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JOHN M. BENNETT PUBLICATIONS COLLECTION, 1940-1995:
GUIDE AND INVENTORY
SPEC.CMS.107

(Compiled by Andrew Harding, John M. Bennett, and Katie Brennan)

The Rare Books & MSS Library
The Ohio State University Libraries, 2005

INTRODUCTION

John M. Bennett [JMB] was born in Chicago, Illinois, October 12, 1942. A life-long poet, his work started to become well-known in the 1970s.Since that time, he has become one of the worlds best-known avant-garde and experimental poets. He has worked in a wide variety of genres, including text, visual poetry, graphics, sound and performance poetry, mail art, film and media, and has collaborated with other writers and artists from around the globe. He was also editor of the international literary journal Lost and Found Times, 1975-2005. Richard Kostelanetz has said, John M. Bennett has been the seminal American poet of my generation because he has produced so much luminous work in a bewildering variety of experimental modes. Further biographic details may be found in his autobiography (Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series, Detroit: Gale, v. 25, 1996 PN771C744).

A complete bibliographic log also may be consulted; it is cataloged in three parts:

Bibliography of John M. Bennett: books, chapbooks, audio, film & video, articles, reviews, etc., 1999 - PS3552E555Z8B45 1999

Bibliography of John M. Bennett: poems, visual poems, graphics, translations, etc. in magazines, anthologies, & catalogs, 1999 - PS3552E555Z8B453 1999

Exhibitions, readings, & performances, 1999 - PS3552E555Z8B454 1999

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No s cul de los dos escribe esta pgina. - Jorge Luis Borges, from his story Borges y Yo.

The collection originated due to a mental peculiarity on the part of its compiler, John M. Bennett [JMB]. I/he has had a feeling for as long as he/I can remember that I/he didnt really exist, that he/I was invisible. As a result, I/he felt compelled to retain at least one copy of everything that documented the contrary, that a person named John M. Bennett did exist, at least on paper. This feeling probably accounts, at least in part, for why he/I began writing in the first place.

One of the forms that invisible feeling took was that I/he felt like a mirror: no person, just a mirror in which others saw themselves. So his/my poems became those mirrors, and gave them a more solid, concrete existence.

This collection, then, consists of at least one copy of everything I/he could put his/my hands on that contains published work I/he created, reviews and mentions of his/my work and life, mail art project and exhibition documentations and catalogs, announcements, ephemera, and much else.

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The collection contains a nearly comprehensive gathering of his publications through the year 1995.It is arranged chronologically by years, but not necessarily chronologically within each year. The oversize and miscellaneous boxes at the end (boxes 178-184, 192-193) are not in chronological order and include material that did not fit in the main collection. It includes publications and other material, and some correspondence and manuscripts.

The collection also includes an effectively complete collection of JMBs Luna Bisonte Prods imprints from the early 1970s through 2000. This is the Luna Bisonte Prods Archive, boxes 185-191. Some earlier JMB imprints, such as his Frustration Press, may be found elsewhere in the collection, mixed in with the chronological arrangement.

The collection will be of value not only for studying the work of JMB, but for exploring the work of many of the writers and artists who frequently appeared in the same venues, as well as the worlds of underground, small press, mail art, and alternative cultures for the years covered.In searching for particular names, it is important to search the names in multiple forms, as so often a persons name (or the name of a publication) will appear in multiple forms throughout his or her career. For example, Thomas L. Taylor also appears as Tom Taylor, or Thomas Taylor, and so on, in addition to any pseudonyms he may have used, such as Eagle. JMBs serial, Lost and Found Times, also appears as Lost & Found Times, L&FT, and so on.

The abbreviation ts in this guide refers both to typescript and to any text set in type, to distinguish it from a visual poem.

There are some 4200 folders in 193 boxes in this collection. I want to thank my assistants Andrew Harding and Katie Brennan who labored over these materials for several years, and Geoffrey D. Smith, Head of the Rare Books & Manuscripts Library who welcomed this strange collection into the Library. Thanks go also to the RBMS Librarys staff, Elva Griffith and Jim Smith, who have been of invaluable assistance on many occasions.

John M. Bennett

September 2005


JOHN M. BENNETT COLLECTION -

CATALOGUE OF INVENTORY, OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

Detailed Listing/ Box and Folder Listing:

Box 1

Folder Number #1-17

  1. Childhood Text by JMB, 1940s.
    Abstract visual art with gray pencil and splashed liquid.


  2. Early Letters, [ca.1948-49].
    3 Holographic letters from JMB to his father. JMB’s father was in Japan at the time.


  3. Washington University Magazine, 1961. Publication focusing on the ‘World of the Student.’ May contain photo of JMB in picture of audience of Richard Wilbur. April 1961.


  4. Early student publication of poetic works, 1961.
    The Other Side of Student Life. A work published by Washington U. students composed of mimeographed legal-size paper stapled together. JMB poems printed are “The Seeking”, “Fugue No. 10” and “Fugue No. 4.” 15 pgs. April 1961.


  5. Letters from Mexico, St. Louis and Tulsa, 1962.
    Letters and Postcards from JMB to parents and brother. 14 TS or handwritten letters. Includes 6 sheets of handwritten notes from JMB’s mother, Kathryn G. Bennett. Letters deal with family affairs, college plans, life in Mexico. Also, 3 postcards and Washington University grade report from June 1962. 24 sheets and 3 postcards.


  6. Sparrow, 1962.
    Two copies of Sparrow 17: College Poetry Issue with Editor Dean Doner. Issue features “Pastoral” by Pablo Neruda translated by JMB while at Washington U. April 1962.


  7. Reflections #10, 1962.
    Art and literature zine published by the students of Washington University. Reflections #10 features “Death of a Friend” by JMB. 2 copies: inside cover of one is also signed by JMB. Winter 1962.


  8. Reflections #11, 1963. Art and literature zine published by the students of Washington University. Reflections #11 features four poems written in Mexico by JMB: “Ferris Wheel”, “ In the Afternoon an Old Beggar”, “Poem for J.H.” and “Letter Seven”. 4 copies: Inside cover of one is signed by JMB and dedicated to Janifer Holley on April 7, 1963.


  9. Reflections #12,1963.
    Art and literature zine published by the students of Washington University. Reflections #12 features “Three Scenes in Winter” and “Poem”. 3 copies: inside cover of one is signed by JMB. Summer 1963.


  10. Independent collegiate study of Wallace Stevens. 1963-64.
    The Poetry of Wallace Stevens by JMB written as an independent work for Senior Honors Eng. Lit. with Dr. Jarvis Thurston as advisor. Also contains comments by Don Finkel. This TS essay contains 151 pages and is bound in a folder. 1963-64.


  11. Reflections #13, 1964.
    Art and literature zine published by the students of Washington University. Reflections #13 features poetry by JMB. Titles of works are “The Plaza of San Juan de Los Lagos”, “The Cockroach”, “Football Practice” and “Eleven P.M.”. 4 Copies. Summer 1964.


  12. Selected Poems, 1964.
    Chronologically arranged anthology of JMB poems. Titles are as follows: “Late Summer”, “Death of a Friend”, “Morning”, “Three Scenes in Winter”, “Poem”, “Letters from Mexico 1-10”, “Nightsong”, “Ferris Wheel”, “Song”, “The Newlyweds in Early Winter”, “Poem”, “Songs of the Soul”, “The Plaza of San Juan de los Lagos”, “The Cockroach”, “Eleven PM”, “Football Practice”, “Two Laments on a Single Events”, “The Varieties of Religious Experience”, “The Balloon Man”, “Three Scenes from a Sedentary Life”, “Noon”, “Sunset”, “Song”, “A Poor Death” and 12 untitled poems. Poems printed in cc TS, in a binder. [Ca. 1964?].


  13. St. Louis Post-Dispatch – Pictures, 1965.
    Two copies of Sunday edition newspaper featuring “Comedy in Antique Manner” on children’s theatre with acting by JMB. Picture shows make-up being applied to Bennett before performance. JMB played Pantaleone in this Commedia dell’ Arte theatrical troupe. August 8, 1965.


  14. Master Skylark, Book, 1965.
    Copy of a Renaissance English story authored by an unrelated John Bennett, kept for comedic value. Paperback book with 192 pgs. 1965.


  15. College level essay by JMB on Latin American Studies, 1965.
    Octavio Paz and the Present Intellectual Scene in Mexico. Written while studying at Washington U. Essay for the sociology/anthropology department under the supervision of Dr. Joseph Kahl (contains 23 stapled pgs.) November 1965.


  16. Article on John Knoepfle, 1966.
    Section of St. Louis Post-Dispatch which features an article on the methods employed by Knoepfle when writing poetry. Knoepfle was a St. Louis-area poet friend of JMB. May 16, 1966.


  17. Community Guide to San Fernando Valley, 1966.
    Book featuring data on the services and financial expenses of the Greater Glendale Area Cover is possibly a rendition of a photo by JMB or by his wife at the time, Janifer Bennett. September 1966.




Box 2

Folder Number #18-30

  1. Reflections #14, 1966.
    • Art and literature zine published by the students of Washington University. Reflections


    • #14 features poems by JMB; “untitled”, “The Varieties of Religious Experience”, “The Myth of the Golden Age”, “Noon”, “The Balloon-Man” and “Three Scenes from a Sedentary Life.” 3 copies: inside cover of one is signed by JMB. May 1966.




  2. Community Guide to Greater San Gabriel Valley – Pomona Area, 1966.
    Book featuring data on the services and financial expenses of the Pomona Area. Some of the photos were taken by JMB and Janifer Bennett. Nov. 1966.


  3. A Few Since California collection, 1966.
    Book of JMB’s poems published with a ditto copier and stapled together. Poems were written in Los Angeles and include “An Excursion”, “Landscape”, “The Grocery Store and the Sidewalk”, “Turning the TV off”, “Today I Imagine the Bookshelves” and two untitled poems. Three copies: one is signed Nov. 30, 1966.


  4. UCLA Daily Bruin Vol. 71, #34, 1967.
    Three copies of the newspaper featuring an Arts section titled “Two o’clock” with three poems by JMB; “untitled”, “The Poem of the Mind” and “Spring.” May 12, 1967.


  5. Lost Objects collection, 1967.
    Collection of JMB’s poems written in Los Angeles. Self-published, ditto copied poems with the following titles: “The Dimestore”, “ABC Cleaners” and ten untitled poems some of which are only 1-2 lines exploring imagist techniques. Three copies: two stapled, one is in a binder and signed Nov. 1967.


  6. Poems collection, 1967.
    Self-published, ditto copied book with handwritten cover page from Los Angeles. Poem titles include: “ABC Cleaners”, “Landscape”, “Noon”, “Late Summer”, “Three Scenes in Winter” and five untitled poems. Three copies: one stapled and two in binders. Two are signed by JMB. 1967.


  7. Objetos Perdidos collection, 1967.
    Spanish version of Lost Objects translated by Ana Luisa Durán. Three ditto copies: two computer printouts stapled together and one in a binder. They are all signed by JMB. December 1967, January 1968.


  8. Guides to San Fernando Valley and San Gabriel Valley, 1967-8.
    The growth and economic stature of San Fernando Valley and the Greater Glendale Area and The growth and economic stature of San Gabriel Valley Pomona Area. Two books featuring photographs of the areas taken by JMB and Janifer Bennett. 1967, 1968.


  9. Anthology of Spanish Poetry, 1968.
    Antología de Poesía En Lengua Española compiled by JMB with poets from Cuba, Spain, Mexico, Chile, etc. 27 pages of ditto copies with staple at upper corner. 1968.


  10. My Mouth Become Insects collection, 1968.
    Ditto-copy publications of work written in Los Angeles. Titles include “Mind of broken tubes”, “Hotel”, “Car Poem”, “Wife’s Song” and 8 untitled poems. Three copies: two staple-bound and one in a binder. All copies are signed Nov. 23, 1968 by JMB.


  11. Interview between JMB and Rubén Bonifaz Nuño, 1968.
    Folder-bound transcription of a recording of the interview of RBN at El Hotel Guadalupe in Mexico City. 30 pages of photocopied TS in Spanish. Dec. 30, 1968.


  12. Peace Etc. collection of printed matter, 1968-71.
    Extensive gathering of letters, brochures and articles relating to peace / political groups lobbying for anti-war causes. Includes original handwritten or TS notes and documents by JMB relating to anti-war activities. Size is 80+ documents.


  13. Laminas 1,1968
    • 8 ½ x 11 box containing an array of poetry, graphic arts, photography, a 7’ record, etc.


    • Collaboration of approx. 40 artists published under the direction of the communications board at the University of California. Included is an untitled poem by JMB. May 1968.






Box 3

Folder Number #31-40

  1. UCLA Daily Bruin Vol. 75 #7, 1968.
    One copy of the newspaper with information about student life.


  2. Community Guide to North Los Angeles County, 1968.
    Listings of finances, taxes, services, etc for living in North L.A. Includes photos by JMB and Janifer Bennett. Nov. 1968.


  3. Community Guide to Southeast Los Angeles County, 1969.
    Listings of finances, taxes, services, etc for living in Southeast L.A. Includes photos by Janifer Bennett and maybe JMB. April 1969.


  4. UCLA Daily Bruin Vol. 76 #27, 1969.
    Four copies of this newspaper with a poem by JMB titled “Mind of Broken Tubes” Feb 11, 1969.


  5. Coatlicue: The Poetry of Rubén Bonifaz Nuño, 1969.
    First draft of JMB’s Ph.D. Dissertation for UCLA in application for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Spanish and Portuguese. Folder-bound work exploring the poetic methods of RBN spans 457 pgs plus outline. Text is pc typescript with a large amount of original handwritten commentary throughout the work, and some cc pages inserted. Handwritten commentary and edits in JMB’s hand and in another’s hand, probably Donald F. Fogelquist’s (cf. also folder 45). MS is dated as 1969 on cover page with a 1970 copyright.


  6. Collection of anti-war documents, 1969.
    Activist material targeting pro-militaristic groups such as ROTC, and developers of nuclear weapons associated with ABM. Letters and flyers are also against recent occurrences of police brutality / slaughter of civilians and promote rallies and democratic power. Total of 13 documents from JMB’s anti-war activities in Los Angeles. [1969].


  7. Primitive Poems, 1969-70.
    A collection of ditto-copied poetry by Chris Peters, selected by JMB. Included is a poem by Bennett titled “For Chris Peters.” 19 pages. 3 copies: two staple-bound and the other in a binder. Chris Peters is a pseudonym for JMB. 1969-1970.


  8. News Notes Vol. 21 #2 and #3,4, 1969.
    Informative newsletters for conscientious objectors of war efforts, which are addressed to Bennett. Articles include “A look at the military”, “Notes from Fort Dix Stockade” and “Is CO provision unconstitutional?” March-August 1969.


  9. “The Case of Abolishing R.O.T.C. at U.C.L.A.”, 1969.
    Essay and attached example of “Channeling”, a recruitment document put out by the selective service. Continuation of JMB’s interest in conscientious objection. [1969].


  10. Blank Blue Side of Chevy, 1969.
    Collection of JMB poems written in LA, ditto copied and in a binder. Titled works include “Clear Sunday”, “Love Poem for Janifer” along with 7 untitled works. Cover page is signed by JMB and dated Dec. 6, 1969 (cf. also folder 47).




Box 4

Folder Number #41-43

  1. Ohio State Lantern Vol. 90, #151, 1970.

    A campus newspaper that includes a letter written by JMB titled “Police Must Go.”

    The letter lodges complaints against the stereotyping practices of campus security and its caustic effect on an intellectual environment. JMB is listed as an Assistant Professor in the Romance Languages department. Also included is a photocopy of the letter. June 9, 1970.



  2. Maguey 3/4 + 6/7/8, 1970-3.
    Bilingual zine publication of Spanish and English poetry – published in California. Maguey 3/4 features a work by JMB; an untitled poem from Lost Objects. Two copies: inside cover of one is signed by Bennett. 56 pgs. 1970. Maguey 6/7/8 features another untitled work. Four Copies: 60 pgs. 1973. Includes mailing envelopes.


  3. The Pipe, 1970.
    9 x 13’ box containing Czech concrete poetry /graphics. Contains 26 8 ½ x 11 sheets plus an advertisement postcard. Date of work is 1970. Also included is a bill of sale to JMB for $2.90 in June 1974.




Box 5

Folder Number #44

  1. Coatlicue: Poetry of Ruben Bonifaz Nuno + attached files, 1970.
    • Second pc ts copy of dissertation with pc corrections made on pages (see Folder 35). Bibliographies and accompanying information on RBN is attached.


    • Also included are applications for teaching assistant positions at UCLA, camping plans, a folder containing covers from poetry books, legal files relating to assault, files relating to the transference of JMB’s dissertation to microfilm and related materials: e.g. “Standards and procedures for Advanced Degree Manuscript Preparation”, “UCLA Library Guide”, a file of ts and cc ts “meditation texts”, etc.






Box 6

Folder Number #45-52

  1. Antologia Semilaria, 1970.
    Collection of JMB poetry: “Trees in the Mist” and 5 untitled poems. Collection prepared for a literary tertulia held at Larry’s Bar in Columbus, Ohio. Ditto copies stapled at upper left corner. 3 copies. March 1970.


  2. Blank Blue Side of Chevy, 1970.
    12-page, chapbook styled edition of JMB’s B.B.S.o.C., printed by Cuervo Press (see folder 40). Clipart images are added and poems are italicized. Also included is the envelope from C.P addressed to JMB in Santiago, Chile. 7 copies signed on the inside cover, 1970 or 1971.


  3. The Same Poems
    8 ½ x 11 booklet presented by The Frustration Press of JMB’s poetry. Titles are “Trees in the mist”, “Film”, “Sky”, “Threat of frost in the Outlying Areas” and 10 untitled works. 3 copies: two stapled and one in a folder. Each is signed on the inside cover and dated, Nov. 14, 1970. The Frustration Press was JMB’s own imprint.


  4. 10 Pieces from the Opal Land of the Angels, 1971.
    Legal-sized work stapled together and printed by The Strange Faeces Press. Work is authored by Opal L. Nations. The works are non-paragraphed spontaneous/surrealistic pieces of fiction. Titles are as follows: “A recipe for doughnuts”, “Hotel Excelcior”, “Onedownmanship”, “Nora & Davis”, “Billy’s little Tiger Moth”, “Humphrey Dumpty”, “Pamela Knowles”, “Waddington St. James”, “Lulu” and “Albert & Annie Smudgegloss.” 1971.


  5. Alienacion E Integracion En El Novelista Tercermundista de Latinoamerica, 1972
    Thesis written by Susan Hsu for Spanish H-783 under the direction of JMB at OSU. Work is pc ts and bound in a binder. 67 pgs. May 1972.


  6. Sky & Thick Shake, 1972.
    These two poems by JMB are part of the Mail Media Project, Frustration Press. Two copies (numbered 5 and 6 of 15) of each are contained in envelopes housed in a larger envelope. Holographic poem books are approximately 3” x 4” and are stapled together, containing only one word or phrase on each page. Frustration Press is credited with the production of the works. Works are labeled as being created on Sep. 21-22, 1972.


  7. First Works, 1972.
    JMB poems published by Frustration Press. Collection contains eight untitled poems on 8 ½ x 11 photocopied paper stapled together. Some of these poems appeared later in Works and White Screen. 10 pgs. 2 copies – initialed in back. Dec 1972.


  8. Banners Death, 10 glimpses from The Opal Americans, & Americana 2, 1972.
    Both works are by Opal L. Nations. Banners Death is a short publication with graphics and stream-of- consciousness writing. 10 glimpses / Americana 2 are two cp works stapled together. These use experimental writing techniques and focus on absurd or surreal situations.




Box 7

Folder Number #53-64

  1. The Minnesota Review, fall 1972.
    Book-sized serial with poetry, fiction and visual arts. Contains five poems by JMB: “It is Spring”, “The Giant Cups”, “Sodden Burning”, “Insomniac Asleep” and “A Forest of Cameras Submerging.” Two copies. Signed by JMB on Jan. 1973. Also included is an envelope sent from the publisher containing copies of the two pages containing the poems.


  2. Letras Hispanicas, 8, winter 1972.
    English/Spanish 8 ½ x 11 student literary journal published by the Dept. of Romance Languages at Ohio State Univ. JMB (visual) poems are included which were collaged from newspaper clippings arranged on the pages to form bizarre headlines: “Excess Phlegm”, “Vaseline” and “Covering Earth.” These poems were included in JMB’s book Found Objects. Two Copies.


  3. Letras Hispanicas, 9, spring 1972
    English/Spanish 8 ½ x 11 student literary journal published by the Dept. of Romance Languages at Ohio State Univ. Five poems by JMB are featured: “Sodden Burning”, A Forest of Cameras Submerging”, “Night Sky”, “Fire Going Out” and “Insomniac Asleep.”


  4. Bachy, 1972.
    Book-sized, semi-annual journal devoted to unpublished or underground artists. JMB’s “Birds on the Patio” is featured.


  5. The Man Who Entered Pictures, 1972.
    Mimeographed, legal-size book by Opal L. Nations and interpreted by Felipe Ehrenberg. Text and full size erotica illustrations make up the book’s content. Devon, England: Beau Geste Press.


  6. The Sensuous President, 1972.
    T.S.P.’s title page lists it as being authored by “K.” However, the book is comprised of work by different writers including three pages of visual collage poems by JMB. The poems later appeared in Found Objects. Three copies signed by JMB.


  7. A Comparative Synchronic Study of Selected Topics in French and Spanish Grammar, 1973. Thesis by Carol Becka presented as credit towards a Bachelor’s Degree at Ohio State University. JMB is accredited in the acknowledgements as Becka’s Honors Advisor for the Spanish Department. Work is computer printout bound in a notebook. 102 pgs + appendix. 1973.


  8. “Fast Service”, 1973.
    Rubber-stamped graphic print by JMB featuring six identical icons featuring the words “fast service” with a logo. One additional graphic is added on the page entitled “Hamburgers with all the trimmings.” 13 of these sheets printed on orange paper are included in an envelope. Nov. 17, 1973.


  9. Road Apple Review, Vol. 4, no. 4, 1973.
    Poetry/art zine published by Road Runner Press with editor Brian Salchert. Poem titled “Real House” by JMB is included. 72 pgs. Winter 1973 edition, but dated and signed by JMB as May 1973.


  10. Second Coming, Vol. 2 No. 4 & 5, 1973.
    Poetry, fiction and art zine issued three times a year from Second Coming Press. Two short poems, “Night Sky” and “Fire Going Out”, by JMB are featured. 70 pgs. Summer 1973 edition. Copy is signed by JMB in June 1973.


  11. Serendipity Books Distribution Catalogue, 1973.
    A nearly 400-item catalogue offered by Serendipity, based out of Berkeley, California. Found Objects by JMB is offered as well as works by Simon Perchik and others. Seven flyers are included in the envelope. Spring/Summer 1973.


  12. New Rivers Press Catalogue and Masterbooks’ facsimile of Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”, 1973.
    Catalogue offers another listing of JMB’s Found Objects. “Song of Myself” is in newspaper form, each page showing a photograph of the original publication’s page: first facsimile edition available to the general public.




Box 8

Folder Number #65-68

  1. Found Objects, 1973.
    JMB collection of visual collage poetry made from sections of newsprint and other sources to form absurdist headlines/articles. Published by New Rivers Press: an 8 ½ x 11 box containing sheets of loose paper. 38 pages. Signed copy, 1973. Also included is Works, a poetry collection previously published by Frustration Press. 14 pages. Signed, bound copy.


  2. Glass Art Magazine, Vol. 1 No. 2, 1973.
    Magazine has a section devoted to the collaboration between John Bennett and Robert Coleman. As stated by JMB, “”Coleman does the glass, and I write the poetry for it and apply it to the glass.” This article shows pictures of the glasswork with poetry written next to it. Inside cover is a sheet showing two errors in the publication of the poems. 3 copies, signed by JMB, April 1973.


  3. First Works - 2nd Edition, 1973.
    Frustration Press’s revised and expanded photocopy edition of this JMB work. First edition released in 1972. Poetry is untitled. 10 pages. Three stapled, and one in a binder, 8 ½ x 11 copies. Signed by JMB, January 1973.


  4. A Directory of American Poetry, 1973.
    Extensive listing of poets and/or writers published by Poets & Writers, etc. JMB is mentioned as a publisher. 119 pgs. Signed by JMB, Sep., 1973.




Box 9

Folder Number #69-82

  1. Cottonwood Review, spring Edition 1973.
    Biannual publication of the University of Kansas with poetry, fiction and photography. “Explode It “ by JMB is included. James Grauerholz is one of the poetry editors. 84 pages. Signed by Bennett, Spring 1973.


  2. Letras Hispanicas , Vol. 10, winter 1973.
    English/Spanish 8 ½ x 11 literary journal (cf. folders 54 and 55). JMB pieces include “Craters”(presented alongside “Cráteres” by Eloy González), “Their Bones”, “Bison in the East”, “Grey Water”, and “Smokestack.” 72 pages. Signed by JMB, April 1973.


  3. The Widening Circle Vol. 1, No. 3, summer 1973.
    Columbus, Ohio – based literary magazine featuring an advertisement for Freeway Gas Station and 7 Rituals by JMB from The Frustration Press. Edited by Richard Centing. 24 pages. Sent to JMB on Dec. 15, 1973.


  4. Letras Hispanicas, Vol. 11, spring 1973.
    English/Spanish 8 ½ x 11 literary journal (cf. folder 54, 55, 70). JMB pieces are “TV Moonglass”, “This plant dies, my face” and “The highway is closed.” 79 pages. Signed by JMB, 1973.


  5. The Ohio State University Evening Program Opportunities booklet, 1973.
    Course Bulletin / Master Schedule of Classes for Autumn 1973. JMB is listed as professor for Spanish 694N: Chicano Writings. The course covers the following writers: Acosta, Shular, Villarreal, Rivera, Valdez and Paz.


  6. Freeway Gas Station, 1973.
    A collection of poems by JMB with art by Janifer Bennett, self-published with the Frustration Press. 3 photocopy editions: 2 stapled, one folder-bound. 11 pgs. Copies are signed by JMB, July 4, 1973.


  7. Works, 1973.
    JMB collection with eleven untitled poems, “Junk Plain”, “TV Moonglass”, and “the world is full of shipping clerks.” Published by Frustration Press and signed by JMB. 15 pages. 3 photocopy editions: 2 stapled and 1 folder-bound. April 1973.


  8. 7 Rituals, 1973.
    Conceptual performance pieces published by Frustration Press. Rituals include “Catshit Piece”, “Door in Pieces”, “Try Suicide”, “Free Fire”, “Tree”, “Stone Piece” and “Piss Piece.” 3 copies: 2 stapled and 1 folder-bound. 8 pages. Signed by JMB, July 1973.


  9. Noticias Culturales No. 153, 1974.
    Magazine from Colombia’s Instituto Caro y Cuervo that features an article by Aristobulo Pardo about JMB’s Chicano Writing class at OSU. The title of the 3-page article is “Un Curso de Literatura Chicana en La Universidad Estatal de Ohio.” Mar. 1, 1974.


    • 77 A Broadside by JMB, 1973-1974
      “Fat Chair” 1973, ”Blitzee Routs” 1974, “As through Time was Running” 1974, “Backwards!” 1974, and “Swarming Blades” 1974, visual poetry brodsides by JMB. Several copies of each, many signed and dated by JMB.


  10. Margins No. 13, 1974.
    Magazine offering reviews of zines and small press books. May contain small references to JMB. Two Copies. August – September 1974.


  11. Vagabond, No. 19, 1974.
    Zine produced by a different John Bennett and printed on a 1917 mimeograph. Poetry is the focus alongside stories and articles. JMB has three pieces from 7 Rituals printed: “Door in Pieces”, “Free Fire” and “Try Suicide.” Magazine includes a supplement of contributor’s notes. Two Copies. Nov. 1974.


  12. A Dance into the Stomach & The Fault No. 6, 1974. A.D.i.t.S. is a small poetry collection by Kenn Kwint with etchings by Kathi Duff. Nov. 1974. The Fault features poetry, drama, fiction and art with pieces by JMB and also Richard Kostelanetz. JMB poems are #s 3, 7 and 9 from Motels. The Fault Press, based in CA, published both pieces.


  13. Margins, No. 14, 1974.
    Magazine offering reviews of zines and small press books. Issue has a mention of JMB’s sound/concrete poetry on page 65. Three copies. Oct.- Nov. 1974.


  14. Margins, No. 15, 1974.
    Magazine offering reviews of zines and small press books. Back portion of publication features an advertisement for Empty White Tubes: a packet of concrete poetry, conceptual art, labels and collage pieces by JMB. Also marks the first mention in print of Luna Bisonte Prods. Dec. 1974.




Box 10

Folder Number #83-91

  1. Antología Comentada del Modernismo, 1974.
    An extensive 557-page work by Porrata y Santana described as an “explicación de textos literarios”. JMB contributed 2 articles on poems by José Martí. 1974.


  2. Small Press Record of Books: 3rd International Edition, 1974.
    Catalogue edited and published by Len Fulton. JMB’s Found Objects is listed for distribution. Book is copyrighted 1973 and marks the 1973-74 edition. Signature of JMB is marked as Jan. 1974.


  3. Scree 1, 1974.
    Full-size literary magazine devoted to collages, poetry, fiction, art, concrete and photos. Within the list of books and magazines received is JMB’s 7 Rituals. Copyright 1974.


  4. Parts, 1974.
    JMB work self-published through Luna Bisonte Prods. Parts is a ten-page chapbook with each page featuring only an oversized pc rubberstamped word or phrase. Work is unbound but inner leaves are enveloped in a folded sheet to form the cover. Three copies. 1974.


  5. Road Apple Review, Fall, 1974.
    Art/poetry zine with “Their Bones” by JMB. A short bio is also given of each contributor in the back. JMB “from Ohio has published in The Minnesota Review, Second Coming, and has a book from New Rivers Press.” Signed by JMB, Autumn 1974.


