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Charles Bukowski

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Section A: Books and Chapbooks
Section B: Broadsides
Section C: Contributions to Books and Anthologies
Section D: Contributions to Periodicals
Section E: Miscellaneous Prose


Henry Charles Bukowski (August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994) was a German-born American poet, novelist, and short story writer.

His writing was influenced by the social, cultural, and economic ambiance of his home city of Los Angeles. His work addresses the ordinary lives of poor Americans, the act of writing, alcohol, relationships with women, and the drudgery of work. Bukowski wrote thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories and six novels, eventually publishing over sixty books. The FBI kept a file on him as a result of his column, Notes of a Dirty Old Man, in the LA underground newspaper Open City. Bukowski published extensively in small literary magazines and with small presses beginning in the early 1940s and continuing on through the early 1990s.

Regarding Bukowski’s enduring popular appeal, Adam Kirsch of The New Yorker wrote, “the secret of Bukowski’s appeal. . . [is that] he combines the confessional poet’s promise of intimacy with the larger-than-life aplomb of a pulp-fiction hero.”

When Bukowski was 24, his short story “Aftermath of a Lengthy Rejection Slip” was published in Story magazine. Two years later, another short story, “20 Tanks from Kasseldown”, was published by the Black Sun Press in Issue III of Portfolio: An Intercontinental Quarterly, a limited-run, loose-leaf broadside collection printed in 1946 and edited by Caresse Crosby. Failing to break into the literary world, Bukowski grew disillusioned with the publication process and quit writing for almost a decade, a time that he referred to as a “ten-year drunk”. These “lost years” formed the basis for his later semi-autobiographical chronicles, although they are fictionalized versions of Bukowski’s life through his highly stylized alter-ego, Henry Chinaski.

During part of this period he continued living in Los Angeles, working at a pickle factory for a short time but also spending some time roaming about the United States, working sporadically and staying in cheap rooming houses. In the early 1950s, Bukowski took a job as a fill-in letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service in Los Angeles but resigned just before he reached three years’ service.

By 1960, Bukowski had returned to the post office in Los Angeles where he began work as a letter filing clerk, a position he held for more than a decade.

Jon and Louise Webb, now recognized as giants of the post-war ‘small-press movement’, published The Outsider literary magazine and featured some of Bukowski’s poetry. Under the Loujon Press imprint, they published Bukowski’s It Catches My Heart in Its Hands in 1963 and Crucifix in a Deathhand in 1965.

Beginning in 1967, Bukowski wrote the column “Notes of a Dirty Old Man” for Los Angeles’ Open City, an underground newspaper. When Open City was shut down in 1969, the column was picked up by the Los Angeles Free Press as well as the hippie underground paper NOLA Express in New Orleans. In 1969 Bukowski and Neeli Cherkovski launched their own short-lived mimeographed literary magazine, Laugh Literary and Man the Humping Guns. They produced 3 issues over the next 2 years.

In 1969 Bukowski accepted an offer from Black Sparrow Press publisher John Martin and quit his post office job to dedicate himself to full-time writing. He was then 49 years old. As he explained in a letter at the time, “I have one of two choices – stay in the post office and go crazy … or stay out here and play at writer and starve. I have decided to starve.” Less than one month after leaving the postal service he finished his first novel, Post Office. As a measure of respect for Martin’s financial support and faith in a relatively unknown writer, Bukowski published almost all of his subsequent major works with Black Sparrow Press. An avid supporter of small independent presses, he continued to submit poems and short stories to innumerable small publications throughout his career.

Bukowski died of leukemia on March 9, 1994, in San Pedro, aged 73, shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp.


References consulted:

Debritto, Abel. “Cacoethes Scribendi: A Comprehensive Checklist of Charles Bukowski’s Earliest Publications, 1940-1969”, published in RESOURCES FOR AMERICAN LITERARY STUDY, Vol. 35, edited by Jackson R. Bryer and Richard Kopley
New York: AMS Press, September 2012

Dorbin, Sanford. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CHARLES BUKOWSKI
Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1969

Fogel, Al. CHARLES BUKOWSKI: A COMPREHENSIVE PRICE GUIDE & CHECKLIST — 1944-1999
Surfside: The Sole Proprietor Press, 1999

Krumhansl, Aaron. A DESCRIPTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE PRIMARY PUBLICATIONS OF CHARLES BUKOWSKI
Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 1999


Online resources:
Collecting Bukowski
Bukowski.net
Wormwood Review

parenthetical press

Parenthetical press started out as a mail art project: from 2002 through 2007, monthly calendar postcards were sent to a list of friends and fellow printers as a means to experiment with letterpress and block printing. More than 70 cards—in various formats—were sent during the period.

verdant press and related printing

Krech, Richard. THE STATUE WITH NO FACE
Mukilteo, WA: Quartermoon Press, 2002
First edition, broadside, 126 copies (100 numbered and 26 lettered & signed copies), handset and letterpress printed on a Vandercook 4 at the Pasadena Armory Center for the Arts for Quartermoon Press.

levy, d.a. YOU
levyyouPasadena: verdant press, 2002
First edition thus, broadside, 30 numbered copies, handset and letterpress printed on a Vandercook 4 at the Pasadena Armory Center for the Arts. Published as verdant press broadside number zero.


levy, d.a. CITY
levycityPasadena: verdant press, 2002
First edition thus, chapbook, 10 numbered copies, handset and letterpress printed on a C&P Pilot. [verdant press chapbook number zero.]



levy, d.a. GREAT MAN SLEEPING IN A CLOSET
levygreatmanPasadena: verdant press, 2002
First edition thus, broadside, 30 numbered copies, handset and letterpress printed on a C&P Pilot. [verdant press broadside number one.]



levy, d.a. POEM FOR OUR LADY OF SONGS & DIMENSIONS
levyourladyPasadena: verdant press 2002
First edition thus, chapbook in sewn wrappers with printed cover label in an unprinted envelope, 30 numbered copies, handset and letterpress printed on a Vandercook 4 at the Pasadena Armory Center for the Arts. [verdant press chapbook number one.]

levy, d.a. LINES FOR THE ERIE STREET CEMETERY
levylinesPasadena: verdant press, 2002
First edition thus, chapbook in sewn wrappers with linocut print in velum envelope, 20 numbered copies, handset and letterpress printed on a C&P Pilot. [verdant press chapbook number two.]

Den Boer, James. FOUR DIRECTIONS
denboerfourPasadena: verdant press, 2002
First edition, broadside, 20 numbered and signed copies in unprinted envelopes made from topo maps, handset and letterpress printed on a C&P 10×15 at the Pasadena Armory Center for the Arts. [verdant press broadside number two.]

8. levy, d.a. VISUALIZED PRAYER TO THE AMERICAN GOD #3
levyvisualizedaPasadena: verdant press, 2002
First edition thus, postcard in vellum envelope, handset and letterpress printed in two colors on a C&P 10×15 at the Pasadena Armory Center for the Arts. [verdant press postcard number zero.]

DenBoer, James. POEMS
denboerpoemsPasadena: verdant press, 2002
First edition, chapbook in sewn wrappers with cover art by Jason Davis, 15 numbered and signed copies, handset and letterpress printed on a C&P Pilot. [verdant press chapbook number three.]


levy, d.a. THE SUNLIGHT SHINING THRU MY WIFE’S PAISLEY SKIRT
levysunlightaPasadena: verdant press, 2002
First edition thus, postcard, 30 copies, handset and letterpress printed on a Vandercook Universal 1 at Archetype Press. [verdant press postcard number one.]


Blazek, Douglas. HEDGING
hedgingPasadena: verdant press, 2003
First edition, broadside, 126 copies (100 numbered and 26 lettered and signed by the poet), handset and letterpress printed on a Vandercook 4 at the Pasadena Armory Center for the Arts. [verdant press broadside number three.]

levy, d.a. HAIKUS
Pasadena: verdant press 2003
First edition thus, sewn printed wrappers in a blind-stamped envelope, 26 lettered copies, handset and letterpress printed on a C&P Pilot. Reprint of Haiku that appeared originally in Silver Cesspool, Vol. 1 (renegade press, 1963). [verdant press chapbook number four.]

