levy “We are all Putting Out / But Noone is Receiving”
      Geoffrey A. Cook – “Upon Allen Ginsberg’s Reading in Cleveland”
      d.a. levy – “Poem for Lama Ginsberg”
      Malcolm Hall – [untitled] “Returning home yesterday…”
      Walter R. Keller – “A Vision of St. Lucy’s Day”
      Russell Salamon – [untitled] “smooth extensions of now…”
      Grace Butcher – “Thank You Note”
      Matt Shulman – [untitled] “u sit back in the crowd…”
      John Wherry – “A Cleveland Composite in 3 Parts”

2. FREE LOVE PERIODICALLY, No. 2, guest-edited by Tom Kryss
Cleveland: Free Love Press, June 1967

First edition, side-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 8.5” x 11”, 32 leaves printed recto only, mimeograph printed. Illustrations by Dagmar and d.a. levy. Cover art by Dagmar.

“The editor is in jail & FLP #2 is being put out by telepathic juice ray mind batteries”

  • Contents:
    1. d.a. levy – “There Seems to be Some Discrepancy or Why is RJS in Jail?”
      d.a. levy – “What Can I Say?”
      Rik Davis – “Letter to The Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 18”
      Richard W. Morris – [letter]
      D.r. Wagner – [untitled] “Now it isn’t everyday…”
      Kent Taylor – [untitled] “i always dreamed of…”
      Willie – [untitled] “There are no crickets in Albuquerque!”
      Bill Bissett – [untitled] “yur not to know it all…”
      Bill Bissett – “In Other Words th Food of th Soul”
      T.L. Kryss – [untitled] “Jesus g siss G cyst…”
      R Wolter – “Ode to Pote”
      D.r. Wagner – [untitled] “No place to puncture…”
      Pete Gregory – “Final Peace”
      D.r. Wagner – [untitled] “Man I used to drink…”
      d.a. levy – “Psychedelic Information Center”
      George Montgomery – “Message to Cunda”
      Pete Gregory – “You Sitting in the Lotus Position”
      Pete Gregory – “Beach Girl”
      D.r. Wagner – [untitled] “this girl and she was…”
      T.L. Kryss – [untitled] “i hear the fogbells burning…”
      William Gallo – “Ashcroft, You”
      Douglas Blazek – “Youth Psalm”
      William Gallo – “Dream Two”
      Kent Taylor – “4/16/67”
      George Montgomery – “Salesman”
      rjs – “Ditto”
      Joyce Guion – “Eulogy for an Eagle”
      Clive Matson – “On the Way”
      R. Wolter – “For Gene Bloom, Who was Lately Sentenced”
      d.a. levy – “Visualized Prayer for the American God #5”

The Marrahwanna Quarterly

Fourteen issues of The Marrahwanna Quarterly were published by d.a. levy’s Renegade Press from 1964 to 1968. Cover art and illustrations were done by d.a. levy, Kent Taylor, Dagmar, T.L. Kryss, and others. Contributors included John Keys, Margaret Randall, Marvin Malone, Carl Larsen, George Montgomery, Judson Crews, Douglas Blazek, Steve Richmond, Charles Bukowski, d.a. levy, D.r. Wagner, Bill Wyatt, rjs, Russell Atkins, and many others.

1. THE MARRAHWANNA QUARTERLY, Vol. 1, edited by d.a. levy
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964

First edition, side-stapled in printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 6.5″, 20 pages, 150 copies, letterpress printed by d.a. levy. Illustrated with block prints by Celeste Simon (“Petrograd”), d.a.levy (“You Murderers with Your Indifference”), and Pat Crayton ([untitled]). (Lowell B2, T&H P-38)

  • Contents:
    1. Russell Salamon – “V (after Pynchon)”
      John Keys – “Prescott via Hudson”
      d.a. levy – “Shipensburg”
      Roberta E. Badger – “Please”
      Margaret Randall – “The Broken Glass Begins to Whole Itself”
      Marvin Malone – “The Professional”
      Ann – “Fall”
      Carl Larsen – “Clyde and Martha”
      Carl Larsen – “Slumscapes: 4”
      George Montgomery – “A Poem for Ray & Bonnie”
      J. Cornillon – “Poem” (“Zoom. Zoom Zoom…”)
      Dave Rasey – “Midwestern Manifesto”
      Erik Kiviat – [untitled] “an organ fugue sways…”
      Allen Katzman – “The Transgression”
      George R. Beck – “Two Brothers”
      Judson Crews – “Medical Science”

