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My Insane Education by Roy Radio
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49 Mail Artists contributed to this. Actually less b/c some of those sneaky buggers used multiple names. An example of the latter is "Blaster" Al Ackerman who probably contributed as "Arnold Turner, C.A.S.F.C." (Clark Ashton Smith Fan Club), "Melvin Star", "The Blaster", & "Al Ackerman". Also included are buz blurr, known to train-hoppers; Bern Porter, known to Found Poetry enthusiasts; Pat and Dick Larter; known for their home porn; Richard Hambleton; known here on GoodReads (perhaps) thru my reviews of 2 of his publications; Cavellini; etc, etc..

For me, leafing thru this is a nostalgic experience. This was from the days when I actually felt connected to an international conspiracy of the PERSONAL. "Arnold Turner" contributes a story about witnessing Dave Zack wrestling w/ "Kousesian the Psychic"'s 350 pound chauffeur in the bushes near a highway in Southern California. As I recall that particular story, Zack may've forced the psychic's car off the road (or something like that) b/c he wanted to talk to the psychic. Hence the wrestling ensued.

Zack for those of you not familiar w/ him, was associated w/ neoism. He died after having his diabetes neglected for several yrs in a Mexican prison. They let him out when they saw how sick he was (no doubt to save themselves health care & burial expenses), he made it to Texas & died shortly thereafter.
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Started Reading
January 2, 1982 – Finished Reading
June 8, 2008 – Shelved
June 8, 2008 – Shelved as: artists-books

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