  6. Fifth Assembling, 1975.
    Assembling anthology coordinated by Richard Kostelanetz, Henry Korn and Mike Metz that specializes in “unpublishable” material. Four pages of concrete poetry of JMB are featured. Two copies: copyright 1974 with one signed Jan. 1975.


  7. A Directory of American Poets, 1975 Edition.
    Book includes the names and addresses of 1500+ writers. JMB is listed with special attention paid to his Spanish skills and interests. Copyrighted 1974.


  8. West Coast Poetry Review, Issue 12, Volume 3, No. 4, 1974.
    Literary journal focusing on concrete and visual poetry, which features an untitled work by JMB. JMB’s poem is an orig. rubberstamped label adhered to the page. Book is copyrighted for summer 1974 but signed by JMB in April of 1975.


  9. Titmouse, 5, 1975.
    This journal is listed as the “Concrete Issue” and features poetry with some artwork. JMB’s work includes “Blade Rubber”, “Tooth Decay” and “Merchandise Piece.” Winter 1974/75. Signed by JMB in April of 1975.




Box 11

Folder Number #92-101

  1. Stationpoint, 1975.
    Small zine with many pieces by JMB scattered throughout, as well as an advertisement for Image Standards. Seattle, Washington: Tokyo Publications, [ca.1975?]


    • 92a.Quoz? Poetry, Vol. 3, No. 10, 1975.
      A magazine of poetry, edited by C. G. Cicatelli. Includes a ts poem by JMB. Contributors are Al Ackerman, Anna Banana, Monte Cazazza, Ken Friedman, Klaus Groh, Davi Det Hompson, Ray Johnson, Opal Nations, Walt Phillips, Genesis P-Orridge, Edgardo Antonio Vigo, and others.


  2. Six Portraits (1st and 2nd editions), 1975.
    Work by JMB that features photos accompanied by surreal text. Published by Luna Bisonte Prods in a loose-leaf folded chapbook. Three copies signed by JMB: March 27, 1975. Also included are ads and 6 copies of the 2nd edition from September 1975. Includes 6 flyers. In rubberstamped envelopes.


  3. Image Standards, 1975.
    LBP loose-leaf published work by Bennett with one phrase printed per page. The phrases suggest images triggered by watching TV (cover includes graphic of a TV with the words “Color Television – All Comforts”). 10 pages. Two copies, each signed by JMB Feb 28, 1975, each in initialed and rubberstamped envelope.


  4. Clown War 10, 1975.
    Small literary journal with poetry, graphics and photo collage. Poem by JMB titled “Closed During Expansion” is included. Pieces by F. A. Nettelbeck, Opal L. Nations and others are printed as well.


  5. Sixth Assembling, 1975.
    Collection of material assembled by Richard Kostelanetz, Henry Korn and Mike Metz that specializes in “unpublishable” material. The book has a page devoted to “Lost and Found Times” No. 1 from August 1975. This one-page piece acts as JMB’s prototype for his own future publication; the page lists fictitious and humorous spoofs of lost and found ads. Three additional pages of JMB material follow, including “Wipe It” and “TV Piece.” 2 copies. 1975.


  6. Under the Sign of Pisces: Anais Nin and her Circle, 1975.
    Journal edited by Richard Centing at the Ohio State University and printed by the OSU Libraries Publications Committee. Translation from Spanish to English of two short works by Joaquin Nin (father of Anais Nin) was done by JMB. Winter 1975.


  7. Rushlight, Spring, 1975
    Journal of poetry and short fiction from Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. Includes a poem by Eloy R. González, translated by JMB, 1975.


  8. Flyer for mail-art exhibition, 1975.
    “Last International Exhibition of Mail Art ‘75” held in Buenos Aires. JMB is listed as a participant. Dec 1975.


  9. Catalogue “25 Years to 2000”, 1975.
    Catalogue sent from the N.A.M.E. Gallery in Chicago, Ill. Conceptual art exhibition held January 3-18. JMB is listed as a participant. 1975.


  10. Who’s Who in the Word, ca. 1975.
    Columbus based zine focusing on Dadaist art/text. One page reproduces “Lost and Found Times” No. 2. Another page has a collage work by Nick L. Nips, one of JMB’s pseudonyms, 1975.




Box 12

Folder Number #102-111

  1. Contemporary Authors, Vol. 49-52, 1975.
    Book featuring biographies and bibliographies of current writers, including JMB. Biography features info on personal (including education), career and writing aspects of each author. 1975.


  2. Margins, # 21/22, 1975.
    Magazine offering reviews small press books, magazines, and zines. Section on the Assembling publication features JMB’s “Tough Clips” previously seen in Fifth Assembling. Three Copies. Summer 1975.


  3. Fireweed, #1, 1975.
    Columbus, Ohio, poetry journal with mention of JMB in the ‘Books received’ section, Fall 1975.


  4. 491 Magazine, #9, 1975.
    New York based zine with visual poetry, comics and graphics. JMB’s contribution is a reproduction of a sheet of “Meat Dept. / Time” labels, 1975.


  5. Penniesworth, 1975.
    Poetry journal published on stapled pc legal-size paper; based in Columbus, Ohio. #1 and #4 from White Shirts in Closet by JMB are featured. 1975.


  6. Interstate, #4, 1975.
    Professionally bound and printed journal with fiction, poetry, visual poetry, autobiography, letters etc. “Motel Burning”, “Motels 1,2,4,5,6” and an untitled work by JMB are published within. Signed by JMB in Sept. 1975.


  7. Scree, #3, 1975.
    Previously full-size journal now in a smaller format. Content is devoted to Dada and surrealist aesthetics using collages, poetry, fiction, art, concrete and photos. An untitled work by JMB is featured as well as a mention of Parts in the ‘books received’ section. 1975.


  8. Vagabond, #20, 1975.
    Washington-based mimeograph poetry/fiction journal edited by John Bennett (not related to JMB). Two rituals by JMB are published in this work: “Buried Basement” and “Administration Piece.” Two copies, 1975.


  9. Northwoods Journal: a magazine for writers, Vol. 3, No. 2, 1975.
    Journal comprised of poetry, letters, stories and ads. Unknown piece by JMB is poorly reviewed as a “sad waste of trees” in the ‘stuff received and reviews’ section. Nov. 1975.


  10. Poema Convidado, #7, 1975.
    Portuguese-language poetry journal that includes “Luna Escamosa” (in Spanish) by JMB. Two copies, 1975.




Box 13

Folder Number #112-115

  1. World Anthology, [ca. 1978.]
    Wooden cigar box filled with 25+ paper-based and other items. Included are mini-magazines, a graphic by R. Kostelanetz, work by Opal L. Nations, Ken Saville, editor George Myers, Jr., and others. JMB’s contributions include labels, postcards, broadsides, concrete poems, a copy of Lost and Found Times, No. 1, and other material, [1975-1978.]


  2. Intermedia, Vol. 1, No. 3, 1975.
    Full-size literary and art magazine featuring photography, visual poetry, music, art, collage, etc. JMB’s early form of Lost and Found Times is listed in the ‘Art publications’ section, 1975.


  3. PMLA: Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, Vol. 90, No. 6, 1975.
    Program for the MLA convention. Includes an ad for JMB’s reader, El pensamiento politico latinoamericano, Oxford University Press.


  4. Endangered Faeces, 18, 1975.
    “An international magazine of experimental poetry, prose and graphics, with historical plates.” Published in New York and edited by Opal L. Nations. JMB contributions include an untitled piece and two rituals: “Squeeze It” and “Grease Piece – For Mark Tomlinson.” Issue also features work by performance artist / musician Genesis P. Orridge and editor Opal L. Nations. Nov. 1975.




Box 14

Folder Number #116-127

  1. Margins, No. 19, 1975.
    Magazine offering reviews of small press books, magazines, and zines. The “In the Margins” magazines section mentions Parts and Image Standards. 1975.


  2. Small Press Review, Vol. 7 Nos. 10-11, 1975.
    Review magazine focusing on underground authors and poets. The index of other magazines features Lost and Found Times #1, Nov-Dec. 1975.


  3. Coda: Poets and Writers Newsletter, Vol. 2, No. 6, 1975.
    Publication provided as a supplement to the 1975 edition of A Directory of American Poets. June 1975.


  4. Peace and Pieces Review, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1975.
    A quarterly publication of poetry. Pablo Virumbrales’ “Abril Iberico” is translated by JMB as well as 3 other untitled translations. JMB’s featured work includes two pieces from Motels: “8” and “10.” Magazine also has work by Allen Ginsburg, Richard Kostelanetz and Opal L. Nations. Spring/summer 1975.


  5. Label Negatives, [1975-79].
    Negatives for two of JMB’s labels: “Dark Cups” and “Saw a Motel Burning in the Rain,” sent to JMB by a publisher who printed them.


  6. Mail-art, [1975].
    Envelope from Mark Tomlinson, containing a photo of a man in a woodworking shop with the caption “Squeeze it” penned on. Envelope is decorated with a label of JMB’s “Instructions for Four Bags”.


  7. Intermedia, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1975.
    California-based arts journal featuring 4 label poems by JMB. An ad for JMB’s Image Standards is also included, June 1975.


  8. Margins, No. 16, 1975.
    Magazine offering reviews of zines and small press books. Contains an advertisement for Empty White Tubes by JMB, Jan. 1975.


  9. Margins, No. 27, 1975.
    Magazine offering reviews of zines and small press books. Within the index of small press works is JMB’s Image Standards, Dec. 1975.


  10. Small Press Review, No. 33, 1975.
    Review magazine focusing on underground authors and poets. Listing of magazines received has Quoz?, Vol. 3, No. 10, featuring JMB, Anna Banana and others, October 1975.


  11. Images, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1975.
    Poetry magazine published through Wright State University from Dayton, Ohio. Features two untitled poems by JMB. Two copies sent to Bennett in Oct. 1975.


  12. Vile, Vol. 3, No. 1, 1975.
    Magazine dedicated to Dada/Absurdist art, photos and writing, containing anything “vile”. JMB’s ritual “Catshit Mother Piece”, a derivation of the piece previously seen in 7 Rituals under the title “Catshit Piece” is featured. Bennett’s piece in this issue was given the “Vile Award of Disgust.” Also includes work by Ray Johnson, Davi Det Hompson, Anna Banana, Al Ackerman, Robin Crozier, Genesis P. Orridge, Opal Nations, Edgardo Antonio Vigo, and many others, Dec. 1975.




Box 15

Folder Number #128-149

  1. Small Press Record of Books, Fifth Edition, 1976.
    Listing of books, pamphlets, chapbooks, posters, and more that were published in or around 1975. JMB’s Image Standards, Parts, and Six Portraits are included. Published in Paradise, CA by Dustbooks, 1976.


  2. Intermedia, Vol. 1, No. 4, 1976.
    Tabloid-style issue of L.A.-based literary and arts journal. Included as a supplement to the publication are JMB’s chapbook Image Standards and a conceptual poster by Richard Kostelanetz titled Modulations. 2 copies each of the newspaper, Image Standards. Also included are two Intermedia advertisements and an ad for “Dog Love”, a live poem by Loren-Paul Caplin. Winter/Spring 1976.


  3. The Atlantic Review, 1976.
    Special mimeographed edition of a magazine featuring fiction and poetry. JMB’s poem “Foott and Rubber Bone” is included: Summer 1976.


  4. The City Moon, Vol. 10, No. 1, 1976.
    Farcical newspaper self-described as “processed literary art.” Issue has an advertisement for JMB’s Time’s Dipstick. Edited by James Grauerholz: two copies: May 28, 1976.


  5. AIEEE, 4, 1976.
    Virginia-based magazine of poetry, fiction, comics, and art. “Meat Dept. Time” rubberstamped labels by JMB are scattered as well as another untitled rubberstamp label and an excerpt/ad from Time’s Dipstick. Two copies, 1976.


  6. The Supplement, Winter 1976.
    Short book provided as a supplement to A Directory of American Poets, (1975), A Directory of American Fiction Writers, (1976) and Coda, Vol. 2, No. 6, (June 1975).


  7. The Supplement, Summer 1976.
    Short book provided as a supplement to A Directory of American Poets, (1975), A Directory of American Fiction Writers, (1976), Coda, Vol. 2, No. 6, (June 1975) and The Supplement, (Winter 1976).


  8. Do Not Cough: Select Labels, 1976.
    Chapbook by JMB including 37 word-based rubberstamped labels offset. Published by Luna Bisonte Prods, 16 pages. 5 copies, 1976.


  9. Lost and Found Times, No. 3, 1976.
    JMB’s and DC Landies’ publication (now in magazine form) retaining the original ‘Lost and Found’ listings but with poetry, fiction and art added as well. The cover is adorned with JMB’s “Seamless Boats” label. Other writers/artists are now featured as well as JMB’s “Foot meat”, “The Auto head page”, and “Sinking account”. Copyrighted by JMB and D. C. Landies. Published by LBP and Casa Del Sensitive: 20 Pages. 7 copies, May 1976.


  10. Page from Driver Training, 1976.
    Page with two graphics each accompanied by two lines of poetry. Corner of page is copyrighted by N. Nips [Nick L. Nips], a pseudonym of JMB. This page was displayed in JMB’s study for many years, 1976.


  11. Text Sound Image – Small Press Festival, 1976. Commentary and 800+ listing of items displayed at the Small Press Festival displayed in 4 locations in Europe 1976-1977. Organized by Guy Schraenen. JMB is mentioned under the postcards and graphic posters headings, 1976.


  12. Interstate, 6-7, 1976. Journal of poetry, concrete poetry, fiction, photography and art. A page of JMB’s work of word/image collage is included. Two copies: signed by JMB on Sep. 28, 1976.


  13. The Dudie Bird Cook Book, 1976.
    Book by Mary Jane Dougherty with a collection of photographs mimicking the preparation of a bird, but with a small infant covered in feathers replacing the poultry. 1976.


  14. A Directory of American Fiction Writers, 1976.
    Book contains an extensive (800+) listing of fiction authors published by Poets & Writers. 1976.


  15. Time’s Shirts, 1976.
    Pc ts collection of poems and graphics by JMB and published by LBP. Table of Contents is as follows: Matter, White Shirts, Time’s Dipstick, Tough Clips, and Rituals. 97 pages in a binder. Includes some original holographic editing, 1976.


  16. Tentatively Titled, Positively Colored Yellow Pages, 1976.
    International mail-art directory contains a listing of JMB. Also included is advertisement for Lost and Found Times, #3, 1976.


  17. Mask Ompendium, 1976.
    Magazine with any type of ‘mask’ related material, Dada art, photography, newspaper clippings, etc. Includes a graphic image from JMB. Also attached is a copy of the newsletter and an order form, 1976.


  18. Small Press Review, Vol. 8, Nos. 6-7, 1976.
    Review magazine focusing on underground authors and poets. ‘Fantasy and Dada’ section lists both Time’s Dipstick and Lost and Found Times, #3. A review of both JMB works is given by Rod Tulloss, June-July, 1976.


  19. Parachute, 9, 1976.
    Canadian magazine of art, poetry and reviews. Four poems by JMB are featured: “Knifeedged Disk”, “Selfportrait with Bedpan”, “Time’s T-Bone”, and “Time Jerk”. 2 copies, July 1976.


  20. Lifeline, No. 43, 1976.
    Magazine for writers giving tips for preparing a manuscript and reviews of happenings in the literary field. Under the ‘projects’ section, Lost and Found Times is listed as “a new art and literary magazine, interested in the experimental, primitive and outrageous.” May 15, 1976.


  21. Daily Blotter, #35, 1976.
    Page from a tabloid newspaper with a poem by JMB: “Broken Head”, March 19, 1976.


  22. Serendipity Books Distribution Catalogue, 1976.
    Company dealing in small press books of contemporary writers. White Screen and Found Objects by JMB are listed, 1976.




Box 16

Folder Number #150-169

  1. Coda: Poets and Writers Newsletter, Vol. 4, No. 1, 1976.
    Journal for poets and authors focusing on the financial aspects of writing for a living. Wanted ads have a listing by JMB looking for submissions to Lost and Found Times. Sep/Oct. 1976.


  2. New: Arts and Letters, Vol. 7, No. 3, 1976.
    A Beyond Baroque publication of poetry, photography and letters. Within the index of books is JMB’s Time’s Dipstick. May 1976.


  3. Lifeline, No. 47, 1976.
    Magazine for writers giving tips for preparing a manuscript and reviews of happenings in the literary field. An advertisement for sale/submission is listed for Lost and Found Times, July 15, 1976.


  4. Time’s Dipstick, 1976.
    7 page chapbook of JMB’s poetry/graphic experimental collages. Published through LBP and signed by JMB on Nov 24, 1975. Four copies, copyright 1976.


  5. Obvious Foreigners, 1976.
    Book of poetry by Pat Nolan aspiring to produce English language poems of a Chinese nature. Back of book lists the publisher, Famous & Famous Last Words, with the note; “Forthcoming - Works by John M. Bennett and others”, 1976.


  6. Driver Training, 1976.
    Chapbook publication by Nick L. Nips, a pseudonym for JMB. Volume contains 8 pages of graphics and poetry. Four copies signed by JMB on Dec 9, 1975.


  7. Guts Fly, 1976.
    8 ½ x 11, stapled and photocopied book by JMB. Contains 18 pages of poetry written between 1975-76. Some of these poems were included in JMB’s chapbook, Meat Watch, 1977. 3 copies, 1976.


  8. Poor Farm, No. 3, 1976.
    Magazine of comics, poetry and stories. The section Apollo’s Sanctuary features “Desperate Moment, No. 4 & 5” by JMB. Two copies, 1976.


  9. The Ohio State Lantern, Nov. 10, 1976.
    Campus newspaper that features an article on a poetry-reading taking place at OSU’s Sullivant Hall. JMB, listed as an employee of OSU Library Acquisitions, is one of the poets performing.


  10. White Screen, 1976.
    Poetry and graphics book by JMB published professionally by New Rivers Press with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the NY State Council on the arts. This is also the first work to feature a picture of Bennett on the cover. 91 pages. Four copies, all signed by JMB, 1976.


  11. Fireweed, No. 2, 1976.
    Columbus, Ohio poetry journal with “White Shirts 2” by JMB. A short bio is also provided of Bennett in the contributors’ section. 2 copies, Winter 1976.


  12. Supplement to the Bulletin of the Maryland writers’ council: Catch Up Issue, 1976.
    Journal covering criticism and essays as well as featured poetry, fiction, etc. LBP and JMB are mentioned with an offer for “Toejam” labels, Lost and Found Times, and “instructions for using a bureaucratic bog”, Feb-May 1976.


  13. Postcards made with Bob Shay, [1976?]
    21 postcards of B&W photos, comics and reproductions of prints from medical manuals, made by JMB and Bob Shay, [1976?].


  14. Meat Dip / 15 Labels, 1976.
    Small labels of various sizes with short word phrases by JMB. The labels are original rubber stampings in a printed envelope. Printed by Laughing Bear Press. 12 copies, 4 are signed and lettered by JMB, 1976.


  15. The Time, 1976.
    Original handwritten chapbook by JMB with 12 holographic pages. Done in a Chinese string-bound blank book, Jan 8, 1976.


  16. Margins, #27, 1976.
    Magazine offering reviews of zines and small press books. Lists JMB’s Image Standards and also his work in Peace & Pieces Review, Vol. 2, No. 1, Dec. 1975.


  17. Latin American Literary Review, Vol. 4, No. 8, 1976.
    Journal focused on articles and poetry. A poem by Eloy R. González, translated to English by JMB, is featured. Spring-Summer, 1976.


  18. New Magazine: Arts and Letters, Vol. 7, No. 6, 1976.
    A Beyond Baroque publication of poetry, photography, fiction, and letters. ‘Magazines Received’ section mentions Intermedia, Vol. 1, No. 4, which includes the Image Standards chapbook by JMB (cf. folder 129), Oct. 1976.


  19. Gurgle: dok dop & champ newsletter, No. 2, 1976.
    Newsletter for Dadaists: graphics, articles, writing, etc. ‘Letters’ section has a blurb from JMB, speaking in admiration of Gurgle, 1976.


  20. Front, Vol. 1, No. 4, 1976.
    ‘Special Catalogue Edition’ of this newspaper, featuring pieces from the International Rubber Stamp Exhibition (April 23 – May 30). JMB is listed as an exhibiting artist, May 1976.




Box 17

Folder Number #170-180

  1. International Directory of Little Magazines and Small Presses, 12th Edition, 1976-77.
    Extensive list of publications includes JMB and D.C. Landies’ Lost and Found Times with info for ordering copies or sending submissions, 1976.


  2. El Pensamiento Político Latinoamericano, 1976.
    Book conceived as reader for college-level Spanish language studies. Selections deal with revolution and controversial political issues for Latin Americans. Printed by Oxford U. Press with editing and introductions provided by JMB and Pablo Virumbrales. Three copies, 1976.


  3. Cornfield Review: An Annual of the Creative Arts, 1976.
    First issue of a magazine based at Ohio State University, containing writing, photography and art. A poem titled “Wind” by JMB is featured along with a short bio that lists JMB as a Ph.D. graduate, his recent publication White Screen, and status as head of Luna Bisonte Prods. Edited by David Citino, 1976.


  4. The Fault, #9, & The Face of Guy Lombardo, 1976.
    T.F.o.G.L. is a book of poems by Hugh Fox with photos by John Plimley. Printed by California-based The Fault Press. The Fault is a magazine of fiction, poetry, letters, photography and art with JMB’s poem “Common Signs”, 1976.


  5. The Midatlantic Review, Vol. 2, No. 5, 1976.
    New York based magazine of poetry and short fiction includes two poems by JMB: “Death Hammer” and “Time’s Joint”. Summer 1976.


  6. Fireweed, Vol. 1, No. 3, 1976.
    Columbus, Ohio poetry journal lists JMB’s Time’s Dipstick in the ‘Books Received’ section, Spring 1976.


  7. Laughing Bear, No. 1, 1976.
    Experimental writing magazine with fiction, graphics, reviews, and poetry including one-line poems and concrete poems. Two hand-printed labels by JMB are attached: “Frequency Meters” and “Felt Spur”. In the ‘Publications Received’ section, several LBP items are listed: Driver Training by Nick L. Nips (pseudonym of JMB) and Time’s Dipstick by JMB, which are both also reviewed in the “Reviews” section, 1976.


  8. White Arms Magazine, May issue, letter from Rene White, and Drag Means Death, 1976. W.A. Magazine is a large one-page publication of news about the arts. JMB is mentioned in the ‘Party Line’ section. Includes a photo of JMB in his study wearing a woman’s mask on p. [2]. Two copies. D.M.D. (chapbook) is the transcription of a tape of “One Night in the Life of B. Schwartz”. Original holographic letter enclosed, from Rene White, addressed to Mr. Sensitivity, May 1976.


  9. Estructuras Antitéticas en “Galope Muerto” de Pablo Neruda, 1976. Offprint of article by JMB expounding on Neruda’s Antithetical Structures in his poem “Galope Muerto”. From Revista Hispánica Moderna, Vol. 38, No. 3, 1974-75. Two copies, 1976.


  10. The Daily Blotter, No. 35, 1976.
    Alternative/hippie newspaper from central Pennsylvania. Poetry section has a poem by JMB: “Broken Head”, March 1976.


  11. Lifeline, No. 44, 1976.
    Magazine for writers giving tips for preparing a manuscript and reviews of happenings in the literary field. ‘Projects’ section lists Lost and Found Times as “a new art and literary magazine”, 1976.




Box 18

Folder Number #181-185

  1. Thesavrvs: Boletín del Instituto Caro y Cuervo, 1976.
    Offprint of review by JMB from Columbian journal, Vol. 31, No. 1, 1976. JMB reviews Gustavo Correa’s Poesía Española del siglo veinte, antología. In Spanish, 1976. Folder also contains a letter to Aristóbulo Pardo, from the editor of Thesavrvs, referring to JMB’s review.


  2. Margins, Digest of Nos. 28-30, 1976.
    Magazine offering reviews of zines and small press books. Contains references to JMB’s Image Standards, Driver Training, Time’s Dipstick and his work in Peace & Pieces Review, Vol. 2, No. 1. Three copies, 1976.


  3. Small Press Review, Vol. 8, No. 1, 1976.
    Review magazine focusing on underground authors and poets. ‘Books/Mags Received’ section mentions JMB’s Time’s Dipstick and Nick L. Nips’ Driver Training, (also JMB), 1976.


    • 183a. Big Moon, Vol. 2, No. 1, Winter 1976.
      A California-based quarterly of poetry, art, and short fiction, edited by Christine Wilkins and Estelle Milligan. A poem titled “Road Birth” by JMB is included.


  4. Casa Editorial, Catalog 2, Part 1, 1977.
    Listing of small poetry magazines. JMB and DC Landies’ Lost and Found Times, No. 3, is entry 584, 1977.


  5. Lightworks, No. 6, 1977.
    Newspaper journal of ideas through image, literature, science, etc. Page of mail features a graphic and “Spit” stamp by JMB, 1977.




Box 19

Folder Number #186-207

  1. Small Press Review, Vol. 9, Nos. 1-2, 1977
    Review magazine focusing on underground authors and poets. Includes a review of Joseph L. Concha’s Chokeberry Hunters by JMB.


  2. Star-Web Paper, No. 6, 1977.
    8½ x 11 magazine with poetry, art, photos, fiction, etc. JMB has 7 pages of poetry and visual poetry/stamps, mostly untitled except for “Shopping Center” and “Secret Rubbers”. Edited by Thomas Michael Fisher, 1977.


  3. Bird Effort, Issue 3-4, 1977.
    Magazine featuring art, fiction and poetry. Included is a “Crow Loaf” graphic by JMB as well as “Meat Edge”, “Mr Nips in Mourning”, an untitled poem and a second collage-style graphic, 1977.


  4. Bombast, No. 1, 1977.
    California-based magazine of art and poetry. JMB’s contributions are “Headache” and “Meat Plane”, 1977.


  5. COSMEP Book Van Catalog, 1977.
    A catalog of small publishers that includes Luna Bisonte Prods, listed as “poetry, art, experimental”, Fall 1977.


  6. Scree, No. 8, 1977.
    Magazine devoted to Dada and surrealist aesthetics using collages, poetry, fiction, art, concrete and photos. Issue includes a brief review of JMB’s Meat Watch. The 3 poems by “John Bennett” in this issue are not JMB.


  7. Laughing Bear, No. 6, 1977.
    Experimental writing magazine with fiction, graphics, reviews, poetry and visual poetry. List of the Laughing Bear Press catalogue mentions JMB’s Meat Dip, 1977.


  8. Aieee, 5/6, 1977.
    Virginia-based magazine of poetry, fiction, comics, and art. JMB’s poem “Nick’s Piece” is included, 1977.


  9. Program for “What I’ve Been Doing in Clay Lately”, 1977
    2 separate versions of the program for the performance piece, conceived by JMB, George in Georgia, Steven Durland, S Hitchcock, Baron Von Geraldo and Whitson. One of the programs includes some printed labels, graphics, and a letter, by JMB. Play performed by Steven Durland on Aug 14, 15, in Amherst Massachusetts, 1977.


  10. Lost and Found Times, No. 4, 1977.
    Fourth edition of JMB and DC Landies’ magazine L&FT with a special title for this issue of ‘Monkey Suites’. Contains “Nick L. Nips Poems” by JMB with graphics (penmanship by DC Landies). 24 pages with an inserted order form. 5 copies, Feb 1977.


  11. Skullpolish, No. 1, 1977.
    Florida-based magazine edited by Francis Poole that publishes writing and graphics. JMB’s poetry contributions are “No Center”, “Mouth and Dollars”, “Phone Going Off”, plus 5 graphic or visual poetry pieces. An advertisement for JMB’s White Screen is also included in the back. Two copies, 1977.


  12. ‘What Can Poets and Writers, Inc. Do for You’, 1977.
    Sheet listing the different publications of P&W, Inc. Mission statement and contact information are also included, 1977.


  13. Cabaret Voltaire, No. 1, 1977.
    Magazine of Dadaist art and writing, named after a 1916 pamphlet containing the Dadaist manifesto as well as work from Tzara, Picasso, Arp, Kandinsky and others. JMB’s 3 pages each contain a photo and rubberstamp visual poem: “Eat Bones”, “Chop” and “Creep Feed”. 2 copies, 1977.


    • 198a. Cabaret Voltaire, No. 2, 1977.
      Magazine of Dadaist art and writing, named after a 1916 pamphlet containing the Dadaist manifesto as well as work from Tzara, Picasso, Arp, Kandinsky and others. This edition focuses on the importance of error and mistake in forming art. Features the rubberstamped poem “Sewer” by JMB, 1977.


    • 198b. Or, No. 3, [1977].
      Small Dada-based publication with text, graphics, collage, etc. A graphic with rubberstamp label titled “Control” and a second page of four more rubberstamps by JMB are included.


  14. Or, No. 4, 1977.
    Small Dada-based publication with text, graphics, collage, etc. Features a page of rubberstamps by JMB: “Bone Wax”, “Tits”, “Meat & Metal”, “Shit Blood” and “Bang Bang”. One page is devoted to a personal message handwritten by Or-owner Don Milliken, “John – you is definitely a crazy sumbitch!” is handwritten by Don Milliken.


    • 199a. Or, No. 8 and PostalOr, 1977.
      Small Dada-based publications with text, graphics, collage, etc. PostalOr features postcards from different artists. No. 8 features “Wads Head: part two”, a poem by JMB, 1977.


  15. List of contributors to the International Mail-art Exhibition, June 1977.
    List is garnished by works from the exhibition. JMB is among the contributors. Envelope also includes a non-personal letter (in Spanish) from Atelier Bonanova, Madrid, to all recipients of the list.