2. THE MARRAHWANNA QUARTERLY, No. 2, edited by d.a. levy
Cleveland: Renegade Press, Winter 1964-5

First edition, side-stapled in printed wrappers, 6″ x 8.5″, 21 pages, 150 copies, letterpress and spirit duplicator printed by d.a. levy. Illustrated with untitled block prints by Katherine Wasil, cuz, and Kent Taylor. (Lowell B2, T&H P-42)

  • Contents:
    1. Tuli Kupferberg – [untitled] “Here’s a toast to others…”
      D. Blazek – [untitled] “folklore is in bed…”
      R. Blossom – [untitled] “there is a…”
      John Cornillon – “The Fellaheen Prick, to d.a. levy”
      d.a. levy [disguised as (e)y(e)] – “Shit Poem for the Mysterious Annburghers”
      Szabo – “Jerk Off Poem”
      Marguerite Harris – “Metaphysic”
      Kent Taylor – “Grandfather’s Speeches”
      Steve Richmond – “Soft Rain”
      D. Blazek – [untitled] “you know what it means…”
      Steve Richmond – [untitled] “out of my…”
      d.a. levy – “Satori while Praying in the Bathroom”
      Marguerite Harris – [untitled] “the old, spoiled blooms…”

3. THE MARRAHWANNA QUARTERLY, No. 3, edited by d.a. levy
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1965

First edition, side-stapled sheets in printed wrappers, 6.5″ x 8.5″, 20 pages, 200 copies, letterpress and mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. Illustrations by Steve Ferguson. (Lowell B2, T&H P-55)

  • Contents:
    1. Grace Butcher – [untitled] “Not to know yourself…”
      Grace Butcher – [untitled] “Only ask without speaking…”
      Russell Salamon – [untitled] “eloquent and obvious…”
      W.E. Wyatt – “from Songs of the Four Seasons”
      Jeff A. Cook – “To the Ugliest Man”
      Joe Nickell – “Not”
      George Bowering – “The Smile”

4. THE MARRAHWANNAH QUARTERLY, No. 4, edited by d.a. levy
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1965

First edition, side-stapled in printed wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 44 pages, 200 copies, letterpress, mimeograph, and spirit duplicator printed by d.a. levy. (Lowell B2, T&H P-56)

  • Contents:
    1. Charles Bukowski – “The Hell of It Is to Throw Away Rejected Poems That Seem to Say Something Anyhow Even If Perhaps Not Too Well—”
      E.K.Albrecht – “Monday Morning Coffee Break”
      E.K.Albrecht – “Haiku” (“Bright sky watches as…”)
      Thom Szuter – [untitled] “the only…”
      Thom Szuter – [untitled] “air water…”
      Thom Szuter – [untitled] “walking in weeds…”
      d.a. levy – “Fragments from the Notebooks of Bennet Hassink”
      Gonzalo Arango – “Nadaist Manifesto”
      Per H. Berrefjord – “About a God”
      d.a. levy – “10 Reasons to Keep Marijuana Illegal” [editorial]
      Freda Norton – [untitled] “In vacant rooms of green/gray…”
      Freda Norton – “Consecrated”
      Freda Norton – “Where has she Gone?”
      Roger Sauls – “Three Poems from the Asylum”
      Douglas Blazek – “Prose Poem on Why Shout?”
      Douglas Blazek – “Mind if I Put it Straight for Once?”
      Douglas Blazek – “A Giant ‘S’ and a Bolt of Lightning”
      Art Rosh – [untitled] “here my face is full…”
      Art Rosh – [untitled] “The black priests churning…”
      Carol Paul – [untitled] “I went to the pot luck dinner…”

5. THE MARY JANE QUARTERLY, Vol. 2, No. 1, edited by d.a. levy
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1966

First edition, side-stapled in printed wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 52 pages, 200 copies, letterpress and mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. (Lowell B2, T&H P-83).

“This issue of the Marrahwannah Quarterly is dedicated to Guru Ronald Jump / imprisoned for poverty.”