Bukowski, Charles. MY CATS
mycatsPasadena: verdant press, 2003
First edition, broadside, 500 copies printed on the occassion of the 36th California International Antiquarian Book Fair in San Francisco for Jeff Maser, handset and letterpress printed on a Vandercook 4 at the Pasadena Armory Center for the Arts. [verdant press broadside number four.]

Moore, Thurston. NUDE BULLET IN SECRET
Pasadena: peek press, 2003
First edition, broadside, 100 copies (with 26 lettered and signed copies), handset and letterpress printed on a C&P Pilot.

levy, d.a. I DON’T KNOW…
idontaPasadena: verdant press, 2003
First edition thus, postcard 126 copies (100 numbered and 26 lettered), handset and letterpress printed in two colors on a C&P Pilot, prints an excerpt from PROSE: ON POETRY IN THE WHOLESALE EDUCATION & CULTURE SYSTEM, distributed as part of X-RAY MAGAZINE No.9. [verdant press broadside number five.]

Krech, Richard. LIFE ON APPEAL
Pasadena & Richmond: palOmine Press 2003
First edition, poem postcard, 26 lettered copies signed by Krech, handset and letterpress printed on a Vandercook Universal 1.

Bukowski, Charles. POOP
Pasadena & Ventura: X-Ray Book Company, 2003
First edition, broadside, 100 copies, letterpress printed in two colors on a Vandercook Universal 1. Printed by verdant press for X-RAY BOOK COMPANY in an edition of 100 copies and published as part of X-RAY FOTOPROJECT No. 1. [verdant press broadside number six.]

Taylor, Kent. REMAINS TO BE SEEN
Pasadena,CA: verdant press, 2004
First edition, broadside, 126 copies (100 numbered and 26 lettered and signed), handset and letterpress printed in two colors on a Vandercook Universal 1 for Jeff Maser on the occasion of the 2004 San Francisco Antiquarian Book Fair. [verdant press broadside number seven.]

Khu-En-Oho and The Dragon Lady Mara. BLACK HAT AT THE END OF THE BAR
Berkeley: verdant press, 2004
First edition thus, sewn printed wrappers with three-color linocut by Jason Davis, 12 numbered copies, handset and letterpress printed on a Vandercook Universal 1. A single concrete poem by levy, which in its original form appeared with several other poems and drawings by both levy and Mara (400 Rabbit Press, 1966).

Teare, Brian. PILGRIM
Berkeley: palOmine press, 2004
First edition chapbook, 126 copies (100 numbered, 26 lettered and signed), handset and lettpress printed on a Vandercook Universal 1 and C&P 8×12.

Davis, Jason. BEING ELSE WHERE
Berkeley: parenthetical press, 2004
First edition, postcard, 126 copies (100 numbered and 26 lettered and signed), electrotypes, linocut, and handset type letterpress printed in three colors on a Vandercook Univsersal 1. Distributed as part of X-RAY MAGAZINE No. 10.

Davis, Jason. NUMBER TEN
xraytenBerkeley: parenthetical press, 2004
First edition, card, 126 copies, etching and handset type letterpress printed in two colors on a Vandercook Universal 1. Distributed as the cover of X-RAY MAGAZINE No. 10.


O’Brien, Jim. MY INSIDE PASSAGE
Berkeley: LOW & OUTSIDE, 2005
First edition, chapbook, 250 copies, handset and letterpress printed covers printed by Jason Davis on a Vandercook Universal 1 for LOW & OUTSIDE. Published as LOW & OUSIDE number one.

Krech, Richard. THE DEVOUT MAN’S LATE NIGHT PRAYER
Berkeley: LOW & OUSIDE, 2005
First edition, chapbook, 175 copies, handset and letterpress printed covers by Jason Davis on a Vandercook Universal 1 for LOW & OUTSIDE. Published as LOW & OUSIDE number two.

Krech, Richard. DESIRE NO. 2
Berkeley: Low & Outside, 2005
First edition, broadside, 50 copies, handset and letterpress printed on a Vandercook Universal 1 for Low & Ouside Number 2. [Low & Outside broadside number one.]

Kryss, Tom. THE MUSIC BOX STORE
Berkeley: verdant press, 2005
First edition, broadside, 150 copies, handset and letterpress printed in two colors on a Vandercook Universal 1 for Jeff Maser on the occasion of the 38th California International Antiquarian Book Fair in 2005. [verdant press broadside number eight.]

Sinclair, John. I MEAN YOU
Berkeley: palOmine press, 2005
First edition, chapbook, 176 copies (150 numbered and 26 lettered and signed), handset and letterpress printed wrappers by Jason Davis on a Vandercook Universal 1 for palOmine press.

DenBoer, James. BACK UNTIL THEN
Berkeley: palOmine press, 2005
First edition, chapbook, handset and letterpress printed cover labels by Jason Davis on a C&P 8×12 for palOmine press.

levy, d.a. IF YOU BREAK AN IRON ANGELS WINGS (CLEVELAND BRIDGES)
levyclevelandbridgesBerkeley: verdant press, 2005
First edition thus, chapbook in sewn wrappers, 20 numbered copies, handset and letterpress printed on a Vandercook Universal 1. This poem previously appeared in HIKA, volume XXVIII, number 3 (Gambier: Kenyon College, Spring/Summer 1966).

Davis, Jason. DO ANY BIRDS…
realcatorce01Berkeley: Real Catorce, 2005
First edition, broadside, 100 numbered copies, linocut and handset type letterpress printed in four colorson a Vandercook Universal 1. Distributed as part of BAGAZINE 1. [Real Catorce broadside number one.]

McClanahan, Ed. THE IMP OF WRITING
Salt Lake City: Ken Sanders Rare Books, 2005
First edition, broadside, 50 copies, handset and letterpress printed on a Vandercook Universal 1. Printed for the occasion of Ed McClanahan’s first appearance in Salt Lake City for Ken Sanders Rare Books by Jason Davis.

McClanahan, Ed. POETS AND PORNOGRAPHERS…
Salt Lake City: Ken Sanders Rare Books, 2005
First edition, poetry postcard, 100 copies, handset and letterpress printed on a Vandercook Universal 1. Printed for the occasion of Ed McClanahan’s first appearance in Salt Lake City for Ken Sanders Rare Books by Jason Davis. [Ken Sanders Rare Books Poetry Postcard No. 1.]

Caldiero, Alex. BAM!
Salt Lake City: Ken Sanders Rare Books, 2005
First edition, poetry postcard, 50 copies, handset and letterpress printed on a Vandercook Universal 1. Printed for the occasion of Alex Caldiero’s reading in Salt Lake City for Ken Sanders Rare Books by Jason Davis. [Ken Sanders Rare Books Poetry Postcard No. 2.]

Long, Joel. WHAT SHE SAYS…
Salt Lake City: Ken Sanders Rare Books, 2005
First edition, poetry postcard, 50 copies, handset and letterpress printed on a Vandercook Universal 1. Printed for the occasion of Joel Long’s reading in Salt Lake City for Ken Sanders Rare Books by Jason Davis. [Ken Sanders Rare Books Poetry Postcard No. 3.]

Lipschutz, Kurt. LESTER ROGERS
Santa Barbara: Pride of Tacoma Press, 2005
First edition, broadside, 100 copies, handset and letterpress printed on a Vandercook Universal 1 by Jason Davis.

Kyger, Joanne. SLACK KEY
Salt Lake City: Ken Sanders Rare Books, 2005
First edition, broadside, 50 copies, handset and letterpress printed on a Vandercook Universal 1. Printed for the occasion of Joanne Kyger’s reading in Salt Lake City for Ken Sanders Rare Books by Jason Davis.