  16. Gaveta, No. 5, 1977.
    Brazilian magazine of art and poetry. List of correspondents has the name and contact info of JMB, 1977.


    • 201A. Gaveta, No. 6, 1977.
      Brazilian magazine of art and poetry. List of correspondents has the name and contact info of JMB, 1977.


  17. Words of the Metis Poet, 1977.
    A collection of 10 broadside poems and 1 postcard by Lyle Lee in an envelope, published by Luna Bisonte Prods. Eight copies, 1977.


  18. Gaveta, No. 7, 1977
    Brazilian magazine of art and poetry. Features visual poems titled “Spit” and “Rotate Daily” [or “Time and Matter Mandala”] by JMB, 1977.


  19. Gaveta, No. 8, 1977
    Brazilian magazine of art and poetry. JMB listed as a correspondent.


  20. Gaveta, No. 9, 1977
    Brazilian magazine of art and poetry. JMB listed as a correspondent, 1977.


  21. Bookrate Catalogue #1, [Late 1970s].
    Bookstore offering underground/innovative works. JMB’s White Screen is given a full-page ad with the poem “Wind” reprinted as a sample. Two copies, [Late 1970s].


  22. Wittenberg Review, Issue 2, Vol. 1, 1977.
    Student-produced magazine from Springfield, Ohio. Consists of poetry, art, fiction, photography, etc. JMB’s contribution is a ritual titled “Dental Piece”, 1977.




Box 20

Folder Number #208-219

  1. The International Directory of Little Magazines & Small Presses, 13th Edition, 1977-78.
    Extensive list of publications includes JMB and D.C. Landies’ Lost and Found Times with info for ordering copies or sending submissions. Luna Bisonte Prods also has its own entry, 1977.


  2. Small Press Record of Books in Print, 6th Edition, 1977.
    Listing of books, pamphlets, chapbooks, posters, and more that were in print during 1977. JMB’s Do Not Cough, Image Standards, Meat Dip, Parts, Six Portraits, and Time’s Dipstick are listed. Published in Paradise, CA by Dustbooks, 1977.


  3. NRG, No. 4, 1977.
    Tabloid-style magazine devoted to poetry and visual poetry, edited by Dan Raphael. JMB’s White Shirts in Closet, 1” is included. Three copies, 1977.


  4. Interstate, No. 9, 1977.
    Professionally bound and printed journal with fiction, poetry, visual poetry, autobiography, letters etc., edited by Loris Essary and Mark Loeffler. A poem by JMB is included: “Time’s T-Bone”, 1977.


  5. X, No. 1, 1977.
    A journal of fiction, poetry, photography, art, essays and interviews, edited by George Myers, Jr. “My Kak Art”, a poem by JMB, is included along with accompanying rubberstamps, Summer 1977.


  6. Directory of Small Magazine/press Editors and Publishers, 8th Edition, 1977-78.
    Extensive listing includes JMB twice, for Lost and Found Times and also as owner of Luna Bisonte Prods, 1977.


  7. Luna Bisonte Prods Postcards, 1977.
    Double-sided sheet of uncut postcards with an array of concrete poetry by JMB (“Crow Dots”, “Dot Box”, and “Crow Loaf”) and the poem “Bitch” which was previously published in Words of the Metis Poet by Lyle Lee.


  8. Numbers Two, 1977.
    Packet of seven broadsides, by Richard Kostelanetz, consisting of concrete poetry based on numbers. Published by JMB’s company Luna Bisonte Prods. Included on one envelope is personal note written to JMB from RK. 9 copies, 1977.


  9. 491 Magazine, No. 11, 1977.
    Publication with Dada and Surrealist oriented art, text, and collage. Includes holographic poem “Nick L. Nips Dreams” by JMB, July 1977.


  10. Meat Watch, 1977.
    24-page book of poetry and concrete poetry by JMB, much of which previously appeared in magazines. Published by Fireweed Press. 3 copies, all signed by JMB in Feb. 1977. Also included is a one-page “Meat Watch / Watch Meat” rubberstamps, a photo, and graphics from 1976.


  11. The Independent, Vol. 1, No. 5, 1977.
    Magazine offering interview and reviews of fiction and poetry. JMB’s Meat Watch is reviewed by Billy Collins along with 3 other chapbooks. White Screen is also given a 4-page review by Steven Hitchcock, 1977.


  12. Vile, Vol. 3, No. 2, 1977.
    Magazine dedicated to Dada/Absurdist art, photos and writing, containing anything “vile”. Contains “Desperate Moment 2” by JMB, originally from Meat Watch (cf. folder 217). Also contains an ad for the third edition of Lost and Found Times and a photo of JMB on p.34. 2 copies, Summer 1977.




Box 21

Folder Number #220-241

  1. Seventh Assembling, 1977.
    Collection of material assembled by Richard Kostelanetz, Henry Korn and Mike Metz that specializes in “unpublishable” material. Contains work sent by JMB: 3 poems, “Street Jerks”, “Meat Vent”, “Floating Meat”, and 3 untitled, full-page drawings of heads, 1977.


  2. Printed Matter, Inc. – Artists Books Catalogue, 1977.
    Catalogue containing many works by JMB: Do Not Cough; Select Labels, Driver Training (Nick L. Nips), Image Standards, Meat Watch, Monkey Suites, Six Portraits, and Time’s Dipstick. Prices of JMB’s work range from $1 to $1.50.


  3. GGAGG Newslitter, No. 1, 1977.
    Small photocopy publication edited by Billie Haddock and Rhoda Mappo, which features Dada art/text. Contains unspecified work by JMB, Al Ackerman and others. Also included in the envelope is a full page graphic titled “Love Map” attributed to the Art Vandals. JMB’s pieces are visual/conceptual poems on pages 15 and 17.


  4. The Fault, No. 11, 1977.
    The Fault is a magazine of fiction, poetry, letters, photography and art. JMB’s “Time’s Utensils, Waking”, originally from Meat Watch (cf. folder 217), and a collage poem with accompanying graphic from Time’s Dipstick. Edition also includes a copy of The Dam Builder, a separately bound short fiction work by Joseph Nicholson.


  5. Transient, No. 6, 1977.
    Mail-art project compiled by Ken Saville, featuring 9 pieces of paper with poetry/text/graphics in an envelope. Two labels (“Shit Blood” and “Hanging Packer”) are attributed to JMB. 4 copies of 200, April 2002.


  6. Famous Contents, The Mitchell Page / Iggy Pop / Jeff Miller Memorial Issue, 1977.
    Magazine of poetry, visual poetry and experimental fiction. JMB contributes 4 poems: “Clock Junk”, “Dodo”, “Nick’s Piece”, and “Killer’s Bug Run”.


  7. Casa Editorial: Small Press Poetry – Catalog 3, Part 2, [ca. 1977].
    Letter L-Z listing includes Nick L. Nips’ Driver Training written by JMB, ca. 1977.


  8. Poema Convidado, No 31, 1977.
    Magazine specializing in articles or poetry in English and Portuguese. An advertisement for JMB’s Crow Dots [a set of postcards] is included, July 1977.


  9. My Favorite Sentence Concerning Art, 1977.
    Compilation of sentences sent in by international artists. JMB’s sentence is a “Frequency Meters” rubberstamped phrase. Compiled by Klaus Groh in Edewecht, Germany.


  10. Catalog for the Not Clay Invitational International Correspondence Postal Card Mail Art Show, 1977 Show held at the Herter Art Gallery in Massachusetts July–Sept. of 1977. Work from JMB was exhibited in the show as well as a graphic from JMB printed in the catalogue.


  11. Centerfold, No. 9-10, 1977.
    Magazine for artists offering news and reviews. Page [3] has a photo of a bookstore window with a copy of Richard Kostelanetz’ Numbers Two, published by JMB.


  12. Small Press Review, Vol. 9, No. 6, 1977.
    Review magazine focusing on underground authors and poets. JMB favorably reviews a poetry book titled Moving by Roger Mitchell, June 1977.


  13. Poets in the Gallery: A chapbook of Columbus poems, 1977.
    Book published by The Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts featuring photography, illustrations and poetry. Two poems by JMB are printed: “Art of Poetry” and “Time’s T-Bone”. In addition, the photography section by Edward Lense contains a photograph of JMB (cf. also folder 242).


  14. Friends Magazine, No 203, 1977.
    Photocopy publication of arts, correspondence and photography. Included is a photo of JMB titled “Mother Meat” of Bennett in costume, taken by Edward Lense. Probably edited and published by Al Ackerman, based on handwriting and return address on mailing envelope. Envelope has two JMB label poems on it.


  15. Laughing Bear Newsletter, No 4, 1977.
    Publication of the LB catalogue, reviews and news. ‘Bookrack’ section features brief reviews of Meat Dip, Meat Watch, and Monkey Suites by JMB.


  16. Poema Convidado, No 32, 1977.
    Magazine specializing in articles or poetry in English and Portuguese. A visual poem by JMB titled “Crow Loaf” is featured, July 1977.


  17. The Poets & Writers, Inc. 1977 Supplement.
    Update for 1975 edition of A Directory of American Poets and the 1976 edition of A Directory of American Fiction Writers.


  18. JMB’s business correspondence with Dustbooks, 1977.
    Verification notice for JMB’s inclusions in the Sixth edition of Small Press Record of Books in Print. Listings are Do Not Cough + Select Labels, Time’s Dipstick, Six Portraits, Image Standards, Parts, and Driver Training.


  19. Small Press Review, Vol. 9, Nos. 7-8, 1977.
    Review magazine focusing on underground authors and poets. ‘Books/Mags Received’ section lists JMB’s Meat Watch. Two copies, July-Aug. 1977.


  20. The Booklist, Vol. 74, No. 3, 1977.
    Extensive listing of fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, film, alternative press, and more. Luna Bisonte Prods is listed as an “alternative press scene” publisher, Oct. 1977.


  21. San Francisco Review of Books’ Selection of Books as Holiday Gifts Catalogue, 1977.
    Listing of books provided by corporate and underground publishers. Luna Bisonte Prods lists JMB’s White Screen and Richard Kostelanetz’s Numbers Two available for sale.


  22. B.I.P.C.M.A.E. Exhibition Catalogue, 1977.
    Mail-art show in Wisconsin, consisting of 150 artists from 24 different countries. JMB is listed as a contributor, 1977.




Box 22

Folder Number #242-259

  1. Poster for poetry concert and chapbook release, 1977.
    Columbus, Ohio poetry presentation by four women on Feb. 6, 1977. Poster features a photo of JMB taken by Edward Lense (cf. also folder 232).


  2. Concrete Poetry Exhibition Catalogue, 1977.
    Exhibition at the Church Fine Arts Gallery (in Nevada?) from Apr. 13-27. JMB’s featured pieces were offset broadsides and offset labels.


  3. Lightworks, No.7, 1977.
    Loose-leaf magazine in clear envelope compiling graphic art forms (paper and fabric), edited by Charleton Burch. JMB’s “Rueda Del Tiempo” is included.


  4. “Control”, 1977.
    Visual poetry by JMB featuring red paper printed with a brick design and a ‘Control’ label centrally placed. Printed by Gorilla Publications: fourteen copies, 1977.


  5. Franklin Furnace Archive Artists Book Bibliography, Vol. 1, 1977.
    4 x 6 index publication of the artist’s titles complete with the author’s own comments. JMB’s listings consist of Image Standards, Six Portraits, and Time’s Dipstick.


  6. Lifeline, Issue 58, 1977.
    Magazine for writers giving tips for preparing a manuscript and reviews of happenings in the literary field. Projects section lists Lost and Found Times with request for submissions.


  7. Fireweed, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1977.
    Columbus, Ohio poetry journal with a poem by JMB, titled “Time Ending”. Issue also includes a poem by the other John Bennett. Three copies, Winter 1977.


  8. Fireweed, Vol. 2, No. 4, 1977.
    Columbus, Ohio poetry journal with two works by JMB: “Seamless Fall” from Meat Watch (cf. folder 217), and “I Saw Motels”. Contains note that Fireweed will be suspended following this issue. Two copies, Summer 1977.


  9. Multipostais, No. 1, 1977
    Brazilian mail-art and visual poetry project consisting of 18 postcards/pictures. JMB’s contribution is a graphic postcard titled “Intestinos Fuera”. A card giving a description of the project, an additional visual poem, an ad for Classified Magazine, and a blank sheet of 60 lines titled “Poem Limited to Sixty Lines” are also included.


  10. A Gaveta, No. 3, [1977].
    Brazilian poetry magazine from Olinda. No. 3 includes a visual poem by JMB, “Turn Your Hand Into a Vacuum”. Folder also contains No. 4, 1977, and two unnumbered issues, with mailing envelopes and a note to JMB.


  11. Blank Tape, No. 1, 1977.
    New York–based magazine of fiction, poetry, visual poetry and graphics. JMB’s poetry pieces are “Flushed Faces”, “Dog Chewing Rubber Skull”, “Mirror Hand” and an untitled rubberstamp label visual poem. A short bio is also given on JMB.


  12. Notes, 1977.
    JMB’s 46-piece collection of torn and crumpled paper scraps (mostly notepad pages) with one or two-word phrases handwritten in marker on each. Several also feature rubberstamps or are blank pages torn from publications. These were probably made to show JMB’s son William, then 1 year old, what writing was.


  13. Material associated with the Art Publishers’ Convention, Book Fair and Exhibition, 1977.
    Event from Oct. 8 – Nov. 4 at the San Jose State Univ. in California. Includes a letter addressed to the participants. JMB may have had materials in the exhibition.


  14. Soft Art Press, No. 11, 1977.
    Japanese issue of Swiss art, photography, and text magazine. ‘Received List’ includes reception of 18 papers and 8 postcards from Luna Bisonte Prods.


  15. Antivalues, No. 1, 1977.
    Large collage-style work, which lists JMB as a participant for the “In the Circle ‘77” project, organized by Pawel Petasz. Also includes a flyer from Commonpress publications.


    • 256A. Antivalues, No. 2, 1977.
      Large collage style work, which lists JMB as a participant in an ad for the “UniArt Xmas Show”, organized by Pawel Petasz.


  16. Bombast, No. 2, 1977.
    California-based magazine of art and poetry. Contains two pages of rubberstamp label poems by JMB: “Meat Loops”, “Box Meat”, “Nail Trick”, “Bone Wax”, “Blades Inside” and “Meat Vent”. Two copies: one signed by Bennett in March of 1978.


  17. Hora de Poesia, No. 23-24, 1978
    Poetry journal from Barcelona, edited by Javier Lentini. Lost and Found Times is listed in the Revistas section.


  18. Time Release, 1978.
    Book of poetry and graphics by JMB and published through LBP. Described on a laid-in flyer as “a static narrative”, each of the ten pages contains one line. Nine copies signed by JMB in March 1978.




Box 23

Folder Number #260-269

  1. The Small Press Review, Vol. 10, No. 9, 1978.
    Review magazine focusing on underground authors and poets. Includes a review of the other John Bennett’s Vagabond Anthology, in which JMB had some work.


  2. Poems and Translations, Vol. 7, 1977-81.
    Large pc volume of work written or translated by JMB, containing pages 437-867. Contains many poems by Pablo Virumbrales, with translations by JMB. Virumbrales previously wrote an introduction for El Pensamiento Politico Latinoamericano along with JMB. (cf. folder 171).


  3. International Directory of Little Magazines and Small Presses, 1978.
    Extensive list of publications includes JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods and Lost and Found Times with a note that D. C. Landies, co-founder of L&FT passed away in Jan. 1978.


  4. Assembling Assembling, 1978.
    Notes on the creation of the Assembling publication edited and with an introduction by Richard Kostelanetz. A small blurb about Assembling from a Spanish magazine is translated by JMB as well as two visual poems that had been published in earlier editions.


  5. Blank Tape Two: A Serial Anthology of Unconventional Literature, No. 9,1978.
    Magazine of poetry, visual poetry, graphics, reviews, etc. Included is a piece by Dan Raphael on JMB, two labels and three poems, “Wads in Hall”, “Wads Wheel” and “Wads Fork” by JMB. A note is also included to JMB from the editor and publisher, Keith Rahmmings.


  6. Difficult Decisions/ Ethical Dilemmas, 1978.
    Exhibit of decision-making processes at the University of Minnesota. JMB is listed as a participant. Packet contains many papers pertaining to the event such as letters to the exhibiting artists, etc., May 1978.


  7. Bikini Girl, June 1978.
    Magazine of photography, art, fiction and poetry. Includes JMB’s poems “Dog Cake Hat”, “Swarming Blades”, “White University” and an interview of JMB by Deena Schwartzbaum, with photos. Also included is a personal letter from Lisa Baumgardner, head of B.G.


  8. Contexto: Suplemento Especial de “A Republica”, 1978.
    Poetry and visual poetry supplement to a São Paulo, Brazil newspaper. Includes “Spit”, a visual poem by JMB.


  9. Laughing Bear Newsletter, No. 15, 1978.
    Issue includes reviews and news. ‘Bookrack’ section lists Meat Dip, Meat Watch, and Monkey Suites [L&FT, 4] by JMB.


  10. Lost and Found Times, No. 5, 1978.
    JMB’s magazine, no longer co-produced by D. C. Landies owing to his death in Jan. 1978. Contains five poems by JMB: “Dog Cake Hat”, “Sensitive’s Last Cake”, “Sensitive Thinks”, “Sensitive’s Box”, and “Nips Book”. The character, Mr. Sensitive, is a pseudonym and representation of D. C. Landies, whose work fills the remainder of the edition. Three copies, Aug 1978.




Box 24

Folder Number #270-284

  1. International Postal Art Posters, 1978.
    Exhibit held in Ontario, Canada during Nov. 17-27, 1977. Show contained over 200 mail-art objects from around the world. JMB is included in the list of participants.


  2. Contents, 1978.
    Chapbook by JMB and published through LBP. Described in a laid-in flyer as a “word narrative”, it contains one word on each page, so that a poem is formed by the table of contents, which is repeated at the end. It also contains one label. 14 pages. Eight copies, six signed by JMB in April 1978.


  3. NRG, No. 9, 1978.
    Tabloid-style magazine devoted to poetry and visual poetry. Contains two labels, and two poems by JMB: “Wads of Nails” and “Wads Tape”.


  4. Network: Quodlibeta, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1978.
    Political activist magazine along with book recommendations on political issues. Correspondence list mentions JMB, May 1978.


    • 273a. Network: Quodlibeta, Vol. 2, No. 3, 1978.
      Political activist magazine along with book recommendations on political issues. An advertisement for JMB’s Image Standards is included. Also, the correspondence list mentions JMB, June 1978.


  5. Beyond Baroque 782, Vol. 9, No. 2, 1978.
    A continuation of a prior Beyond Baroque publication, New Magazine: Arts and Letters. A magazine collection of poetry, photography, fiction, and letters (cf. folders 151, 167). JMB contributes three poems: “Nips in Day”, “Nips Meat”, “Bar Grill Man” as well as a short statement on “Meat, Time, and Poetry”. Three copies: July 1978.


  6. Network: Quodlibeta, Vol. 2, No. 4, 1978.
    Political activist magazine along with book recommendations on political issues. Correspondence list mentions JMB, Aug. 1978.


  7. Network: Quodlibeta, Vol. 2, No. 5, 1978.
    Political activist magazine along with book recommendations on political issues. Correspondence list mentions JMB, Oct. 1978.


  8. Popular Illusion, No. 4, 1978.
    Canadian magazine covering a broad selection of the arts such as poetry, sculpture, photography, fiction, non-fiction, etc. The book is compiled of small pullout sections devoted to each artist. JMB’s section features actual labels “Stiff Rabbits On The Cliff” and “Maggots” as well as collage art. 2 copies.


  9. Multipostais, No. 2, 1978.
    Brazilian mail-art project consisting of 43 postcards/pictures in a printed envelope. JMB’s piece is a rubberstamp one-word poem, “Slitter”. Also included are ads for Commonpress and the International Exhibition of Dreams featuring JMB. Organized by Paulo Bruscky and Daniel Santiago. Also includes a postcard with a photo of Davi Det Hompson.


  10. Newsart, Vol. 2, No. 5, 1978.
    Newspaper from New York City, featuring articles, reviews as well as publishing poetry. Includes a review of JMB’s White Screen by Dick Higgins (pg. 5).


  11. America En La Mira, 1978.
    Catalog of an international exhibition of graphic art held in Mexico, 1978. Includes JMB’s “Time and Matter Mandala”.


  12. Nemo Propheta In Patria, 1978.
    Mail art devoted to Guglielmo Achille Cavellini, and published by him in Brescia, Italy. Includes JMB’s and Cavellini’s collaborative visual poem, “Bone Wax”. Two copies.


  13. Dreams, 1978.
    A small poetry chapbook by JMB, published by Don Milliken’s ORWORKS. The poems all begin with the words “saw a”, a device JMB used in his mail art of this period. 14 pages, 9 copies.


  14. Documents from Expoetica 77, 1978.
    Documentation and other material from an exhibition of experimental poetry held in Natal, Brazil in Dec. 1977. JMB is listed as a participant.


  15. Hobsons, No. 1, 1978.
    Magazine specializing in visual, concrete, and experimental poetry. Contains a copy of a reduced-in-size edition of JMB’s Time Release and a laid-in pc letter from JMB with the poem “Sensitive Thinks”.




Box 25

Folder Number #285-301

  1. Catalogue from the “Black on White” Show, 1978
    Mail-art exhibition from Oct. – Nov. in Segovia, Spain. Catalogue contains a visual poem by JMB, titled “Fork”.


  2. Network: Quodlibeta, Vol. 2, No. 6, 1978.
    Political activist magazine along with book recommendations on political issues. Correspondence list mentions JMB, Dec. 1978.


  3. Skullpolish, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1978.
    California-based magazine of arts, poetry and reviews, edited by Francis Poole and Joann Balangit. JMB contributes both poetry, “Nips Date”, “Voice in Tub”, “Four Eats”, and two pages of rubberstamp label poems and a visual poem. Reviews of Meat Watch, Time Release, and Contents are included.


  4. The Vagabond Anthology, 1978.
    Hardcover collection of works from Vagabond magazine, the publication of the Washington State-based John Bennett. Anthology contains three ritual poems from JMB: “Door in Pieces”, “Try Suicide”, and “Administration Piece”. A personal note from JB to JMB is inside the book.


  5. Skull Ink Collection, 1978.
    Mail-art project hosted by JMB consisting of index cards rubberstamped with “Skull Ink” and a bubble for the recipient to fill in before returning. Approximately 40 pieces are included; many are lavishly decorated and include notes to JMB. Among the artists are S. Hitchcock, Rod Summers, Robin Crozier, Tom Winter, Geoffrey Cook, Francis Poole, Steve Durland, Ray Johnson, Catherine Mehrl, Ulises Carrion, Leonard Frank Duch, Pauline Smith, Haddock, Pat Larter, G.A. Cavellini, and others.


  6. E Z Sleep, 1978.
    Art and poetry chapbook by JMB, published by Art’s Elbow in California. Contains ten pages, mostly consisting of one line of words each. This text was the “script” for a film of the same title made by JMB and John McClintock.


  7. Catalogue from the “First International Exhibition of Mail Art”, 1978.
    Exhibition from Sep. 27-30, 1978, in João Pessoa, Brazil. JMB is included in the list of participants. The exhibition was organized by Unhandeijara Lisboa.


  8. Printed Matter, Inc. Artists’ Books Catalogues, 1978.
    Company catering to small press books, records, tapes, etc. One of the catalogues lists two of JMB’s works: Contents and Time Release. 5 copies of one type and 2 copies of the second.


  9. The Independent, Vol. 0, No. 2, 1978.
    Monthly magazine offering interview and reviews of fiction and poetry. ‘Books Received’ section contains JMB’s Meat Watch and Time Release, while the ‘Magazines Received’ mentions the 5th edition of Lost and Found Times.


  10. Materials relating to the Mohammed Mail-art project, 1978.
    Mail-art game between a group of participants based on a hierarchy of first-degree senders and second-degree senders. Materials include a statement of the rules, JMB’s poem as a second-degree sender to be sent out, and a letter selecting JMB is a first sender. Includes a list of names for JMB’s first-sender piece.


  11. Lightworks, No. 10, and Catalog from the Lightworks Envelope Show, [ca.1978-79]. No. 10 is a newspaper journal focusing on ideas through image, literature, science, etc. JMB is listed as a participant in the Lightworks Envelope Show, from July of 1978 and a reinstallation in May of 1979, in Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan, respectively. Catalogue shows an envelope by JMB with handwritten poetry, “Dreams” rubberstamp, a pasted photo, etc.


  12. Recent Findings, No. 1, 1978.
    Pc magazine from California containing photography, art and experimental poetry. JMB contributes a rubberstamp and short piece of untitled poetry.


  13. Blades, No. 3, 1978.
    An assortment of mail-art pieces including defaced/edited photos, two personal notes to JMB from editors Francis Poole and Joann Balangit, cutouts from erotica magazines, and a copy of Blades, No. 3, which is a small experimental poetry magazine from California. Blades includes a rubberstamp phrase by JMB, “Nasal Retention”. Postmarked July 1978.


  14. (Ti)me Re(le)ase, 1978.
    A copy of JMB’s Time Release drastically altered by Ken Saville and returned under the title me Re ase. The line of Bennett’s poetry on each page has been interpreted and illustrated by K.S. to form absurd sexual scenes. Signed by JMB in March, and K.S. in April 1978. Also included is a personal note to JMB commenting on the alteration.


  15. Writer’s Newsletter, Special Issue: Audiences for the Poet, 1978.
    Bi-monthly publication for writers, including listings of presses, lectures, periodicals, and reviews. The section focusing on ‘Presses’ lists LBP, referring to it as Luna Bisonte Productions and mentioning Numbers 2, White Screen, Words of the Metis Poet, and Do Not Cough, May/June 1978.


  16. The Columbus Dispatch, Section D-7, Dec. 17, 1978. Newspaper from JMB’s hometown reviews his work in an article titled “Poet uses Varied, Off-Beat Writing” by Ellen Carter. Several examples are printed from Do Not Cough, L&FT 5, and Meat Watch: “Art of Poetry”, “Knifeedged Disk” and “Sensitive Thinks”. Two copies.


  17. La Post – Avanguardia catalog and accompanying poster, 1978. Exhibition of mail art and other art held in Benevento, Italy, 1978. JMB listed as a participant. Organizer was Antonio Ferró.




Box 26

Folder Number #302-320

  1. Cabaret Voltaire, No. 3, 1978.
    Magazine of Dadaist art and writing, named after a 1916 pamphlet containing the Dadaist manifesto as well as work from Tzara, Picasso, Arp, Kandinsky and others. C.V. is edited by Steven Hitchcock. No. 3 is based on a concept of “The Drawing-Completion Test” in which each contributor completes a blank grid. JMB’ piece is a derivation from his work “Crow Dots” concept, Spring 1978. Also includes a letter documenting the imprisonment of two artists in Uruguay written by Geoffrey Cook and forwarded by Steve Hitchcock.


  2. 73 Ohio Poets: Cornfield Review Special Edition, 1978.
    A collection of 82 poems published via the Ohio State University. JMB’s poem “Wads Fork” is featured as well as a short bio.


  3. Soft Art Press, No. 12, 1978.
    Swiss magazine of art, photography, and text. Contains a collage of rubberstamps by JMB as part of an ad for Luna Bisonte Prods.


  4. A View Out of My Window, 1978.
    An international anthology of Dada/experimental art compiled by Klaus Groh. Two pages are devoted to JMB; one is freehand art and the other is “Stiff Rabbits on the Cliff” rubberstamp label. Also notable is the contribution of French Surrealist Rene Magritte.


  5. Soft Art Press, No. 15, 1978.
    Swiss magazine of art, photography, and text. No apparent reference to JMB.


  6. Popular Illusion, No. 3, 1978.
    Canadian magazine covering a broad selection of the arts such as poetry, sculpture, photography, fiction, non-fiction, etc. This issue features a photograph taken from JMB’s Time’s Dipstick. Also includes an ad for P.I. #4, which is to contain labels by JMB, and a photo of JMB’s “Control” label on someone’s buttocks, Jan. 1978.


  7. Catalogue for “First Intl. Mail Art Show” 1978.
    Exhibition at in Staten Island, New York, from Oct 14 – Nov 4, based loosely on Dada and Fluxus groups. JMB is listed as an Ohio contributor.


  8. Twelfth Key: wRITES, Issue 1, 1978.
    Canadian magazine focusing on mostly traditional poetry. A poem by JMB is included titled “Nips Death”, as well as a handwritten note to JMB from T.K. editor Penny Kemp.


  9. Newsletters from the International Council of Mid-Ohio, 1978.
    JMB was a Latin Americanist and Spanish language resource contact for this group.


  10. Cabaret Voltaire, No. 4, 1978.
    Magazine of Dadaist art and writing, named after a 1916 pamphlet containing the Dadaist manifesto as well as work from Tzara, Picasso, Arp, Kandinsky and others. C.V. is edited by Steven Hitchcock. Issue features “Dreams” stamp by JMB and an accompanying poem. Other contributors include Filliou, Robin Crozier, Pawel Petasz, Scott Helmes, Pauline Smith, Genesis P. Orridge (coum), and many others.


  11. Contexto: Suplemento de A Republica, Oct. 29, 1978, and “First International Exhibition of Mail Art” flyer, 1978.
    Contexto is a supplement to A Republica, focusing on the arts. “F.I.E.o.M.A.” from Sep. 27-30, in ????. List of contributors includes JMB. Both were sent to JMB by J. Medeiros, from Natal.


  12. Columbus Free Press, Vol. 8, No. 9, 1978.
    Ohio tabloid based on political activist concerns. An article titled “Poets transform Columbus skyline” deals with the Yellow Pages Poets, a group that displays their work on billboards. JMB is mentioned as one of the members of YPP.


  13. Laughing Bear Newsletter, No. 2, 1978.
    News from the Laughing Bear Press, as a supplement to Laughing Bear Magazine. The Laughing Bear Bookrack includes JMB’s Meat Watch.