  • Contents:
    1. Kent Taylor – “May 6, 1965”
      Diane Wakoski – “Discrepancies”
      Robert Lowry – “The Midway Stop”
      Sergio Mondragón – “Contacto de los Dedos”
      Sergio Mondragón – “Riesgo”
      Margaret Randall – “Preparation of the Audience”
      Margaret Randall – “Retrato, for Juanita”
      Joe “Ace” Walker – “Schizophrenia”
      John Mongomery – “The Coloratura Note”
      author unknown – “from the Kabbalah” (trans. S.L.M. Mathers)
      Grace Butcher – “The Flats”
      Grace Butcher – “Cave”
      John Harriman – “from the Hashish Poems”
      d.a.levy – [editorial]
      Kay Wood – “Epitaph”
      d.a. levy – “Fragments from the Notebooks of Bennet Hassink (Book 983)”
      Carl Larsen – “Fractions of Light and Water, Fractions of Flesh”
      George Montgomery – “Birthday Night Prayer”
      d.a. levy – “Peyote Invocation”

6. THE MARIJUANA QUARTERLY, Vol. 2, No. 2, edited by d.a. levy
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1966

First edition, side-stapled sheets in printed cover, 8.5″ x 11″, 54 pages, 200 copies, letterpress and mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. (Lowell B2, T&H P-84)

“This issue is dedicated to John Sinclair,, recently introduced to the art of sodomy by the entire detroit police dept… The Tongue-in Lowecheeks Award goes to the Detroit Gestapo for harassment of poets below & beyond the call of duty…”

  • Contents:
    1. Ray Bremser – “from Poems of Madness”
      Allen Katzman – “from Poems from Oklahoma”
      Rolla Rieder – “Genesis: A Surrealist Line Sequence”
      Rolla Rieder – “For Gene Fowler”
      D.r. Wagner – “Letter No. 16 from the Same Guy who Always Writes to Me because He Thinks I Am or Was His Friend”
      Irene Schram – “E Train”
      Irene Schram – “From under those Graveblocks”
      d.a. levy – “Written on the ‘Day of the Kif Lion’” [editorial]
      Richard Barker – “On our way to Mexico”
      Irene Schram – “I Dream of Horses”
      Bill Wyatt – “Thoughts of Han Shan”
      Bill Wyatt – “Another Winter”
      John Cornillon – [untitled] “Hard cold tar…”
      d.a.levy – “Sitting on a Bench near T Square (for David Meltzer)”
      Jacob Leed – “Through the Door”
      rjs – [untitled] “children wake up…”
      rjs – [untitled] “my friend says i shouldn’t…”
      George Montgomery – “Upon Seeing Sonny and Cher”
      Russell Atkins – “Front Page”
      Richard Barker – “For Ken Kesey and Thirteen Companions”
      D.r. Wagner – “The Old Up the River from New Orleans Bit Again”
      John Cornillon – “Letter Written by a Poet to his Friend Who Is Being Arraigned on Charges of Possessing Marijuana for the First Time that was Never Mailed”
      Irene Schramm – “Hold”
      Barbara A. Holland – “The House of Ice”
      Matt Shulman – [untitled] “I awaited his arrival…”
      Allen Planz – “Poor White”
      Kitty Estrella – [untitled] “I think of myself…”
      Aurelia Ford – “Mabel Mockingpooch”
      d.a. levy – “The Cleveland Scene” [editorial]
      Russell Atkins – “Spyrytual”

7. THE MARIHUANA QUARTERLY, Vol. 2, No. 3, edited by d.a. levy
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1966

First edition, side-stapled in printed cover, 8.5″ x 11″, 56 pages, 200 copies, letterpress and mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. (Lowell B2, T&H P-85)

“This issue is dedicated to Big Leonard who recently discorporated & went to heaven… The Litany of Ra is dedicated to Adele’s Angels / The Egyptians (MC) & the pacifist segment of the Gooses & all the riders who attended ceremonies at Adele’s Euclid Ave. Temple (/Ride in Peace/) May the Eye of Horus & the Eye of Khepera be opened to you…”

