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Just Out: The Book We've Waited For
Cleveland Poetry
Scenes: A
Panorama and
Anthology
Edited by
Mary E.
Weems, Nina
Freedlander
Gibans, Larry
Smith
A collaborative
effort at telling
the Cleveland
poetry story.
Cultural Timeline,
Articles,
Interviews,
Profiles.
Big 40 Poet
Anthology
with
statements
from poets.
S
upported
by a grant
from the
Ohio Arts
Council
(cover
design by
Jim Lang,
photo editor)
304 Pages/ 40
photos/ ISBN
978-1933964-17-1
web
page
link
"Poetry has a long
and living history
in Cleveland,
Ohio, and this
examination of its
past through the
lens of its vibrant
present
is a treasure in
and of itself.
They're all here,
the great ones
who showed the
way: Langston
Hughes,
d.a.levy, Alberta
Turner,
Robert Wallace,
Daniel Thompson.
They set the bar
pretty high. But as the
editors demonstrate,
their sons and
daughters carry on,
bringing the word to
the city's streets and
universities,
libraries and coffee
houses." -Ron
Antonucci,
Cleveland Public
Library
       d.a.levy &
the
mimeograp
h
revolution

eds. Larry
Smith and
Ingrid
Swanberg
“Here is a poet who
used everything that he
laid hands on to help
further creativity,
poetry, poets & to help
make a better world....
In a very pure           
sense levy was a true
revolutionary. We get a
few of these people per  
century.”             -
Douglas Blazek
“I feel brother to levy
not only as poet, but
as fellow-worker in
the Buddha-fields.”   -
Gary Snyder
Chronology of his
life and
work/Biographical
essays
Photographs/
Interviews,
Profiles,
Statements,
Letters
Art Work,
Collage,
Poems
Critical
appreciations of
his writing and art/
“Cleveland
Prints” in full
color

Contributors:
Ed Sanders, T.
L. Kryss, rjs,
Karl Young,
Allen Frost,
Joel Lipman,
Kent Taylor,
Mark Kuhar,
Ingrid
Swanberg,
Larry Smith,
Russell
Salamon, John
Jacob, Doug
Manson,
Michael
Basinski,
Jim
Lang,
and
others
Book
includes
2006 dvd of
Kon
Petrochuk’s
film  
if i
scratch,
if i write
1-
933964-
07-3  
276
pages
$25
Hunger
Artist:
A
Suburba
n
Childhoo
d

by
Joanne
Jacobson
“Magically, brilliantly,
movingly, the particularity of
Joanne Jacobson’s language
captures the universal truths of
childhood. I devoured
Hunger
Artist.
It is a fresh and riveting
memoir of the highest order.”   
-Patricia Volk, author of
My
Dearest Friends

“In her stunning debut memoir,
Hunger Artist, Joanne
Jacobson tells her story of
growing up Jewish in a
suburban world comprised not
only of new houses and bright
gardens and exuberant dreams
for the future, but also of
frustrated longings and unmet
hungers. Her prose is at once
gorgeous and meticulous…”  -
Richard McCann, author of
Mother of Sorrows
132 pages,
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978-1933964-11-9,
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Evensong:
Contemporar
y American
Poets on
Sprituality

Edited by
Gerry
LaFemina
& Chad
Prevost
240 pages
of Profiles,
Statements,
Poems
Francisco
Aragón—
Robin Behn—
Christopher Buckley—
Chris Bursk—
Todd Davis—
Travis Denton—
Camille Dungy—
Stephen Dunn—
Stuart Dybek—
Angie Estes—
Annie Finch—
Patricia
Goedicke—
Dennis
Hinrichsen—
Richard
Jackson—Mia
Leonin—Timothy
Liu—Denise
Low—Shara
McCallum—
Alicia Ostriker—
Eric Pankey—Tim
Seibles—Ravi
Shankar—Vivian
Shipley—Elizabeth
Socolow—Cathy
Song—Gerald
Stern—Marc
Straus—Michael
Waters—Claude
Wilkinson—
Sholeh Wolpé—
Charles Wright  
"This anthology, Evensong, is a celebration of the rich spiritual tapestry that is contemporary American religious
experience. If this book is flawed recall that to be spiritual is to have faith even when one doubts, to see the flaws yet find
belief. "When I write poetry, I try to give myself over to the sublime, to that which is great within, to that which knows what I
don’t know I know. When I participate in the writing life, I try to be giving to that which has given to me. And, let’s face it,
being a poet in America sometimes feels like taking a vow of poverty! But it also provides a community of others who share
a belief in the power of poetry to be redemptive, to change the moral, emotional or spiritual landscapes if only for a brief
moment. "Please consider this anthology a meeting house: not everyone has shown up to services, but they’re all here in
spirit."
from "Introduction" by Gerry LaFemina
ISBN
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FAMILY
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POEMS
OF OUR
FAMILIES
Edited with
Introductions
by Ann
Smith &
Larry Smith
A
Harmony
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Anthology
Over 150 Fine
Poems of Families
Dealing With:

