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A. Books published by The Divers Press:

1. Blackburn, Paul. PROENSA
First edition:
Palma de Mallorca: The Divers Press, June 1953
Hand-sewn and bound into illustrated wrappers, 56 pages, 7.25″ x 11″, hand-set and printed by Mossén Alcover. (Woodward A18)

In the Divers Press Prospectus, Robert Creeley writes, “Proensa is a bilingual edition of the work of seven Troubadours (including Piere Vidal, Sordello, and Bertran de Born). So far as we know, it is the only book of its kind now available. The re-creation of a past time is never very simple, or as Blackburn wrote: ‘Pride, interest, self-love were all sins then. Today they have been transformed into virtues… All this means a problem in poetic craft, if one is so perverse as to attempt translation of medieval languages.’ Blackburn’s attempt succeeds in giving us poetry, not a trot.”

2. Creeley, Robert. THE KIND OF ACT OF
First edition:
Palma de Mallorca: The Divers Press, May 1953
Hand-sewn and bound into illustrated wrappers, 6.25” x 7.25”, 24 pages, 250 copies, hand-set and printed by Mossén Alcover. Cover by René Laubiès. (Novik A2)

In the Divers Press Prospectus, Robert Creeley writes, “The Kind of Act of is a collection of those poems written since the publication of Le Fou. I don’t know that they are better or worse, etc., but they came out of a time which was difficult, and needed statement of a kind which could hold both myself and them. The forms are, for the most part, tighter, i.e., more condensed.”

3. Eigner, Larry. FROM THE SUSTAINING AIR
First edition:
Palma de Mallorca: The Divers Press, July 1953
Hand-sewn and bound into illustrated wrappers, 6.75” x 9”, 16 pages, 250 copies, hand-set and printed by Mossén Alcover. Cover by René Laubiès. (Wyatt A2)

An excerpt from a letter to Robert Creeley from William Carlos Williams upon receiving Eigner’s FROM THE SUSTAINING AIR: “Eigner’s book is charming. I haven’t got such a relaxed feeling from anything in years. There is no tension whatever, but a feeling of eternity. It is hard to say how he achieved this in the world today. As far as I can see it comes from a perfect ear… Let me see anything he writes, it is contagious…”

4. Olson, Charles. MAYAN LETTERS
First edition:
Palma de Mallorca: The Divers Press, January 1954
Sewn and perfect-bound in illustrated wrappers, 92 pages, 6.5″ x 8.5″, hand-set and printed by Mossén Alcover. Preface by Robert Creeley. Contains 17 letters from Charles Olson to Robert Creeley written between February 18 and July 1, 1951. (Butterick & Glover A9)

In the Divers Press Prospectus, Robert Creeley writes, “Mayan Letters… is an altogether rare instance of culture morphology at work. It insists on the full complex of attentions involved, and proves no art can sustain itself free of a basic human contact. Which comments belie, perhaps, the intensely human character of the letters themselves.”

5. Layton, Irving. IN THE MIDST OF MY FEVER
Palma de Mallorca: The Divers Press, February 1954
(Bennett & Polson A6)

6. Creeley, Robert. THE GOLD DIGGERS
First edition:
Palma de Mallorca: The Divers Press, February 1954
Sewn and perfect-bound in illustrated wrappers, 144 pages, 5” x 6.75”, 500 copies, hand-set and printed by Mossén Alcover. Cover by René Laubiès. (Novik A4)

7. Seymour-Smith, Martin. ALL DEVILS FADING
Palma de Mallorca: The Divers Press, Spring 1954

8. Macklin, H.P. A HANDBOOK OF FANCY PIGEONS
Palma de Mallorca: The Divers Press, May 1954

9. Kitasono, Katsué. BLACK RAIN: POEMS & DRAWINGS
First edition:
Palma de Mallorca: The Divers Press, August 1954


10. Creeley, Robert. A SNARLING GARLAND OF XMAS VERSES
First edition:
Palma de Mallorca: The Divers Press, 1954
100 copies, published anonymously (Novik A5)

11. Woolf, Douglas. THE HYPOCRITIC DAYS
Palma de Mallorca: The Divers Press, January 1955

12. Blackburn, Paul. THE DISSOLVING FABRIC
First edition:
Palma de Mallorca: The Divers Press, March 1955
Sewn and perfect-bound in illustrated wrappers, 24 pages, 6.5” x 8”, hand-set and printed by Mossén Alcover. Cover by Dan Rice with silkscreen reporduction by Arthur Okamura. (Woodward A1)

13. Duncan, Robert. CAESAR’S GATE: POEMS 1949–1950
a. First edition, regular copies:
Palma de Mallorca: Divers Press, September 1955
Sewn and perfect-bound in illustrated wrappers, 24 pages, 6.75” x 8.75”, 200 copies, hand-set and printed by Mossén Alcover. Illustrated by Jess Collins. (Bertholf A8a)

b. First edition, numbered copies:
Palma de Mallorca: Divers Press, September 1955
Sewn and perfect-bound in illustrated wrappers, 24 pages, 6.75” x 8.75”, 10 copies, hand-set and printed by Mossén Alcover. Illustrated by Jess Collins. (Bertholf A8b)

c. First edition, lettered copies:
Palma de Mallorca: Divers Press, September 1955
Sewn and perfect-bound in illustrated wrappers, 24 pages, 6.75” x 8.75”, 3 copies, hand-set and printed by Mossén Alcover. Illustrated by Jess Collins. (Bertholf A8c)