  • Contents:
    1. Mara – [untitled] “cow-lick…”
      Kent and Joan Taylor – [untitled] “boohoo / blue blue…”
      Thom Szuter – [untitled] “sun streak…”
      d.a. levy – [untitled] “flying bull…”
      The Albrechts – [untitled] “grow tesque / metro gnome…”
      Joe Walker – [untitled] “blue mother…”
      Carl Woideck- [untitled] “lick cow…”
      Bill Bisset – [untitled] “th mystery of space deepens…”
      Bill Bisset – [untitled] “suddenly it is late…”
      Bill Bisset – [untitled] “i dont care for yur shit…”
      E.R. Baxter – “Listen River”
      David Sandberg – “Lance, the Cup is Heavy, Drop the Cup!”
      David Sandberg – “Poem for the World’s only Blue Eyed Indian”
      David Sandberg – “Carnival Poem”
      Steve Ferguson – “Poem from Steve”
      John Wherry – “2/6/66”
      Donald Thomas – “A Poem Intitled for Alan D. with Love”
      Alan Dimenstein – “I Got the Happiness Blues”
      D.r. Wagner – “Man Caused by Viruses”
      Sid Rufus – “Which?”
      Walter Lowenfels – “A Passage from a Coming Book”
      George Montgomery – “Involvement”
      Alex Gildzen – “Summer Sunday in Kent”
      Brother James – “Lines”
      Lady Char – “Society”
      W.E. Wyatt – “Poems from the ‘Hash’ Dynasty”
      d.a. levy – “Rectal Eye Vision for Phil Ochs”
      d.a. levy – “Lines for Lady Jane”
      Don Thomas – “Pussy is more than a Dirty Word”
      Edouard Naville – “The Litany of Ra”

8. THE MARIJUANA QUARTERLY, Vol. 2, No. 4, edited by d.a. levy
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1966

First edition, side-stapled in illustrated cover, 8.5″ x 11″, 60 pages, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. Illustration by Dagmar.(Lowell B2, T&H P-86)

“This issue is dedicated to Lenny Bruce and Garner Ted Armstrong – Apostles of the post-bomb circus liberation front”

  • Contents:
    1. rjs – “Dear Local Draft Board #32”
      d.a. levy – [book review; The Three Pillars of Zen]
      Allen Ginsberg – “A Glass of Ayahuasca”
      D.r. Wagner – “Chapter CXLIV”
      T.L. Kryss – [untitled] “after eight days…”
      Roger Sauls – “Weed”
      Tristan Corbiere – “Oh, That?”
      Tristan Corbiere – “Guitar”
      Tristan Corbiere – “To my Mouse-Colored Mare”
      Milarepa – “from The Hundred Thousand Songs”
      Rene Char – “from Leaves of Hypnos/A War Journal”
      Junker Vromeer M.D. – The Stasher’s-Paranoia Syndrome” (trans. J.D. Kuch)
      d.a. levy – “Editorial Note on Tarot, Palmistry and The Skull Mandala”
      Carl Woideck – “You Don’t Know What Love Is”
      C.J. Torrance – “Death Song of the Assassin”
      David James – “2nd Poem to Lee”
      Sigmond Raoul – “A Refraction of the Cosmic Lubrator Dedicated to Charlie Parker, the late Alto Saxaphonist”
      Reb Barker – [untitled] “great lionhead…”
      d.a. levy – “Additional Sections for The North American Book of the Dead”
      Malcolm Hall – “Notes for a Future Suicide”
      Dan Georgakas – [untitled] “The purest lay…”
      T.L. Kryss – [untitled] “waiting for the bus…”
      Don Thomas – [book reviews]

9. THE MARRAHWANNAH QUARTERLY, Vol. 3, No. 1, edited by d.a. levy
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1967

First edition, side-stapled in printed and illustrated covers, 8.5″ x 11″, 24 pages, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. (Lowell B2, T&H P-125)

  • Contents:
    1. Kent Taylor – “11/30/66”
      d a levy – “The Brotherhood of Bhang” [editorial]
      T.L. Kryss – “Absent Light”
      David W. Harris – “Dog Howl for Mee”
      d a levy – “Another Fragment from the Destroyed Journal”
      Allen Ginsberg – “May 26, 1960”
      Douglas Blazek – “A Primer on Open Skull Pressology”
      Joel Marc Deutsch – “Eyes, for Kent Taylor”
      Joel Marc Deutsch – “Eugene Jolas – “
      Brown Miller – “Letter of Introduction”
      Joel Marc Deutsch – “Just Checking”
      Joel Marc Deutsch – [untitled] “This poem is for you…”
      Joel Marc Deutsch – “Morning Song, 2 Yrs. Later”
      Eugene Jolas – “Daemmerspuk”
      Eugene Jolas – “I Interview Lenin”
      Eugene Jolas – “Rimbaud and the Chauffeur”
      Eugene Jolas – “Panopticon”
      Eugene Jolas – “Astralia”
      Eugene Jolas – “Incantations”
      Eugene Jolas – “Hymn”
      Eugene Jolas – “Mountainwords”
      Brown Miller – “Death and Super-Death”
      Eugene Jolas – “Psalm”
      Eugene Jolas – “Vineyard in the Sun”
      Dave Cunliffe – “Peace Therapy Workings”
      T.L. Kryss – “To Charles Bukowski”
      Kent Taylor – [book review]
      Steve Ferguson – “Poem” (“Iowa is four hundred…”)
      Bill Bisset – [letter]

