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  • Subject: Obscenity (Law)
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    • Moms fail to sway Levy on drugs use

    • Levy, Darryl Allen [D.A. Levy]; Narcotics; Marijuana; Poets; Poetry; Geauga County (Ohio) ; Obscenity (Law)
    • "A small band of Geauga County mothers last night tried to persuade D.A. Levy, Cleveland Poet, not to use narcotics or drugs" -- from Cleveland Plain Dealer article, 1968-04-17.
    • Police: you're a criminal levy: I'm civilizing planet

    • Levy, Darryl Allen [D.A. Levy]; Actions & defenses; Obscenity (Law) ; Cleveland Police Department
    • "D.A. Levy is a thin little man of 24 with a scraggly brown beard who talks in a soft little voice and uses dirty words when he writes. The county prosecutor says he is a criminal." -- from Cleveland Press article, March 30, 1967.
    • Poet's attorney calls indictments vague

    • Levy, Darryl Allen [D.A. Levy]; Lowell, James; Dworkin, Jonathan; Actions & defenses; Obscenity (Law); Poets
    • "The attorney for D.A. Levy and James Lowell, charged with circulating obscene literature from Lowell's Asphodel Book Shop...said today he is unable to understand the grand jury indictments against his clients" -- from Cleveland Press article,...
    • "Not obscene, baby" -- poet surrenders

    • Levy, Darryl Allen [D.A. Levy]; Lowell, James; Actions & defenses; Law enforcement; Obscenity (Law)
    • "Protesting that he is innocent--that his poetry is not obscene--Darryl A. Levy surrendered today and was promptly put in county jail when he failed to post $2500 bond." -- from Cleveland Press article, January 16, 1967.
    • petty jury

    • Levy, Darryl Allen [D.A. Levy]; Lowell, James; Actions & defenses; Obscenity (law);
    • "The grand jury should perhaps concern itself with...hard-core pornography. But this is not the category that the work of poet levy falls under. While most of us may object to the use of four-letter words, the supreme court has been careful to...
    • CLU may give help to Levy in second case

    • Levy, Darryl Allen [D.A. Levy]; Obscenity (Law); Cleveland Civil Liberties Union; Western Reserve University; Poets; Poetry; Poetry readings
    • "The Cleveland Civil Liberties Union (CLU) will consider offering further assistance to beatnik poet D.A. Levy, charged with acting in such a way as to tend to contribute to the delinquency of minors by reading poetry to them." -- from Cleveland...
    • Poet Ginsberg plans to rescue Poet Levy

    • Levy, Darryl Allen [D.A. Levy]; Lowell, James; Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997; Poets; Poetry; Poetry readings; Oberlin College; Police; Obscenity (Law)
    • "Beatnik poet Allen Ginsberg is coming to the aid of Cleveland poet D.A. Levy. Ginsberg planned to meet with Levy tonight, prior to a reading at Oberlin College, to arrange a fund raising benefit in behalf of the oft arrested local poet...
    • Ginsberg, Fugs headline be-out for Levy, Lowell

    • Levy, Darryl Allen [D.A. Levy]; Lowell, James; Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997; Poetry; Poetry readings; Poets; Obscenity (Law)
    • A program of poetry by Alan Ginsberg and music by a singing group called the "Fugs" is planned for May 14 at Masonic Hall to raise money for the defense of bookseller James Lowell and hippy poet d.a. levy. -- from Cleveland Press article, April 24,...
    • Levy-Lowell benefit shifted to Case Tech

    • Levy, Darryl Allen [D.A. Levy]; Lowell, James; Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997; Poets; Poetry; Poetry readings; Case Institute of Technology; Western Reserve University; John Carroll University; Obscenity (Law); Actions & defenses
    • "The May 14 appearance of poet Allen Ginsberg will be at Case Tech's Strosacker Auditorium instead of at the Masonic Auditorium, the sponsoring committee announced." -- from Cleveland Press article, May 4, 1967.
    • Prosecutor may drop Levy case