  14. Laughing Bear Newsletter, No. 12, 1978.
    News from the Laughing Bear Press, as a supplement to Laughing Bear Magazine. Subject matter is the imprisonment of two artists from Uruguay: Jorge Caraballo and Clemente Padin.


  15. Centerfold, Vol. 2, No. 4, 1978.
    A magazine for artists covering music, art, film, and written word, published in Vancouver, BC. Listing of magazines features Modern Romances, No. 3, with cover-art done by JMB. Issue includes texts by Dick Higgins, Robert Filliou, and others.


  16. Small Press Review, Vol. 10, No. 1, 1978.
    Review magazine focusing on underground authors and poets. Issue features an ad for X, A Journal of the Arts, with work by JMB and others, Jan. 1978.


  17. Cabaret Voltaire, No. 5, 1978.
    Magazine of Dadaist art and writing, named after a 1916 pamphlet containing the Dadaist manifesto as well as work from Tzara, Picasso, Arp, Kandinsky and others. C.V. is edited by Steven Hitchcock. JMB’s poem “Deck A Dents” is included and an altered letter. Also includes work by various Brazilian mail artists, and Angelika Schmidt, Steve Durland, Scott Helmes, Ko de Jonge, Pauline Smith, Guillermo Deisler, Richard Kostelanetz, and many others.


  18. NRG, No. 7, 1978.
    Tabloid-style magazine devoted to poetry and visual poetry. Section of recommendations lists JMB’s Meat Watch from Fireweed Press.


  19. Dispatch: Poets and Writers Bulletin, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1978.
    Bulletin of needs, news, advertisements and job listings from writers listed with Poets and Writers. JMB’s post states willingness to hold workshops, meet with students, and perform poetry readings or slide presentations.




Box 27

Folder Number #321-337

  1. River City Writers, Vol. 1-2, 1978.
    Newsletter from Cincinnati, Ohio, offering reviews of publications and happenings in the poetry community. JMB’s Contents and Time Release are both listed as ‘New Works by Local Authors’.


  2. So & So, Fall edition, 1978.
    Magazine from California publishing poetry, art, visual poetry, letters, etc. Three pages of rubberstamp labels by JMB are included. Contributions include Allen Ginsburg, Dan Raphael, Jerome Rothenberg, P. Inman, Nanos Valaoritis, Richard Kostelanetz, and others. 2 copies.


  3. California Drought Catalog (A Dada Digest), 1978.
    Catalog from the California Drought Mail Art Exhibition from Oct 8-9, 1977. JMB is listed as a participant in the show. Organized by R. Mutt.


  4. Laughing Bear Newsletter, No. 16, 1978.
    News from the Laughing Bear Press, as a supplement to Laughing Bear Magazine. A paragraph about LBM, No. 7, lists JMB as one of the featured artists. Bookrack section also features JMB’s Meat Watch.


  5. Kaldron, No. 6, 1978.
    Tabloid-style magazine featuring poetry, visual poetry, art, reviews, etc., edited by Karl Kempton. Listing of recommended books and magazines features Luna Bisonte Prods. Among the contributors are Scott Helmes, Karl Kempton, Dick Higgins, and others: summer 1978.


  6. NRG, No. 9, 1978.
    Tabloid-style magazine devoted to poetry and visual poetry, edited by Dan Raphael. Two poems, “Wads of Nails” and “Wads Tape” are included along with two labels by JMB. Among the contributors are Loris Essary, Peter Ganick, Karl Kempton, Dan Raphael, Tom Whalen, and others.


  7. Small Press Review, Vol. 10, No. 2, 1978.
    Review magazine focusing on underground authors and poets. A review of Star-Web Paper, No. 6, mentions “some very interesting stuff by Experimentalist John M. Bennett”, Feb. 1978.


  8. Eighth Assembling, 1978. Assembling anthology, issued in two parts, coordinated by Richard Kostelanetz, Henry Korn and Mike Metz that specializes in “unpublishable” material. Two pages are submitted by JMB, each featuring a line of poetry with the letters reversed left to right. Contributors include Peter Below, Betty Bressi, Charlton Burch, Peter Frank, Jesse Glass, Jr., Davi Det Hompson, Richard Kostelanetz, George Myers, Jr., Valery Oisteanu, Bern Porter, Marilyn Rosenberg, Pauline Smith, and others.


  9. Catalog for “An International Exhibition in Homage to Marcel Duchamp”, 1978.
    An exhibition from Oct. 2-28, in Newcastle, England. JMB is listed as a participant in the show. The catalog is a collection of small pieces of paper in an envelope, each less than an inch in size but containing an image. Artists’ names are not marked on the “stamps”. JMB’s stamp has an image of “Dog Cake Hat” poem.


  10. Small Press Review, Vol. 10, No. 4, 1978.
    Review magazine focusing on underground authors and poets. List of books received mentions Sensitive Spots, Nine Drawings, by Douglas C. Landies, friend of JMB and co-creator of L&FT.


  11. Centerfold, Vol. 2, No. 5, 1978.
    A magazine for artists covering music, art, film, and written word. The books section lists Sensitive Spots, Nine Drawings, by Douglas C. Landies and published by JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods, June 1978.


  12. Cheap Trash, No. 1, 1978.
    Michigan-based magazine of Dadaist art, writing, photography, collage, etc., edited by Tom Dorrien. Two and a half pages of art/labels by JMB are included as well as a handwritten note to JMB from editor Tom Dorrien, Spring 1978. Contributors include S. Hitchcock, Opal L. Nations, Al Ackerman, Haddock, Charlton Burch, G. A. Cavellini, and others.


  13. Bile, 1978.
    Magazine of Surrealist/Dada art, collage, etc., published (and signed) by Bradley Lastname. The phrase “Paper is Death” may be by JMB.


  14. “Artwords and Bookworks” material, 1978.
    Catalog of participants from the “A&B” international exhibition of artist’s books and ephemera. Exhibition took place in Los Angeles, CA, from Feb. 28 – Mar. 30, 1978 as well as additional showings in Indiana, New York, and Louisiana. JMB’s featured works were Do Not Cough, Meat Watch, Six Portraits and Time’s Dipstick.


  15. Small Press Review, Vol. 10, No. 5, 1978.
    Review magazine focusing on underground authors and poets. List of books received mentions JMB’s Contents.


  16. Sensitive Spots, Nine Drawings, 1978.
    Work by JMB’s friend, Douglas C. Landies, with single-sheet drawings presented in an envelope. Drawings are B&W and mostly silhouette-oriented. Published by Luna Bisonte Prods, 4 copies.


  17. Views, No. N/A, 1978.
    Ongoing project compiled and edited by Robin Crozier, which contains works sent by the artists. JMB’s submissions are two rubberstamp labels presented as “views”. Contributors include Geoffrey Young, S. Hitchcock, Steven Durland, G.A. Cavellini, Cees Franke, Pauline Smith, Ben Vautier, Klaus Groh, Ko de Jonge, Leonhard Frank Duch, Haddock, Peter Below, Horacio Zabala, Geoffrey Cook, Paulo Bruscky, Julien Blaine, Buster Cleveland, and others.




Box 28

Folder Number #338-357

  1. Catalog from “Poéticas Visuais”, 1978.
    Large international exhibition of art, visual poetry, and photography, displayed in São Paulo from Sept. 29 - Oct 30, 1977. The catalog shows two pieces from JMB: “Meat Receiving” and “Crow Dots”. Curated by Walter Zanini.


  2. Materials from the “Art Publishers" Convention, Book Fair, and Exhibition, [1978].
    International event held at the San Jose State University in California, from Oct. 8 – Nov. 4, 1977. The list of art periodicals includes Issue 4 of L&FT: Monkey Suites (cf. folder 195), listing D. Landies and JMB as editors.


  3. Works in Offset, 1978.
    A project compiled by Alternate Art Columbus, a collection of unbound sheets submitted by mostly Ohio artists. JMB’s contribution is titled “Eggs of Ka”, a visual poem combined with graphics.


    • 340a.“Miscellaneous JMB-related material”, 1974 –1983.
      Folder described in JMB’s hand as “misc JMB-related material”, containing mail art show announcements and documentation, newsletters, announcements, reviews, correspondence received, and other material. Folder contains approximately ninety-three pieces from 1974-1983.


  4. “Heart of Dixie” catalog of artists, 1978.
    A Valentine mail art exhibition from Feb. 14-24, in Athens, Georgia. The list of artists includes JMB as a participant.


  5. Advertisement booklets for the “Dada and Surrealist” poetry readings, 1979.
    Listing of events in October for the Mather Gallery in Cleveland, OH. Oct. 12 lists a reading/performance by JMB assisted by C. Mehrl with short list of his achievements and publications. 3 copies.


    • 342 A. Material collected by George Hart, Latin American Bibliographer at OSU Library ca. 1979. Includes materials from a writing group (including JMB) attended by Hart. Also two original drawings by JMB, 1979.


  6. Cornfield Review, No. 4, 1979.
    Magazine based at Ohio State University, edited by David Citino, containing writing, photography and art. Contains a poem by JMB titled “Dream Lot for Eva”. Two copies.


  7. Advertisement for Clear VEC audio exchange, 1979.
    Listing of all cassette products for sale by VEC, JMB is featured on Programme 1,2,3, as well as a JMB Readings cassette audio book. VEC was run by Rod Summers.


  8. Material from Mohammed project, 1979.
    A poem by JMB sent out to the members of Mohammed’s “Convocazione” project. C. Mehrl is also part of the participating group.


  9. Advertisements for JMB Readings and a Rod Summers tape, 1979.
    Flyers advertising the sale of Stereo-dolbied copies of these audio books, produced by Rod Summers’ VEC. The ads also include the play-list for each work. 5 JMB ads and 2 RS ads.


  10. Material from Mohammed project with a letter from Feb.1979.
    A one-page poem by JMB sent out to the members of the project along with a letter from representative Plinio Mesciulam (“Mohammed”) to JMB from Feb. 27.


  11. The Ohio State Lantern, June 26, 1979.
    Campus newspaper that includes an article titled “Local art exhibited”. The article talks of an exhibit at Ohio State at which JMB did a poetry reading on June 24.


  12. Blades, No. 6, 1979.
    Small magazine of poetry and graphics features “Nips in Love” by JMB. Letter dated March 19, 1979, is from the editors Francis Poole and Joann Balangit, thanking Bennett for the use of his poem.


  13. Writer’s Newsletter, Jan.-Feb. edition, 1979.
    Bi-monthly publication for writers, including listings of presses, lectures, periodicals, and reviews. The list of books received includes JMB’s Time Release.


  14. “Libros y No Libros de Allá – experimentales y marginados”, 1979.
    Catalog of an exhibition of international small presses and artists’ books held in Madrid from Dec. 1979 – Jan. 1980. JMB’s Contents and Time Release are listed. Curated by Mata.


  15. The Artpool Pool Window booklet, 1979.
    Newsletter from the Hungarian art archive with letters, future exhibitions, etc. The archives contain work by JMB and hundreds of other international artists. Artpool was run by György Galántai.


  16. The Communicator Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 6, 1979.
    Legal-size publication of fiction, poetry, political debates, art, etc. Included are three poems by Lyle Lee previously published through Luna Bisonte Prods: “To Kill the Metis Poet”, “Parents”, and “We Have Gone So Far Back”.


  17. Format: art and the world, Vol. 1, No. 9, 1979. Magazine of poetry, visual poetry, fiction and interviews. Two pages are devoted to the work of JMB and Bruce Andrews who collaborate on Joint Words, a series of six rubberstamp cards. The complete Joint Words was published as a set of 14 cards in an envelope, 1979. Three copies.


  18. Bookspace catalog, 1979.
    Chicago-based company that deals with small press books including two works by JMB: Do Not Cough; Select Labels, and Time Release.


  19. Testube, Vol. 1, No. 3, 1979.
    Magazine focused on “new wave art and technology” based out of Columbus, Ohio. JMB is the feature artist of the issue; included are two poems “Motel Moods” and “Lip”. Two copies, Nov. 1979.


  20. Joint Words, 1979.
    A collaborative effort by Bruce Andrews and JMB, published by Luna Bisonte Prods. Fourteen wordcards make up the collection with two words on each card. 4 copies.




Box 29

Folder Number #358-375

  1. Commonpress, No. 14, 1979.
    A small magazine of art with international contributors, edited by Charleton Burch and coordinated by Pawel Petasz. In accordance with the issue’s theme of shoes, JMB’s page has three rubberstamp labels: “Foot Meat”, “Foot Clips” and “Eating Toejam”. Contributors include Tom Ahern, Anna Banana, Paulo Bruscky, Robin Crozier, Steve Durland, Klaus Groh, Ray Johnson, Ko de Jonge, Opal Nations, Pawel Petasz, G.E. Marx Vigo, and others.


    • 358A. Commonpress, No. 22, 1979.
      A small magazine of art with international contributors, edited by Steven Durland (cf. folder 194), and coordinated by Pawel Petasz. Contains an untitled poem by JMB and another untitled piece by JMB and C. Mehrl, Oct. 1979. Contributors include Vittore Baroni, Paulo Bruscky, Charleton Burch, Geoffrey Cook, D.B. Greenberger, Klaus Groh, S. Hitchcock, Opal Nations, Clemente Padin, Pawel Petasz, Edgardo-Antonio Vigo, and others.


  2. Article from Serials Review, Vol. 5, No. 2, 1979.
    Article “Ohio Little Magazines” devotes a section to Lost and Found Times, described as “the most unusual Ohio little magazine”. The review gives attention to JMB and the late D. C. Landies, as editors and authors for the majority of the content, April/June 1979.


  3. Relinguagem, No. 2, 1979.
    Loose-leaf assemblage publication from Porto Alegre, Brazil. JMB’s contribution appears to be a pc of the outside of his mailing envelope against a Spanish-language diagram about artistic production. Contributions include G.E. Marx Vigo, Leonhard Frank Duch, Paulo Bruscky, Robin Crozier, Pawel Petasz, and others.


  4. Classified Magazine, 1979.
    A Brazilian Magazine of classified ad spoofs/reinterpretations, edited by Paulo Bruscky. The second edition of Lost and Found Times is included in the publication. Contributors include Ko de Jonge, Pauline Smith, Leonhard Frank Duch, Robin Crozier, and others.


  5. Buracoarte, 1979.
    Documentation of a mail art project by Leonhard Frank Duch. JMB’s contribution is a “Dreams” postcard. Contributors include Peter Below, Klaus Groh, Robert and Ruth Rehfeldt, G. E. Marx Vigo, Paulo Bruscky, Guillermo Deisler, Guy Schraenen, Ken Saville, S. Hitchcock, Geoffrey Cook, Judith Hoffberg, C. Mehrl, Anna Banana, Steve Durland, Julien Blaine, Ulises Carrion, Rod Summers, Pauline Smith, Robin Crozier, Genesis P. Orridge (coum), Horacio Zabala, Mohammed, Pawel Petasz. Damaso Ogaz, and others.


  6. Columbus Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 4, 1979.
    Magazine covering social/professional issues, entertainment, etc. in Columbus. An article titled “The Poetry Explosion” by James Zimmerman deals with the Yellow Pages Poets, a group that JMB is involved in. JMB is mentioned as a member of YPP. Two Copies, April 1979.


  7. “Poste Restante” / Postcards by JMB and attached documents, 1979.
    One mail-art postcard by JMB and Tom Dorrien along with material from Poste Restante, an exhibit of mail-art through the Liverpool Academy of Arts from June 10 – July 1. Several listings of the participants are included, in which JMB is included. A copy of a newsletter called Hobsons, and a postcard from C. Mehrl addressed to JMB c/o Poste Restante, Liverpool, is included.


  8. WhiteWalls: A Magazine of Writings by Artists, No. 2, 1979.
    Publication of prose, photography, poetry and visual poetry. Includes a graphic/label by JMB titled “Flies”. Contributions include John Giorno and others. Two copies.


  9. Modern Correspondence Exhibition Catalog, 1979.
    A mail art exhibition in Santa Rosa, CA, from Jan. 9 - 27. Catalog contains a pc, handwritten poem by JMB titled “Nips Splits”. Contains works or parts of works by numerous well-known mail artists.


  10. Catalog for Uniart Transparent Art Show, [1979].
    A 1978 show in Poland. List of participants lists JMB. Also includes an ad for a mail art project titled “8 slides” and a handwritten note to JMB from the show’s organizer, Pawel Petasz, written in 1979.


  11. Network: Quodlibeta, Vol. 3, No. 1, 1979.
    Political activist magazine along with book recommendations on political issues. JMB is listed among the N:Q participants, Feb. 1979.


    • 368A. Network: Quodlibeta, Vol. 3, No. 2, 1979.
      Political activist magazine along with book recommendations on political issues. JMB is listed among the N:Q participants, May 1979.


  12. Visual Literature Criticism, two versions, 1979.
    Both a hardcover and paperback edition of this collection of works, edited by Richard Kostelanetz. Paperback is subtitled Precisely: 345 / West Coast Poetry Review: 19. Books contain a short criticism by JMB titled “Visual Poetry Reflected”. Contributions include Geoffrey Cook, Charles Doria, Loris Essary, Raymond Federman, Eugen Gomringer, Dick Higgins, Clive Phillpot, Bern Porter, Karl Young, Paul Zelevansky, Richard Kostelanetz, and others.


  13. Modus Operandi, Vol. 10, No. 2, 1979.
    Magazine catering to prose, art and poetry. A section on the small press scene mentions the recent reception of Lost and Found Times, No. 5.


  14. Insight, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1979.
    News magazine put out by Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. The ‘Events’ section records a reading performance by JMB at the Mather Gallery in Cleveland on Oct. 12.


  15. Printed Matter, Inc. Artists’ Books Catalogues, 1979.
    Company catering to small press and artists’ books, records, tapes, etc. Includes a 10-item listing of JMB’s released works as well as Joint Words, in collaboration with Bruce Andrews and L&FT with D. C. Landies.


  16. Columbus Art, Vol. 1, Nos. 2 and 4, 1979.
    A tabloid focusing on visual art published with help from the Ohio Arts Council. No. 2 contains an article titled “Eight Shows in One” by Julie Siegel. The show included a performance by JMB, which is discussed in the article, three copies. In No. 4, a full article is devoted to Bennett titled “Floating in my Voice; the “Word Art” of John M. Bennett” by Edward Lense who previously did photography of JMB. Several examples of surrealist art/poetry works are provided to supplement the article. 2 copies.


  17. Laughing Bear Newsletter, No. 17, 1979.
    News from the Laughing Bear Press, as a supplement to Laughing Bear Magazine. The Laughing Bear Bookrack offers an exclusive JMB Set containing Meat Dip, Meat Watch, and L&FT: Monkey Suites.


  18. A Critical (Ninth) Assembling (Precisely 6789), 1979.
    Assembling anthology focusing on criticism, coordinated by Richard Kostelanetz, Henry Korn and Mike Metz that specializes in “unpublishable” material. A poem is submitted by JMB titled “Making Book”. An important compilation; contributions are an international “who’s who” of writers and critics of avant-garde literature.




Box 30

Folder Number #376-385

  1. Dialogue: Ohio’s Art Journal, July/August edition, 1979.
    Akron-based tabloid offering reviews and interviews with Ohio artists. Section discussing the “Columbus Focus” exhibition, shows a word art piece from JMB titled “Firm Inches” along with a written section discussing his work. 5 copies.


    • 376A. Dialogue: Ohio’s Art Journal, Sep/Oct. edition, 1979.
      Akron-based tabloid offering reviews and interviews with Ohio artists. Contains a section discussing the “Columbus Focus” exhibition, which included JMB.


  2. Format: art and the world, Vol. 2, No. 4, 1979.
    Magazine of poetry, visual poetry, fiction and interviews. Cover of the mag consists of a calligraphic version of a poem from JMB’s “Motel Moods”. Four copies, Dec. 1979.


  3. Jose Emilio Pacheco Bemy: A Checklist of Publications, 1979.
    Bibliography published by the Latin American Reading Room of the OSU library. JMB is one of the contributors to the compilation.


  4. SBD Catalog, 1979.
    Catalog from Small Press Distribution, a company dealing in small press works of poetry, fiction, criticism, etc. JMB’s items offered for sale are Found Objects and White Screen.


  5. 10/15 Booklist, Vol. 76, No. 4, 1979.
    A magazine/catalog offering small press works and advertisements. Under the ‘alternative press scene’ heading, Time Release is offered along with a short review/synopsis, Oct. 1979.


  6. Columbus Free Press, Vol. 9, No. 3, 1979.
    Political tabloid for equal treatment, antiracist articles, etc. Included is an advertisement for Lost and Found Times, No. 6-7, Meat Watch, and Time Release. Two copies, Mar. – Apr. 1979.


  7. The Neo, No. 4, 1979.
    A magazine containing Dadaist art, news and poetry. The back cover is garnished by JMB’s “Try Suicide” rubberstamp label and the inside features a poem by Sabina Ott, which was previously published in L&FT, No. 6-7. An advertisement is included that accredits JMB as editor.


  8. Materials from the Mohammed Project with letter to JMB Dec. 15, 1979.
    Included are a visual poem by Plinio Mesciulam sent out to the members of the project along with two pamphlets giving the details of the project and correspondents’ names: Mohammed: 1978 and Discourse on Mohammed.


  9. Lost and Found Times, No. 6-7, 1979.
    JMB’s magazine issued as an 8 ½ x 11, double-issue, broadside pack. Two poems from JMB are included: “Shopping Axis” and “Dream Lot”. A page of art / visual poetry is also included as well as a collaboration of text and image by JMB and Eva de Jolsvay. Other contributors include Al Ackerman, Robin Crozier, S. Hitchcock, Rodolfo Alonso, and more than a dozen more. 4 copies, Feb. 1979.


  10. International Directory of Little Magazines and Small Presses, 15th edition, 1979-80.
    Extensive list of publications includes JMB’s L&FT and Luna Bisonte Prods, offering short synopses of each.




Box 31

Folder Number #386-411

  1. “Artists Report” Mail-Art, 1979.
    An exhibition of mail art in Stuttgart during Aug. 1979. Show contains more than 360 artists from many different countries. JMB is listed among the USA contributors.


  2. Materials from “Exposición Internacional de Arte Postal”, 1979.
    A mail art exhibition in El Salvador from July 5-19. Included is a poster for the event and a listing of participants including JMB.


  3. John M. Bennett Readings, 1979.
    Stereo-dolbied 60-minute tape of Bennett performing numerous poems. Published and distributed through Rod Summers’ VEC Audio Exchange, Maastricht, Netherlands.


  4. Program and poster for “The Persistence of Surrealism: A Festival”, 1979.
    A festival of exhibitions, performances, lectures, films, and more in Cleveland from Oct. 3 – Nov. 15, 1979. Both the program and poster mention that a reading is performed by JMB on Oct. 12 in the Mather Gallery.


  5. Participant list for “Send a Postcard to Barbara” exhibition, 1979.
    Exhibition scheduled for showing at many locations during 1979-1980. Inauguration is held at the Water Tower Gallery in Chicago. JMB is listed as a participant in the project/exhibition.


  6. Doc(k)s, No. 19, 1979.
    A book-sized French publication of experimental/Dada art and mail art. JMB is listed as a participant in Julien Blaine’s “Destination Paris” series, Dec. 1979.


  7. “Contents: Objects, Piles and Boxes” exhibition, 1979.
    Catalog from a show held by Micro Galleries Ltd., with help from California State University in Feb. 1979. Show specializes in 3-D works/ideas transferred through mail networks. Catalog pictures an exhibit room that contains a piece from JMB titled “Toilet Paper Poem”. Exhibitors include Al Ackerman, Davi Det Hompson, Herve Fischer, Robin Crozier, Geoffrey Cook, Peter Below, Vittore Baroni, Paulo Bruscky, Steve Durland, Ko de Jonge, Pawel Petasz, S. Hitchcock, E. A. Vigo, John Held, L. F. Duch, Ben Vautier, Klaus Groh, Anna Banana, Ken Friedman, Bern Porter, and others. 2 copies.


  8. The Neo, No. 5, 1979.
    A Canadian magazine containing Dadaist art, news and poetry. 5th issue features an ingredient list for “World Phantom Soup”, a project that includes JMB’s labels.


  9. “The Blue List” from the “The Blue Show”, 1979.
    An international 1978 show compiled by Robin Crozier and exhibited in Iceland at the Galleri Sudurgata 7. “The Blue List” includes JMB’s “Saw a Lady, Her Teeth Were Blue”. Three sheets, folded.


  10. Material from the Mohammed Mail-art project, 1979.
    Mail-art game between a group of participants based on a hierarchy of first-degree senders and second-degree senders. Item is a copy of a poem by JMB that was sent out to the members of the project, Jun. 1979. A list of the recipients is included.


  11. Star-Web Paper, No. 7, 1979.
    A New Mexico magazine of Dadaist art, collage, poetry, experimental writing and more, edited by Thomas Michael Fisher. A review of Interstate magazine mentions the artists contributing the content, which includes JMB. Among the contributors to this issue are David Meltzer, Rosemarie, Waldrop, Gerald Locklin, Joel Dailey, and Tom Ahern. Two copies.


  12. Laughing Bear Newsletter, No. 18, 1979.
    News from the Laughing Bear Press, as a supplement to Laughing Bear Magazine. The LB bookrack sells Joint Words, a collaboration between Bruce Andrews and JMB (cf. folder 357).


  13. “Whatever Happened to the Seventies” exhibition, 1979
    An exhibit at the Clouds n Water gallery in Calgary, Canada from Feb. 6 – Feb. 28.
    Subject of the international project is correspondence/mail art, coordinated by Chuck Stake. JMB is listed as a participant.


  14. Pyle, No. 3, 1979.
    A Michigan-based magazine of art, collage and poetry. One of the collages uses a piece of JMB’s rubberstamp label “Crow Dots”.


  15. Material from “The National Cremation of Mail Art”, 1979.
    An exhibition displayed at the Gallery 101, which is part of University of Wisconsin, from Apr. 16 – May 25. JMB is in the Ohio participant section.


  16. Material from Partial Assemblage #1, 1979.
    An ad presenting contact info for P.A. #1. Paper uses a piece of JMB text, “At Work…” from Nips Poems.


  17. Invitation to “Others (treble symbol) I”, 1979.
    An exhibition for the collective book edited by Betty Danon, containing work by JMB. Exhibition date is Oct. 2, 1979.


  18. The Neo, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1979.
    A Canadian magazine containing Dadaist art, news and poetry. The listing of conspirators for 1979 includes a comment from JMB to The Neo in addition to his name. A calligraphic art poem titled “Horse Coff” by JMB is also in the issue.


  19. Propaganda for World Citizenship group, 1979.
    An antiwar group striving to improve relations between the U.S., U.S.S.R. and other countries. A section of mail art participants, lists JMB as available for correspondence or exchange.


  20. Network: Quodlibeta, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1979.
    Political activist magazine along with book recommendations on political issues. Cover has a short holographic note to JMB from Bob Welke, coordinator of N:Q. JMB is included in the listing of participants, July 1979.


  21. Moist Rales, 1979.
    Single-issue magazine of poetry and art produced by Al Ackerman. A poem titled “Speeding Floater” by JMB is included in the issue.


  22. The Independent, Vol. 1, No. 3-4, 1979.
    Magazine offering interview and reviews of fiction and poetry. A book by George Myers, Jr., titled Nairobi; Biofiction/Memoir/Prose Pieces, is reviewed by JMB.


  23. Brain Death (Time Release), 1979.
    Item is copy of JMB’s 1978 publication T.R., with the original text crossed out and replaced with holographic writing by Michael Dec. Includes a letter from M. Dec addressed to spiN (presumably Nick L. Nips, pseudonym of JMB) from Jan. 11, 1979.


  24. Small Press Review, Vol. 11, No. 9, 1979.
    Review magazine focusing on underground authors and poets. A book by George Myers, Jr., titled Nairobi; Biofiction/Memoir/Prose Pieces, is reviewed by JMB. The review also appears in The Independent (cf. folder 407). Two copies, Sep. 1979.


  25. Poster from “Exposição de Arte Postal”, 1979.
    Poster for a mail art exhibition in Porto Alêgre, Brazil, from Oct. 22 – Nov. 6. JMB is listed on it as a participant.


  26. Catalog from “The Dixie Postal Art Show”, 1979.
    An exhibition of over 300 pieces of mail art in N. Carolina in early 1979. JMB is listed as a participant in the catalog.




Box 32

Folder Number #412-422

  1. Ads for upcoming exhibits from Clouds n Water Galleries, 1979.
    Flyers for events include “1984 Is Coming… Soon!”, “The First Edmonton Correspondence Mail Art Exhibition” and “The 3rd Earth Healing Exhibition”. JMB is listed as a participant for the “Earth Healing Exhibit” from June 10 – 23. The exhibits were organized by Chuck Stake.


  2. Destinataire Paris, 1979.
    A Doc(k)s special post card collection from an array of over 100 different artists, writers, and mail artists. JMB’s postcard features a short calligraphic poem with a Parisian emphasis.


  3. New York Review of Books – Personal Ad Mail Project, 1979.
    In 1979, JMB, whose first marriage had ended, placed a personal ad in the New York Review of Books. These are the letters he received in response.


  4. Materials from “Mail Etc., Art” show, 1979.
    The show is a traveling exhibit of 1000 pieces of mail art with JMB listed as one of the contributors. Also included are three copied reviews of the exhibit. One is from the Rocky Mountain News, Jan. 28, 1979, and the others are unattributed.


  5. Commonpress, No. 23, 1979.
    A small art magazine with international contributors, coordinated by Pawel Petasz. Edition is unbound but contained in a double portfolio. Commonpress, 23, is also the catalog for “Political Satire”, a mail art show from Sep. 1 – 16, with JMB as a participant. Also includes a poster. This issue was coordinated by Vittore Baroni, and includes work by Robin Crozier, G. E. Marx Vigo, L. F. Duch, Guillermo Diesler, Opal L. Nations, Robert and Ruth Rehfeldt, Klaus Groh, Ko de Jonge, G. A. Cavellini, Betty Danon, Pawel Petasz, A. M. Fine, Scott Helmes, and many others.


