|Description||"Darryl A. Levy, poet and leading figure of the beatnik community in the University Circle area, was named in a secrete indictment which was returned by the Grand Jury last November and filed yesterday.
Levy, 23, whose last known address was the Asphodel Book Store, 306 W. Superior Ave., was indicted for possession and distribution of allegedly obscene literature last year.
Store owner James R. Lowell, 34, was also indicted in November under the same charge but police failed to disclose Levy's name while they sought the bearded poet. Police said Levy wrote much of the material sold in the store.
Lowell, 34, of 11411 Miles Ave., is now free on bond awaiting trail.
Two months of searching coffee houses and other known beatnik hangouts by police have failed to find Levy.
The indictments followed three weeks' investigation by narcotics detectives. Involved were poetry readings sessions in coffee houses attend by young people of high school and college age.
Sgt. Burt Miller described some of the readings as "obscene, weird and way out." He compared them to foul language of the kind seen on lavatory walls.
Much of the mimeographed material read at these sessions were written by Levy. He signs them "d. a. levy". Levy admitted to reporters last summer that he "cranked out" his reams of poetry and took them to the Asphodel Book Shop. -- Cleveland Press. January 6, 1967. |