Kyger, Joanne. SLACK KEY
Salt Lake City: Ken Sanders Rare Books, 2005
First edition, poetry postcard, 50 copies,  handset and letterpress printed on a Vandercook Universal 1. An excerpt from the poem SLACK KEY. Printed for the occasion of Joanne Kyger’s reading in Salt Lake City for Ken Sanders Rare Books by Jason Davis. [Ken Sanders Rare Books Poetry Postcard No.4.]

Bowden, Charles. BOWDEN ON BOOK COLLECTING
Salt Lake City: Ken Sanders Rare Books, 2005
First edition, broadside, 50 copies, handset and letterpress printed on a Vandercook Universal 1. An excerpt from the chapbook BOOK COLLECTING: THE LAST REFUGE OF THE ILLITERATE . Printed for the occasion of Charles Bowden’s reading in Salt Lake City for Ken Sanders Rare Books by Jason Davis.

Bowden, Charles. BOWDEN ON BOOK COLLECTING, TOO
Salt Lake City: Ken Sanders Rare Books, 2005
First edition, broadside, 50 copies, handset and letterpress printed on a Vandercook Universal 1. An excerpt from the chapbook BOOK COLLECTING: THE LAST REFUGE OF THE ILLITERATE . Printed for the occasion of Charles Bowden’s reading in Salt Lake City for Ken Sanders Rare Books by Jason Davis.

Bowden, Charles. BOOK COLLECTING: THE LAST REFUGE OF THE ILLITERATE
Salt Lake City: Ken Sanders Rare Books, 2005
First edition, chapbook, 126 copies (100 numbered and signed in wrappers, 26 lettered and signed in boards), handset and letterpress printed on a Vandercook Universal 1. Printed for the occasion of Charles Bowden’s reading in Salt Lake City for Ken Sanders Rare Books by Jason Davis.

Peacock, Doug. WALKING IT OFF: A VETERAN’S CHRONICLE OF WAR AND WILDERNESS
Salt Lake City: Ken Sanders Rare Books, 2005
First limited edition, bound in boards, 500 copies (25 advance copies, 26 leather-bound signed lettered copies in a slipcase with a Hayduke print by R. Crumb, 100 numbered signed copies with a Hayduke print, and 349 signed hardbound copies). Printed for the event at Ken Sanders Rare Books on November 19, 2005. Designed by Jason Davis, printed by Joel Benson, and bound by John DeMerritt.

Perron, Lee. IN A MEADOW CLOSE BY KENNETH REXROTH’S CABIN AT DEVIL’S GULCH
Berkeley: palOmine press, 2005
First edition, broadside, 126 copies (26 lettered and signed by the poet), handset and letterpress printed in two colors on a Vandercook Universal 1 by Jason Davis.

d.a. levy: Contributions to Periodicals

* Note: sequence within years is alphabetical

1963

THE FREE LANCE, Vol. 7, No. 2
mags_freelancev7n2Cleveland: Free Lance, 1963
First edition, stapled wrappers, mimeograph, cover art by d.a. levy. Contributors include: Jau Billera, Adelaide Simon, Russell Salamon, Kent Taylor, Russell Atkins. levy poems: AND SAPPHO’S KISS • [untitled] “THEY BROUGHT THE DAWN DOWN…” • [untitled] “THIS STRANGE LITTLE BIRD…”.


1964

THE AMERICAN WEAVE, Vol. 28, No. 1
mags_americanweave
Cleveland: American Weave Press, 1964
First edition, stapled wrappers, letterpress printed. levy poems: CENITPARTY • A SQUARE LADY.




DIAMOND SANGHA, Vol. 4, No. 5
mags_diamondsv4n5
Honolulu: Koka An, September 1964
First edition, loose sheets. levy haiku: [untitled] “THE SUN CRASHES THROUGH…” • [untitled] “HUNDREDS OF SPARROWS…” • [untitled] “I WALKED TO THE END…”.


THE FREE LANCE, Vol. 8, No. 1
mags_freelancev8n1Cleveland: Free Lance, 1964
First edition, stapled wrappers, cover art by d.a. levy. Contributors include: Adelaide Simon, Judson Crews, Lewis Turco, Russell Atkins, Jau Billera, Kent Taylor, Irene Schramm, R.R. Cuscaden. levy poem: [untitled] “SUN BLEACHED DESERT SKIN…”.

THE FREE LANCE, Vol. 8, No. 2
mags_freelancev8n2Cleveland: Free Lance, 1964
First edition, stapled wrappers. levy poem: ODE TO A NON-UNION TRUCKDRIVER PASSING THROUGH NORTHEASTERN OHIO.



INPUT, Vol. 1, No. 4
mags_inputv1n4NY: INPUT, December 1964
First edition, stapled sheets, #31/100 copies, subtitled The Cleveland Issue with excerpts from THE CLEVELAND MANIFESTO. Contributors include: Russell Atkins, Jau Billera, Roberts Blossom, Kirby Congdon, Russell Salamon, Adelaide Simon, Kent Taylor. Reprints a letter to editor Peter Salmansohn from levy describing the birth of renegade press in February of 1963. levy poem: HOW TO BE A POET AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE.

KAURI, No. 4, edited by Will Inman
mags_kauri4
NY: KAURI, August-September 1964
First edition, stapled sheets, mimeograph. Contributors include: George Montgomery, Erik Kiviat, Judson Crews. levy poem: FREEDOM.



KAURI, No. 5, edited by Will Inman
mags_kauri5
NY: KAURI, November-December 1964
First edition, stapled sheets, mimeograph. Contributors include: Walter Lowenfels, Clarence Major, Irene Schramm, George Montgomery, Carl Larsen. levy poem: SURREALIST SCENE.

THE WORMWOOD REVIEW, Vol. 4, No. 3, Issue 15
mags_wormwoodn15
Storrs, CT: The Wormwood Review, 1964
First edition, stapled wrappers. levy poems: ALEATORIC POEM FOR THE NEW DOMINANT • NO GAMEKEEPER SHOT A LUMINOUS OWL.




1965

15¢, No. 1, edited by Susan and John Cornillon
Cleveland: n.p., n.d. [1965]
First edition, stapled sheets. Contributors include: Kent Taylor, John Cornillon, Joel Marc Deutsch. levy poem: THE SUBURBAN PROPHETS (FOR R.D.), with an illustration by Steve Ferguson.

BLITZ, No. 2, edited by Bobby Watson and Mel Buffington
mags_blitz
La Grande, Oregon: Blitz/Mad Virgin, 1965
First edition, stapled sheets with illustrated wrappers. Contributors include: Steve Richmond, Charles Bukowski, Judson Crews, Charles Potts, Douglas Blazek, Allen Ginsberg. levy prose: I TELL MYSELF A STORY BECAUSE I AM BORED – PART 2 (from THE JOURNAL OF UGLY SUNDOWN).

BORDER, Vol. 1, No. 3, edited by Wayne Philpott
mags_borderv1n3
Fort Smith, AR: Border Press, July 1965
First edition, stapled sheets with library tape binding, mimeograph. Contributors include: Douglas Blazek, Judson Crews, Roger Sauls, Charles Bukowski. levy poem: FLAMENCA.


COERCION, No. 4, edited by Clarence Major
mags_coercionOmaha, NB: Winter 1965
First edition, mimeographed printed. Contributors to this issue include Will Inman, William Wantling, d.a. levy, and Major, who also contributes an article about levy’s Renegade Press.


EL CORNO EMPLUMADO, No. 15
Mexico City: El Corno Emplumado, July 1965
First edition, perfect bound, offset printed. levy drawing and poem: VAN GOGH.

EARTH, No. 1
mags_earth1Santa Monica, CA: Earth Books & Gallery, 1965
First edition, stapled wrappers. levy poem: ‘DITH.


THE FENN LITERARY OMNIBUS, Vol. 3
mags_fennliteraryCleveland: Fenn College Writers’ Club, 1965
First edition, stapled wrappers, cover art by d.a. levy. Contributors include: Russell Salamon, Lewis Turco. levy poems: LADY A • NECROPOLIS.



