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The Buddhist Third Class Junkmail Oracle collects d.a. levy's poetry, his collages--in both color and black-and-white--and other examples of his art, in a splendid large-format celebration of levy's unique contribution. A visual artist, and an important figure in the concrete poetry movement, levy was also an activist and mystic who either committed suicide or was murdered The Buddhist Third Class Junkmail Oracle collects d.a. levy's poetry, his collages--in both color and black-and-white--and other examples of his art, in a splendid large-format celebration of levy's unique contribution. A visual artist, and an important figure in the concrete poetry movement, levy was also an activist and mystic who either committed suicide or was murdered at the age of twenty-six in East Cleveland. This occurred after two and a half years of intense media coverage, police harassment and court trials, and just as he was starting to be recognized as one of the most important geniuses of his generation. Edited, with an investigative essay on levy's life and mysterious death by Mike Golden.


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The Buddhist Third Class Junkmail Oracle collects d.a. levy's poetry, his collages--in both color and black-and-white--and other examples of his art, in a splendid large-format celebration of levy's unique contribution. A visual artist, and an important figure in the concrete poetry movement, levy was also an activist and mystic who either committed suicide or was murdered The Buddhist Third Class Junkmail Oracle collects d.a. levy's poetry, his collages--in both color and black-and-white--and other examples of his art, in a splendid large-format celebration of levy's unique contribution. A visual artist, and an important figure in the concrete poetry movement, levy was also an activist and mystic who either committed suicide or was murdered at the age of twenty-six in East Cleveland. This occurred after two and a half years of intense media coverage, police harassment and court trials, and just as he was starting to be recognized as one of the most important geniuses of his generation. Edited, with an investigative essay on levy's life and mysterious death by Mike Golden.

30 review for The Buddhist Third Class Junkmail Oracle: The Art and Poetry of d.a. levy

  1. 4 out of 5

    David Trautz

    This is the best available collection spanning all of DA Levy's life. It's not limited to the Junkmail Oracle though, and unless your a fan of concrete poetry and paranoid hippie ramblings, sit this one out till something better comes around.I'm much more interested in his newspapers and stuff, which can be mostly found in their entirety here: [http://images.ulib.csuohio.edu/cdm4/r...] This is the best available collection spanning all of DA Levy's life. It's not limited to the Junkmail Oracle though, and unless your a fan of concrete poetry and paranoid hippie ramblings, sit this one out till something better comes around.I'm much more interested in his newspapers and stuff, which can be mostly found in their entirety here: [http://images.ulib.csuohio.edu/cdm4/r...]

  2. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Surratt

    the complete Tombstone as a Lonely Charm is one of the best things I've ever read the complete Tombstone as a Lonely Charm is one of the best things I've ever read

  3. 4 out of 5

    Pete

    may not satisfy non-clevelanders as much as it satisfied me. levy managed to be Cleveland's resident wolfish beat poet, a publisher of no mean accomplishment, a victim of what appears to be deeply undemocratic harassment by authorities, and also a suicide at at age 26 after making repeatedly comments about ending his own life in his work and correspondence. a fair chunk of these poems are caught up in the injustice that levy felt at his repression. they still have some bite but outside of the co may not satisfy non-clevelanders as much as it satisfied me. levy managed to be Cleveland's resident wolfish beat poet, a publisher of no mean accomplishment, a victim of what appears to be deeply undemocratic harassment by authorities, and also a suicide at at age 26 after making repeatedly comments about ending his own life in his work and correspondence. a fair chunk of these poems are caught up in the injustice that levy felt at his repression. they still have some bite but outside of the context of counter-culture and its counter-counter-reformation, can feel small. but levy had serious chops, which he flashes in more serious, more composed, but still wild longer poems. loved this. the accompanying essay is a little rushed by the editorial selection is good. solid selection and some excellent accompanying reproduction of levy's collage work for his various magazines. will revisit this from time to time when emotional barometer calls for it. somewhere between a hetero allen ginsberg and lenny bruce.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Mustafa Al-Laylah

    A great example of what street/slam poets should be doing more of - samizdat, broadsheets, cut-n-paste 'zines, etc. Levy unfortunately like so many poets then as now didn't have the constitution to prevail and perished way too early. This book though is an exceptional tribute to him lovingly put together and very slickly designed in a way that accentuates Levy's collage style of text and image. A great example of what street/slam poets should be doing more of - samizdat, broadsheets, cut-n-paste 'zines, etc. Levy unfortunately like so many poets then as now didn't have the constitution to prevail and perished way too early. This book though is an exceptional tribute to him lovingly put together and very slickly designed in a way that accentuates Levy's collage style of text and image.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Camille

    not much of d.a. levy's work has been published, but i think he was a remarkable poet and a progressive artist in his own right. i love the full-color collages they included with this book. not much of d.a. levy's work has been published, but i think he was a remarkable poet and a progressive artist in his own right. i love the full-color collages they included with this book.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jim Chambers

    It was alright. Poetry isn't quite my jam. Agree the world is quite fucked up. It was alright. Poetry isn't quite my jam. Agree the world is quite fucked up.

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    Ally

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    David Goldberg

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    Cheryl

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    Jim Calder

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    Kristen

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    Joel Archer

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    Ashley

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    Corey

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    John

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    James Cook

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    Dave Putnam

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    Stephen Johnson

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    Heather

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    April Bratten

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    Julian Gallo

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    Seth King

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    Caitlyn

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    Clint

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    hippi pippi

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    Frank Reardon

  30. 4 out of 5

    Ben

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