Birth—
Children—
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Parenting
       Family
Portraits—
Family
Life—
Aging—
Death
100
poets—

includin
g:
Robert Frost,
Denise Levertov,
Kenneth Patchen,
Louise Bogan,
Muriel
Rukeyser,
Galway
Kinnell, James
Wright,
William Carlos
Williams,
Theodore
Roethke,
Li-Young Lee,
Antler, Joy
Harjo, Maggie
Anderson, David
Ray, Daryl Ngee
Chinn, Jim
Daniels,
Gary Soto,
Richard
Garcia, Vivian
Shipley, Irene
McKinney
Hershman
John, Peter
Meinke, Lynn
Powell, Susan
Terris,
Ron
Wallace,Toshi
Washizu,
and
80 more
"The poems in this anthology
capture the joys and struggles
of families, while clarifying what
it is like to be human, or more
importantly, while defining what
it is like to be alive. The poems
center on all family matters or
on all that matters within the
family, from the most ordinary
issues of parenting and birth, to
the subtle changes of aging and
death." -Katharine Studer
,
Ohioana Quarterly, Summer 2006
ISBN
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&
Writings
1949-195
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Holly
Beye's
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of Journals
and Writing
Holly Beye’s journals are a remarkable
record of a period long gone—post-World
War II in the “Village,” New York City’s
downtown enclave of artists, sculptors,
writers, musicians and playwrights.... It was
a time when the entire Village was your
neighbor, a cauldron of hopefuls pulsing
with the life and determination that would
produce a generation of creative artists.
You could walk anywhere, and usually did
because it was cheaper...and all New York
was a neighborhood....
Holly
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Ruff
in
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]
Because this is a journal, written
day-by-day, it has an immediacy,
a sense of being there, of sharing
in the daily struggle to make ends
meet while being part of the flow
of kindness, fun, courage,
rebellion and intense creativity that
marked that time and place....We
are fortunate these lively,
perceptive journals survived, along
with their writer.                            
-Betty Ballantine, Editor and
Publisher

Two early Reviews:
"This volume of daily journal
entries by Holly Beye gives us a
tactile, gritty, moving portrait of
one year in that singular strata of
Village life. . . . Lives lived with
honesty and courage, like Holly
Beye's, are an examplet to us all."
-Brent Robinson
Prima Materia,
June 2006
"Holly Beye's new book, 120
CHARLES STREET, THE
VILLAGE: JOURNALS &
WRITINGS 1949-1950 is as
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New
and
Selected
Poems
by Tom
Kryss
Tom (T.L.) Kryss is an outsider's outsider and as sweet a poet as
I've ever encountered. He was part of the Cleveland poetry scene in
the Sixties that had d.a. levy as its catalyst and got hammered hard by
the police…What Tom Kryss does, more than any poet I know, is
strip away excess and cut to the bone. He staked out a modest turf
and then hunkered down and
stayed there. He has not squandered
time and blurred his focus chasing down publishers and polishing his
image. So that what he writes is unencumbered and fraught with the
particular, which is the unique, which is the only way to get a handle
on the universal. What he writes always gives you something and
never takes anything away.
-John
Bennett
Out in
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d.a. levy
and the
Cleveland  
Mimeograph
Revolution