GOOSEBERRY, No. 2, edited by John Cornillon and Susan Koppelman Cornillon
mags_gooseberry2Cleveland, OH: Gooseberry Publications, n.d. [c.1965]
First edition, stapled wrappers, offset. Contributors include Per Berrefjord, Margaret Cornillon, Joel Marc Deutsch, Steve Ferguson, Dianne Flynn, Ruth Grandin, Jeff Kessler, Robert Lowry, Bob Nystadt, Amon Liner, Kent Taylor, Robert Crumb, Dagmar Polakovs, Paula Savarino. levy prose: from THE DESTROYED JOURNAL.

HEAD SECOND, edited by Erik Kiviat
mags_headsecondStaatsburg, NY: n.p., [c.1965]
First edition, stapled sheets, mimeo. Poems by Judson Crews with six inkings by levy.




INPUT, Vol. 2, No. 1, Issue 5
mags_input5NY: INPUT, Spring 1965
First edition, stapled sheets with printed cover. Contributors include: Douglas Blazek, Kirby Congdon, John Cornillon, Joel Deutsch, Carl Larsen, William Wantling. levy poem: COCK SUCK POEM.

KAURI, No. 7, edited by Will Inman
mags_kauri7
NY: Kauri, March-April 1967
First edition, stapled sheets. Contributors include: Douglas Blazek, Tuli Kupferberg, George Montgomery, Clarence Major. levy poem: POEM FOR THE DAY I DECIDED I WOULD RATHER BE D.A. LEVY THAN A GREAT POET.

MAGAZINE-2, edited by Kirby Congdon
mags_magazine2
New York: Crank Books, 1965
First edition, stapled sheets bound into printed wrappers, 1/500 copies. levy poem: THE WANDERING WHITE.



OLE, No. 2, edited by Douglas Blazek
mags_ole2
Bensenville: Open Skull Press, 1965
First edition, stapled wrappers. Contributors include: Charles Bukowski, Steve Richmond, William Wantling. levy poem: BOURGEOISIE CHANT.



REGION, No. 4, edited by David Morton
mags_region4Minneapolis: Region Magazine, 1965
First edition, stapled sheets, 8.5″ x 11″, 90 pages, mimeograph printed. Contributors include: Tuli Kupferberg, d.a. levy, et al. levy poetry: TANTRIC FRONTIERS • DARK MOON.


TRACE, Vol. 6, No. 6, edited by James Boyer May
mags_tracev6n6London: Villiers Publications, May 1965
First edition, perfect bound, offset, d.a. levy drawings: FLEUF FIEJD • METROPOLIS COMPLES AREOLEX • RAIN IS A WILD HORSE.



UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA POETRY REVIEW, edited by Duane Locke
mags_utampa
Tampa: Poetry Review, 1965
First edition, stapled wrappers. Contributors include: Douglas Blazek, Piero Heliczer, David Kelly, John Keys,Gerard Malanga, Irene Schramm, Kent Taylor. levy poems: SUNPOEM • BUKOWSKI DRINKS A LOT.


1966

BLEW OINTMENT, Vol. 4, No. 1
mags_blewointmentv4n1
Vancouver: blewointment press, 1966
First edition, stapled wrappers. Contributors include: Bill Bissett. levy concrete poems: VISUALIZED PRAYER TO THE AMERICAN GOD #2 • VISUALIZED PRAYER TO THE AMERICAN GOD #4.


DO-IT!, No. 1, edited by Matt Schulman
mags_doit1
Omaha: DO-IT, 1966
First edition, stapled sheets, cover art by d.a. levy. Contributors include: Matt Schulman, Allen Ginsburg, D.r. Wagner, Randy Rhody, John Giorno, Clarence Major. levy poems: THE SUBURBAN PROPHETS • THE BALLAD OF NO BERETS.

DO-IT!, Vol. 1, No. 2, edited by Matt Schulman
mags_doit2
Omaha: DO-IT, August 15, 1966
First edition, stapled sheets with printed cover, mimeograph. Contributors include: Clarence Major, w.e. wyatt. levy poems: A MANTRA TO PROTECT ONE FROM THE VIET CONG (NORTH AND SOUTH) • A NON OF VIET NAM GOTHIC FOR THE ALAMO.

DUST, No. 8, edited by Len Fulton
mags_dust8
El Cerrito, CA: Dust Books, Spring/Summer 1966
First edition, stapled wrapers, offset. Contributors include Gene Fowler, Charles Bukowski, William Wantling. levy poem: CLEVELAND UNDERCOVERS #10.


THE EIGHT PAGER, A HAPPENING IN 8 PARTS, Series 1, Part 1
mags_eightpagers1p1NY: press : today : niagara, 1966
First edition, stapled sheets. Contributors include: rjs, Dave Rasey, E.R. Baxter. levy: SEGMENT FROM A DESTROYED JOURNAL • from THE NORTH AMERICAN BOOK OF THE DEAD • [untitled] “I ALWAYS THOUGHT PEOPLE…”.

GANGLIA, No. 3, edited by Aylward and Nichol
mags_ganglia3Toronto: Ganglia Press, January 1966
First edition, stapled sheets with cover and library tape binding, mimeograph. Contributors include: Ian Hamilton Finlay, bp Nichol. levy poems: TO JIM LOWELLS GOLDFISH • NO-ROOMS (FOR CAROL BERGE) • untitled HAIKU & SENRYU.

GRIST, No. 8, edited by John E. Fowler and George Kimball
mags_grist8Lawrence Kansas: Abington Book Shop, 1966
First edition, stapled wrappers. Contributors include: Judson Crews, Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure. levy poems: HIMEROS • FOR A RAINY DAY.



GRIST, No. 9, edited by John E. Fowler and George Kimball
mags_grist9
Lawrence Kansas: Abington Book Shop, 1966
First edition, stapled wrappers. Contributors include: Charles Bukowski, Allen Ginsberg, Tuli Kupferberg. levy poems: [untitled] “I AM MOVING…”.



HIKA, Vol. 18, No. 3
mags_hikav28n3Gambier, OH: Kenyon College, 1966
First edition, perfect bound, offset. Contributors include: Carol Bergé, Allen Ginsberg, Carl Larsen. levy poem: IF YOU BREAK AN IRON ANGELS WINGS.


INTREPID, No. 6, edited by Allen De Loach
mags_intrepid6
NY: Intrepid Press, 1966
First edition, stapled sheets in illustrated cover. Contributors include: Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, Diane DiPrima, Leroi Jones, John Weiners, Irene Schramm, William Burroughs, Tuli Kupferberg, Charles Bukowski, Philip Whalen, Douglas Blazek. levy poem: YES, ME TOO.

MAINLY, No. 3
mags_mainly3
Brecon, Wales: Mainly, May 1966
First edition, stapled wrappers, mimeograph, d.a. levy poem: [untitled].




MAINLY, No. 4
mags_mainly4
Brecon, Wales: Mainly, September 1966
First edition, stapled wrappers, mimeograph, d.a. levy poems: A LINE FOR THE HAWK FACED GOD WHO CARRIED THE SUN AT DAWN • SAPPHO.



MOONSTONES, No. 2, edited by D.r. Wagner
mags_moonstones2
Niagara Falls, NY: press:today:niagara, 1966
First edition, stapled wrappers. levy poem: IRON CROSS OF THE SUN, back cover drawing by levy: AERIL VIEW OF CHILDREN PLAYING.


POETRY NEWSLETTER, No. 9/10, edited by Wally Depew, Mike Perkins, and Linda Bandt
mags_poetrynews910Sacramento: Poetry Newsletter, 1966
First edition, mimeographed side stapled sheets. Contributors include: Charles Bukowski, Judson Crews, Richard Krech, d.a. levy, Gene Fowler. levy poems: AMERICAN OPINION; letter: CLEVELAND ON THE PICKET LINE…

POETRY NEWSLETTER, No. 11, edited by Wally Depew and Linda Bandt
mags_poetrynews11Scranton, PA: Poetry Newsletter, 1966
First edition, mimeographed sheets stapled into folder with painted cover. Contributors include: Judson Crews, Gene Fowler, rjs. levy poems: REVISION #5 • R.E.VISION #8 FOR W.E. WYATT.