10. THE KIF QUART-O or THE MAR*AHHHH-WANNNAH QUARTERLY, Vol. 3, No. 2, edited by d.a. levy
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1967

First edition, side-stapled in silkscreened cover, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. Cover silkscreen by T.L. Kryss. (Lowell B2, T&H P-126)

  • Contents:
    1. author unknown – “In Defense of Smut and Poets”
      d.a. levy – [untitled] “Sargent Burt Miller typical average…”
      K.S. Friedman – “The Bad Rap Jazz Band”
      d.a. levy – “Notes/ Variations on a Short Poem”
      Kent Taylor – “Atro-City”
      Kent Taylor – “A Call to Arms”
      Kent Taylor – “Clear and Cold”
      Kent Taylor – [untitled] “my cat caught her…”
      Kent Taylor – “East to Cleveland”
      Kent Taylor – [untitled] “if the radio collapses the sky…”
      Kent Taylor – “I Feel Like Seven Days”
      Kent Taylor – “9-4-66”
      Kent Taylor – “Road Land”
      Carl Woideck – “For Sandy”
      Carl Woideck – “For Julie”
      Dennis Mazer – [untitled] “In a grass bag…”
      Marion Black – [untitled] “i remember christmas…”
      Kevin McGown – “Shale”
      George Dowden – [untitled] “today yellow sun…”
      E.R. Baxter III – “Patch Lives!”
      E.R. Baxter III – “For My Friend Who Was Almost Destroyed…”
      David W. Harris – “Side 4 – BMI”
      D.r. Wagner – [untitled] “animal rotting on the road…”
      d.a. levy – [book reviews]
      Daneen – “A Break in the Fast”
      d.a. levy – “Egyptian Troll Sheet Number One”
      Steve Richmond – “Struggle”
      Vishwanath – “The Family”
      author unknown – “The Mind”
      John Smith – “Pot Letter”

11. THE MARRAHWANNAH QUARTERLY, Vol. 3, No. 3, edited by d.a. levy
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1967

First edition, side-stapled in hand-painted wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 200 copies, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. Cover art by Mara. Published as The Concrete Issue. (Lowell B2, T&H P-127)

“This issue dedicated to poet, publisher, martyr: r.j.s.”.

  • Contents:
    1. bp nichol – “Statement”
      d.a. levy – “Why Concrete?”
      T.L. Kryss – “Monsoooooooooon”
      T.L. Kryss – “I Wisht I Cd Play the Beautiful Instrument”
      T.L. Kryss – “Paranoia”
      d.a. levy – “Emergency City Ordinance”
      Bud – [untitled] “He imaginatively apprehends…”
      Julian Kallander – “Forgotten Things”
      D.W. Harris – “Side 10 – New Syndrome”
      D.W. Harris – “Liebestod”
      Russell Atkins – “A Storm Shall Break”
      bp nichol – [untitled] “did you ever…”
      bp nichol – [untitled] “multilingual…”
      Adam Kadmon – [untitled] “eye m struggling…”
      E.S. Harmon – “A Lettre From”
      Allen Ginsberg – [untitled] “censorship of language…”
      Bill Bissett – “Sun”
      Bill Bissett – [untitled] “my lady sd hold it…”
      E.R. Baxter III – “Here on this Page”
      E.R. Baxter III – [untitled] “green grass…”
      E.R. Baxter III – [untitled] “spring is sprung…”
      rjs – “Lines from a Lazy Concrete Poet”
      Bob Cobbing – [untitled] “wan do tree”
      J.D. Kuch – “Poem to Peter Orlovsky”
      D.r. Wagner – “Phantom Beaver Finds Mate”
      Ivo Vroom – [untitled] “wind…”
      bp nichol – “Movie Bill: The Outrage”
      bp nichol – “Homage to Edmund Bergler”
      D.r. Wagner – “Shaking it up with Will”
      D.r. Wagner – “Let’s All Sing like The Birdies Sing”
      d.a. levy – “Solar Swastika”
      d.a. levy – “Visualized Prayer for the American God #6”
      Mara – [untitled] “saule…”
      T.L. Kryss – “Bert Miller does not like…”