Double
DVD set

d.a.levy
(1942-1968):
Cleveland
Rebel Poet
An
Interview
with Ed
Sanders
Poet, critic, member of rock group The Fugs, and
political activist Ed Sanders remembers d.a.levy and the
1960s Mimeograph Revolution. This is a telling
chronicle of those times of underground publishing,
coffeehouse readings, and clashes with the authorities.
Sanders ends with a tribute poem for martyred friend, d.
a.levy: “d.a. levy/ the chaff of / genius/ blown/ up
above/harsh Cleveland./ It may take centuries/ to sort
him out/ It often does/ with poets/ The issues of/
economic justice/ and personal freedom/ which wore
out the good bard levy/ have not yet/ been addressed/
in America...”  
35 mins. color. A Koba & Smith Production
Rememb
ering
d.a.levy:
A Reading from levyfest 2005
Host: Mark Kuhar; Poets and Friends: Russell Salamon, Tom
Kryss, D.R. Wagner, Kent Taylor, Ingrid Swanberg, George
Fitzpartick, rjs (via taped interview). Each of these members of
the Cleveland Mimeograph Revolution and intimate friends of
the poet reads from a d.a.levy poem and shares memories of
the poet and the late 1960s era. levyfest was held at Cleveland
State University, Oct. 29, 2005, co-sponsored by CSU Poetry
Center, CSU Special Collections, Deepcleveland.com.,
Bottom Dog Press, and the Ohio Humanities Council.  65 mins  
Production by  The Camera Guy Video Productions,
Sandusky, Ohio.   *Some poems contain explicit language.
ISBN
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Woodw
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Escape
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Promised
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Poems
ISBN
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/ 88 pgs.
$12.95
*A Finalist
for Ohioana
Best Book
of Poetry
2005

“Martin
once again
shows his
virtuosity as
a poet with a
wonderfully
tuned ear and a
command of the
rhythmical
line....
The poems
throughout  
show the spirit
of the poet
at work
with his
losses
and
loves,
and the
result is
a book of
deeply human
and poetical
power.”
—Len
Roberts
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America
Zen
A Gathering
of Poets
Eds. Ray
McNiece &
Larry Smith

An Essential
Collection With
Photo,
Biographical
Sketch, Zen
Statement, and
Poems
Introduction by the
Editors


Thirty
Poets:
* Nin Andrews * David Budbill * Thomas
Rain Crowe *  Kathe Davis * Diane di
Prima * Stanford M. Forrester * Tess
Gallagher * Margaret Gibson * John
Gilgun * Netta Gillespie * Sam Hamill *
William Heyen * Jane Hirshfield * Holly
Hughes Mary Sue Koeppel * Mark
Kuhar * Mac Lojowsky * Ray McNiece
* Tom Montag *Shin Yu Pai * Paul S.
Piper * Maj Ragain * David Ray * Seido
Ray Ronci * Andrew Schelling * Paul
Skyrm * Larry Smith * Tony Trigilio *
Chase Twichell * Anne Waldman
Review from
Buddhadharma
magazine
(winter 2004):
America Zen: A Gathering of Poets (Bottom Dog Press, 2004) features the work
of thirty Zen-inspired poets, from veterans Seido Ray Ronci, Jane Hirshfield and
Andrew Schelling to newer faces on the scene, such as Shin Yu Pai and Paul Skyrm.
Editors Larry Smith and Ray McNiece include a selection of four or five poems by
each contributor, a biographical sketch and a personal statement from the author about
his or her relationship to Zen Practice. The poems, with titles like “on the galloping
cusp of the new now” and “Old Monks Drinking” are evocative and witty, often filled
with a sense of the poignancy and sensuality of the present moment. The introduction
provides a brief overview of Zen Buddhism in America and describes the American
Zen poetry as a movement  of poets—beginning with the Beats—who experimented
with a Japanese aesthetic and were inspired by Buddhist truths.
                            – Holly Gayley, in Buddhadharma (winter 2004).
ISBN
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Edited by
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Garrison &
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200 Delicious
Pages. Paper
Price: $14.00
Poems by: Denise Levertov, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Frost,Gertrude Stein, Louise Bogan, Frank O’Hara,
Pablo Neruda, Allen Ginsberg, James Wright,William Carlos Williams, Maggie Anderson, Susan Kelly-
DeWitt, Susan Azar Porterfield, Susan Jelus, Karen Rigby, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Robert Flanagan, Thom
Tammaro,Terry Kirts, Edmund Conti, Gabriel Welsch, Barbara Crooker, David Lee Garrison, Ingrid Wendt,
Lynn Powell, Lois Beebe Hayna, Daryl Ngee Chinn, Carolyn Forché, Cathy Lentes, Ayelet Amittay, Gail
Bellamy, Kevin Prufer, Susan Terris, Susan McGowan, Sarah Kennedy, Stuart Lishan, Li-Young Lee, Wendy
Bishop, Grey Held, Grace Butcher, Susan Grimm, Lynn Powell, Ann Stanford, Steve Wilson, Don Bogen,
Robert Hass, Deanna Pickard, Hershman, Kathrine Varnes, Julia Levine, Wendell Berry, Ann Townsend,
Pattiann Rogers, Allen Braden, Imogene Bolls, Mark Doty, F. Richard Thomas, Jonathan Andersen, James
Cummins, Kay Sloan, William Heyen, Myrna Stone, Charles Simic, Yvonne Hardenbrook, Jim Heynan, David
Hassler, Annie Finch, W.S. Merwin, Rita Dove, Vivian Shipley, Tamara Kaye Sellman, Rebecca McClanahan,
Gerald Stern, Michael Waters, Pamela Uschuk, John Logan, Diane Wakoski, Erica Jong, Natasha Sajé, Larry
Smith, Judith Strasser, Joyce Sutphen, David Starkey, Betty Greenway, Karen Kovacik, Kathy Fagan, Paola
Corso, Jared Carter, Bonnie Jacobson, Robert Brimm, Tara Miller, Ira Sadoff, Robert Fox, Jane Hirschfield,
Billy Collins, Christopher Merrill, Terry Hermsen, Jeff Gundy, William Greenway, Nan Arbuckle, Collette Inez,
Francis Smith, Frank Polite, Patti Capel Swartz, Cyril Dostal, Martha Silano, Colleen J. McElroy, Daryl Ngee
Chinn, Elton Glaser, Daniel Lusk, Willis Barnstone, Richard Hague, David Petreman, David Citino, Herbert
Martin, Andrew Hudgins, Clarinda Harris, Maggie Jaffe, Susan Rich, Eugene Gloria, David Baker, Ralph
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“Ray
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born poet and
born
performer ....
Ray has
many
sparks to
share with
those
longing for
that fire.”
-Yevgeny
Yevtushenko,
Poet-Laurete of
Russia
“From Venice, Italy to
Venice, California,
there’s one poet who
dares control the road
— Ray McNeice puts
pedal to metal, ink to
papyrus, mouth to ear.
In the Super Heroes of
Poetry, he’s Power
Man, able to blast
meaning at
unsuspecting
audiences from around
the corner
and around the globe.
Heed him!”         
-Bob Holman
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Poems by
Larry
Smith
                     