SPANISH FLEYE, THE TAMARACK REVIEW
mags_spanishfleye
Toronto: Spanish Fleye, 1966
First edition, perfect bound. levy poems: BERET • VISUALIZED PRAYER TO THE AMERICAN GOD • HYMN & INVOCATION FOR THE AMERICAN GOD.


SPERO, Vol. 1, Issue 2, edited by Douglas and Kathy Casement
mags_sperov1n2
Chicago: Spero, 1966
First edition, stapled wrappers, 1/900 copies. Contributors include: Carl Larsen, Richard Krech, William Wantling. levy poem: NEW ETHNIC POEM FOR THE BEAT GENERATION IN CLEVELAND.

SUM (INDIAN ISSUE), edited by Carl Woideck
Lakewood: Sum, 1966
First edition, wrappers. Contributors include: Kent Taylor, Grace Butcher, with a cover illustration by Dagmar. levy poem: THEY HAVE STOLEN MY DREAM TIME.

TLALOC, No. 13, edited by Cavan McCarthy
mags_tlaloc13Leeds, England: TLALOC, 1966
First edition, stapled sheets. levy poems: CHALCHIHUITLICUE NO. 13 (RAIN POEM CONCRETE) • CHALCHIHUITLICUE NO. 14 (LIGHT RAIN POEM CONCRETE), also includes levy’s THE PARA-CONCRETE MANIFESTO.

VINCENT: THE MAD BROTHER OF THEO, Issue 1, edited by Frank Murphy
mags_vincent
New York: Vincent, 1966
First edition, stapled wrappers. Contributors include: Carol Berge, Paul Blackburn, Will Inman, Walter Lowenfels, George Montgomery, Margaret Randall, Carl Weissner. levy poem: THE ICE BREAKER .



1967

ASSASSINATORS BROADSHEET, No. 1
mags_assassinators
Surrey: n.p., March 1967
First edition, string bound legal-size sheets. Special U.S.A. section dedicated to ”d.a. levy poet-lama-publisher”, flyer laid-in titled: PROJECT BRING CLEVELAND INTO THE 20TH CENTURY describes levy’s indictment written by rjs and appears to be an order form for UCANHAVYRFUKINCITIBAK. levy poems: SITTING ON A BENCH NEAR TSQUARE (FOR DAVID MELTZER) • POEM FOR OUR LADY OF SONGS & DIMENSIONS • THE SUBURBAN PROPHETS.

BLACK MASK, No. 8
mags_blackmask
New York: Black Mask, October – November 1967
First edition, single sheet folded to make four pages, offset printed. levy letter excerpt: “… you see d.r. they are murdering the children we didnt have time to become…”.

BLEWOINTMENT PRESS, Vol. 5, No. 1
mags_blewointmentv5n1
Vancouver: blewointment press, January 1967
First edition, stapled sheets with library tape binding. Contributors include: bill bissett, Tuli Kupferberg, bp nichol. levy poems: SCARAB #2-2/8/66 FROM THE BOOK • LETTER TO LADY BERGÉ • VISUALIZED PRAYER TO THE AMERICAN GOD #I • VISUALIZED PRAYER TO THE AMERICAN GOD #2 • VISUALIZED PRAYER TO THE AMERICAN GOD #3 • VISUALIZED PRAYER TO THE AMERICAN GOD #4 • BOURGEOISIE CHANT, and THE PARA-CONCRETE MANIFESTO.

CONGRESS, No. 1, edited by Sam Seiffer
mags_congress1
Bronx, NY: Congress, 1967
First edition, stapled wrappers, preface by editor titled THE FIRST FREEDOM discusses the arrest and indictment of Jim Lowell and levy in Cleveland in 1966-7. Contributors include: Douglas Blazek, D.R. Wagner, Charles Bukowski, Richard Krech. levy poem: PRAPS (I).

CONGRESS, No. 2, edited by Sam Seiffer
mags_congress2
Bronx, NY: Congress, 1967
First edition, stapled sheets, mimeograph printed. Contributors include Carl Larsen, D.r. Wagner, Richard Krech, Brown Miller, Tuli Kupferberg, David Cunliffe, Sam Seiffer. levy poem: PRAPS I (THREE), d.a. levy essay: CENSORSHIP. levy note: LEVY BY LEVY.

CONGRESS, No. 3, edited by Sam Seiffer
mags_congress3
NY: Congress, 1967
First edition, stapled sheets, mimeograph printed, d.a. levy is listed as the Cleveland editor, cover photo of the BE-In at the lagoon in front of the Cleveland Art Museum by Martin Szutter. Contributors include Alex Gildzen, T.L. Kryss, Matt Shulman, Geoffrey Cook, Kent Taylor, rjs, Carl Woideck. levy poems: from THE TANTRIC STROBE • from KIBBUTZ IN THE SKY BOOK 3 • SPONTANEOUS CONTACT IN THE MIND: CANCELLED.

DIAMOND SANGHA, Vol. 7, Nos. 2 & 3
mags_diamondsv7n23Honolulu: Koka An, March – June 1967
First edition, loose sheets. levy poem: [UNTITLED] “On the second trail…” (excerpt from THE NORTH AMERICAN BOOK OF THE DEAD, Parrt IV, 1966).


ENTRAILS, Vol. 3: THE MAGAZINE OF MUTED SELF-PRESERVATION
mags_entrails3New York: Whispershit Press, February-March 1967
First edition, stapled wrappers. levy concrete poem: R.E. VISION #10 * UNDERGROUND ADVERTISEMENT #3.


EUPHORIA (FORMERLY TARGET), No. 5
mags_euphoria5Peterborough: Euphoria, n.d. [c. 1967]
First edition, stapled wrappers. levy concrete poetry:PROSECUTOR, AS HIRED GUNSLINGER • P’ER APS6 (WE WAIT FOR YOUR RETURN).



FAT FROG, No. 1
mags_fatfrogSan Francisco: Steven Andrews Press, n.d. [c.1967]
First edition, stapled wrappers, page of ‘DEFENSE FUNDS’ lists levy as a spokesman for ‘THE BLOOD-AND-GUTS-REVOLUTION-NO-NONSENSE POETRY’, ad for A TRIBUTE TO JAMES LOWELL. levy poem:NOTES / VARIATIONS ON A SHORT POEM.

THE FLASH OF PASADENA
mags_flash5Pasadena: David Laidig Publishing Company, 1967
First edition, newsprint. levy poetry: WHAT CAN I SAY? • VISUALIZED PRAYER FOR THE AMERICAN GOD #6.


FREE LOVE PERIODICALLY, No. 1, edited by RJS
mags_freelove1
Cleveland: Free Love Press, n.d. [c.1967]
First edtion, mimeograph. Contributors include: Don Thomas, RJS, Frank Osinski, Joe Walker, Grace Butcher, T.L. Kryss, Kent Taylor, Geoffrey A. Cook, Malcolm Hall, Walter R. Keller, Russell Salamon, Matt Shulman, John wherry. levy poetry review: WE ARE ALL PUTTING OUT / BUT NOONE IS RECEIVING, levy poem: POEM FOR LAMA GINSBERG.

FREE LOVE PERIODICALLY, No. 2, guest-edited by Tom Kryss
mags_freelove2
Cleveland: Free Love Press, 1967
First edtion, mimeograph & ditto, cover by Dagmar [Note: Dagmar’s cover drawing was used on the rear cover of Tom Kryss’ “13 Tricks To Set Free The Wind” (Ghost Press, Cleveland, 1966)]. Contributors include: George Montgomery, Dagmar, Tom Kryss, Kent Taylor, Douglas Blazek, The Willie, R. Wolter, Clive Matson, Lou Delpino, John R. Scott, Joyce Guion, Richard W. Morris, Rik Davis, D.R. Wagner, bill bissett, and Pete Gregory. levy poems WHAT CAN I SAY? • PSYCHEDELIC INFORMATION CENTER • [untitled] •VISUALIZED PRAYER FOR THE AMERICAN GOD #5.