12. THE MARRAHWANNAH QUARTERLY, Vol. 3, No. 4, edited by d.a. levy
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1967

First edition, side-stapled in silkscreen cover, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. Cover silkscreen by T.L. Kryss. (Lowell B2, T&H P-128)

“This issue is dedicated to Trans-Love Energies (Detroit) and the Buddhists of Collinwood”

  • Contents:
    1. Amy Picciano – [untitled] “One came out from a corner…”
      T.L. Kryss – [untitled] “like a nugget of gold…”
      T.L. Kryss – [untitled] “brothers and sisters…”
      T.L. Kryss – “Hemmorhage”
      T.L. Kryss – [untitled] “thirteen tricks…”
      T.L. Kryss – [untitled] “face run…”
      T.L. Kryss – Concrete Poem for Jane Mansfield”
      T.L. Kryss – [untitled] “the hand…”
      T.L. Kryss – [untitled] “the truth about circles…”
      T.L. Kryss – [untitled] “the strange case of…”
      T.L. Kryss – [untitled] “noah spent building the tribes…”
      d.a. levy – “Comments on the Acid Scene”
      d.a. levy – “Psychedelic Information Center”
      d.a. levy – “Comment on the Acid Landscape”
      d.a. levy – “Tantric Strobe”
      Al Bell – “Ing”
      Al Bell – [untitled] “as we walk…”
      George Dowden – “Landscape: 16”
      S.M. Kane – [untitled] “the fire blazes…”
      Gene Bloom – “Paranoia”

13. THE MARRAHWANNAH QUARTERLY, Vol. 4, No. 1, edited by d.a. levy
Cleveland: Renegade Press, Winter 1967-1968

First edition, side-stapled in printed wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy.  (Lowell B2, T&H P-162)

  • Contents:
    1. T.L.Kryss – [untitled] “when you go to san francisco…”
      T.L.Kryss – [untitled] “moon…”
      T.L.Kryss – [untitled] “winter rain and purple rainbow…”
      Rolla Rieder – “Credibility Gaposis”
      Rolla Rieder – “Please Do Not Throw Foreign Articles”
      Rolla Rieder – “Come-On”
      Rolla Rieder – “Illusion”
      W.Y. Evans-Wentz – “The Yoga Philosophy”
      George Montgomery – [untitled] “trip some where…”
      Leon Spiro – [letter]
      Li Po – [untitled] “You ask me…”
      rjs – [untitled] “well you know its not…”
      rjs – [untitled] “yr eyes r a necessari…”
      rjs – [untitled] “how mani desires…”
      rjs – [untitled] “things as they are…”
      d.a. Levy – “Tantric Strobe”
      W.Y. Evans-Wentz – “Forms of Yoga”
      Jiri Valoch – “Two Interlinguistic Poems”

14. THE MARRAHWANNAH QUARTERLY, Vol. 4, No. 2, edited by d.a. levy
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1967-1968

First edition, side-stapled in printed and hand-painted wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 200 copies, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. Cover art by Toni Thomas and Sandy-Jo Hickle. (Lowell B2, T&H P-163)

  • Contents:
    1. Don Thomas – “Grandfather Poems”
      Don Thomas – “Notes from the Gutter”
      Don Thomas – “M 13”
      Don Thomas – “2 Above, 3 Below”
      Don Thomas – “Homage to Issa”
      Don Thomas – “The Balloon Lady”
      Don Thomas – “A Subway Named Mobius”
      Don Thomas – “The Next to the Last Flight”
      Don Thomas – “Dead Man’s Hand”
      E.R. Baxter III – “All that is Hard is not Concrete”
      E.R. Baxter III – “On the Difficulty of Determining”
      E.R. Baxter III – “A Semi-Concretual Christian Fish Story”
      E.R. Baxter III – “Fire & Brimstone”
      E.R. Baxter III – [untitled] “two crows fly…”
      bjt – “Two Poems & A Statement on Concrete Poetry”
      bjt – “The Naked Body I Luv”
      rjs – “Classified Adverseticement for the Local Industri”
      rjs – [untitled] “walk red green red green”
      d.a. Levy – [book reviews]

d.a. levy


· Jim Lowell’s d.a. levy checklist

· Falling Down Press and Kirpan Press


References Consulted:

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


Online 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.