DA Levy

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Birthday
29, 1942
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Nov 24, 1968 (26)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
29, 1942
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Nov 24, 1968 (26)

About

American poet whose works include North American Book of the Dead and Suburban Monastery Death Poem. Also a publisher of experimental literary work, he established a small printing press in Cleveland, Ohio.

Before Fame

He was born into a Jewish family but discovered Buddhism as a young man.

Trivia

He was put on trial in the mid-1960s for circulating obscene poetry among minors. Shortly thereafter, at the young age of twenty-six, he committed suicide.

Family Life

He was the son of Joseph J. and Carolyn Levy and was raised in Cleveland, Ohio.

Associated With

Beat poet Allen Ginsberg defended Levy during his obscenity trial and participated in a benefit reading to offset Levy's legal fees.