  6. Musical Comedy, No. 6 1/2 , 1980.
    A collection of 48 trading cards that are designed by different artists. Three of the cards are copies of rubberstamp labels by JMB: “Burning Sofa”, “Burning Poodle on the Steps” and “Crushed Lunch”. Project designed by Musicmaster, and includes work by Keith Rahmmings, Musicmaster, C. Mehrl Bennett (“Lady C”) and others. Two copies, summer 1980.


  7. Testube, Vol. 2, No. 1&2, 1980.
    Magazine focused on “new wave art and technology” based out of Columbus, Ohio. Several featured calligraphic labels distributed throughout the issue are attributed to JMB. An artist’s self-interview of JMB is also featured, as well as an ad for Puking Horse. Four copies, Dec. 1980.


  8. El Estudiante, Vol. 2, No. 19, 20, 21, 1980.
    A periodical by and for Hispanic students at the Ohio State University. Includes a review, by Francisco Bataller, of JMB’s Latin American Literature: A Selected and Annotated Bibliography of Current Periodicals.


  9. Dayton Daily News: Going Out Guide, Feb. 28, 1980.
    The art section of the entertainment guide lists a showing of “concrete visual poetry” by JMB at the Contemporary Media Study Center from Feb. 27 – Mar. 2. The gallery was curated and directed by Jud Yalkut.


  10. Artists’ Pulp: Radiation Issue, 1980.
    A Cincinnati, Ohio – based magazine of art, news and various types of written word, published by C.A.G.E. Gallery. A piece by JMB is included titled “Meet Radiation”. A couple of JMB’s rubberstamp labels are also included in the issue. Five copies.


  11. Beef, Vol. 1, No. 4, 1980.
    A full-size, alternative art tabloid of articles, artwork, writing, etc., from Omaha. Rubberstamp labels and poetry by JMB are distributed sporadically throughout the issue.




Box 33

Folder Number #423-438

  1. The Booster, No. 23, Aug. 27, 1980.
    A Columbus, Ohio – based neighborhood news tabloid. A “Performances in the Park” blurb mentions a poetry recital by JMB, Ed Lense and Mimi Chenfeld at the Park of Roses on Aug. 27.


  2. OP, Fall 1980.
    A magazine that focuses on independent music with news reviews, ads, etc. Contains an advertisement for the L&FT Sample Pak.


    • 424A. OP, Winter 1980.
      A magazine that focuses on independent music with news reviews, ads, etc. The ‘artsy publications’ listing includes JMB’s conceptual narrative Main Road, which is here described as a “visual poem”, published through LBP.


  3. Catalog/participant list for “Metronom: Exposicio de Tramesa Postal”, 1980.
    A mail art exhibit in Barcelona from Oct. – Dec. 1980. JMB is listed as a participant and includes a photo of his submitted publications.


  4. Truly Fine Press, Vol. 4, No. 1, 1980.
    A tabloid-style magazine devoted to poetry, visual poetry, and fiction. No apparent reference to JMB, spring 1980. Includes work by Harland Ristau, Keith Rahmmings, and others.


  5. Invisible City, Nos. 26-27, 1980.
    A tabloid-style poetry magazine from California, edited by John McBride and Paul Vangelisti. A label by JMB and C. Mehrl, and a poem “Burning Dog” by JMB are included. He is also mentioned as a participant in 1980, a special edition of I.C. Includes work by Gilbert Sorrentino, Ray DiPalma, Charles Bernstein, Tom Ahern, Peter Frank, Larry Eigner, Richard Kostelanetz, John Perlman, Loris Essary, Bern Porter, Scott Helmes, William Fox, Karl Kempton, Guy R. Beining, Keith Rahmmings, and many others. Two copies.


  6. Stamp Art Magazine, No.? , 1980.
    An assembling publication with the works submitted in quantity by the artists. JMB’s page features a rubberstamping of the words “Burned Sofa / White Sofa”. Includes work by Anna Banana, Bern Porter, G. E. Marx Vigo, and many others.


  7. The Keeper, Winter 1980.
    A magazine of art, poetry, letters, and more with Dada tendencies, edited by Al Ackerman. Two “Puker Letters” from JMB are included, one featuring a poem from his Motel Moods. Includes work by Haddock, Cees Franke, Genesis P. Orridge, Jim Haining and many others


  8. Dialogue: Ohio’s Art Journal, Jan./Feb. edition, 1980.
    Akron-based tabloid offering reviews and interviews with Ohio artists. Contains an ad for JMB’s publication Nips Poems.


  9. Truly Fine Press, Vol. 4, No. 2, Nov. 1980.
    A tabloid-style magazine devoted to poetry, visual poetry, and fiction, edited by Jerry Madson. Three poems from JMB are included in the issue: “Eye”, “Lip” and an untitled piece. Six copies.


  10. Catalog from “The Postman Always Rings Twice”, 1980.
    An international mail art exhibition in Santa Monica, Calif., organized by Don Emery and Lon Spiegelman, during [Sep. 1980]. JMB is listed as a participant in the show.


  11. Iron, No. 27, 1979/80.
    An issue of a magazine focusing on Popeye, through various mediums such as art, poetry, photography etc., edited by Opal L. Nations. JMB’s contribution is a poem titled “Pop Eye.” Includes work by C. Mehrl, Opal Nations, George Myers, Jr., Bruce Andrews, Billy Collins, Robin Crozier, and others.


  12. Columbus Art, Vol. 1, No. 6, 1980.
    A tabloid focusing on visual art published with help from the Ohio Arts Council. ‘Artists Around Town’ section mentions an exclusive exhibit of JMB’s concrete visual poetry on display at the Contemporary Media Study Center, Dayton, during February. JMB is also scheduled to perform live at the gallery on Feb. 3.


    • 434A. Columbus Art, Vol. 1, No. 10, 1980.
      A tabloid focusing on visual art published with help from the Ohio Arts Council. The ‘Calendar of Events’ lists a reading by JMB at Artreach Gallery in Columbus on Jun. 21.


  13. Beef, Vol. 1, No. 5, 1980.
    Beef is a full-size, politically independent tabloid of articles, artwork, writing, etc. Issue includes rubberstamp labels by JMB distributed throughout. Includes work by Opal Nations, Geoffrey Cook, Marilyn R. Rosenberg, Cracker Jack Kid, and others.


  14. Materials from “Dadafest L.A.”, 1980.
    A Californian festival of events lasting from April – June. Many of the documents are advertisements for events taking place. A letter to JMB from John Fox mentions that some of JMB’s material is used in the readings. He is also mentioned on the sheet of participating artists.


  15. Poster from “World Exhibition: Poesia & Realtà”, 1980.
    A poster from an international exhibition of experimental and alternative poetries held in Salerno, Italy. April-May 1980. JMB is one of the listed participants.


  16. Artreach flyers, 1980.
    Advertisements for the Artreach Film Series, in Columbus, Ohio. June 21 includes a performance by JMB to augment the showing of a film by John McClintoc based on JMB’s poem “Time’s T-Bone”. Four copies. (cf. also folder 515)




Box 34

Folder Number #439-457

  1. Small Press Review, Vol. 12, No. 1, 1980.
    Review magazine focusing on underground authors and poets. A book by George Myers, Jr., titled Nairobi; Biofiction/Memoir/Prose Pieces, is reviewed by JMB. Two copies, Jan. 1980.


  2. Ask Ling, No. 42, [1980s].
    A short magazine of writing and drawings by Al Ackerman. The format consists of questions submitted to The Ling Master, with answers. Question #1 of the issue is from Nick L. Nips, JMB’s pseudonym.


  3. Testube, Vol. 1, No. 7, 1980.
    Magazine focused on “new wave art and technology” based out of Columbus, Ohio. One of the classified ads is for issue No. 3, The Artworks, a collection of JMB’s books, stickers, etc., summer 1980.


  4. Nips Poems, 1980.
    A chapbook of poems, labels and calligraphy by JMB, published through LBP. A mandala by JMB and Karen Adams and artwork by C. Mehrl are included. 40 pages. Five copies: three signed by JMB Dec. 3, 1979 and copyrighted 1980.


  5. Pumped Gravel, 1980.
    A small chapbook publication of collaborative poetry by JMB and C. Mehrl, published through LBP in a 2” by 4” thread-bound book.10 pages. Thirteen copies; eight are signed by both authors.


  6. Capricorn Newsletter, Spring 1980.
    A newsletter for the Ohio Association for Artistic Publications (OAAP). Among the recommended shows is JMB’s performance at Artreach on June 21.


  7. Vile: Stampart, No. 7, 1980.
    Magazine dedicated to Dada/Absurdist art, photos and writing, containing anything “vile”, edited by Bill Gaglione and Anna Banana. Issue is a large collection of stamp art produced through the assembling method. A submission by JMB and C. Mehrl of three rubberstamp phrases is included: “Lent Steak”, “Dawn Attic” and “Mommy’s Bones”. Includes work by A. de Araujo, Vittore Baroni, Peter Below, Julien Blaine, Don Boyd, George Brett, Paulo Bruscky, J. M. Calleia, Ulises Carrión, Robin Crozier, Ko de Jonge, John Evans, L. F. Duch, Cees Franke, Ken Friedman, John Held, Jr. and many others.


  8. Coda: Poets & Writers Newsletter, Vol. 7, No. 4, 1980.
    Journal for poets and authors focusing on the financial aspects of writing for a living. An article covering poetry postcards lists LBP and editor/publisher JMB as a distributor for postcards, labels and broadsides, April/May 1980.


  9. The Small Press Review, Vol. 12, No. 5, 1980.
    Review magazine focusing on underground authors and poets. The ‘Book Club Selection List’ includes West Coast Poetry Review¸ No. 19, with reference to JMB and other visual artists. 2 copies, May 1980.


  10. (Writer’s) Lifeline, No. 141, 1980.
    Magazine for writers giving tips for preparing a manuscript and reviews of happenings in the literary field. A record of current projects includes JMB’s L&FT with requests for submissions/requests, July 1980.


  11. Catalog and list from “Mail, Etc. Art” exhibition, 1980.
    The show is a traveling exhibit of 1000 pieces of mail art from Jan. 1979 – Feb. 1980. A poem by JMB, “Nips Splits”, is shown in the catalog. JMB is also on the separate list of participants. Catalog includes work by John Evans, Peter Frank, Steve Durland, Ray Johnson, L. F. Duch, Cracker Jack Kid, Madam X, and others.


  12. Material from Mohammed project, 1980.
    A poem by JMB sent out to the members of Mohammed. “Sleeping Dog” is a copy of JMB’s calligraphic style. List of recipients at bottom.


  13. Dialogue: Ohio’s Art Journal, Sep./Oct. edition, 1980.
    Akron-based tabloid offering reviews and interviews with Ohio artists. JMB is referred to in a review of a group exhibition by The Columbus Art League at The Columbus Museum of Art. Two copies.


  14. “Objetos Muestra Internacional”, 1980.
    List of participants, including JMB, of an exhibition at the Galeria Ambito, Madrid, May – June 1980, organized by José Luis Mata.


  15. Copy of article from The Columbus Dispatch, Mar. 2, 1980.
    Ellin Carter’s column The Poetry Workshop discusses JMB in relation to Pudding, a Columbus poetry quarterly. Article title is “Poem Therapy Fills ‘Pudding’”.


  16. Works in Offset, 1980.
    A project compiled by Alternative Art Columbus, a comb-bound collection of visual works and texts by mostly Ohioan artists. JMB’s contribution is a poem titled “Sleeping Dog”. Includes work by Mary Albrecht, Robert Arnold, D. W. Griffith, Chuck Krider, Jud Yalkut, Jim Wiese, and others.


  17. Clown War, No. 23, 1980.
    A NY-based magazine of poetry, edited by Bob Heman, at the time focusing on small poems of less than fifty words. Three short rubberstamp poems by JMB are included in the volume. Two copies. Includes work by Cid Corman, Bob Heman, Lyn Hejinian, John Perlman, and others.


  18. Flyers for untitled poetry reading, 1980.
    Ads document a performance by JMB and three other poets at the Columbus Public Library – Main Branch, on Apr. 8, 1980.


  19. Program for the “Bay Area Small Press Book Fair”, 1980.
    Program provides details for the event, which took place at the Fort Mason Center on Mar. 22-23 in San Francisco, CA. Luna Bisonte Prods is part of the exhibit: catalog advertises Nips Poems and L&FT.




Box 35

Folder Number #458-475

  1. Artspace, Vol. 3, No. 4, 1980.
    A free publication by the Ohio Arts Council to provide information on local artists and events. The issue gives accounts of the grants and fellowship awards distributed, including a fellowship to JMB under the ‘Creative Writers’ category. July/Aug. 1980. Three copies.


  2. Pudding, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1980.
    A Columbus-based magazine produced in conjunction with the Association for Poetry Therapy, edited by Jennifer Groce. JMB is the featured poet of the issue that includes a short bio, a two-page essay on poetry, five poems and a small portrait.


  3. Bikini Girl, Issue 5, 1980.
    A magazine of letters, art, and writing, mostly with a ‘pin-up girl’ theme, edited by Lisa Baumgardner. A poem by JMB titled “Bone Stuff” is included, spring 1980.


  4. Newspaper clipping, [1980’s?].
    Clipping from an unidentified newspaper documenting the “Ethnic Trash Fest” at Stache’s in Columbus. JMB was in a pick-up band at this fest.


  5. All on Account of Paul Weinman, [1980’s?].
    Six small chapbooks of facetious, political satire that follow the adventures of “White Boy”, published through Implosion Press in Ohio. Some of these “White Boy” pamphlets were distributed with Lost and Found Times around this time.


  6. Popular Reality Adventure Catalog, No. 2, [1980’s?].
    A catalog for zines, small press books, buttons, etc., edited by David Crowbar. Listed for sale is the latest issue of Popular Reality with work by JMB and many others.


  7. Postcards from Manuel Marín, [ca. 1980’s].
    A collection of over twenty postcards adorned with rubberstamp art. An assortment of smaller stamps is included as well. The cards were made with rubberstamps made by Marín from artwork by others, as part of his “Aquí” project. JMB participated in this, but his work is not in this folder.


  8. Certificate of Bad Attitude, [1980’s].
    Prank certificate presented to JMB.


  9. I.D.’s Mr. ReeeeSearch Continued, [1980/81].
    A collection of artists’ works compiled by Richard Hambleton. Each contributor decorates a blank portrait of Mr. Reeee, who is presented as a murderer in keeping with the project’s ‘investigation/police report’ theme. JMB is one of the artists included in the book, as are Robert Rehfeldt, Angelika Schmidt, Andre Stitt, Pat Larter, Robin Crozier, G. A. Cavellini, Anna Banana, Ulises Carrión, L. F. Duch, Ken Friedman, and many others.


  10. Jerks, 1980.
    A packet of eight holographic poems and seven drawings by JMB, published through Laughing Bear Press and Luna Bisonte Prods. Each piece is printed on an unbound sheet of paper. Poem titles include “Mr Jerks Stands in the Wind”, “Meat Edge”, “Jerks at the Wheel” and five more of similar topics. 5 copies: 4 signed by JMB.


  11. Dialogue: The Ohio’s Art Journal, Nov./Dec. edition, 1980.
    Akron-based tabloid offering reviews and interviews with Ohio artists. The ‘Calendar’ section features an ad for JMB’s word art along with fourteen examples superimposed over the text of the event schedule.


  12. Marco, No. 4-5, 1980-1981.
    Issue of a magazine of visual and experimental poetry, published in Mexico City, edited by Manuel Marín. Includes a poem by JMB, “The Memory”. Includes work by Robert Rehfeldt, John Furnival, A. de Araujo, Ulises Carrion, Geoffrey Cook, Keith Rahmmings, Karl Kempton, Herve Fischer, and many others. Issue consists of two large folded sheets.


  13. Sans Titre, No. 7/8, 1980.
    A yearbook for 1980 featuring a large collection of works from international artists. A holographic poem titled “Lip” by JMB is included in the anthology. Includes work by Opal Nations, Throbbing Gristle, Samuel Beckett, Edgardo-Antonio Vigo, Meredith Monk, John Cage, S. Hitchcock, Monte Cazazza, and many others.


  14. Motel Moods, 1980.
    A poetry chapbook by JMB, produced by Luna Bisonte Prods. Book includes one word art drawing by JMB as well: eighteen pages. Eleven copies, five are signed and lettered by JMB.


  15. The Small Press Review, Vol. 12, No. 10, 1980.
    Review magazine focusing on underground authors and poets, edited by Len Fulton. A composite article by Ellen Ferber titled “Literature in the Eighties” mentions JMB as a contributor to the article.


  16. Lost & Found Times, No. 8, 1980.
    The eighth edition of JMB’s magazine is specially titled “Bore Shoot”. It contains work by JMB, C. Mehrl, Al Ackerman, the late D.C. Landies, Peter Frank, S. Hitchcock, Davi Det Hompson, Karl Kempton, Dan Raphael, and many others. Several labels and poems by JMB are included, most in collaboration with C. Mehrl. Published through Luna Bisonte Prods in Feb. 1980. Four copies.


  17. Main Road, 1980.
    A chapbook of poetry by JMB, self-published through Luna Bisonte Prods. Features a short word narrative / poem with 10 single-line pages. Ten copies, eight are signed by JMB.


  18. Materials from the “Dime Store Dreams” exhibition, 1980.
    An exhibition of art works, documents, and more in Duluth, Minnesota. Dates were from Mar. 9 –30 at the Tweed Museum of Art. The list of entries includes JMB and over one hundred others.




Box 36

Folder Number #476-486

  1. Puking Horse, 1980.
    A chapbook of typed and holographic poems by JMB, published through Luna Bisonte Prods. It can be read as a long narrative that alternates between print and handwritten words: 46 pages. Six copies, one signed and lettered by JMB.


  2. Meat Click, 1980.
    A joint text project by JMB and Robin Crozier, publisher is unspecified, [published by Crozier in Sunderland, England] but copies are numbered out of a total four hundred. Content is a combination of art, handwritten text and print. Ten copies.


  3. Lost & Found Times, No. 9, 1980.
    The ninth edition of JMB’s magazine features work from Al Ackerman, K. S. Ernst, Robin Crozier, JMB, C. Mehrl, Guy R. Beining, Dick Higgins, Richard Kostelanetz, Pawel Petasz, Bern Porter, Marilyn Rosenberg, Jud Yalkut and others. JMB contributions are a poem “Burning Dog”, a graphic / word art piece, and a poem from JMB’s collaboration with Robin Crozier titled “1980”. Published through Luna Bisonte Prods in Nov. 1980. Five copies.


  4. Xero Post, [c. 1980/81].
    A magazine of news, art and articles published in Philadelphia, PA. The mailing list includes JMB’s contact information.


  5. Occasional Papers, No. 1, 1980.
    A publication of the Latin American Studies Program that presents “a selected and annotated bibliography of current periodicals in the OSU library.” Compiled by JMB for the L.A.S.P. Four copies.


  6. International Concrete Poetry Archive, Catalogue 1, 1980.
    A catalogue for the I.C.P.A. in Oxford in May 1980. It lists JMB as a contributor of twelve items and three publications. The listing of concrete poets also includes JMB.


  7. “White Boy Beer”, [1980’s]
    A sheet of paper fashioned to fold into a six-sided shape or a beer can by Paul Weinman. Each “side” is decorated with satiric words framing different situations with White Boy (cf. folder 462). Presumably the paper was mailed to JMB.


  8. Photocopied pages from Ohioana Quarterly, Vol. 23, No. 2, 1980.
    The cover of the publication and one page featuring an “Ohio Magazines” section by Richard Centing are included. The subject matter is the first edition of the Ohio publication Pudding (cf. folder 459), of which JMB is the featured poet as is stated in the article.


  9. “Fantastic Art” poster and letter, [1980/2].
    Request for contributions to an exhibition in San Giorgio, Italy. It is listed as a world art-exhibition of mail art to take place in early 1983.JMB’s name is included on the poster as a US participant. Two copies.


  10. Prop, No. 4, 1980.
    The ‘Literary Issue’ of a NY quarterly magazine on arts and literature, edited by Jessica Lawrence. Issue features a poem titled “Eye” by JMB and also a collaborative poem by JMB and C. Mehrl titled “Calculus Nips ‘Budding Einstein’”, May 1980. Also includes work by Lon Spiegelman, Guy R. Beining, and others.


  11. The Oxidized Look, No. 8/9, 1980.
    Special double-issue of this Italy-based magazine that publishes mail art pieces from various artists, edited by Daniele Ciullini. JMB’s contribution is a set of seven handwritten poems of three or four lines each. Work by Evans, Serge Luigetti, Leonhard Frank Duch, Ray Johnson, Rod Summers, and others is also reproduced.




Box 37

Folder Number #487-498

  1. International Directory of Little Magazines and Small Presses, 16th edition, 1980-81.
    Extensive list of publications includes JMB’s L&FT and Luna Bisonte Prods, offering short synopses of each.


  2. Commonpress: Ruins, No. 25, 1980.
    A small art magazine featuring international contributors, coordinated by Pawel Petasz with circulating editorial duties: the editor of #25 is Jane Ellen Gimmor. JMB’s contribution to the ‘Ruins’ issue is a short holographic poem with no title. Also includes work by Miroljub Todorovic, Keith Rahmmings, Vittore Baroni, Scott Helmes, Patty Ackerman, Edgardo Antonio Vigo, Barbara Rosenthal, Peter Below, Pawel Petasz, Mohammed, Lon Spiegelman, Leonhard Frank Duch, and many others.


  3. Zounds: KUNM radio / 90.1 FM, -May program guide, 1980.
    Newsletter for a national public radio station in central New Mexico. The publication features an art/poetry piece from Nick L. Nips (JMB) previously published in Driver Training (cf. folder 155). Item sent to JMB along with two cutout erotica images by New Mexico resident and poet Ken Saville.


  4. Abraxas, No. 21/22, 1980.
    A Wisconsin magazine of poetry, articles, reviews, etc., edited by Warren Woessner and David Hilton. A short review of JMB’s Time Release (self-published through LBP) is included.


  5. Cancionero del vaso, 1980.
    A publication by Pablo Virumbrales. Published in Spain by La Banda de Moebius. Virumbrales was a colleague of JMB’s in the Romance Languages Dept. at OSU. Signed by author.


  6. Blank Wall, 1980.
    A packet of seventeen rubberstamped labels by JMB, published through Luna Bisonte Prods and Laughing Bear Press. Several labels were previously published in magazines such as “Try Suicide” and “Burning Poodle on the Steps”. Eleven copies: four are signed and lettered by JMB.


  7. A Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers, 1980-81 edition, 1980.
    A book containing an extensive listing of contact information of over 4800 writers and poets. JMB’s info is included under the Ohio heading. Includes three sheets of address notes in JMB’s hand.


  8. Rubber Stamp Publications / Rubber, Vol. 3, No. 4-6, 1980.
    An index of work by artists working in the rubberstamp medium, compiled by Aart van Barneveld. Three publications by JMB are listed and illustrated: Blank Wall, Image Standards, and Select Labels: Do Not Cough. Also includes works by Anna Banana, Vittore Baroni, Peter Below, George Brett, George Brecht, Paulo Bruscky, Ulises Carrión, Robin Crozier, Ray Dipalma, Leonhard Frank Duch, Michael Gibbs, John Held, Davi Det Hompson, Scott Helmes, Robert Jacks, Richard Olson, Pawel Petasz, and many others.


  9. The University of Sydney Union Recorder, [1979/80].
    A tabloid/magazine filled with Dadaist and experimental work by many different artists that was shown in the “Art Core Meltdown” exhibit in Sydney, Australia from Sept 9-15, 1979. A poem by JMB titled “Burning Dog” and a short untitled piece “Saw a Motel in the Sky” are featured. Publication date is presumably from 1979, but postmarked to JMB in 1980.


  10. Art Diary 1980.
    ‘The World’s Art Directory”, edited by Giancarlo Politi. JMB is listed as an American artist.


  11. Smegma, No. 3, Supplement: A Correspondence Catalog, 1980.
    Catalog includes an example of artist’s work along with their contact information. JMB’s selection includes a drawing and a letter to the editors of Smegma.


  12. Materials from the 1980 Mail Art Exhibit at Woffold College in SC.
    An South Carolina exhibit from May, 1 – 19 of more than seven hundred mail-art pieces from the US and Canada. Among the materials is the participant list, which includes JMB. Also included are an ad, a review and a certificate of a ‘First Place’ prize that was extended to almost all of the participants (250 of 252).




Box 38

Folder Number #499-513

  1. Doc(k)s: Grand Virage, Nos. 27-34, 1980.
    A large special edition of the French publication Doc(k)s, edited by Julien Blaine, which focuses on experimental/Dada art and mail art. A page of JMB’s holographic poetry is included (set of seven short pieces) and a page of rubberstamp labels by C. Mehrl and JMB, winter 1980. An extensive selection of French and international artists and writers are featured.


  2. Tenth Assembling, 1980.
    Collection of material assembled by Richard Kostelanetz, Scott Helmes, and David Cole, that specializes in “unpublishable” material. JMB contributes two pages of holographic poetry and two pieces written in collaboration with C. Mehrl. Two pages of handwritten poetry by C. Mehrl are also included, containing one work titled “Ice Cream Pipe”. Contributors include Michael Andre, George Brett, Kostelanetz, Cole, Jon Erickson, K. S. Ernst, Dick Higgins, Madam X, Mark Melnicove, F. A. Nettelbeck, Richard Olson, Bern Porter, Keith Rahmmings, Marilyn Rosenberg, Lon Spiegelman, Leonard Trawick, and many others.


  3. Commonpress: A Mail Art Action, No. 37, 1980.
    A small art magazine featuring international contributors, coordinated by Pawel Petasz with circulating editorial duties: the editor of #37 is Mario Lara. A page of two rubberstamp labels by JMB is included: “Dreams” and “Time Release”. Contributors include Al Ackerman, Vittore Baroni, Carol Stetser, Ben Vautier, Julien Blaine, Jiri H. Kockman, Robin Crozier, John Evans, Lon Spiegelman, Karl Kempton, Klaus Groh, Davi Det Hompson, Pawel Petasz, Bern Porter, Richard Olson, Anna Banana, Scott Helmes, Ulises Carrión, Ray Johnson, Marilyn Rosenberg, and many others.


  4. Catalog for “Suitable for Binding” exhibition, 1980.
    An exhibition of international correspondence art at East Carolina University in North Carolina, from May 15 – June 15. The catalog lists JMB as a participant in the show.


  5. Catalog for “Eccentric Images” exhibition, 1980.
    An exhibition of “new postal” works at the Converse College in South Carolina, in early 1980 (exact dates not given). JMB is listed as one of over 300 international participants. Two copies.


  6. Participant list and letter from coordinator of “Nonstandard Mail” exhibit, 1980.
    An exhibition specializing in what the US postal system defines as nonstandard mail, shown at Avila College in Missouri in 1980 (exact dates not given). Exhibit includes fifty mail artists plus 35 high-school students from the Kansas City area. JMB is listed as a participant.


  7. Artreach Newsletter, Vol. 3, No. 6, 1980.
    A short publication offering news to the art community in Columbus, Ohio. JMB is listed as a participant for an art auction held at the Artreach Gallery on Dec. 20. Two copies.


  8. Participant list for “Tourism: A Show on Travel” exhibit, 1980.
    An international mail art show and exhibit held in Berkeley California at the Heller Gallery from Oct. 5 – Nov. 2. JMB is included in the participant list.


  9. Participant list for College of New Rochelle, New York mail art show, 1980.
    Participant list for a mail art show at the College of New Rochelle, NY, 1980. JMB included as a participant.


  10. Poster and catalog for “Postal Medium” exhibition, 1980.
    Materials from a mail art show in Pescara, Italy, at the Centro di Documentazione Arti Visive. JMB listed as a participant.


  11. Arte Postale, Nos. 10, 11, and miscellaneous A.P. materials, 1980.
    An Italian magazine compilation of art works sent in by the artists, edited by Vittore Baroni. No. 10 features a piece by JMB and C. Mehrl titled “Calculus Nips ‘Budding Einstein”. Other papers include mail art by Vittore Baroni, Pawel Petasz, Leonhard Frank Duch, and others, ads for A.P., and invitation for the “One-Man Exhibition”.


  12. Participant list for the “Bard College Mail Art Show”, 1980.
    An international exhibition held in New York, NY, from Apr. 21 – June 2. The participant list includes JMB.


    • 510a. Material from “1984 Is Coming Soon”, [1980].
      A mail art exhibition at Gallery One in Alberta, Canada, from Dec. 31, 1979, - Jan. 19, 1980. Fourteen flyers relating to “1984 Is Coming Soon” and other events. JMB is listed as a participant in the “Hot Town” show in Canada from July 1 – 28, [1980?].


  13. Posters/brochure for “Big Notes”, 1980.
    An exhibition of visual poetry exclusively by JMB, shown at the Contemporary Media Study Center in Dayton, OH, from Feb. 3 – Mar. 1. The CMSC was directed by Jud Yalkut. The exhibition is presented with aid from the Ohio Arts Council. A poetry reading and film show are also listed for Feb. 3. The poster features a handwritten, untitled poem by JMB along with the details for the exhibit. Two copies. The brochure includes two more examples of JMB’s handwritten poetry, a TS poem titled “Lip”, and a biography and bibliography. Twelve copies.


    • 511a. Neither/Nor Press catalog, [1980s].
      A catalog of publications available through Neither/Nor Press, which includes Beatniks from Space, No. 5, that includes work from JMB who is listed as a contributor to the issue.


