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cirerita

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originally published in :
Gildzen, Alex and Dean H. Keller, eds., The Serif. Kent State University Press: Kent, Ohio, v. VIII, n? 4, December 1971.

note B mentions levy published "some of my things" in the M.Q., but I checked my files and B was pub. there only once:
"The Hell Of It Is To Throw Away Rejected Poems That Seem To Say Something Anyhow Even If Perhaps Not Too Well?," in THE MARRAHWANNAH QUARTERLY (Cleveland) no. 4 (1965).

did levy publish B in the M.Q. more than once?????

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cirerita

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maybe levy published excerpts from B letters, otherwise B was wrong when saying "some of my things", and he usually was correct when recalling these things, even 20 or 40 years later.

unless levy actually published more B poems in the MQ... who knows?
 

Jason

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Buk was published in another levy periodical:
THE BUDDHIST THIRD CLASS JUNKMAIL ORACLE, Vol.2, #2, edited and compiled by d.a. levy (Cleveland: n.p., July 1968) first edition, newspaper format, contributors include: d.a. levy: CEMENT ASSAY ON THE POEMS OF JETSUN MILAREPA-FOR MARPA (THE TRANSLATER)-SONG #108-SONG #69-SONG #736-GREEN NETTLE SOUP-ON THE SLAYING OF THE RED DRAGON ROCK DEMON-BLIND MYTH DOING A DEATH DANCE ON GROUND ZERO (FOR WILLIE), Charles Bukowski:7TH RACE WHEN THE ANGELS SWUNG LOW AND BURNED-I WANTED TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT BUT ALL I BROUGHT DOWN WAS SOMEBODY'S WIFE, Gene Fowler: SHAMAN STANDS ON THE PRE-DAWN MOUNTAIN, A DARK MANE ON A THUNDER CLOUD, Allen Ginsberg: HISTORY OF THE JEWISH SOCIALIST PARTY IN AMERICA-CLEVELAND AIRPORT, Underground Thought Patrol: TELL ME ABOUT YR LEVEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS. (T&H P-164)
 

Jason

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And Buk appeared in several other levy-related books:
THE ALLEGHENY STAR ROUTE, ENTRAILS AT TAILS END (Cleveland: Black Rabbit Press, 1975) first edition, stapled sheets bound into printed wrappers, mimeograph. Contributors include: E.R. Baxter, Charles Bukowski, Brown Miller, Harold Norse, Charles Plymell, Jim Soric, Thom Szuter, rjs, Kent Taylor, D.r. Wagner, Willie, d.a. levy.

PANAMA GOLD , edited by T.L. Kryss (San Francisco/Cleveland: Zero Publications, 1969) first edition, stapled sheets tipped into silk-screened wrappers, 1/200 copies. Contributors include: Douglas Blazek, Charles Bukowski, Kent Taylor, D.R. Wagner, d.a. levy.

A TRIBUTE TO JIM LOWELL (Cleveland: Ghost Press, June 1967) first edition, stapled wrappers, 1/500copies, mimeograph, cover and silkscreens by T.L. Kryss. Contributors include: B.P. Nichol, T.L. Kryss (Preface), R. Wolter, Jonathan Williams, Mitchell Goodman & Denise Levertov, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Charles Olson, Russell Atkins, Marvin Malone, William Wantling, Jacob Leed, T.L. Kryss, Dwight MacDonald, Paul Carroll, Carl Woideck, Douglas Casement, George Dowden, Mike Murphy, Franklin W.W. Osinski, Geoffrey Cook, Kent Taylor, D.R. Wagner, Charles Bukowski, Donald Cauble, J.M. Edelstein, James Laughlin, Robert Lowell, Douglas Blazek, Brown Miller, Phillip Kaplan, Gilbert Sorrentino, Guy Davenport, Felix Pollak, Michael McClure, rjs, Dave Cunliffe, Ron Caplan, Carl Weissner, David W. Harris, Walter Lowenfels, John Cornillion, Allen De Loach, Jasper Wood, Walter R. Keller, Ted Berrigan, d.a.levy.

WHAT THERE IS LEFT TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT A LIGHT WHICH IS NOT ABLE TO BE THERE, edited by T.L. Kryss (Sacramento: Runcible Spoon, 1970) first edition, stapled wrappers, 1/200copies, mimeograph, cover silkscreen by T.L. Kryss. Contributors include Blazek, Bukowski, Kryss, Brown Miller, Kent Taylor, Wagner, Willie, d.a. levy.
 

Jason

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And levy once appeared in a periodical edited by Buk:
RENAISSANCE, OPEN CITY SECTION TWO, edited by Charles Bukowski ((np): Open City, (nd)) first edition, newspaper format. Contributors include: Jack Micheline, Willie, Steve Richmond, Charles Bukowski, Brown Miller, Diane di Prima, Joel Deutsch, d.a. levy.
 

cirerita

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very interesting. I think I saw all of them at the UCSB Special Collections Department, save maybe The Buddhist Third Class...

Jason, if you don't mind my asking, how come you have/know the existence of this obscure material?
 

cirerita

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The Buddhist Third... is also available at the UCSB! Most of the stuff you listed is both at the UCSB or the UCB.
 

Jason

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C. No, I don't mind your asking at all -- half the fun of this is seeing what other people are passionate about. The obscure Buk references come from my Cleveland / d.a. levy collecting.
 
Man am I glad I stumbled upon this thread. I was just sitting here ruminating on the fact that buk and levy are my favorite writers of all time, and wondering if they knew each other. I'm also a Marijuana law abolitionist. I'm happy that there is a connection between these two beloved luminaries.

Thanks a shitload!
 

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