GRONK, No. 3
mags_gronk3Toronto: Fleye Press, March 1967
First edition, folded cardstock cover over flat-stapled sheets, cover with levy photo and newspaper article describing a ‘secret’ meeting with levy after his indictment andbefore his arrest with a warrant out. levy letters: UNMAILED LETTERS TO ED PEDERSON AND (THE MYSTERIOUS) ANNBURGERS.

HOW-TLALOC, edited by Cavan McCarthy
mags_howtlalocLeeds, England: Location Press, n.d. [c.1967]
First edition, stapled wrappers. levy poem: CHALCHIHUITLICUE (for Carol Berge’.. 1965 & 1966).

 

 

THE LAST TIMES, edited by Charles Plymell, Claude Pélieu, et al.
San Francisco: 1967
First edtion, folio tabloid format, on quality coated stock. Highly pictorial self-wrappers. Heavily illustrated. Contributors inclued Burroughs, Pélieu, d.a. levy, Carl Solomon, Bob Kaufman, Nuttall, Bukowski, Ginsberg, R. Crumb, et al.

MATRIX, No. 2
mags_matrix2Bootle, England: Matrix, November 1967
First edition, stapled wrappers, mimeograph printed, d.a. levy poems: THE GREAT SURREALIST DREAM HAPPENING OF THE ASPHODEL & OTHER ECSTACIES THAT WERE STILL / BORN IN CLEVELAND (FOR PTAH LOWELL) • TURNER.

MOONSTONES, No. 3, edited by D.r. Wagner
mags_moonstones2
Sacramento: Runcible Spoon, 1967
First edition, stapled wrappers, illustrated dust jacket with photos of D.r., Barbara, and son (?), dedicated to levy ”who breathes without his toes moving”, letter to editor from levy: INSULIN SHOCK LETTER.


OLE, No. 7, edited by Douglas Blazek
mags_ole7Bensenville: Open Skull Press, 1967
First edition, stapled wrappers. Contributors include: Charles Bukowski, Tuli Kupferberg, T.L. Kryss, George Montgomery, Steve Richmond, Kent Taylor, D.R. Wagner, William Wantling, blurb about D.A. LEVY DEFENSE FUND, numerous reviews of 7 Flowers Press titles. levy note: KAPROW!.

ONSLAUGHT ’67, No. 1
mags_onslaught
Pepper Pike, OH: Onslaught, April 1967
First edition, stapled sheets, spirit duplicator. Contributors include: Tim Hall, Thom Szuter, Ed Pedersen], painting bound in, flyer for May 7th LOVE IN at the Cleveland Art Museum. levy poem:THE BELLS OF THE CHEROKEE PONIES.

POLEMIC, Spring 1967
mags_polemic
Cleveland: Western Reserve University, 1967
First edition, offset printed, perfect bound. Contributors include: Grace Butcher, Alex Gildzen. levy poem: ROAD ROAD GO AWAY.



SUM, No. 2
mags_sum2an.p.: n.p., n.d. [c.1967]
First edition, stapled wrappers, cover by Hak Vogrin. Contributors: Dagmar, A. Greenshoot (Jim Lowell), Anne McCormick, Kent Taylor, Grace Butcher, Randy Rhody, and Lyndon Puw], each copy has a different watercolor by Dagmar. levy poem: [untitled].

SUM, No. 3, edited by Carl Woideck
mags_sum3Sacramento: SUM, n.d. [c.1967]
First edition, stapled wrappers, mimeograph. Contributors include: D.r. Wagner, Kent Taylor, T.L. Kryss. levy poem (though missing the concrete element): THE SUNLIGHT SHINING THRU MY WIFES PAISLEY SKIRT. 

TARGET, No. 3
mags_target3Peterborough, UK: Target, 1967
First edition, stapled sheets with cover, mimeograph. Contributors include: Larry Eigner, Gene Fowler, Bill Wyatt. levy poem: LOVE POEM OF A LION.


THE WILLIE, No. 1
mags_willie1San Francisco: Manic Press, 1967
First edition, stapled sheets, 1/500 copies, cover by Brown Miller. Contributors include: Douglas Blazek Gene Bloom, Charles Bukowski, T.L. Kryss, Brown Miller, George Montgomery, Harold Norse, Steve Richmond, Kent Taylor, D.r. Wagner, William Wantling. levy poems: CLEVELAND UBER ALLES • THE BELLS OF THE CHEROKEE PONIES.

WINE BUTTON, edited by Dave Fraser, Robert Serling, Dick Sweeney
mags_winebuttonHighland Park, MI: n.p., n.d. [c.1967]
First edition, stapled sheets, mimeograph, cover by Fran Alcini. Contributors include: Gary Snyder, Charles Olson, d.a. levy, Jack Spicer, Andrei Codrescu, Nelson Ball, Diane di Prima. levy poem: THE BELLS OF THE CHEROKEE PONIES.

 


1968

ASYLUM, No. 4
mags_asylum4Bootle, England, March 1968
First edition, stapled wrappers, mimeograph printed. levy poem: PRAPS I/7.



ASYLUM, No. 6
mags_asylum6Bootle, England, October 1968
First edition, stapled wrappers, mimeograph printed. Special 11 CLEVELAND POETS section including: Dominique, Alex Gildzen, T.L. Kryss, d.a. levy, John Pitts, rjs, John Rose, Jeanne Sonville, Steve Slavik, Tammy, Kent Taylor. levy poem: TO JIM LOWELLS GOLDFISH.

AVALANCHE, No. 4, edited by Richard Krech
mags_avalanche4Berkeley: Undermine Press, 1968
First edition, stapled wrappers. Contributors include: Douglas Blazek, Richard Krech, T.L. Kryss. levy poems: ADDITIONS TO THE NORTH AMERICAN BOOK OF THE DEAD.


THE FREE LANCE, Vol. 12, Nos. 1 & 2
mags_freelance12Cleveland: Free Lance, 1968)
First edition, stapled wrappers. Contributors include: Jau Billera, T.L. Kryss. levy poems: ODE TO A NON-UNION TRUCKDRIVER PASSING THROUGH NORTHEASTERN OHIO • WORLD WAR III • [Untitled].


INTRANSIT, edited by Gerard Malanga and Andy Warhol
mags_intransitEugene: Toad Press, 1968
First edition, perfect bound in printed wrappers. levy poem: REBIRTH BLUES.





THE MARIJUANA REVIEW, Vol. 1, No. 1, edited by Michael Aldrich & Ed Sanders
mags_marijreview1Buffalo, NY: Lemar International, October-December 1968
First edition, perfect bound, photocopy on newsprint. Although there is no content attributed to d.a. levy, he is listed as the Cleveland Correspondent.

MOONSTONES, No. 4, edited by D.r. Wagner and Barbara O’Connelly
mags_moonstones4Sacramento: Runcible Spoon, 1968
First edition, stapled wrappers, offset. Contributors include: George Dowden, Ben L. Hiatt, Brown Miller, D.R. Wagner, Barbara O’Connelly, Michael McClure, Richard Morris. levy artwork: [untitled].

 

MOTHER, No. 11, edited by Ronald Caplan
mags_mother11Pittsburg: Mother Press, n.d. [c.1968]
First edition, three un-stapled legal-sized sheets, mimeograph. Contributors include: Aram Saroyan, George Bowering, Judson Crews. levy poetry: [untitled] “its the way she died…”.


NOLA EXPRESS, No. 14
New Orleans: NOLA Express, n.d. [c.1968]
First edition, stapled sheets with cover collage by d.a. levy.

ORPHEUS, Vol. 2 No. 2
mags_orpheusv2n2Phoenix: Orpheus, n.d. [c.1968]
First edition, stapled wrappers. Contributors include: R. Crumb, Maugeritte Harris: THESE THINGS AND MORE (D.A. LEVY 1945-1968)]. levy poem: MAR 1.