    • Levy, Darryl Allen [D.A. Levy]; Lowell, James; Obscenity (Law); Actions & defenses; Poets; Poetry
    • "As a result of recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings, the Cuyahoga County prosecutor's office may drop obscenity charges against poet D.A. Levy and James Lowell, owner of the Asphodel Book Store."--from Cleveland Plain Dealer article, February 23,...
    • Hippie leader Levy get six months in jail

    • Levy, Darryl Allen [D.A. Levy]; Obscenity (Law); Actions & defenses; Poets; Poetry; Poetry readings; Narcotics
    • "D.A. Levy, the self-styled poet laureate of Cleveland's University Circle hippies, was sentenced to a six-month term in the Warrensville Workhouse yesterday for conduct tending to cause the delinquency of minors."-- from Cleveland Plain Dealer...
    • Smut charge against Levy is dismissed

    • Levy, Darryl Allen [D.A. Levy]; Lowell, James; Actions & defenses; Obscenity (law); Poets; Poetry; Poetry readings
    • "Possession of obscene literature charges against hippie poet D.A. Levy, 25, and bookstore owner James R. Lowell, 35, have been dropped."-- from Cleveland Press article, March 5, 1968.
    • Court fines hippie poet Levy $200

    • Levy, Darryl Allen [D.A. Levy]; Obscenity (Law); Actions & Defenses; Poets; Poetry; Poetry readings
    • "Hippie poet D.A. Levy today was fined $200 in Juvenile Court for reading obscene poetry to two minors."-- from Cleveland Press article, March 28, 1968.
    • d.a. levy death is final protest

    • Levy, Darryl Allen [D.A. Levy]; Death; Obscenity (Law); Poets
    • "Levy, 25 was found dead in his extremely neat pad at 1744 Wymore Ave., East Cleveland. He was shot in the forehead. His 22-caliber rifle lay beside him where he was sprawled on a mattress, dressed in blue jeans, motorcycle boots." -- from...
    • Benefit boosts fund for Levy and Lowell

    • Levy, Darryl Allen [D.A. Levy]; Lowell, James; Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997; Obscenity (law); Poets; Poetry; Poetry readings
    • "A fund for the legal aid of poet D.A. Levy and bookstore owner James R. Lowell stood at $1000 today following a benefit performance by Alan Ginsburg [sic] and a folk-singing group from New York City" -- from Cleveland Press article, May 15, 1967.
    • Sad one-side movie revives the levy mystique

    • Levy, Darryl Allen [D.A. Levy]; Motion pictures; Obscenity (Law); Poets
    • "d.a. levy was a gentle, shy and despairing soul who wrote poems in the late 1960's in Cleveland. "if i scratch, i write," which tells of his short, sad life...was made by Konstantin Petrochuk. As a series of loving recollections of a sad,...
    • Area poet fined on smut charge

    • Levy, Darryl Allen [D.A. Levy]; Obscenity (Law); Actions & defenses; Poets; Poetry
    • "Darryl A. Levy, 24 year old poet, was fined $200 by presiding judge Albert A. Woldman of Juvenile Court yesterday. He was found guilty last month of acting in a way tending to cause the delinquency of minors." -- from Cleveland Plain Dealer...
    • D.A. Levy found shot to death

    • Levy, Darryl Allen [D.A. Levy]; Death; Poets; Poetry; Obscenity (Law); Actions & defenses; Marijuana
    • "Darryl A. Levy, 25, the self-styled poet laureate of Cleveland's University Circle hippies, was found shot to death in his East Cleveland apartment about midnight" -- from Cleveland Plain Dealer article, November 25, 1968.
    • Friends recall levy's recent behavior

    • Levy, Darryl Allen [D.A. Levy]; Death; Reminiscing; Marijuana; Obscenity (Law); Actions & defenses; Poets; Poetry
    • "In a room full of mattresses and girls, d.a. levy's friends held an upbeat, informal wake yesterday, blaming a society which 'forces poets to extinguish themselves' " -- from Cleveland Plain Dealer article, November 26, 1968.

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