    • 511b. Catalog from the College of New Rochelle’s “Mail Art Show”, [1980]. An exhibition held in New Rochelle, New York, from June 29 – Aug. 22. JMB was a participant in this show.


  14. Participant list for “Mostra de Arte Postal”, 1980.
    Participant list, including JMB, for a mail art show in Franca, São Paulo, Brazil.


  15. So & So, No. 8, Summer/Fall edition, 1980.
    A book-sized serial of art, poetry, visual poetry, collage; most pieces using experimental or avant-garde techniques. Book states that the poems by Dr. S.B. Gluck that are included were previously published in JMB’s L&FT. Includes work by Pawel Petasz, Guy Beining, Nanos Valaoritis, Lyn Hejinian, Dan Raphael, Opal L. Nations, Keith Rahmmings, Loris Essary, Hannah Weiner, Karl Kempton, Scott Helmes, and others.




Box 39

Folder Number #514-526

  1. Packet of miscellaneous materials from Richard Olsen, [1980].
    Materials include Pudding, No. 3; Arte Postal, Nos. 12,13; Tongue, Nos. ?, 1,0,11,18,19,21, with a note to JMB from the editor Richard Olsen. The unnumbered edition of Tongue features work by JMB. Also included is one sheet of the original artwork for JMB’s piece and advertisements for “The Badge Show” and “Villa Schifanoia”. The issue of Pudding contains a poem by JMB, “Haircut”. The issues of Arte Postale include work by Davi Det Hompson, Marilyn Rosenberg, Ulises Carrión, Robin Crozier, Vittore Baroni, and others.


  2. Flyers for “Artreach Spring Fest”, 1980.
    A festival of film, live music, and poetry, housed at the Artreach Gallery in Columbus, OH, happening on Saturdays throughout May and June. JMB is scheduled to perform a live reading on June 21 along with a showing of a film by John McClintock that is based on a poem by JMB. (A different ad for this event is located in folder 438).


  3. Poster and Invitation for “Immagini Realtá Documenti” show, 1980-81.
    Show of mail art and visual poetry, etc., held in Angri, Laviano, and Napoli, Italy. JMB and C. Mehrl Bennett were participants.


  4. Materials from the “Roy Radio’s Mail Art in Red Show”, 1980.
    A traveling mail art exhibition (emphasis on Ruston, Louisiana location) during autumn of 1980. A poster and a flyer of the event are included, which mention JMB as a participant. A mail art project and chain letter are also sent with the materials.


  5. Artworker Contart News, No. 2, Dec. 1979.
    A poster of news and announcements for 1980, with a handwritten note to JMB. Signed by Robert and Ruth Rehfeldt in 1979.


  6. International Directory of Little Magazines and Small Presses, 17th edition, 1981-82.
    Extensive list of publications includes JMB’s L&FT and Luna Bisonte Prods, offering short synopses of each.


  7. Doc(k)s, No. 35, 1981.
    A French publication that focuses on experimental/Dada art and mail art. Two pages of art and concrete poetry and a page of rubberstamp labels are JMB’s contributions to the issue. Contributors include Hannah Weiner, Peter Frank, Ray di Palma, Davi Det Hompson, Charles Bernstein, Bruce Andrews, Jackson MacLow, Robert Creeley, William S. Burroughs, Ted Berrigan, Claude Pelieu, Opal L. Nations, Dick Higgins, Kathy Acker, Richard Kostelanetz, Alison Knowles, Ray Johnson, and many others.


  8. Artifact, No. 1, 1981.
    A magazine of poetry and short fiction, edited by Joseph Matuzak and Josie Kearns. An untitled poem by JMB appears in the issue, spring 1981. Several sheets of paper are stuck into the magazine with works by K. S. Ernst, Richard Kostelanetz, and others. Two copies: one is signed by JMB


  9. Antenna: Anonymous Issue, Vol. 6, No. 2, winter 1981.
    A semi-annual magazine of art, poetry and photography. None of the works are accredited to the artist in keeping with the issue’s theme, but several of JMB’s rubberstamp labels are included. Contributors include, apparently, Karl Kempton, Madam X, and others.


  10. Compoz-a Puzzle, 1981.
    A packet of four homemade, 16-piece puzzles featuring original artwork with rubberstamps and a short handwritten piece, all by JMB. Three of one type and one of the second.


  11. Blow, No. 1, Summer 1981.
    An Oregon-based magazine of modern writing, edited by Mike Bonner. A short untitled poem by JMB is included in the issue. Contributors include Effie Mihopoulos, Joel Dailey, and others.


  12. High Performance, Vol. 4, No. 4, Winter 1981-2
    A California-based quarterly focusing on performance art, edited by Linda Frye Burnham. A two-page spread of poems from JMB’s Nips Poems is featured, which includes “Nips Meat”, “His Shoes”, “Nips In Day”, “Nips Splits” and four other titles plus a drawing. Two copies. Includes work by or about Rachel Rosenthal, Steven Durland, Linda Montano, Diane Rothenberg, William S. Burroughs, John Giorno, Laurie Anderson, and others.


  13. Materials from the VEC Audio Exchange Project, 1981.
    A listing of the artists featured on the ninth VEC collection of word oriented sound pieces titled “Ulises’ Dog”. Two poems by JMB are included on side-A of the cassette (titles unlisted). JMB’s contact info is also provided along with those of the other contributors. Cassette tape not included. VEC was run by Rod Summers.




Box 40

Folder Number #527-542

  1. OR, No. 37, 1981.
    Small Dada-based publications with text, graphics, collage, etc. An untitled visual poetry graphic by JMB and C. Mehrl Bennett is included. OR was edited by Don Milliken.


  2. Membership Roster for the Columbus Art League, 1981.
    A short pamphlet with listings of CAL presidents and members. Both JMB and CMB are included in the roster, along with their contact information.


  3. Umbrella, Vol. 4, No. 2, 1981.
    A California-based newsletter of news, reviews, etc., with primary editing duties performed by Judith Hoffberg. The reviews section lists several publications from Luna Bisonte Prods: Puking Horse, Main Road, Meat Click, and L&FT.


  4. Bikini Girl, No. 8, 1981.
    A magazine of letters, art and writing, mostly with a ‘pin-up girl’ theme. Issue 8 includes a poem by JMB titled “Lot Wait”. Edited by Lisa Baumgardner.


  5. Sphinx, No. 14/15, 1981.
    A French magazine of experimental art and writing, edited by Patrick Mounier. Issue contains an advertisement for “Synglossie ‘81”, which includes a reference to JMB as one of the American contributors. Contributors to Sphinx include Miroljub Todorovic, Paulo Bruscky, Claude Pelieu, Opal L. Nations, Vittore Baroni, Jürgen Olbrich, Julien Blaine, Lon Spiegelman, and others.


  6. “L’art Postal Dedans/Dehors (Mail Art In/Out)”, 1981.
    Documentation of a mail art show in Paris, France, organized by Daniel Daligand and others. JMB listed as a participant.


  7. Fetiche Journal, No. 2, 1981.
    An Italian magazine of articles, poetry, visual poetry and art, edited by Walter Gaspari. A short untitled poem by JMB is included in both English and Italian. Contributors include Franco Beltrametti, Lon Spiegelman, Daniel Daligand, Piotr Rypson, G. A. Cavellini, and others.


  8. Negative Capability, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1981.
    A magazine offering poetry, fiction and translations, with primary editing duties performed by Sue Brannan Walker. A poem titled “Lip” by JMB is included.


  9. Ear Cannibal, 1981.
    A poetry chapbook by “John N. Bennett”, published by “Lone Biscuit Products”. Includes a total of twenty-four poems and twelve pages. The back-cover features quotes from Paul Weinman and Ron Androla on the merit of John N. Bennett’s work. All the poems were written by Weinman and Androla as a satire/homage on JMB’s work.


  10. Materials from the “Help” exhibition, 1981.
    An international mail art show in LA, California from Sep. 6 – Nov. 7, 1980. JMB is listed as one of almost four hundred exhibiting artists. The catalog contains a holographic note written to JMB from coordinator Lon Spiegelman. Also included is a flyer with a second note to JMB and a review of mail art by Lon Spiegelman, reprinted from “Pro Fun”, a manifesto on the nature of mail art.


  11. Catalog from “International Rubberstamp Workshop”, 1981.
    A catalog titled Quotationstamps from a workshop held in Bremen, Germany, from Aug. 22- 30, 1981. A three-line rubberstamp poem by JMB is included in the catalog. Contributors include Peter Below, Ulises Carrión, Robin Crozier, Klaus Groh, Davi Det Hompson, Ko de Jonge, Jürgen Olbrich, Pawel Petasz, Robert and Ruth Rehfeldt, Edgardo-Antonio Vigo, Horacio Zabala, Richard Kostelanetz, and many others.


  12. Dialogue, Vol. 3, No. 5, May/June 1981.
    Akron-based tabloid offering reviews and interviews with Ohio artists. Issue features a holographic poem by JMB titled “3 Teeth” and a TS poem titled “Lip Lip Lip” in tangential connection to a Cleveland exhibition from June 19 – July 11, 1981, featuring JMB, Julie Edberg, and Deirdre Daw. Three copies.


    • 538a. Dialogue, Vol. 3, No. 6, July/Aug. 1981.
      Akron-based tabloid offering reviews and interviews with Ohio artists. The event calendar mentions the “Big Notes” exhibition with JMB, at the Spaces Gallery in Cleveland, OH, from June 19 – July 11, (cf folder 550). Two copies.


  13. The Nice Review of the Popular Arts, No. 2, 1981.
    A New York-based magazine of articles, poetry, collage, art and more. An untitled poem and graphic by JMB are included. A handwritten letter (from Jan 27, 1981) to JMB from Theo Dorian is also inside the envelope. Dorian and Bart Plantenga were the editors.


  14. Beef, Vol. 1, No. 6, Spring1981.
    A full-size, politically independent tabloid of articles, artwork, writing, etc. No apparent reference to JMB. Contributors include Carol Stetser, Peter Huttinger, Lon Spiegelman, and others.


  15. OP, Spring edition, 1981.
    A magazine that focuses on independent music with news reviews, ads, etc. May contain small references to JMB.


  16. Dialogue, Vol. 4, No. 1, Nov./Dec. 1981.
    Akron-based tabloid offering reviews and interviews with Ohio artists. Issue contains JMB’s “Be Blank” label in connection to the “Big Notes, Words, Junk Assemblages and Collaborations” exhibition of work by JMB and CMB at the CAGE gallery in Cincinnati, OH, from Oct. 3 – 24. Two copies.




Box 41

Folder Number #543-575

  1. Artists’ Pulp: Ate Art edition 1981.
    A Cincinnati, Ohio – based magazine of art, news and various types of written word, published by C.A.G.E. gallery. Issue features a brief ars poetica by JMB titled “Meat, Time, and Poetry”. Four copies.


  2. Sator Comix, No. 4, 1981.
    A Poland-based pc magazine featuring small 1 in. x 1.5 in. pieces of art and writing. A rubberstamp poem by JMB is featured. Also included are works by Lon Spiegelman, Rod Summers, Paulo Bruscky, Robin Crozier, Vittore Baroni, Edgardo-Antonio Vigo, Dámaso Ogaz, and others.


  3. Participant list for “Did Marcel Get a Chainletter?”, [1981].
    A conceptual exhibit at the Burpee Art Museum, Rockford, IL, from May 3 – June 17. JMB is listed as a contributor to the show.


  4. Lost and Found Times, No. 10, 1981.
    The tenth edition of JMB’s magazine featuring work by Al Ackerman, JMB, CMB, Robin Crozier, Guy R. Beining, Scott Helmes, Davi Det Hompson, Richard Olson, Bern Porter, Marilyn Rosenberg, Madam X, K. S. Ernst, F. A. Nettelbeck, and many others. JMB’s includes “The Sleep” label, a holographic poem with graphic on the cover, a poem titled “Many Sons”, a second holographic poem, a poetry collaboration with Bonspiel, two collaborations with Davi Det Hompson, and another with Al Ackerman. Published through Luna Bisonte Prods in Aug. 1981. Four copies.


  5. Sponsor Development Program Newsletter from the Ohio Arts Council, Issue 5, and Artist Contact List, 1981.
    The 'poets' section of the Artist Contact List gives JMB’s address.


  6. Participant list for “All California Erotic Art Exhibit” / “International Mail Art”, 1981.
    Two simultaneous shows held in Vista, CA, on Jan. 4. The participant list includes JMB’s contact information.


  7. Catalog from “The Great Midwestern Bookshow”, 1981.
    A show for “readers, writers, artists and booksellers” held at the Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, from Apr. 24-26. The “Small Press Art Exhibition” list includes JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods.


  8. “Spaces” and “Artreach” show cards, 1981.
    The Artreach show refers to “Words, Big Notes, Junk Assemblages and Collaborations” put on by JMB and C. Mehrl Bennett from July 18 – Aug. 9. One side of the flyer is filled with an untitled holographic poem by C. Mehrl and JMB. 7 copies. The “Spaces” show is a Cleveland, OH, exhibition of words, sculpture, and drawings from June 19 – July 11. The ‘words’ are provided by JMB and the flyers feature a short sample of holographic poetry. 6 copies.


  9. Tongue, Apr., 1981
    A Wisconsin-based artzine produced by Richard Olson in Beloit. Issue is devoted to JMB’s holographic poetry including two short poems and a longer piece shown written both normal and backwards.


  10. Catalog from “48226” show, 1981.
    An international mail art show in Detroit, Michigan, from Aug. 15 – Sept. 12. JMB is included in the United States participant list.


  11. Participant list / poster from “Metallic A”, 1981.
    A show of international graffiti mail art held in Bruxelles, Belgium from Aug. 17 – Sept. 26. JMB is listed as a contributor to the show.


  12. Blades, No. 12, 1981
    A small Tangier-based magazine of poetry and graphics, edited by Joann Balingit and Francis Poole. JMB contributes a poem titled “Her Bag”, two untitled poems, and a rubberstamp poem to the issue. Material from CMB is also included. A letter to JMB and CMB from the editors is in the envelope as well.


  13. Participant list from “Illusion and Reality”, 1981.
    An international exhibition of postcards in River Falls, Wisconsin, from Apr. 22 – May 5. The participant list includes JMB.


  14. El Salvador: A Selected List of Research Materials in the Ohio State Libraries, 1981.
    A pc ts publication of monographs and serials relating to El Savador, compiled by JMB and Elena Vásquez Devenish for the Latin American Reading room at OSU: 12 pages. Two copies.


  15. Smegma: The Magazine, No. 4, 1981.
    A New York – based magazine of mail art, Dadaist art, and writing, edited by Greater Manhattan Artists. Issue includes JMB and CMB’s poem, “Calculus Nips ‘Budding Einstein’”.


  16. Otra Sintaxis, 1981.
    A chapbook of visual poetry by Armando Zárate and Hugo Bastos, published through JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods. One copy signed by Zarate with a letter to JMB laid in. Three copies.


  17. Luna Bisonte Prods’ postcard collections, 1981.
    A collection of postcards of collaborative and independent work by JMB and C. Mehrl Bennett published through LBP. Content includes ts poems, handwritten poems, and graphics: titled works are “Here”, “My Teeth”, and “Sea to C”. Five sets of sixteen postcards equals eighty total.


  18. Eleventh Assembling, 1981.
    Collection of material assembled by Richard Kostelanetz and David Cole that specializes in “unpublishable” material. Edition with focus topic of “What would you do with a grant of $500,000” features a visual poetry / graphic piece titled “No Self” by JMB. Contributors include David Cole, Robin Crozier, Agnes Denes, Rita Dove, George Economov, Robert Filliou, Scott Helmes, Robert Lax, Joel Lipman, George Myers, Jr., Opal L. Nations, Bern Porter, Lon Spiegelman, Paul Zelevansky, and others.


  19. Materials from the Mohammed Mail Art Project, 1981.
    A color copy of a page with several Applied Appliances poems (cf. next folder) by JMB and C. Mehrl Bennett, sent out to the members of the Mohammed project. Paper is encased in a plastic protective cover. The poems are in JMB’s calligraphy.


  20. Applied Appliances, 1981.
    A small chapbook publication of poetry by JMB and C. Mehrl Bennett, published through Luna Bisonte Prods. The pages each feature two lines of poetry, bound in a cover with the title rubberstamped onto it: 10 pages. 20 copies: four of them are signed and lettered by JMB and CMB.


  21. Me Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1981.
    A magazine of photo permutations, edited by Carlo Pittore. The supplement to the issue documents the “Homage Omaggio – Bern Porter International Mail Art Exhibition”, which features work by JMB.


  22. Con-fusion “Marginal Post”, 1981.
    A mail art package from Argentina, sent to C. Mehrl and JMB from Graciela G. Marx. Letter is string-bound and folds open to several different levels. The letter is composed of work by several different artists including JMB. Work by Robin Crozier, Vittore Baroni, Pawel Petasz, C. Mehrl and many others. Includes an original “The” label by JMB.


  23. Participant list from “Mail Art Exhibit” at Temple Univ., 1981.
    An international exhibition of mail art in Philadelphia, PA, from Feb. 2 – 20, 1981. JMB is listed as a participant.


    • 565a. Kaldron: Spring Equinox Issue, No. 14, 1981.
      A tabloid-style magazine featuring reviews and visual poetry, edited by Karl Kempton. A list of visual poetry/language magazines received, mentions Lost and Found Times, No. 9. This issue includes work by several Russian visual poets, and Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, Betty Danon, Guillermo Diesler, Vittore Baroni, Doris Cross, A. de Araujo, Constantin Xenakis, David Arnold, Scott Helmes, and others.


  24. Arte Postale, newsletter, 1981.
    A set of three papers sent out by A. P.’s editor Vittore Baroni in Italy. The advertisement cites many of the artists who contribute to the magazine including JMB. A correspondence statement and an edition of Near the Edge, featuring photos/art from Anna Banana, Vittore Baroni, Bill Gaglione and the Bay Area Dadaists, are also in the envelope.


  25. NRG, No. 15, 1981.
    Tabloid-style magazine devoted to poetry and visual poetry. Two poems by JMB titled “Burning Dog” and “Water Wall” are featured in the issue. Other contributors include Guy R. Beining, Scott Helmes, Paul Weinman, F. A. Nettelbeck, Charles Henri Ford, Dan Raphael, and others. Two copies.


  26. Materials from Artpool and G. Galantai, 1981.
    Several flyers for Artpool’s Periodical Space #4 and #6. The poster for the fourth exhibition, which includes postcards, rubberstamps and postage stamps, took place from Apr. 10 – 20, 1980, in Budapest; JMB listed as a participant. 2 copies. The flyer for the 6th exhibition gives details on how to submit your stamps, which will be reproduced on sheets of thirty stamps each. A signed page of fluxpost stamps by G. Galantai is also included. Two copies.


  27. Documentation for “First Book Gathering”, 1981.
    A show of performances, books, and artwork coordinated by David Cole and Susan Share on Mar. 21, in Brooklyn, New York. JMB’s contributions are Puking Horse, Main Road, and “Hello, My Name Is Unit”. A handwritten note from David Cole to JMB is included, dated May 9, 1981. Each page of this catalog was drawn by Cole.


  28. Catalog from the “Mailed Sounds” mail art project, 1981.
    A collaborative project using the visual mediums or art and visual poetry to recall auricular mediums; concept was created by Pete Horobin and executed with aid from Tudor Morris. The catalog includes a poem by JMB titled “The Memory”. Contributors include Robin Crozier, Klaus Groh, Lon Spiegelman, Carlo Pittore, Susan Young, David Zack, and many others.


  29. ArtworkersNews, Vol. 10, No. 6, 1981.
    A New York – based newspaper dedicated to the art community. The ‘Books and Periodicals’ section features a write-up of Lost and Found Times, No. 9, reviewed by Steve s’Soreff, who also sent the article to JMB.


  30. Catalog from “Artist’s Book Show and Reading Room Exhibition” in Springfield, MA, 1981.
    A book exhibition at the Zone Gallery in Springfield, from Sept. 24 – (?), curated by Carol Forget and Brendan Stecchini. JMB’s listed items in the show are Motel Moods, Puking Horse, and his collaborative work with Catherine Mehrl, Applied Appliances. Folder has a review of the show by Robin Karson, photocopied from the Daily News, Oct. 1, 1981. Two copies.


  31. Writers Grapevine, August 1981.
    A literary newsletter for Ohio writers, edited by Maggie Abel. The issue gives reference to JMB and CMB’s exhibition at Artreach Gallery, “Words, Big Notes, Junk Assemblages and Collaborations”, from July 18 – Aug. 9, 1981.


  32. Latin American Studies Newsletter, No. 1, Nov. 1981.
    A publication put out for the Latin Americanist and Hispanic community at Ohio State University. The newsletter is edited by JMB as a project from the Latin American Reading Room of the William Oxley Thompson Library. Two copies.


    • 574a. This Is Important, No. 2, 1981.
      A small Californian chapbook publication of poetry, edited by F. A. Nettelbeck. A rubberstamp label by JMB titled “Burning Poodle on the Steps” is featured. Other poets included are Bob Heman, Richard Kostelanetz, F. A. Nettelbeck, John Nettelbeck, and Barry Nelson. Fourteen copies.


  33. This Is Important, No. 3, 1981.
    A small Californian chapbook publication of poetry, edited by F. A. Nettelbeck. A short untitled poem by JMB is included in the issue, as well as work from William S. Burroughs, John Giorno, Robin Holcomb, Bob Heman, and F. A. Nettelbeck. Twenty-five copies. Also included is an advertisement for a tribute to Henry Miller that includes a performance by F. A. Nettelbeck in Santa Cruz, CA, on Sept. 23.




Box 42

Folder Number #576-592

  1. NRG, No. 17, 1981.
    Tabloid-style magazine devoted to poetry and visual poetry. Issue is a retrospective of work by Peter Ganick, but the ‘works received’ lists JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods publications, Puking Horse and Main Road.


  2. Fly by Night, No. 1, 1981.
    A New York-based magazine of art, poetry, visual poetry, and short fiction, edited by Gary Nargi and John Pages. Two poems by JMB are included: “Dipstick for Lady C” and “I Grabbed”. Other featured poets are Jerome Salzmann, Sheila Murphy, Opal Nations, F. A. Nettelbeck, Loris Essary, Charles Henri Ford, Raymond Federman, Karl Kempton, Gerard Malanga, and many others.


  3. Catalog for the “First International Art-Door Exhibition”, 1981.
    An exhibition held in Recife, Brazil during 1981. JMB is listed as a participant in a parallel show held in conjunction with the “Art-Door Exhibition”. Exhibition consisted of artists’ work on billboards. Most of the artists were Brazilian, but also included artists from around the world including Robin Crozier, Ko de Jonge, and others, all of whose work is illustrated.


  4. Artreach, No. 1, 1981.
    A tabloid-style magazine offering news for central Ohio artists, edited by Ray Calvin. A poem titled “Central Corner” by JMB is included in the issue. Three copies.


    • 579a. Artreach, No. 3, 1981.
      A tabloid-style magazine offering news for central Ohio artists, edited by Lin Nelson. The third issue includes a front-page interview (and picture) with JMB and C. Mehrl done by Robert Moore, in connection with their “Words, Big Notes, Junk Assemblages and Collaborations” exhibit (cf. folder 550).


  5. Arte Postale: The Boxed Edition, No. 24, 1981.
    An Italian mail art magazine/project, edited by Vittore Baroni. Issue twenty-four is a package of art designed from common objects and/or trash. JMB’s contributions include rubberstamp pieces such as “It is the. The Blood”, and “No Snakes”. Also contains artwork by Bern Porter, Carlo Pittore, Robin Crozier, Ko de Jonge, Guy Bleus, Carol Stetser, and many others.


  6. Drunkard R.N.S, No. 7, 1981.
    A magazine of Dadaist art, writing and photography, edited by Al Ackerman. Issue contains a holographic poem by JMB as well as a drawing titled “Drunk Nurse”. Includes work from Monty Cantsin, Lon Spiegelman, Judy Urich, Zack/Patty Blaster, and many others.


  7. OP, Summer edition, 1981.
    A magazine that focuses on independent music with news reviews, ads, etc., edited by John Foster. No apparent reference to JMB.


  8. Lifeline, Issue 153, 1981.
    Magazine for writers giving tips for preparing a manuscript and reviews of happenings in the literary field, edited by Douglas Pollard. The ‘Projects’ section includes JMB’s Lost and Found Times, along with contact information for LBP.


  9. Libellus, No. 5, 1981.
    A Belgian mail art magazine featuring art and news, edited by Guy Schraenen. A listing of ‘mail received’ includes JMB. Issue features art by Richard Kostelanetz, C. A. Cavellini, Guy Schraenen, Gabor Toth, Ben Vautier, Chris Jones, and many others.


  10. Material from the “Table-project”, 1981.
    A catalog/overview of Robin Crozier’s “Table-project” from early 1981. Two of the photographs in the pamphlet show a table with multiple copies of Meat Click, a collaboration between JMB and Crozier, on it. Folder includes mail envelope with a note to JMB from Crozier on the back.


  11. Trax: Technodeath, 1281 edition, Dec. 1981.
    A small booklet of industrial-culture news, and texts, edited by Vittore Baroni. Includes two poems by JMB, “Burnt Sofa”, and “Splitting Santa”. Booklet and other printed matter included accompanied a cassette tape to be found elsewhere in the collection.


  12. Near the Edge Editions, ca. 1980-1981.
    Assemblage mail art package coordinated by Vittore Baroni. Includes loose sheets and two booklets: The Badge Show, with work by JMB, Al Ackerman, Opal L. Nations, and others; and Lieutenant Murnau 4488, with work by JMB, Lon Spiegelman, and others. With mailing envelope.


  13. Material from “Clay-Stamp” exhibition, 1981.
    An exhibition at the Sidac Archives in Holland, during April 1981, organized by Piet Franzen. Participant list includes JMB. Also included are pieces of mail art from an unspecified artist (probably Piet Franzen) and an advertisement for Sema-Cahier magazine.


  14. Flyer for “Celebrate the Arts: Ohio Very Special Arts Festival”, 1981.
    A festival held by Ohio State University from May 27 – 28, 1981, organized by Darryl Bojanowski and Gary Steinen. JMB is listed as a participant, offering a word art workshop.


  15. Catalog from the “First Los Angeles Erotic Mail Art Show”, 1981.
    An exhibition in Los Angeles with mail art from Aug. 15 – Oct. 27, coordinated by Richard A. Meade. JMB is listed as a participant.


  16. Theatre du Silence, No. 9, 1981.
    A small Italian poetry magazine, edited by Giampaolo Guerini. The rubberstamp labels presented on the cover of the magazine are JMB’s “Be Blank” and “No Snakes” labels. JMB’s poem “Nips Meat” is included, and work by Scott Helmes, Robert Kelly, Walter Gaspari, John Ashbery (translated by Vittore Baroni), and others.


  17. OP, Fall edition, 1981.
    A magazine that focuses on independent music with news reviews, ads, etc., edited by John Foster. No apparent reference to JMB.




Box 43

Folder Number #593-600

  1. News Neon York, 1981.
    A tabloid-style magazine of Dadaist art, writing and satire. Several rubberstamp labels by JMB are featured in the issue: “Blank Wall”, “No Snakes”, “The Sleep”, “The Blood”, and “It is the”. Two copies. Includes work, some of it unattributed, by Bern Porter, David Cole, Joel Lipman, Davi Det Hompson, and others.


  2. Printed Matter, Inc. Artists’ Books Catalogue, 1981.
    Company catering to small press and artists’ books, records, tapes, etc. The catalogue lists a number of JMB’s chapbooks: Contents, Do Not Cough: Select Labels, Image Standards, Meat Watch, Nick L. Nips, Driver Training, Six Portraits, Time Release, Time’s Dipstick, White Screen, and Lost and Found Times, No. 4.


  3. Latin American History Sources: Selected List for Undergraduates, 1981.
    A bibliographical list of Latin American publications, compiled by JMB and Norma J. Bruce for the Latin American Reading Room at Ohio State University. Eight pages: Two copies.


  4. My Insane Education, 1981.
    A compilation of artists’ works coordinated by Roy Radio. Included are two pages of JMB’s work: A graphic/rubberstamp piece and a short poem, both labeled LBP 74. Other featured artists are Bern Porter, Carlo Pittore, Lon Spiegelman, Robin Crozier, Al Ackerman, Lucien Suel, James Haining, G. A. Cavellini, Roy Radio, and many others.


    • 596a. “Artist’s Publications Tweed Museum Fall 1980” list and accompanying letter, March 1981.
      The list of artists’ featured works includes a number of JMB’s publications: Blank Wall, Joint Words (with Bruce Andrews), Lip, Main Road, Motel Moods, Nips Poems, and Pumped Gravel (with C. Mehrl). The letter from Michael Day and Philip Meany is a notice sent out to artists whose works were exhibited during Nov. 1980, at the Tweed Museum.


  5. Catalog for “So Take It to the Press”, 1981.
    An art exhibition at the Mo Ming Gallery in Chicago from Oct. 2 – 31, curated by Tom Broderick and John Hogan. JMB is listed as a participant in the show. Other artists include Bern Porter, Scott Helmes, David Cole, Richard Kostelanetz, Marilyn R. Rosenberg, Vittore Baroni, and many others.


  6. ME too, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1981.
    A magazine of experimental art, edited by Carlo Pittore. Issue features images of stamps by Carlo Pittore. An advertisement for Luna Bisonte Prods is included as well as a sheet of signed stamps for JMB.


  7. Libellus, No. 6, 1981.
    A Belgian mail art magazine featuring art and news, edited by Guy Schraenen. A listing of ‘mail received’ includes JMB. Issue features art by Ken Saville, Klaus Groh, Falves Silva, E. A. Vigo, and many others.