RADICAL AMERICA, Vol. 2, No. 5, edited by R. Buhle
mags_radamv2n5Madison: Students for a Democratic Society, 1968
First editon, stapled wrappers. [contributors include: R. Crumb, James P. O’Brien, t.l. kryss, Franklin Rosemont, Robert Starobin & Dale Tomich, Joel Beck, Mark D. Naison, James Gilbert. levy poem: VISUALIZED PRAYER OF THE AMERICAN GOD, #2.

RADICAL AMERICA, Vol. 2, No. 6, edited by R. Buhle
mags_radamv2n6Madison: Students for a Democratic Society, 1968
First edition, stapled bound, offset printed [contributors include: Douglas Blazek, the Willie], center fold collage by levy. levy poems: SITTING ON A BENCH IN TSQUARE • SUBURBAN MONASTERY DEATH POEM • R.E. VISION #2 (fragment).

RENAISSANCE, OPEN CITY SECTION TWO, edited by Charles Bukowski
n.p.: Open City, n.d. [c.1968]
First edition, newspaper format. Contributors include: Jack Micheline, Willie, Steve Richmond, Charles Bukowski, Brown Miller, Diane di Prima, Joel Deutsch. levy poetry: POEM TO MICHAEL SOLOMON.

TOUCAN, Vol. 1, No. 2, edited by R.L. Carothers and Alex Gildzen
mags_toucan12Kent, OH: Toucan, Winter 1968
First edition, stapled wrappers, offset. Contributors include: Alex Gildzen, Richard Krech. levy poem: WARRIORS REST.



WORDJOCK, Vol. 1, No. 3, edited by Charles Tidler
mags_wordjockv1n3West Layfayette, Indiana: WORDJOCK, May 1968
First edition, stapled wrappers, 1/410 copies. levy concrete poem: EGYPTIAN SUNSET FOR D.R..


THE WORMWOOD REVIEW, Vol. 8, No. 4, ISSUE 32
mags_wormwoodn32Storrs, CT: The Wormwood Review, 1968
First edition, stapled wrappers. levy concrete poems:HINDU STROBE BOOK #2 PAGE 1 • SONG #236 BY MILAREPA.





1969

ALDEBARAN REVIEW, No. 6, edited by John Oliver Simon
mags_aldebarann6Berkeley: Noh Directions Press, August-September 1969
First edition, stapled wrappers. levy concrete poems: GREEN NETTLE SOUP • ON THE SLAYING OF THE RED DRAGON ROCK DEMON.

AND, No. 5, edited by John Rowan and Bob Cobbing
mags_and5
n.p.: Writers Forum, 1969
First edition, loose sheets, offset, photocopy, mimeo. levy poems: NOTICE • CHALCHIHUITLICE… (FOR CAROL BERGE) • BREAD VISION.

THE BIG US
Cleveland: Outpost, January 1969
First edition, stapled sheets with cover, offset printed. Contributors include: Jean-Paul Sartre. levy poem: R.E. VISION #2.

CAMELS COMING, No. 4
mags_camelscoming4Reno: Camels Coming, February/March 1969
First edition, stapled wrappers. levy poem: ANGELA.



THE DRUNKEN BOAT, Vol. 1, No. 1, edited by Hugh Knox
mags_drunkenboatPiscataway, NJ: The Drunken Boat, 1969
First edition, stapled wrappers, offset, issue dedicated to d.a. levy. Contributors include: Joel Deutsch, Douglas Blazek. levy quote: “I WANT TO GO WHERE I DON’T HAVE TO PRETEND I AM NOT ALONE”.


DUST, Vol. 3, No. 4, Issue 12, edited by Andrew Curry
mags_dust12Paradise, CA: Dustbooks, 1969
First edition, stapled wrappers, interview with levy by Curry. levy poems: A NON OF VIETNAM GOTHIC FOR THE ALAMO • PRAPS (1) TWO • ROAD ROAD GO AWAY-.




THE GOLIARDS, No. 7, edited by Jerry Burns
mags_goliardsSan Francisco: Goliards Press, June 1969
First edition, stapled illustrated wrappers, offset printed. Contributors include: Kirby Congdon, Douglas Blazek, Judson Crews, Gene Fowler, Hugh Fox, Lyn Lifshin, Gerald Locklin, Irene Schram, Ben Tibbs. levy collage: THE BURNING OF SAN FRANCISCO – SUMMER 1968: AN ATTEMPT TO SILENCE THE NEON MOTHERFUCKER.

THE OUTSIDER, Vol. 2, Nos. 4 & 5
mags_outsider45New Orleans: Loujon Press, Winter 1968-69
First edition, paperback. levy poem: FOR THE PIGS, RATS & ADORABLE OTHER BEASTS OF SAINTLY CLEVELAND, O.



PRO-JECT, No. 1
mags_project1Detroit: Pro-Ject Magazine, Winter-Spring 1969
First edition, stapled wrappers, 1/500 copies, dedicated to levy. levy poem: TO D–.



QUIXOTE, Vol. 4, No. 5, edited by Morris Edelson
mags_quixotev4n5Madison: Quixote Press, 1969
First edition, comb-bound. Contributors include: D.R. Wagner, Morris Edelson. levy poems: FOR GEORGE • LETTER FROM AN INVISIBLE GREEK.


QUIXOTE, Vol. 4, No. 6, edited by Morris Edelson
Madison: Quixote Press, 1969
Second printing. Three booklets and set of loose collages and poem cards in a folder, inserted into a printed envelope with Tom Kryss silkscreen. This is the posthumous reprise of work by d.a. levy, The Madison and Suburban Monastery Death Poems, Tibetan Stroboscope, etc.

QUIXOTE, Vol. 5, No. 4, edited by Morris Edelson
mags_quixotev5n4Madison: Quixote Press, 1969
First edition, stapled sheets with collage cover, mimeograph, two levy letters.





RADICAL AMERICA, Vol. 3, No. 4
mags_radamv3n4Madison: Students for a Democratic Society, Jul.-Aug. 1969
First edition, stapled bound, offset printed. levy poems: R.E. VISION #8, PART II – FOR ART KLEPS.


RUNCIBLE SPOON, No. 3, edited by D.r. Wagner
Sacramento: Runcible Spoon, n.d. [c.1969]
First edition, stapled wrappers inside mail-labeled cover. Contributors include: Richard Krech, T.L. Kryss,Brown Miller. levy poem: EDUCATION OF A FOOD FADIST.

SATTVAS REVIEW, No. 1, edited by Franklin W.W. Osinski
mags_sattvas1Cleveland: Sattvas Press, Fall 1969
First edition, stapled sheets with library tape binding, mimeograph. Contributors include: Jacob Leed, Russell Atkins, Alex Gildzen, Grace Butcher, Don Cauble, Douglas Blazek, Kent Taylor, Geoffrey Cook], forward by d.a. levy is an excerpt from PROSE: ON POETRY IN THE WHOLESALE EDUCATION AND CULTURE SYSTEM.

SECOND AEON, No. 7, edited by Peter Finch
mags_secondaeon7Cardiff: Second Aeon, 1969
First edition, stapled wrappers, mimeograph. levy poetry: PART ZERO – CELEBRATION WITH RADA DRUMS (from SUBURBAN MONASTERY DEATH POEM.


LARVAE DU GOLDEN GATE, Vol. 1, No. 2, edited by Leon Spiro
mags_starwestSausalito: SB Gazette, n.d. [c. 1969]
First edition. Single sheet folded once to make four pages. Apparently this mag was also called the S-B Gazette [Sausalito-Belvedere]. levy poetry: BLIND MYTH DOING A DEATH DANCE ON GROUND ZERO (FOR WILLIE). [Reprinted from The Buddhist Third Class Junkmail Oracle No. 14 [Vol. 2, No. 2] (Cleveland, 1968) (T&H P-164).]