                
232 pages
$20  A
WordTech
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Larry Smith’s A
River Remains
embodies the
waterway of its title:
in these poems the
world is at once
evanescent and  
permanent, always
changing,
yet always there.  A
collection of large scope
built mostly from brief
lyrics, narratives and
meditations, it stands as the
most compelling work from
an  already distinguished
career. Published by
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"A River Remains is Larry Smith's most
ambitious book, and his most rewarding; I
suspect readers will develop loyalties to
particular sections of the book and return to
the poems in those sections again and again.
Those new to Smith's work will discover the
talent, skill, and insight of one of the wise
elders of Ohio's poetic tribe, and those who
know, and have known, Smith's work will
recognize this for wat it is--his finest book
yet." Robert Miltner,
Ohioana Quarterly
(January 2007)
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The
Lecture
on
Dust:
Poems
by
Brooke
Horvath
"Brooke Horvath is a cosmologist
of moments, one who maps the
meteor showers in the night sky and
also in a child's unguarded eye.
Upon his maps, we may read the
farewell greeting of all things real
and near, imagined and far: 'nothing
is ever wasted/although nothing
lasts.' If these poems were not so
beautifully made, they'd be the end
of the world. Thank heaven, they
are."
-Donald Revell, author of
Pennyweight Windows: Selected
Poems
“Through the opening poems of loss and anguish, to the
final more objective pieces where ‘the moon [still]
gladdens. . .in a sin-sick world,’ Brooke Horvath leads
us by  his frayed yet resilient hope. Separation, lost
love, a difficult fatherhood, death behind him and
ahead, here's a man standing in his suburban garden
who plants only what ‘does its growing underground’
because he needs to know possibility
does exist, if  
only ‘beneath me / fretfully, unseen.’ The collection is
deeply felt. The ‘Shoshaku Jushaku’ series is simply
wonderful!"  -Alice Friman, author of
Inverted Fire
"Lecture on Dust is in good
part an exploration of the
triumph of love and
companionship, but it’s much
more than ‘All you need
is.....’  ‘What the hell’s the
deal with serenity anyway?’
the poet exclaims in his
extended work, ‘Shoshaku
Jushaku.’  Indeed, what’s the
deal?  The deal is that poetry
is the ultimate exploration.”
-Ed Sanders, author of
The
Family
and Tales of Beatnik
Glory
104 pages,
cover art by
James
Lahey
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