  8. Material from the “Are You Experienced / L.H.F.S. Mail Art Exhibition”, 1981.
    A mail art exhibition in Belgium from Oct. 1 – 30, curated by Guy Bleus. JMB is listed on the participant list, which includes a microfiche catalog of the works exhibited (including JMB’s). A poster is also included which lists JMB again as a participant.




Box 44

Folder Number #601-624

  1. Zone Collaborations, No. 7, 1981.
    A magazine of collaborative art, writing, and interviews, edited by Peter Cherches and Dennis DeForge. A graphic/rubberstamp piece by JMB and C. Mehrl is featured with the label “Lamp Wind”. Also includes work from Richard Kostelanetz, Opal Nations, Bern Porter, E. F. Higgins, Buster Cleveland, Vito Acconci, Charles Bernstein, Ron Silliman, James Sheer, John Yau, and many others.


  2. Libellus, No. 7, 1981.
    A Belgian mail art magazine featuring art and news, edited by Guy Schraenen. A listing of ‘mail received’ includes JMB. Issue features art by Pawel Petasz, E. F. Higgins, III, Carlo Pittore, Falves Silva, Bill Gaglione, Guy Schraenen, and many others.


  3. National Association for Poetry Therapy News, Aug. 1981.
    A newsletter for poets interested in the therapeutic effects of poetic expression. The newsletter reviews JMB’s workshop presented at the “Ohio Very Special Arts Festival” and his contributions to poetry therapy.


  4. Poster for “Arte Postal”, 1981.
    Poster for a mail art show at Galeria Bar o Patacón, La Corvna, Spain, summer 1981.


  5. The Ohio State Lantern, July 21, 1981.
    Campus newspaper that includes an article titled “Artwork viewed as trash” on JMB and C. Mehrl’s “Words, Big Notes, Junk Assemblages and Collaborations” exhibit (cf. folder 550). Six copies.


  6. Libellus, Nos. 8,9, 1981.
    A Belgian mail art magazine featuring art and news, edited by Guy Schraenen. In the eighth issue, the listing of ‘mail received’ includes JMB. Issue eight also features postage stamps with works by different artists, including a “Time Release” stamp by JMB. Other featured artists are Vittore Baroni, Lon Spiegelman, Bern Porter, Carlo Pittore, Scott Helmes, Robin Crozier, and many others. Issue nine gives information for the “Unsolicited Mail” exhibition and a flyer for the “Antwerp International Mail Art Festival” and features work by Ray Johnson, Vigo Marx, Arno Arts, and several others.


  7. Poster for the “Internationaler Stempelworkshop”, 1981.
    A rubberstamp workshop held in Bremen, Germany, from Aug. 22 – 30, organized by Peter Jörg Splettstosser. The list of participants includes JMB. JMB’s rubberstamp poem “The Stone Hat” is stamped on the folded addressed-for-mailing side of poster.


  8. Beef: Drone Culture Issue, 1981.
    Beef is a full-size, politically independent tabloid of articles, artwork, writing, etc. Issue features an ad for JMB’ s Lost and Found Times, accompanied by a short poem by C. Mehrl. Includes work by Lon Spiegelman and others.


  9. Lifeline, No. 163, 1981.
    Newsletter for writers giving tips for preparing a manuscript and reviews of happenings in the literary field, edited by Douglas Pollard. The ‘Projects’ section includes JMB’s Lost and Found Times, along with contact information for LBP.


  10. Documentation of Mail Art show, 1981.
    Participants list, with some works reproduced, of a mail art show at Rutgers State University, New Brunswick, NJ, spring 1981. JMB listed as a participant.


  11. Against the Wall, Vol. 9, No. 10, 1981.
    A Libertarian publication of interviews, essays, and political news. Issue features an ad for JMB / Luna Bisonte Prods’ Puking Horse, Nips Poems, Main Road and Motel Moods.


  12. The News: Beechwold/Clintonville, Vol. 1, No. 12, 1981.
    A tabloid for residents of northern Columbus, Ohio. The newspaper includes a calendar of upcoming events that lists JMB and C. Mehrl’s “Words, Big Notes, Junk Assemblages and Collaborations” exhibit at Artreach Gallery (cf. folder 550).


  13. Stamp-Art, No. 2, 1981.
    An assembling of stamp art by international artists, edited by William Gaglione. A page of work by JMB is included as well as work from Carlo Pittore, Lon Spiegelman, Buster Cleveland, Vittore Baroni, Judith Hoffberg, Serge Luigetti, Marilyn Rosenberg, Ko de Jonge, and many others.


  14. Artreach, No. 2, 1981.
    A tabloid-style magazine offering news for central Ohio artists, edited by Michael Horvath. A ‘Welcome to New Members’ section lists both C. Mehrl and JMB. Two poems by JMB are also printed on the Poetry Page: “Jerks in the Basement” and “Headache”.


  15. Participant list for “Sluj Internationale”, 1981.
    An art exhibition held at Eastern Montana College from July 6 – 24, 1981. The participant list includes JMB. Also includes Steven Durland, Opal Nations, Al Ackerman, Robin Crozier, Bill Gaglione, Carlo Pittore, Peter Below, Paulo Bruscky, and many others.


  16. Libellus, Nos. 10,11, 1981.
    A Belgian mail art magazine featuring art and news, edited by Guy Schraenen. The tenth issue includes JMB in its list of received mail. Also includes artwork by Guy Schraenen, Guy Bleus, J. Vandenbroucke, Luc Deleu, and others. Other artists include Leonhard Duch, Chuck Stake, Bill Gaglione, Gabor Toth, and others.


  17. List of Senders for “Letters to Kobe” exhibition, 1981.
    A mail art exhibition in Kobe, Japan through the Kobe Port Island Exposition Association during the autumn of 1981. The list includes JMB along with his contact information. Two color photos of the exhibit are also in the envelope.


  18. Poster for “Drawing Activity” exhibition, 1981.
    An exhibition of drawing signs in Poland during Oct. 1981. JMB is included on the poster as a participant in the show along with Lon Spiegelman, E. F. Higgins, Opal L. Nations, Ko de Jonge, Carlo Pittore, Pawel Petasz, and many others.


  19. My Secret Life in the Mail, 1981.
    A sporadically published mail art magazine of reviews, articles, and news, edited by Cheryl Cline. JMB’s Puking Horse publication is reviewed in the issue. The issue also features a “Statement on Teaching Mail Art” by Lon Spiegelman.


  20. Flyer for “The Meeting” performance, 1981.
    A Mail-Art-Performance by Henk Fakkeldij, in Utrecht, Nederland. JMB is listed as a participant in the show. The flyer also has a handwritten note from Henk Fakkeldij to JMB.


  21. Catalog for the “Metronom” exhibition, 1981.
    A large exhibition of artists’ books in Barcelona, Spain, from Oct. – Nov. 1981, curated by Rafael Tous I Giner. JMB’s contributions are Main Road, Applied Appliances, Blank Wall, Do Not Cough, Motel Moods, Joint Words, (with Bruce Andrews) and Pumped Gravel, (with C. Mehrl). A picture of the chapbooks is also included in the catalog.


  22. Catalog for “XVI Bienal de São Paulo”, 1981.
    A large exhibition of mail art in São Paulo, Brazil, from Oct. – Dec. 1981, curated by Walter Zanini. A photo of a visual poetry collage by C. Mehrl and JMB is included in the catalog, along with photos of many of the works in the show. Many of the works are illustrated, including work by Anna Banana, Barbara Rosenthal, Claude Pelieu, Clemente Padin, Dámaso Ogaz, David Cole, Felipe Ehrenberg, Gabor Toth, Guillermo Diesler, Guy Bleus, G. C. Marx, Horst Hahn, Joel Lipman, Klaus Groh, Ko de Jonge, Lon Spiegelman, Opal Nations, Robin Crozier, and many others.


  23. Participant list for “Alien Transmissions”, 1981.
    An international art exhibition from February to May, featuring mail art sent to Artlink in Fort Wayne, Indiana. JMB is listed as a participant in the show.


  24. OP, Winter edition, 1981.
    A magazine that focuses on independent music with news reviews, ads, etc., edited by John Foster. No JMB reference.




Box 45

Folder Number #625-644

  1. Calendar for the Northampton Museum of Modern Art New York Annex, 1981.
    A calendar for April 1981 that lists artists’ birthdays for the month. Included is Job Bend-it (JMB) complete with a farcical biography, a portrait photo and a group photo. The photo was actually taken at Printed Matter in NYC in 1980, and includes Marilyn Rosenberg, Uncle Don Milliken, C. Mehrl Bennett, Peter Frank, Buster Cleveland, and E. F. Higgins.


  2. Artists’ Pulp: Special edition 1981.
    A Cincinnati, Ohio – based magazine of art, news and various types of written word, published by C.A.G.E. gallery. Issue is a loose-leaf edition contained in a large envelope, including a holographic poem by JMB and C. Mehrl, a postcard poem by JMB, and an ad for Lost and Found Times. Other contributors include Peter Huttinger, G. Galantai, and Hudson.


  3. Flyers for an exhibition at C.A.G.E., 1981.
    An exhibition in Cincinnati, OH, from Oct. 3 – 24. The featured artworks are sculptures by C. Mehrl Bennett, drawings by JMB, and snapshots by Jack Hendley. The opening day also includes a showing of JMB’s Time’s T-Bone, as filmed by John McClintock. The backside of the flyers features poetry and rubberstamp labels by JMB and C. Mehrl. Nine copies.


  4. The Oxidized Look, No. 11, 1981.
    Italy-based magazine that publishes mail art pieces from various artists, edited by Daniele Ciullini. A poem by JMB titled “Selfportrait with C-Clamp” is included in the issue. Also included is work from Opal L. Nations, Joachim Wagner, Pawel Petasz, Edgardo A. Vigo, Paulo Bruscky, John Evans, Robin Crozier, Vittore Baroni, and many others.


  5. Abraxas, No. 23/24, 1981.
    A Wisconsin magazine of art, poetry, articles, reviews, etc., edited by Ingrid Swanberg, Warren Woessner and David Hilton. The issue features a collaborative rubberstamp label by JMB and Robin Crozier: “Be Blank”. Also included is work from Ivan Argüelles, Miekal And, B.Z. Niditch, and many others.


  6. Poster and participant list for “Messages 81” exhibition, 1981.
    An international mail art exhibition held in Italy from August 13 – 22. JMB is listed as a contributor for the show.


  7. Mail Art Publications from Manuel Marín, 1981.
    Includes a note from Marín to JMB; a catalogue of a 1981 mail art show at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México including work by Vittore Baroni, Ulises Carrión, L. F. Duch, Aaron Flores, Graciela Gutiérrez Marx, Manuel Marín, Lon Spiegelman, Edgardo A Vigo, and others; an issue of Post/Arte, No. 1, 1981, edited by Aaron Flores, including work by Manuel Marín, A. de Araujo, Vittore Baroni, J. Romeo Galdámez, and others, and a catalog of a show called “Março, I Aniversario”, that includes work by JMB, Robert Rehfeldt, L. F. Duch, John Furnival, A. de Araujo, Ulises Carrión, Edgardo A. Vigo, Aaron Flores, Lon Spiegelman, Ruth Wolf Rehfelt, Keith Rahmmings, Karl Kempton, and many others.


  8. Participant list for “Mostra Internacional de Arte Postal", 1981.
    Participant list for an exhibition at the Museu Postal e Telegráfico, Brasilia, Brazil. JMB listed as a participant.


  9. Poster for “Cavellini Mail Art Exhibition”, 1981.
    An international mail art exhibition held in Italy, during Oct. 1981. JMB is included in the list of contributing artists. Exhibition was organized by Peppe Rosamilia.


  10. Commonpress, No. 34, 1981.
    An art magazine with international contributors, coordinated by Pawel Petasz. This issue edited by Bwa and Zpap. Eight short untitled calligraphic poems by JMB are featured in the issue. Also includes work from Klaus Groh, Robin Crozier, Pawel Petasz, Vittore Baroni, Lon Spiegelman, Opal L. Nations, and many others.


    • 634a. Commonpress: Homosexuality, No. 39, [1981].
      An art magazine with international contributors, coordinated by Pawel Petasz. This issue edited by Cristoph Machert. The issue lists JMB as a mail artist and provides his contact information. Includes work by Ko de Jonge, Leonhard F. Duch, Klaus Groh, Falves Silva, Lon Spiegelman, Gabor Toth, Ulises Carrión, and many others.


  11. Arte Postale, No. 16, 1981.
    An Italian magazine compilation of art works sent in by the artists, edited by Vittore Baroni. The sixteenth issue is a loose-leaf edition with an accompanying poster folded around it. A handwritten poem by JMB is included in the issue along with work by Ko de Jonge, Carlo Pittore, Geoffrey Cook, Peter Below, Daniel Daligand, S. Gustav Hägglund, Vittore Baroni, Scott Helmes, and many others.


  12. Material from a mail art show at Dr. Zwiebel’s Telepraxis, 1981.
    An international mail art exhibition held at Kunstlerhaus, Stuttgart. The catalog lists JMB as an American participant.


  13. “Mail 666” / “Mail Art Is No Label” [1982].
    A mail art assembling project sent out to recipients, including a personal note to JMB from “R. A.” An original rubberstamped poem by JMB is included in the package along with work from Robin Crozier, Guy Bleus, Giovanni Fontana, Edgardo–Antonio Vigo, Vittore Baroni, Lucien Suel, Daniel Daligand, G. Galantai, Michael Mollett, Lon Spiegelman, and many others. Project includes approximately 81 total pieces of mail art. Project organized by Llys Dana in Germany.


  14. NRG, No. 18, 1982.
    Tabloid-style magazine devoted to poetry and visual poetry, edited by Dan Raphael. Issue features a handwritten poem by JMB titled “Bank”, and two untitled poems. Contributors include Guy Beining, Bern Porter, Tom Whalen, and others.


    • 638a. Commonpress: Material Metamorphosis, No. 47, 1982.
      An art magazine with international contributors, coordinated by Pawel Petasz. This issue edited by Cracker Jack Kid. The issue is loose-leaf and bound in a folder: details are given on clothing sent in by different artists, including pieces of an outfit (socks, t-shirt, sweater, pants, button-down shirt, undergarments) of JMB’s. Paper was then made from the clothing; sampler of the paper included in folder. A photo of JMB’s artwork is also included. Other participants include Al Ackerman, Guy Bleus, Paulo Bruscky, Robin Crozier, Klaus Groh, Vittore Baroni, Pawel Petasz, Buster Cleveland, Richard Kostelanetz, and many others.


  15. My Secret Life in the Mail, No. 4, 1982.
    An irregularly published mail art magazine of reviews, articles, and news, edited by Cheryl Cline. The issue has a review of some of JMB’s published work: Puking Horse, Applied Appliances, Nips Poems, and Lost and Found Times, No. 19.


    • 639a. My Secret Life in the Mail, No. 6, 1982.
      A sporadically published mail art magazine of reviews, articles, and news, edited by Cheryl Cline. JMB’s Lost and Found Times is favorably reviewed in the magazine.


  16. Participant list for “Enlightenment and Depravity in Urban Life” mail art show, 1982.
    A mail art show at the University of Illinois from April 13 – 23, 1982, curated by Steven Balkin. JMB is listed as a participant in the show.


  17. Prop, No. 8, 1982.
    An irregularly published magazine of writing, art, and photography, edited by Louise Krasniewicz and Joachim Frank. A handwritten poem with a rubberstamp border by JMB and CMB is featured in the issue. Other artists include Guy R. Beining, Bob Snyder, Peter West, and others.


  18. Xeropost, No. ?, 1982.
    A Pennsylvanian mail art magazine of news, art and articles, edited by Sheldon Polsky. A poem titled “Here” by JMB is featured in the magazine. Includes work by Guy Bleus, Al Ackerman, Lisa Baumgardner, Paulo Bruscky, Opal L. Nations, Ray Johnson, and many others.


  19. Original Art Magazine, Mar.1982.
    An Italian magazine of art, and avant-garde writing, edited by Giampiero Bini and Loredana Grimaldi. The issue features a handwritten poem by JMB titled “No”. Includes work from Ko de Jonge, Giovanni Fontana, Guy Bleus, Rod Summers, and many others.


  20. Columbus Art League – Membership Roster, 1982.
    A short pamphlet with listings of CAL presidents and members. Both JMB and CMB are included in the roster, along with their contact information.




Box 46

Folder Number #645-663

  1. Lost and Found Times, No. 11, April 1982.
    The eleventh edition of JMB’s magazine published through Luna Bisonte Prods. JMB’s featured work includes three poetry collaborations with Robin Crozier (one titled “Chapter One”), a poem titled “The Hebephrenic from Fungi” with Al Ackerman, two untitled handwritten poems with CMB, and two poems by just JMB: “Garbage at Sea” and “No Matter”. Includes work from Guy R. Beining, Llys Dana, Joachim Frank, Peter Huttinger, Paul Weinman, Charles Henri Ford, Al Ackerman, Dan Raphael, and many others. Eleven copies.


  2. Catalog from the “Mid-South Small Press Design Exhibition”, 1982.
    An exhibition in Clarksville, Tennessee, from Mar. 1 – 31. JMB and/or Luna Bisonte Prods is listed as a contributor for nine publications: Time Release, Puking Horse, Main Road, Motel Moods, Time’s Dipstick, Joint Words, Blank Wall, Richard Kostelanetz’s Numbers 2, and Doug Landies’ Sensitive Spots.


  3. NRG, No. 18, 1982.
    Tabloid-style magazine devoted to poetry and visual poetry, edited by Dan Raphael. An untitled poem by JMB and CMB is included along with work from Guy Beining, Bern Porter, Tom Hansen, Jerome Salzman, Paul Weinman, and others. Cf. Folder 638.


  4. NRG, No. 19, 1982.
    Tabloid-style magazine devoted to poetry and visual poetry, edited by Dan Raphael. An untitled poem by JMB and C. Mehrl is featured in the issue. Includes work from Guy Beining, Michael Dec, Edward Mycue, Willie Smith, Alan Vandenburgh, and many others. Three copies.


  5. Be Blank, 1982.
    A chapbook by JMB that consists of ten blank pages with the exception of a title page and a “Be Blank” rubberstamp on the penultimate page. Part of JMB’s “Vibromax” series of hand-made books. Sep. 1982. Four copies.


  6. Participant list for “Male Mail”, 1982.
    A large mail art show held at Burlington County College in Pemberton, New Jersey, from May 9 – June 23. JMB is listed as a contributor for five entries.


  7. Atticus Review, No. 1, 1982.
    A California-based magazine of poetry, short fiction, and art, edited by Harry Polkinhorn, Christa Polkinhorn, Ralph Cook, and Deborah Cook. A poem titled “Where” by JMB is featured in the issue. Contributors include Ezra Pound, Robin Holcomb, and many others.


  8. Some Blood: Joint Poems, 1982.
    A poetry chapbook by JMB and C. Mehrl, published through Luna Bisonte Prods. Many short ts poems, a holographic poem, and two rubberstamp labels (“Bore Shoot” and “Lamp Wind”) are included: sixteen pages. Fifteen copies: four are signed and lettered.


  9. Abraxas: Special Wisconsin Issue, No. 25/26, 1982.
    A Wisconsin magazine of art, poetry, articles, reviews, etc., edited by Ingrid Swanberg, Warren Woessner and David Hilton. Includes a rubberstamp poem by JMB, “No Snakes”. A section listing books and magazines of interest includes Lost and Found Times, No. 10. The review of JMB and Robin Crozier’s Be Blank in Abraxas, No. 23/24 is catalogued in a past-content guide as well. Includes work from Ivan Argüelles, Mikhail Horowitz, Richard Kostelanetz, Ingrid Swanberg, Lewis Randall, and many others.


  10. Pudding Magazine, No. 6, 1982.
    A Columbus-based magazine produced in conjunction with the Association for Poetry Therapy, edited by Jennifer Groce Welch, Doug Swisher, and Rick Welch. A poem by JMB titled “Summer Playhouse” is featured. Also includes work from Philip St. Clair, J.S. Collins, Ann Caldwell, and many others. Two copies.


  11. Atticus Review, No. 2, 1982.
    A California-based magazine of poetry, short fiction, and art, edited by Harry Polkinhorn, Ralph Cook, and Deborah Cook. Two poems by JMB are featured in the issue: “Grinder” and “Garbage at Sea”. Includes work from Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jerome Rothenberg, Harry Polkinhorn, Bill Condon, Robin Holcomb, and others. A short note is provided for each contributor, listing JMB as the editor of L&FT. Two copies.


  12. Sphinx, No. 16-17, 1982.
    A French magazine of experimental art and writing, edited by Llys Dana. Includes work from Dick Higgins, Thierry Tillier, Opal L. Nations, Lucien Suel, Julien Blaine, and others. Issue contains an advertisement for “Mail Art Is No Label”, which references JMB as a contributor. Includes a note from Dana laid in.


  13. Truly Fine Press, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1982.
    Tabloid-style literary magazine, edited by Jerry Madson. Includes a rubberstamp poem titled “No” by JMB. Includes work by Scott Helmes, Hugh Fox (an article on Richard Kostelanetz), Dan Raphael, and others. Seven copies.


  14. Artmagpub Newsletter, No. 2, 1982.
    A newsletter for artists involved in small press magazines, edited by Larry Smith. Features a five-page section on JMB and his work. Material includes three poems in collaboration with Robin Crozier, a small bibliography of JMB’s work, a printed letter to the editor, a reprint of an article on JMB by Ellin Carter taken from the Columbus Dispatch, Apr. 11, 1982, two rubberstamp labels, and a short poem titled “The Memory”. Other artists included are Joachim Frank, George Myers, Jr., Larry Rippel, Carlo Pittore and others.


  15. Small Press Review, Vol. 14, No. 11, 1982,
    Review magazine focusing on underground authors and poets, edited by Len Fulton. Atticus, No. 1, is reviewed with a mention of JMB as a contributor to the issue. Two copies.


  16. Latin American Studies Newsletter, No. 2, 1982.
    A publication put out for the Latin Americanist and Hispanic community at Ohio State University. The newsletter is edited by JMB as a project at the Latin American Reading Room of the William Oxley Thompson Library. JMB is listed as a contact person for the reading room, both as publisher and mediator for students seeking tutorial help in Spanish. Three copies.


    • 660a. Latin American Studies Newsletter, No. 3, 1982.
      A publication put out for the Latin Americanist and Hispanic community at Ohio State University. The newsletter is edited by JMB as a project at the Latin American Reading Room of the William Oxley Thompson Library. JMB is listed for his work on a bibliography, La Cocina Hispanoamericana: A Selection of Latin American Cookbooks. Three copies.


    • 660b. Latin American Studies Newsletter, No. 4, 1982. A publication put out for the Latin Americanist and Hispanic community at Ohio State University. The newsletter is edited by JMB as a project at the Latin American Reading Room of the William Oxley Thompson Library. JMB is also listed as the contact person for anyone seeking to promote activities, travel, or research projects through the newsletter. Four copies.


  17. WhiteWalls, No. 7, Autumn 1982.
    A magazine of photography, art, and writing, edited by Buzz Spector and Timothy Porges. An index of past issues of WhiteWalls lists Bennett as a contributor to No. 2 (cf. folder 365). Includes work by Scott Helmes, Phil Berkman, Ellen Lanyon, Nan Becker, and Gretchen Garner.


  18. Coda: Poets and Writers Newsletter, Vol. 10, No. 2, 1982.
    Journal for poets and authors focusing on the financial aspects of writing for a living. The issue features a section on grants and awards given to writers that mentions JMB as receiver of $1000 from the Ohio Arts Council.


  19. Poster and flyer from “Bookworks: 1982”
    A book fair held at the Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from Oct. 1 – 3. No apparent reference to JMB. JMB may have had books in the bookfair.




Box 47

Folder Number #664-693

  1. Latin American Studies Newsletter, No. 5, 1982.
    A publication put out for the Latin Americanist and Hispanic community at Ohio State University. The newsletter is edited by JMB as a project at the Latin American Reading Room of the William Oxley Thompson Library. Four copies.


  2. Material from the “Texas Birthday Mail Art Show”, 1982.
    An international mail art show in Kerrville, Texas, in celebration of the state’s 150th “birthday”. The participation list includes JMB under the moniker of “The Spitter”. Three pieces of Texas shaped pasta are included in the envelope.


  3. Writers Grapevine, Vol. 3, No. 1, 1982.
    A literary newsletter for Ohio writers, edited by Betsy Greiner. The newsletter’s Literary Arts Calendar section lists the “Peer Group Session” of the Ohio Valley Regional Training Center and Library. The March 25 session is a discussion of the merits of poetry of the past for poetry therapy, led by JMB.


  4. Blades, No. 14, 1982.
    A small magazine of Dadaist art and writing, edited by Francis Poole and Joann Balangit. A graphic with calligraphic visual poetry by JMB is included in the issue. A handwritten note from F. Poole and J. Balangit to JMB and CMB is also in the envelope.


  5. Columbus Art: Black Aesthetics, Vol. 3, No. 4, 1982.
    A news tabloid focusing on visual art published with help from the Ohio Arts Council. The “Art Talk” section mentions JMB’s receipt of a mini-grant from the Ohio Arts Council.


  6. Catalog from “The Shirt Show”, 1982.
    A mail art show held in Tokyo, Japan, from Feb. 2 – 16, 1982. A picture of JMB’s contribution to the exhibition is featured in the catalog. Other contributors are Klaus Groh, Ko de Jonge, Lon Spiegelman, Vittore Baroni, Thierry Tillier, Leonhard Frank Duch, Carlo Pittore, Manuel Marín, Edgardo-Antonio Vigo, Robin Crozier, Giovanni Fontana, Guy Schraenen, Guy Bleus, Paulo Bruscky, and many others.


  7. Bile, [Nov.] 1982.
    Magazine of Surrealist/Dada art, collage, etc., published by Bradley Lastname. An advertisement for visual poetry t-shirts and sweatshirts by C. Mehrl, K. S. Ernst, Karl Kempton, David Cole, JMB, and Richard Kostelanetz is included. Shirts are distributed through a New Jersey company: Press Me Close, run by K. S. Ernst.


  8. The Gamut, No. 6, 1982.
    “A journal of ideas and information”, published through Cleveland State University and edited by Leonhard Trawick, Louis Millic, and Stephen Coleman. An article by Leonard Trawick titled “Concrete Poetry: Medium Awaiting a Masterpiece” features examples of visual poetry from George Herbert, Seiichi Niikuni, William Blake, e.e. cummings, JMB’s “The Shirt”, and others.


  9. Commonpress, No. 46, 1982.
    An art magazine with international contributors, coordinated by Pawel Petasz. This issue edited by Angelika Schmidt. JMB and C. Mehrl’s contact information is provided in the back of the magazine. Issue includes artwork from Bill Gaglione, Robin Crozier, Paulo Bruscky, Peter Below, Pawel Petasz, Vittore Baroni, and many others.


  10. Artspace, Vol. 5, No. 4, 1982.
    A free publication by the Ohio Arts Council to provide information on local artists and events. JMB is listed as a recipient of a $1000 grant in 1983 for Fiscal Year 1983.


  11. The Small Press Review, Vol. 14, No. 8, 1982.
    Review magazine focusing on underground authors and poets, edited by Len Fulton and Ellen Ferber. Issue features an advertisement for Press Me Close shirts with JMB’s design shown as an example (cf. folder 670).


  12. Dialogue: The Ohio Arts Journal, July/Aug. 1982.
    Akron-based tabloid offering reviews and interviews with Ohio artists. JMB’s grant from the Ohio Arts Council for 1983 is listed in a record of recipients.


  13. OP: “L” Issue, July-Aug. 1982.
    A magazine that focuses on independent music with news reviews, ads, etc. A listing of “L” publications includes JMB’s Lost and Found Times, No. 11.


  14. Artmagpub Newsletter, No. 4, 1982.
    A newsletter for artists involved in small press magazines, edited by Larry Smith. A start of an add-on poem from JMB to the editor or readers, a poem in collaboration with C. Mehrl, two poems titled “Smoking Head” and “Waiting Can”, a list of JMB publications, miscellaneous rubberstamp labels, and two untitled calligraphic poems are included. Other featured artists are Carlo Pittore and Joachim Frank.


  15. Impossibilists, No. 17, 1982.
    A magazine of poetry, art and short fiction, edited by Musicmaster. Two poems by JMB are featured: “No Matter” and “Four Rooms”. Includes work by Keith Rahmmings, Katherine Dunn, Al Ackerman, and others. Two copies.


  16. A Poetry Mag: An Experimental Magazine, No. 3/4, 1982.
    A Massachusetts-based magazine, edited by Teri Fontaine. Two poems by JMB are included: “Screaming in the Hall” and “New Cleaver”. Includes work by Gian Lombardo, Tony Moffeit, and others.


  17. OP: “N” Issue, Nov.-Dec. 1982.
    A magazine that focuses on independent music with news reviews, ads, etc. May contain small references to JMB.


  18. Crawl Space, No. 4, Spring 1982.
    An Illinois poetry magazine, edited by Dennis Gulling. JMB’s poem, “Selfportrait with C-Clamp” is featured in the issue. Includes work by Joel Dailey and others. Two copies.


  19. “No Soap” postcards, 1982.
    An envelope of postcards featuring a calligraphic poem with graphic border by JMB: “No Soap”. The postcards were printed by K. S. Ernst’s company, Press Me Close. Eight copies.


  20. Artmagpub Newsletter, No. 5, 1982.
    A newsletter for artists involved in small press magazines, edited by Larry Smith. Issue features an advertisement for L&FT, No. 12, with a sample poem “No” by JMB, a poem in collaboration with K. S. Ernst, a poem titled “Not in the Hall”, and a calligraphic poem also titled “No”. Includes work from Joel Lipman, editor Larry Smith, and an article on Bern Porter by Judd Tully.


  21. The Latin American Reading Room Guide, [1982].
    A guide to the Latin American Reading Room at the Ohio State University Main Library. The listing of Research Guides includes several by JMB: Latin American Literature, Intermediate Spanish (with Norma J. Bruce), and Latin American History Sources (also with Norma J. Bruce). Eleven copies.