WASTE PAPER, No. 4, AN IRREGULAR HUNGRY GENERATION NEWSLETTER, edited by Tridib Mitra & Alo Mitra
mags_wastepaper4
Howrah, India: Waste Paper, September 1969
First edition. Stapled sheets glued into printed wrappers. levy
poem: THINKING OF RIMBAUD (FOR THOM SZUTER).



1970s

DAVKA, Vol. 1, No. 1
mags_davkaLos Angeles: DAVKA, Nov.-Dev. 1970
First edition, stapled illustrated wrappers. levy poem: NEW YEAR.




FOURTH DIMENSION
mags_4thdimensionRichford: Samisdat, n.d.[c. 1976]
First edition, stapled wrappers, published as Samisdat Vol. 30, No. 2, 118th release. levy poems: TELL ME ABOUT YR LEVEL CONSCIOUSNESS.



INVISIBLE CITY, No. 8
Fairfax, CA: Red Hill Press, April 1973
First edition, offset, folded sheets. Contributors include: Charles Bukowski, Jack Hirschman, Al Masarik. levy quote on rear cover: “Now, that’s why there are more poets / in California / it being more romantic to / wreck in San Francisco than / to be a discrepancy in Cleveland.”.

NOLA EXPRESS
New Orleans: NOLA Express, June 9-22 1972
First edition, newspaper format. Contributors include: Charles Bukowski: NOTES OF A DIRTY OLD MAN. levy poem: NORTH AMERICAN BOOK OF THE DEAD, PART I.

PHOENIX, No. 3/4, edited by Leopold Reif
Berlin: Phoenix, 1970
First edition, stapled wrappers. levy poem: SUBURBAN MONASTERY DEATH POEM, PART ZERO.

QUIXOTE, Vol. 7, No. 5, edited by Morris Edelson
mags_quixotev7n5Madison: Quixote Press, 1973
First edition, stapled sheets with cover silkscreen by T.L. Kryss, mimeograph. levy poetry: I FOUND IT AT THE MOVIES (OR) HUMMED-OFF IN A LAUNDRO-MAT (FOR FRANKLIN ROSEMONT) • ITS A MATTER OF PRESENTATION.

QUIXOTE, Vol. 7, No. 69, edited by Morris Edelson
mags_quixotev7n69Madison: Quixote Press, 1973
First edition, stapled sheets with cover [note cover has Vol.7, No. 96, but masthead reads Vol.7, No.93], mimeograph. levy collage: [untitled] MORE FUN… WITH YOUR GUNS…


QUIXOTE, Vol. 8, No. 3, edited by Morris Edelson
mags_quixotev8n3Madison: Quixote Press, 1974
First edition, stapled sheets with inserts, offset and photocopy. includes 10 loosely inserted levy collages most untitled.



THE SERIF, Vol. 8, No. 4, edited by Alex Glidzen and Dean H. Keller
mags_serifv8n4
Kent: Kent State University, 1971
First edition, stapled wrappers, the d.a. levy issue containing tributes by Eric Mottram, Gary Snyder, Russell Atkins, Carol Bergé, Douglas Blazek, Charles Bukowski, Hugh Fox, Alex Glidzen, Jacob Leed, Robert Lowry, Steven Osterlund, and Jim Lowell’s PRELIMINARY CHECKLIST. levy poem: THE BELLS OF THE CHEROKEE PONIES.

STONE COUNTRY, Vol. 74, No. 1, edited by Judy Neeld
mags_stonecv74n1
Madison, NJ: Stone Country, 1974
First edition. Stapled wrappers. Contributors include : Judson Crews, Hugh Fox, Sister Mary Ann Henn. levy concrete poetry: SHELL STOP INTO EMIGRATE INTO O.

VAGABOND, No. 10, edited by John Bennett
mags_vagabond10San Francisco: Vagabond Press, 1971
First edition, stapled sheets. Contributors include: Douglas Blazek, Charles Bukowski. levy poem: THIRD QUARTER.



THE WHITES OF THEIR EYES, REVOLUTIONARY POEMS, CONSUMPTION, Vol. 3, Nos. 1 & 2
mags_whiteseyesSeattle: Craft Associates, 1970
First edition, stapled wrappers. Contributors include Douglas Blazek, Richard Krech, Bobby Seale, Charles Simic Roberto Vargas, D.r.Wagner. levy poems: THE BELLS OF THE CHEROKEE PONIES • BOURGEOISIE CHANT.


1980s+

BOMBAY GIN, Vol. 2, No. 2
mags_bombayginv2n2Boulder, CO: Naropa Institute, Summer 1992
First edition, perfect bound, 500 copies, offset printed. Contributors include: Diane di Prima, Charles Bukowski, D.R. Wagner, B.L. Kennedy. levy concrete poem: THIS GAME IS UNDER WAY!.


THE COVENTRY READER
Cleveland Heights: The Coventry Reader, Summer 1988
First edition, newspaper format. levy poem: TOMBSTONE AS A LONELY CHARM.

THE COVENTRY READER
Cleveland Heights: The Coventry Reader, October 1988
First edition, newspaper format, d.a. levy poems: PROSE: ON POETRY IN THE WHOLESALE EDUCATION & CULTURE SYSTEM • THE RIVER • ROAD, ROAD GO AWAY • LADY A-BOURGEOISIE CHANT • LINES FOR LADY JANE • GREAT MAN SLEEPING IN A CLOSET • THE BELLS OF THE CHEROKEE PONIES • MARALIEN #1 • ROSES THAT • THE NEW ETHNIC FOLK POEM FOR THE BEAT GENERATION IN CLEVELAND • SONGS FOR DEAD CHILDREN • ONE DEATH IN THE LIFE OF JULIE, concrete poems: ELECTRIC MUSIC • 2 CENSORSHIP POEMS • IMPOSE IT ON YOURSELF • VISUALIZED PRAYER TO THE AMERICAN GOD #3 • VISUALIZED PRAYER TO THE AMERICAN GOD #4 • SUN POEM • IDOL OF DEATH • ORIGINAL LIGHT ROCK • FILM VILLAGE.

MINESHAFT, Number 12
mags_mineshaft12Lewisburg, VA: Mineshaft, October 2003
First edition, stapled wrappers, offset. Contributors include: R. Crumb, Robert Head, Irving Stettner, Jeffrey Weinberg. levy collage: SHE’LL FIGHT TO THE END FOR DICK (from THE MADISON COLLAGES).


PLANET DETROIT, Vol. 1 No. 1, edited by Kurt Nimmo
mags_planetdetroitDetroit: Planet Detroit, 1984
First edition, stapled wrappers. levy poem: LETTRE TO CLEVELAND (from KIBBUTZ IN THE SKY).



THE TULE REVIEW, Summer 1995
mags_tulereviewSacramento: The Sacramento Poetry Center, Summer 1995
First edition, newpaper format, offset, untitled cover art by d.a. levy: “CAN I RECALL THE MILLENIUM INSTEAD OF TODAY…”, d.a. levy drawings & collage art: NIGHT PEOPLE • MAUSOLEUMS OF THE TA TSING DYNASTY • BLACK PONY • WHEN THE LIGHT WENT ON • ODE TO DAVID HUME • 2 CENSORSHIP POEMS • THE MEAT ROSE • SUN POEM • GUATEMALA TOURIST COMMISSION • LOGIC 21 • INTERIOR TRAVEL • VISUALIZED PRAYER TO THE AMERICAN GOD #3 • VISUALIZED PRAYER TO THE AMERICAN GOD #4.

UNMUZZLED OX
mags_unmuzzledoxNew York: Unmuzzled Ox Foundation, 1981
First edition, paperback. levy poems: MAREALIEN 1 • MAREALIEN 2 • MAREALIEN 3.



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)


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:
· Wallace Berman
· Jess Collins
· Bruce Conner
· Jay De Feo
· George Herms
· Fran Herndon
· Robert Lavigne

Poets & Writers:
· Charles Bukowski
· Carl Larsen
· James M. Singer, Jr.

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…

· Judson Crews and company

· Piero Heliczer and The Dead Language

· Dick Higgins and Something Else Press