B. Books designed and printed by The Divers Press:

1. Olson, Charles. IN COLD HELL, IN THICKET
Palma de Mallorca: The Divers Press, February 1953
Sewn and perfect-bound in illustrated wrappers, 62 pages, 7” x 8.5”, 500 copies, hand-set and printed by Mossén Alcover. Published as Origin 8 (Winter 1953) as part of the first series of Cid Corman’s long-running magazine. (Butterick & Glover A7)

2. Corman, Cid. THE PRECISIONS
New York: Sparrow Press, March 1955

3. Layton, Irving. THE BLUE PROPELLER
Montreal: Contact Press, 1955


C. The Divers Press ephemera:

1. PROSPECTUS OF THE DIVERS PRESS
Palma de Mallorca: The Divers Press, 1953
Single sheet measuring 13.75″ x 6″ folded twice to make a 6-page booklet, letterpress printed by Mossén Alcover. (Novik 101)

Note by Creeley: “Printing is cheap in Mallorca, and for a small press like our own it means freedom from commercial pressures. It means, too, that we can design our books in a way that we want, since they are handset and made with an almost forgotten sense of craft. Above all, it is our chance to print what we actually like and believe in.” Creeley goes on to list several titles, the first four from the press, noting prices and distributors.

2. NEW BOOKS CATALOG
Palma de Mallorca: The Divers Press, Spring 1954
Single sheet measuring 4.75″ x 11.5″ folded twice to make a 6-page booklet, letterpress printed by Mossén Alcover.

Lists multiple forthcoming and previously published books by The Divers Press and includes names and addresses of distributors including Black Mountain College and Raymond Souster in Toronto.

3. CAESAR’S GATE PROSPECTUS
Black Mountain: Black Mountain College, 1955
Single sheet measuring 4.25″ x 6.25″, letterpress printed.

Text from Robert Duncan and Jess Collins holograph noting the various issues, limitations, and prices of the forthcoming book.


References consulted:

Bennett, Joy and James Polson. IRVING LAYTON: A BIBLIOGRAPHY 1935-1977
Montreal: Concordia University Libraries, 1979

Bertholf, Robert J. ROBERT DUNCAN: A DESCRIPTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 1986

Butterick, George F. and Albert Glover. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF WORKS BY CHARLES OLSON
New York: The Phoenix Book Shop, 1967

Clay, Steven and Rodney Phillips. A SECRET LOCATION ON THE LOWER EAST SIDE: Adventures in Writing, 1960-1980
New York: New York Public Library / Granary Books, 1998

Novik, Mary. ROBERT CREELEY, AN INVENTORY 1945-1970
Kent: The Kent State University Press, 1973

Woodward, Kathleet. DOCUMENTS FOR NEW POERTY II: PAUL BLACKBURN: A CHECKLIST
San Diego: Archive for New Poetry, 1980

Wyatt, Andrea. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF WORKS BY LARRY EIGNER, 1937-1969
Berkeley: Oyez, 1970

The Divers Press

Prospectus of The Divers Press. Palma de Mallorca, 1953

Divers Press Checklist


[excerpt from Steve Clay and Rodney Phillips’ A SECRET LOCATION ON THE LOWER EAST SIDE. Granary Books, 1998]

Raising pigeons and chickens on a farm in Littleton, New Hampshire, Robert Creeley heard, through “a fluke of airwaves,” poet Cid Corman’s weekly radio program from Boston, “This Is Poetry.” Inspired, Creeley read on the program during a weekend in 1950 when he was showing chickens at the Boston poultry show. And so began a network of literary friendships that inspired a generation of poets (“A knows B, B knows C, and there begins to be increasing focus. And I think that we were curiously lucky that that focus was not literally a question of whether we were all living together or not.”). Galvanized, Creeley tried unsuccessfully to start his own little magazine, but ended up giving Cid Corman at Origin much of the material he had collected, including work by Denise Levertov, Paul Blackburn, and Charles Olson, to whom the first issue of Origin was devoted.

Against this background it is not surprising that Creeley, called “The Figure of Outward” by Olson, whom he met through Corman, would himself venture forth as a publisher in 1953 with Martin Seymour-Smith’s All Devils Fading. In addition to two volumes by Paul Blackburn and one each by Larry Eigner and Robert Duncan, in 1954 Creeley issued a volume of poems by Canadian poet Irving Layton and Japanese poet Katué Kitasono’s self-translated poems, Black Rain. The last volume he published, in 1955, was American novelist Douglas Woolf’s “painful rite of passage,” The Hypocritic Days. Creeley published his own The Kind of Act of in 1953 and A Snarling Garland of Xmas Verses and The Gold Diggers, both in 1954. In 1982, Creeley wistfully remembered the serious, edgy nature of the press: “I don’t recall that the Divers Press paid anybody anything—it was my first wife’s modest income that kept any of it going—and so our choices had to be limited to writers as existentially defined as ourselves.”

“What I felt was the purpose of the press has much to do with my initial sense of [The Black Mountain Review] also. For me, and the other writers who came to be involved, it was a place defined by our own activity and accomplished altogether by ourselves—a place wherein we might make evident what we, as writers, had found to be significant, both for ourselves and for that world—no doubt often vague to us indeed—we hoped our writing might enter… there had to be both a press and a magazine absolutely specific to one’s own commitments and possibilities. Nothing short of that was good enough.”

— Robert Creeley, Introduction to the AMS Press reprint (1969) of The Black Mountain Review

— Steve Clay and Rodney Phillips in A SECRET LOCATION ON THE LOWER EAST SIDE (Granary Books, 1998)

 

d.a. levy – publications edited and published

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





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

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

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

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

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




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



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

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




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




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





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



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

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

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





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



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


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




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

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

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

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

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

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





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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





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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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





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


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

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




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





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





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


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

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


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




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

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




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

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

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

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


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