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Douglas Blazek: Books and Broadsides

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Section A: 
This index includes books and broadsides published during Blazek’s “prolific early period”.

1. ALL GODS MUST LEARN TO KILL
Demarest: Analecta Press, 1968
First edition, perfect-bound illustrated wrappers, 7″ x 9″, 78 pages, 1000 copies. Preface by Brown Miller. Illustrations and cover by R. Crumb, frontispiece Jeff Nuttall, and photo collages by d.a. levy. Blazek’s first solo book of poetry. (DenBoer A2)

2. HOMAGE TO THE SQUARE, THE BLACKS, IAN HAMILTON FINLEY & MARSHALL MCLUHAN
San Francisco: Cold Mountain Publishing, 1968
First edition, single sheet folded once to make four pages, 7” x 5.5”, 449 copies . A concrete poem. Interior image silkscreen printed by Tom Kryss. (DenBoer A3)

3. LIFE IN A COMMON GUN
Madison: Quixote, 1968
First edition, stapled wrappers (some early copies comb-bound), 7” x 9”, 72 pages. A collection of letters from Blazek to Cauble, Pete Larouche, Willie, and Brown Miller. Illustrations and cover by Blazek. (DenBoer A4)

4. STING & DIE
Eugene: Toad Press, 1968
First edition, stapled wrappers, 5″ x 7.5″, 16 pages. (DenBoer A5)

5. BATTLEFIELD SYRUP
San Francisco: Lone Ranger Biology Press, 1969
First edition, stapled wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 28 pages. Published as Meatball #3. (DenBoer A7)

6. BAPTISMAL CORRUPTION IN THE SUNFLOWER PATCH. Sacramento: Runcible Spoon, 1969
First edition, stapled wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 32 pages. Introduction by Don Cauble. Illustrated By Thorne. (DenBoer A8)

7. BROKEN KNUCKLE POEMS.
Cleveland, Black Rabbit Press, 1969
First edition, stapled silkscreened wrappers, 60 pages, 8.5” x 11”, 500 copies. Introduction by T.L. Kryss. Illustrations by Aaron Pori, silkscreened by Kryss. (DenBoer A9)

8. FUCK OFF, UNLESS YOU TAKE OFF THAT MASK
Milwaukee: Gunrunner Press, 1969
First edition, stapled pictorial wrappers, 28 pages, 7″ x 8.5″, 350 copies. (DenBoer A11)

9. I ADVANCE WITH A LOADED ROSE
San Francisco: Two Windows Press, 1969
First edition, stapled illustrated wrappers, 6.5″ x 10″, 650 copies. Cover art by T. L. Kryss. (DenBoer A12)

10. CLIMBING BLIND
Cardiff: Second Aeon, 1970
First edition, stapled illustrated wrappers, 16 pages, 5″ x 8″, 200 copies. Illustrated by Hapt Schwiiz. (DenBoer A13)

11. FLUX & REFLUX: JOURNIES IN A MAGICAL FLUID
Berkeley: Oyez, 1970
First edition, paperback, 57 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 1000 copies. Illustrated by Michael Myers and designed and printed by Clifford Burke at the Cranium Press. (DenBoer A14)

12. GROWTH IS A KANGAROO COURT
New York: Atom Mind Publications, 1970
First edition, stapled wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″. (DenBoer A15)

13. MAGICAL ASSASSINATION
Minneapolis [San Francisco]: Andabata Press, 1964 [1970]
First edition, stapled wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 200 copies. Cover drawing by Blazek’s son, Nathan. Published under the pseudonym Jack Meoff. [There was no Andabata Press, the book was self-published in San Francisco in 1970.] (DenBoer A16)

14. WE CAN BE GENTLE AND UNDECEIVED BOTH
Minneapolis [San Francisco]: Andabata Press, 1964 [1970]
First edition, stapled wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 200 copies. Cover drawing by Blazek’s son, Aaron. Published under the pseudonym Peter Wellinher. [There was no Andabata Press, the book was self-published in San Francisco in 1970.] (DenBoer A17)

15. SKULL JUICES
San Francisco: Twowindows Press, 1970
First edition, paperback, 80 pages, 5.75″ x 8.75″, 1000 copies with 50 copies in separate bindings signed by the author. Introduction by Charles Bukowski. (DenBoer A18)

16. THIS IS WHAT YOU WANTED, ISN’T IT?
Watertown: Augtwofive, 1970
First edition, stapled wrappers, 44 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 1000 copies with 26 lettered and signed by the author. Illustrated with collages by Blazek. (DenBoer A19)

17. WHY MAN GOES TO THE MOON
Milwaukee: Morgan Press, 1970
First edition, stapled illustrated wrappers, 16 pages, 6″ x 9″, 300 copies. Illustrated by Vickie Burton. Published as Hey Lady Supplement No. 5. (DenBoer A21)

18. ZANY TYPHOONS
Sacramento: Open Skull Press, 1970
First edition, perfect bound illustrated wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 200 copies. Illustrated by Robert Crumb. (DenBoer A22)

19. IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE FAMOUS
Cardiff: Second Aeon, 1971
First edition, stapled wrappers, 8 pages, 8.25″ x 11.5″, 100 copies. (DenBoer A23)

20.  INNER MARATHONS
London: Killaly Press, 1973
First edition, stapled wrappers, 22 pages, 7.25″ x 8.75″, 100 copies. Published as Killaly Chapbook No. 3. (DenBoer A25)

21. LETHAL PAPER
Norwich: The Stone Press, 1975.
First edition, stapled illustrated wrappers, 28 pages, 5.25″ x 7″. Published as Stone Chapbooks No. 3. (DenBoer A28)

22. I AM A WEAPON
Marshall: Ox Head Press, 1975.
First edition, sewn printed wrappers, 24 pages, 4.25″ x 6.5″, 400 copies. Published as Ox Head No. 13. (DenBoer A29)

23.  EXERCISES IN MEMORIZING MYSELF
Berkeley: Twowindows Press, 1976
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 500 copies. (DenBoer A31)

24. MY DEFINITION OF POETRY
Berkeley: Twowindows Press, 1976
First edition, broadside, 4.5” x 11.5”. Issued as a promotional broadside for Blazek’s collection EXERCISES IN MEMORIZING MYSELF. (DenBoer A32)

25. EDIBLE FIRE
Milwaukee: Morgan Press, 1978
First edition, paperback, 7.5″ x 11″, 500 copies. Published as Hey Lady Supplement No. 26. (DenBoer A33)

Douglas Blazek

One of the instigators of the “Mimeo Revolution“, poet and editor Douglas Blazek is considered a force in the American poetry “underground” of the 1960s. Early in his career, Blazek published hundreds of poems in dozens of books, chapbooks, and little magazines that, in Blazek’s words, “contributed to the ferment of the Sixties.” Blazek also founded and edited the magazine Ole and the small press Open Skull. As an editor, Blazek published work by Charles Bukowski, Robert Crumb, d.a. levy, and other non-establishment writers.

As described in the introduction to James DenBoer’s A Bibliography of the Published Works of Douglas Blazek: 1961-2001 (Glass Eye Books, 2003), Blazek is noteworthy for his prolific early period (1964-1978), followed by an extended hiatus. Between 1978 and 2009, Blazek published only one book, but this was also a time of intense creativity, as the poet focused on rewriting all his previously published work. The first book-length results of this labor, Aperture Mirror and Gutting Cats in Search of Fiddles, were published in 2012 by Edition Muta with more titles forthcoming.

The following indexes examine work during Blazek’s “prolific early period”.


A. Books and Broadsides

B. Contributions to Books & Other Publications

C. Contributions to Periodicals

D. Publications Edited and Published

E. Periodicals Edited and Published


References consulted:

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

DenBoer, James. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE PUBLISHED WORK OF DOUGLAS BLAZEK, 1961-2001
Florence: Glass Eye Books, 2003

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

Fox, Hugh. THE LIVING UNDERGROUND: An Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry
East Lansing: Ghost Dance Press, 1969

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

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

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

d.a. levy: Publications Edited and Published

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Section D:
Publications Edited and Published

(excluding periodicals and serial publications: see Section E)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

59. 465, AN ANTHOLOGY OF CLEVELAND POETS, edited by d.a. levy
levy_465First edition:
Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
Side-stapled sheets in silk-screened cover, 8.5″ x 11″, 64 pages, 500 copies. Contributors: Russell Atkins, Judith Hawthorne Albrecht, Grace Butcher, Geoffrey Cook, John Cornillon, Susan Cornillon, Joel Marc Deutsch, Joel Friedman, Bennet Hassink, Walter R. Keller, Joyce Guion, T.L. Kryss, Jacob Leed, d.a. levy, Mara, Franklin W.W. Osinski, r.j.s., Thom Szuter, Kent Taylor, Don Thomas, Kathie Lenehan. Preface by Rene Char. Cover silkscreen by Ralph and Diedra Poplar. Mimeography printed by d.a. levy.
(T&H P-106)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

87. Sauls, Roger. PAIDEUMIC DREAMS/MIRACLES & ECSTASIES
levy_paideumicFirst edition, second printing :
Cleveland: The Grass Coin Publishing Co., 1967
Side-stapled sheets in illustrated wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 22 pages, 125 copies, mimeograph printed by d.a. levy. Cover art by MaRa. Introduction by D.R. Wagner. From the title page: “This volume of poems is on of the ‘allegedly obscene’ books seized by the cleveland police in december 1966. The city has continued its campaign to obliterate all non-aryan writings, intoxicants & spokesmen. This printing is in protest to the lack of intelligent police leadership.”
(T&H P-148)

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

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

d.a. levy

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

Jim Lowell’s d.a. levy checklist

Falling Down Press and Kirpan Press


Further Reading and Reference:

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

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

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

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

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


Additional Resources:

Cleveland Memory Project

d.a. levy home page

Deep Cleveland

Literary Kicks


Some notes on printing methods:

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

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

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

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

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