  22. Artists’ Pulp, No. ?, 1982.
    A Cincinnati, Ohio – based magazine of art, news and various types of written word, published by C.A.G.E. Gallery. Issue features an untitled calligraphic poem from JMB.
    Five copies.


  23. Participant catalog for The Mother’s Day Show, 1982.
    An exhibition of mail art held in San Diego, California from May 9 – 16, 1982. JMB is listed as a participant in the show along with Anna Banana, Guy Bleus, Paulo Bruscky, Vittore Baroni, Leonhard Frank Duch, Carlo Pittore, and many others.


  24. The Directory of Small Press & Magazine Editors & Publishers, 13th edition, 1982-3.
    A publication of contact information for international small press publishers and publications, edited by Len Fulton and Ellen Ferber. JMB is listed in the directory for L&FT and Luna Bisonte Prods.


  25. The Voice and the Word, No. 8, 1982.
    A publication put out by the Ohio Poets’ Association based in Ashland, Ohio. The issue offers biographies of members of the organization, which includes a bio on JMB with an incomplete bibliography and a portrait from White Screen. Three copies.


  26. Stamps from MINA, 1982.
    A package from the Museo Internacionale de Neu Art featuring the international project: Global Postal 84 Stamp edition. JMB’s contribution is an artist’s postage stamp featuring his “Try Suicide” rubberstamp label. Other artists include Geoffrey Cook, G. A. Cavellini, Anna Banana, Bill Gaglione, Bern Porter, Guy Schraenen, Opal Nations, Buster Cleveland, Al Ackerman, Pawel Petasz, and many others.


  27. Bidet, No. 32, 1982.
    A mail art assembling magazine a.k.a. Arte Postale, edited by Vittore Baroni. A rubberstamp label / graphic by JMB titled “Death Transfer” is featured in the issue. Other artists include Manuel Marín, Carol Stetser, Guy Bleus, and many others.


  28. The Dancing Cigarettes, 1982.
    Pc of a postcard announcing the 4th annual “100 Artists Show” in NYC, 1982. JMB is listed as one of the contributors. Postcard was addressed to William S. Burroughs with “The Dancing Cigarettes” applied over the show information. Cf. Folder 695.


  29. Poster and materials from the International Mail Art Show, 1982.
    An exhibition of work by international mail artists held in Portland, Oregon during June 1982. JMB is listed as a contributor to the show.


  30. Beef, [1982].
    A full-size, alternative art tabloid of articles, artwork, writing, etc., from Omaha. May contain small references to JMB.




Box 48

Folder Number #694-703

  1. OP: “I” Issue, Jan. – Feb. 1982.
    A magazine that focuses on independent music with news reviews, ads, etc. JMB is mentioned in an index to OP, as being featured in issue F-11.


  2. Materials from the “100 Artists Show”, 1982.
    A pc article from the Washington Square News documenting the fourth annual “100 Artists Show” in New York City during April 1982. A piece of mail art from sender Mark Gildav is included along with an original calligraphic art piece titled “Blender Death” by JMB that was featured in the show. Cf. Folder 691.


  3. Lost and Found Times, No. 12, 1982.
    The twelfth edition of JMB’s magazine published through Luna Bisonte Prods. Issue features two poems by JMB titled “No” and “Death Transfer”, two art/calligraphic pieces, a poetry collaboration with K. S. Ernst titled “Press Me Death”, and a collaborative “definition” project with Davi Det Hompson. Includes work by Al Ackerman, Guy R. Beining, Michael Dec, Giovanni Fontana, Joel Lipman, S. Gustav Hagglund, Keith Rahmmings, Dan Raphael, Paul Weinman, and others. Twelve copies. Also included are twelve postcard- size advertisements for the issue of L&FT.


    • 696a. Laughing Bear Newsletter, No. 19, 1982.
      News from the Laughing Bear Press, as a supplement to Laughing Bear Magazine. The list of Laughing Bear publications includes Meat Dip, Blank Wall, and Jerks.


  4. Benzene, No. 5/6, 1982.
    A tabloid magazine of fiction, review, criticism, etc., edited by Allan Bealy and Sheila Keenan. A poem by JMB titled “Merchandise Piece” from Rituals is featured. Includes work by Opal L. Nations, Shelia Keenan, Bern Porter, Ken Saville, Carlo Pittore, Charles Bernstein, Bruce Andrews, Paul Zelevansky, and many others.


  5. Doc(k)s, No. 46, Summer 1982.
    A French publication that focuses on experimental/Dada art and mail art. A calligraphic poem titled “Drive” by JMB is featured. Other artists include Julien Blaine, Falves Silva, Edgardo-Antonio Vigo, Vittore Baroni, Giovanni Fontana, Ken Friedman, Lucien Suel, Franco Beltrametti, and many others.


  6. Catalog from the “NEO-ROC” mail art exhibition, 1982.
    An international mail art exhibition at the Fort Mason Armory Show during Feb. 1982, coordinated by Marlon Rockola and William Gaglione. JMB is listed as a contributor to the show.


  7. Catalog for “MAI(A)L-ART” exhibition, 1982.
    Catalog for an exhibition of mail art focused on pork, held in Reggio Emilia, Italy. JMB is listed as a contributor. Includes works illustrated by Marilyn R. Rosenberg, Paul Vangelisti, Lon Spiegelman, Klaus Groh, Piotr Rypson, Ray Johnson, and others.


  8. Catalog for “Poesia Experimental, ARA” exhibition, 1982.
    Catalog for an international exhibition of experimental poetry, held at the Sala Parpalló in Valencia, Spain, 1982. Text in Catalan; Spanish translation at end. Three works by JMB are listed in the index. Works by Scott Helmes, Robin Crozier, Ben Vautier, Julien Blaine, and others are illustrated.


  9. Doc(k)s: Espagne, No. 50, 1982.
    An issue of a French publication that focuses on Spanish experimental/Dada art and mail art. A section called Stars Today shows Lost and Found Times, No. 11, with the contact information for Luna Bisonte Prods. Also contains work from Julien Blaine, Julio Campal, Gariel Celaya, Joan Brossa, Vittore Baroni, and many others.


  10. Poster for “Fantastic Art”, 1980-2.
    Poster for 2nd “Fantastic Art” show, organized by Peppe Rosamilla in Castel San Giorgio, Italy, 1982. JMB listed as a contributor. Includes an invitation to submit to the 3rd show.




Box 49

Folder Number #704-722

  1. Aerosol, No. 18, 1982. An issue of Aerosol, edited by Violetta Wynants, consisting of a single sheet folded twice. Contents are a poster and documentation of a mail art exhibition “Metallica International Graffiti Mail Art 2” at Cirque Divers, Liege, Belgium, January 1982.


  2. Original Art Magazine: “Play with Leonard”, No. 5, 1982.
    An Italian art magazine, edited by Giampiero Bini. An untitled calligraphic poem by JMB is featured in the issue. This was probably a mail art project.


  3. Blades, No. 15, 1982.
    A small magazine of Dadaist art and writing, edited by Francis Poole and Joann Balangit. Two poems titled “ Sea Dream” and “Her Bag” by JMB is included. Other artists/writers are Ivan Argüelles, Joann Balangit and Francis Poole.


  4. Catalog for the “Alfabeto” exhibition, 1982.
    An international mail art exhibition in Italy during 1982. JMB is listed as a contributor to the show. A piece of mail art from coordinator Umberto Stagnaro is included in the envelope.


  5. Catalog from “The World International Mail-Art Exhibition, 1982.
    A mail art exhibition in Holland during 1982. JMB is listed as an American contributor. Other artists include Julien Blaine, Robin Crozier, Clemente Padin, Bern Porter, E. F. Higgins, and many others.


  6. Participant list from the “National Mail Art Exhibit”, 1982.
    An exhibition held at the University of Maine in 1982. JMB is listed as a participant in the show.


  7. Catalog of The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, 1982.
    An extensive photocopied catalog of Concrete and Visual poetry owned by the Sackners as well as a smaller publication covering their archive of Russian avant-garde, futurist, dada books, and related material from 1897-1960. The visual and concrete poetry catalog contains over 42 items from JMB ranging from broadsides, L&FT, collaborations, labels, and publications.


  8. Participant list for “Some People Say We Look More like Sisters”, 1982.
    An international exhibition at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, during April and May 1982. JMB is listed as a contributor to the show. A commemorative hand mirror with the title of the show printed on the case is included.


  9. Writers Grapevine, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1982.
    A literary newsletter for Ohio writers, edited by Betsy Greiner. The Literary Arts Calendar lists a PEER group Session of Poetry Therapy led by JMB on March 25, 1982.


  10. The Wire, Vol. 2, Issue 7, 1982.
    A five-page magazine of poetry, edited by Sharon Wysocki. An untitled poem by JMB is featured in the issue along with work by Lon Spiegelman, The Fault Press, Xerox Sutra Editions, and others.


  11. Catalog for “Enlightenment and Depravity in Urban Life”, 1982.
    An international mail art show curated by Steven Balkin at the University of Illinois from Apr. 13 – 23. JMB is listed as a contributor to the show as well as Anna Banana, Vittore Baroni, Guy Bleus, Klaus Groh, Richard Kostelanetz, Scott Helmes, Musicmaster, and many others.


  12. La Cocina Hispanoamericana, 1982.
    A one-page guide to Latin American cookbooks in honor of Hispanic Awareness Week, compiled by JMB for the Latin American Reading Room at the Main Library of the Ohio State University. Three copies.


  13. The Laughing Postman, No. 10, 1982.
    A magazine of art, poetry, and articles, edited by Al Ackerman and Laurel McElwain. A poem by JMB titled “Selfportrait with Bedpan” is featured in the magazine, along with work by Andre Stitt, Al Ackerman, Musicmaster, Jim Haining, David Zack, and others.


    • 716a. Testube Newsletter, Vol. 3, No. 2, 1982.
      A newsletter focused on “media for new art and technology” based out of Columbus, Ohio. A blurb mentions the Press Me Close t-shirts designed by JMB and C. Mehrl along with contact information for P.M.C.


  14. John M. Bennett Reads cassette, 1982.
    A sixty-minute cassette tape of poetry readings: 1.) Blender. 2.) Nips Poems, Time Release, Puking Horse, The Same. Two copies.


  15. Documentation for “Aqui II”, 1982.
    A mail art exhibition project organized by Manuel Marín for Feb. 30 in Mexico. JMB is listed as a contributor. A printed and rubberstamped card by Marín is also included


  16. The Gopherwood Review, [1982].
    A Texan magazine of poetry and art, edited by Sandra Reiff and Sharron Crowson. The issue is unnumbered. A piece of calligraphic concrete poetry by JMB is featured in the issue. Other featured artists are Simon Perchik, B. Z. Niditch, Guy Beining, Richard Kostelanetz, and many others.


  17. International Directory of Little Magazines and Small Presses, 18th edition, 1982-83.
    Extensive list of publications includes JMB’s L&FT and Luna Bisonte Prods, offering short synopses of each.


  18. Sulla Dismisura, No. 57/60, 1982.
    Italian literature and art journal, edited by Alfonso Cardamone. Includes a visual poem by JMB, “My Hand Clutched the Wheel”, and a brief description of L&FT.


  19. Kaldron, No. 15, 1982.
    A Californian “journal of visual poetry and language art”, edited by Karl Kempton. A list of visual poetry magazines received includes JMB’s L&FT. Issue includes work from J. W. Curry, Loris Essary, Miekal And, Edward Kaplan, Vittore Baroni, Paulo Bruscky, Guy Beining, David Cole, Giovanni Fontana, and many others.




Box 50

Folder Number #723-731

  1. Catalog from the “Arts for Surviving Mail-Art-Workshop”, 1982-3.
    A large workshop held in Bergkamen, Germany. JMB is listed as a participant in the project.


  2. Advertisements for Press Me Close visual poetry shirts, 1982.
    An order form showing eight shirt/jersey designs by JMB, C. Mehrl Bennett, and K. S. Ernst. Nine copies.


  3. Stamp Art, No. 3, 1982.
    An assembled Californian magazine of original stamp art, edited by William Gaglione, Darling Darlene, et al. A sheet titled “Check Dependency Death” by JMB and C. Mehrl is included in the volume. Other featured artists are Vittore Baroni, Giovanni Fontana, Manuel Marín, Lon Spiegelman, Guy Bleus, Monty Cantsin, and many others.


  4. Intermediate Spanish: A Guide to Library Research, 1982.
    An extensive eight-page bibliography compiled by Norma J. Bruce and JMB for the Latin American Reading Room at the Main Library of the Ohio State University. Three copies.


  5. Nice, No. 4, 1982.
    A magazine of sight (art and writing) and sound (several 33 1/3 rpm soundsheets are included), edited by Theo Dorian and Bart Plantenga. The records feature several tracks by JMB: “Lip Lip Lip”, “Her Bag”, and “I Was”. A poem titled “She Had a Towel in her Nose” by C. Mehrl is also featured.


  6. Catalog for “Mail Art for Peace”, 1982.
    An international campaign started in June 1981. The poster features works that were exhibited at the Stuttgart Theatre in Germany from Mar. 18 – 24. JMB is listed as a contributor to the project.


  7. Stamp project with Arturo Fallico, Feb. 1982.
    A joint project by JMB and Arturo Fallico, creating artists’ stamps in homage of Cavellini. Three copies of a sheet featuring twelve different stamps with rubberstamp words and phrases by JMB. A letter and two postcards from A. Fallico are also included in the envelope. Cf. folder 733.


  8. Catalog from tribute to Robert Quercus, 1982.
    A small show featuring international mail art and poetry in London, England in celebration of Robert Quercus’ ninetieth birthday. A short poem titled “The Memory” and a rubberstamp graphic by JMB are included in the catalog, as is work by Chuck Stake, Robin Crozier, Lon Spiegelman, and others.


  9. My Secret Life in the Mail, No. 5, 1982.
    A sporadically published mail art magazine of reviews, articles, and news, edited by Cheryl Cline. The letters to the editor include a note from JMB, accrediting C. Mehrl for her co-authorship of Applied Appliances.




Box 51

Folder Number #732-747

  1. Catalog for “O’Patacon”, [1982?].
    Catalog / contributor’s list for a mail art show in La Coruña, Spain.


    • 732a. AU poster, No. 50, 1982.
      A Japanese poster publishing news and artwork from the mail art community. AU is a project organized by Shozu Shimamoto. Two or more works by JMB are included in a photo of a display of work for a Mail Art Book.


  2. Stamp project with Arturo Fallico, April 1982.
    A joint project by JMB and Arturo Fallico, creating stamps in homage of Cavellini. Three copies of a sheet featuring twelve different stamps with rubberstamp labels by JMB. A letter from A. Fallico and three mail art collages are included in the envelope. These sheets had a printing error. Cf. folder 729.


  3. Poster and catalog from “Seoul International Mail-Art Exhibition of Visual Message ‘82”, 1982.
    A mail art exhibition held in Korea from July 7 – 21. A calligraphic poem by JMB titled “No Self” is included along with a resume of his exhibitions, publications, and grants received. Work and resumes of many mail artists from around the world are included.


  4. Materials from “Mr. Sandman, Send Me a Dream”, 1981/1982.
    Correspondence history, participation list, and pc photo, from the first international mailart show in the Saudi Arabia, exhibited on Jan. 21, 1982. JMB is listed as an American contributor (2 pieces) and also appears on the list of correspondence. A section of fishnet fabric is also included.


  5. Catalog from Cape Fear Foundation’s “Mail Art Show”, 1982.
    An international mail art show held in Wilmington, North Carolina, in Oct. 1981. JMB is listed under postcard contributors.


  6. 1983 edition Mail Art Calendar, 1982.
    A poster calendar compiled by Robert’s Telling Tales in Washington State, featuring mail art from many different artists. A graphic/calligraphic piece by JMB titled “Smeared Hat” represents Columbus, Ohio.


    • 737a. “Fat Chair” ads, [1982].
      Rubberstamped flyers for a JMB broadside. Flyers are on orange paper.


    • 737b. White Worm Review, Vol. 6, No. 11, 1982.
      A magazine edited by Al Ackerman, featuring a longer fiction piece by D. J., the Starbog Worm Master, and various art pieces. Includes rubberstampings by JMB that spell out “Fat Maggots, No Worm”. Two copies.


  7. White Worm Review: Special Literary Issue, Vol. 6, No. 12, 1982.
    A magazine of art, fiction, interviews, poetry and more, edited by Al Ackerman. A poem by JMB titled “Worm on the Bridge” is featured in the issue, as well as work by Musicmaster, Ernest Noyes Brookings, David Zack, Jim Haining, and others. Two copies.


  8. Quality Publications’ News Notes, Vol. 2, No. 4, 1982.
    An Ohio-based newsletter with reviews of small press publications, edited by Gary Skeens. A large section focused on Luna Bisonte Prods gives the history of its founding with attention to L&FT, and a list of some of the items available through LBP.


  9. Der Rabe, The Raven: 1981/82 Yearbook, [1982].
    A collection of artists and writers’ works. A poem by JMB titled “Cut Worm” and an advertisement for Luna Bisonte Prods are included. Edited by Jürgen Kramer, in Bottropp, Germany. Includes work by Saint-John Perse, Robert Kelly, and many others.


    • 740a. AU Poster, No. 52, 1982.
      Poster for art show probably organized by Shozo Shimamoto, in Japan.


  10. Litanik, 5, 1982.
    Serial publication featuring ads and arrangements for avant-garde publications. At least two list JMB as a contributor. Includes other printed matter.


  11. The Quiet Sheet, No. 4, and accompanying materials, 1982.
    A magazine of art, humor, and writing. A page of poetry, graphics, and rubberstamp labels by JMB is included. Other material includes magic tricks, magazine advertisements, sticker, “industrial waste”, a postcard, and other mail art oddities.


  12. Mamablanca’s Treasure, 1982.
    Documentation of a mail art project organized by Graciela Gutiérrez Marx, in which contributions were buried in the ground in La Plata, Argentina. JMB listed as a contributor.


  13. 458+ Silly Sentences about 458+ Simple Sage Souls, Un-sensibly Scribbled by Seemingly Smart and Scrumptious Merrily Ford, 1982.
    A project that includes a sentence about different mail artists. JMB and C. Mehrl are both included. Pages 1 and 2 only.


  14. Participant list for “United for the Peace”, 1982.
    An international art exhibition coordinated by Ruggero Maggi, held in Italy from Dec. 18 – 31, 1982. JMB is listed as a contributor to the show.


  15. Mail art from Arturo Fallico, Sep. 1982.
    A letter to JMB from Arturo Fallico with a slide, a matchbook cover, a receipt, and three copies of a photo collage by JMB, C. Mehrl, and Arturo Fallico, featuring JMB’s rubberstamp label “Death”.


  16. Mambo Press Update, Nov. 1982.
    A newsletter with featured art, distributed by Texas-based Mambo Press. Edited by “Nunzio” James Cobb. The main editorial features a reference to a JMB anecdote about a flea market experience. Includes a drawing by Al Ackerman (“Laurel McElwain”).




Box 52

Folder Number #748-754

  1. Arte Postale: Postcardbox, No. 27, 1982.
    An Italian magazine/compilation of art works sent in by artists, edited by Vittore Baroni. No. 27 features over 30 postcards, including a graphic/calligraphic poem by JMB titled “My Teeth”. Other artists include Throbbing Gristle / Coum, Thierry Tillier, Ruggero Maggi, and many others.


  2. Trax 0282: Horrorbox, 1982.
    A boxed publication put out through a joint effort by Near the Edge (V. Baroni) and Sound Recycling Terminal (D. Ciullini), featuring postcards from artists as well as a cassette tape of audio recordings. A postcard with an untitled poem by C. Mehrl and JMB is included. Other featured artists are Genesis P. Orridge, Jürgen Olbrich, S. Gustav Hägglund, Thierry Tillier, and many others.


  3. Trax 0382: Untitled, 1982.
    A boxed publication assembled by Gincarlo Martina, featuring postcards from different artists. A postcard featuring a small poem by JMB and a folded sheet of paper featuring a graphic and the rubberstamp “No Dog” by JMB and C. Mehrl are included in the edition. Other artists include J. O. Olbrich, Carlo Pittore, Thierry Tillier, Vittore Baroni, William Gaglione, Guy Bleus, Arturo Fallico, Giovanni Fontana, and many others.


  4. Trax 0482: Selfportrait, 1982.
    A boxed publication assembled by Piermario Ciani, featuring postcards from different artists. Edition includes an untitled rubberstamp collage by JMB. Other featured artists are Klaus Groh, Ko de Jonge, Guy Bleus, Vittore Baroni, and many others.


  5. Trax 0682: Notte Rossa, 1982.
    A magazine of art and writing, assembled by Vittore Baroni and Daniele Ciullini. Issue includes a calligraphic poem by JMB titled “Drive”. Other artists include Peter Below, S. Gustav Hägglund, Bill Gaglione, Robin Crozier, Guy Bleus, Lon Spiegelman, Opal L. Nations, Lisa Baumgardner, Buster Cleveland, and many others.


  6. Trax 1182: Greetings, 1982.
    A boxed publication assembled by Piermario Ciani, featuring postcards from different artists. Two poems by JMB are included in the issue: “Here” and “The The”. Other artists include Bill Gaglione, Vittore Baroni, Guy Bleus, and many others.


  7. Pelo + Pelo -, 2, 1982.
    An untitled calligraphic poem by JMB is included in this issue of the magazine edited by Emilio Morandi from Bergamo, Italy.




Box 53

Folder Number #755-773

  1. Casual Abuse and The Fault, 1982.
    A magazine of Dadaist art, writing and photo collage. A rubberstamp label by JMB titled “Tampons Soaked in Gasoline” is included. Other featured artists are Leonhard Frank Duch, Opal Nations, Geoffrey Cook, Klaus Groh, Davi Det Hompson, and many others.


  2. Artists’ Pulp, Christmas edition, 1982.
    Issue is a collection of mail art contained in a plastic bag. A drawing accompanied by an untitled calligraphic poem by JMB and C. Mehrl is featured in the edition.


  3. Advertisements for “The Fourth Annual 100 Artists Show”, 1982.
    Postcard advertisements for an exhibition at Ten Windows gallery in New York City from April – May 1982. JMB and C. Mehrl are both listed as contributors to the show. All artists are listed with their signatures. Eight copies.


  4. Poster for “Target: Earth”, 1982.
    A large international mail art exhibition against nuclear weapons in L.A., Calif., during May 1982. JMB and C. Mehrl are both listed as contributors to the show. Organized by Lon Spiegelman and Neal Taylor.


  5. Poster and participant list for “Alfabeto”, 1982.
    An international mail art exhibition in Italy during July 1982. JMB is listed as a contributor to the show.


    • 759a. Material from “Aqui II”, 1982-1983.
      A mail art exposition of alternative art postcards. JMB is listed as a participant in the project and has a postcard featuring a calligraphically written “The Same” rubberstamp included. Approximately seventy-five total postcards. Organized by Manuel Marín in Cuernavaca, México.


  6. K_Roll Jungle, Jan. 1982.
    Documentation of a mail art show in Caen, France. JMB is listed as a participant.


  7. Bonsoir Bonset Theo Van Doesburg, 5, 1982.
    An assembling project coordinated by Mario Gravino. Book features a rubberstamp phrase by JMB: “it is the”. Other artists include Ko de Jonge, Klaus Groh, Robin Crozier, Vittore Baroni, Carlo Pittore, and many others.


  8. Algo Pasa, No. 12, 1982.
    Unbound assembling project in a mailing envelope, organized by Manuel Marín and others, in Mexico. JMB contributes a sheet rubberstamped with “Beefs Dogfists” and “El Perro Pasa”.


  9. Participant list for “Mail Arts” exhibition, 1982.
    A mail art exhibition held in the Netherlands from April 16 – May 16. JMB is listed as a participant. An invitation for a 1983 Arts in the City show is also included.


  10. Miscellaneous mail art from the “Aquí” project, 1982.
    Three sheets of mail art from the Aquí and Algo Pasa projects: a postcard, a sheet with rubberstamps and a pc page of envelopes/postcards from the project, including a rubberstamped envelope by JMB. Organized by Manuel Marín.


  11. Mail art and stamps from the “Cavellini project” sent by Arturo Fallico, 1982.
    Envelope includes a letter to JMB, three sheets of mail art (photos, art, clipped text), and two types of stamp sheets from the Cavellini project by A. Fallico with rubberstamp labels by JMB: two copies of one, fourteen copies of second.


  12. Materials from “Aqui 1, 2, and 3” exhibition, 1982.
    Documentation and announcements from a rubberstamp exhibition/project at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, organized by Manuel Marín. JMB listed as a participant.


  13. Poster from “Salva La Campagne Romana”, 1982.
    An international mail art exhibition held in Rome, Italy, from Sep. 18 – Oct. 3, 1982. JMB is listed as a participant.


    • 767a. World Art Atlas, 1981-82.
      Thick catalog from the World Art Atlas – Mail Earth Project, coordinated by Guy Bleus. JMB’s contribution is a “Map of Columbus” with drawing and rubberstamps. Works from many international artists are included as well.


  14. Fat Tuesday, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1983.
    “A dossier of eclectic poetry, fiction and art”, edited by FM Cotolo, Nancy Clendaniel, et al. A short untitled calligraphic poem by JMB is included along with an advertisement for L&FT.


  15. Testube: Survival Hardcore, Vol. 3, No. 6, 1983.
    Magazine focused on “new wave art and technology” based out of Columbus, Ohio. Included with the issue is the Testube Mail Order Review for June 1983, which features a bibliography of JMB’s publications plus commentary on L&FT and his other work.


  16. Poster from the “Paperball Project”, 1983.
    A mail art exhibition held in Tokyo, Japan in June 1983. The poster shows a picture of each of the artists’ submissions, including a rubberstamp/graphic artwork by JMB. Organized by Kowa Kato.


  17. Folklore, No. 1, 1983.
    A magazine of poetry, art, and short fiction, edited by G. Sutton Breiding. A poem by JMB is included in the issue: “Circle of Chair”. Also features work by G. X. Jupitter Larsen, Joanna Warwick, Steve Richmond, and others.


  18. Pelo+ Pelo, No. 6, 1983.
    Issue subtitled “Hair”. Edited by Emilio Morandi in Bergamo, Italy. Includes a visual poem by JMB, plus work by David Cole, Ruggero Maggi, Buz Blurr, and many others.


  19. International Rubberstamp Book, [1983].
    A collection of rubberstamps edited by Igor Giboda in Czechoslovakia. A rubberstamp collage by JMB titled “No / Ant Path” is included. Other featured artists are Leonhard Frank Duch, the Gaglione brothers, Steven Durland, Carlo Pittore, Cavellini, and others.




Box 54

Folder Number #774-791

  1. Kerst ’82, postmarked 1983.
    Newspaper supplement documenting an art festival in Breda, Netherlands, which included a “Mail-Art Project”. The Project is documented here and includes a small piece by JMB, “Death Transfer”.


  2. Pudding Magazine, No. 8, 1983.
    A Columbus-based magazine produced in conjunction with the Association for Poetry Therapy, edited by Jennifer Groce Welch, Doug Swisher, and Rick Welch. The issue includes a five-page article by JMB titled “Bedpan and C-Clamp: Rewriting an Old Poem”. Other featured poets/artists include M.C. Escher, Edward Lense, Roger Bower, and others.


  3. Blender, 1983.
    A chapbook of poetry by JMB, published through Ghost Dance Publications. 17 pages. [Ghost Dance, 38]. One copy marked “Corrected” in JMB’s hand on front flyleaf; another marked “Master corrected copy” in JMB’s hand on front cover. Ten copies.


  4. Mambo Press Update, Nov. 1983.
    A newsletter with featured art, distributed by Texas-based Mambo Press, edited by Nunzio Mifune (James Cobb). The issue includes a drawing / visual poem by JMB. Other contributors include Patty Blaster, Snowwhite Jung, Al Ackerman, Michael Leigh, Sleeze Steele, and David Zack.


  5. A Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers, 1983-84 edition, 1983.
    A book containing an extensive listing of contact information of over 5500 writers and poets. JMB’s info is included under the Ohio heading.


  6. Catalog for “Artist’s Match Books & Boxes”, 1983.
    An art exhibition held in Pittsburgh from Nov. – Dec. 1983. A matchbook by JMB with “Unit” rubberstamps is included in the catalog along with work from Vittore Baroni, Al Ackerman, Steven Balkin, Cracker Jack Kid, Robin Crozier, Ko de Jonge, and many others.


    • 779a. The Edgar Allan Poe Messenger, Vol. 20, No. 2, 1983.
      A magazine of poetry and fiction devoted to Edgar Allan Poe, edited by Stark Lee Davenport (Al Ackerman). A poem by JMB titled “Night Shopping” is featured in the issue. Other contributors are David Zack and Ernest Brookings. Three copies. A letter to JMB from the editor and a letter from the editor and Al Ackerman (which discusses the premises and plan of the magazine) are included.


  7. The Edgar Allan Poe Messenger, Vol. 20, No. 3, 1983.
    A magazine of poetry and fiction devoted to Edgar Allan Poe, edited by “Stark Lee Davenport”. A poem titled “Worm Boy” by JMB is included in the issue. Other featured artists are N. C. Ashleigh, Jack A. Withers Smote, and others. Smote’s “The Woman who Ate her Child” is by JMB. Mailing envelope has a note from editor Al Ackerman on one side. Three copies.


  8. Downtowner, Vol. 4, No. 12, 1983.
    A newspaper from Dayton, OH. Includes a brief story on a publication party for Jud Yalkut’s Anatomy of a Civil War, published by JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods. Two copies.


  9. Place Stamp Here, Issue 2, 1983.
    A set of postcards with one that features rubberstamps and drawing by JMB, printed through K. S. Ernst’s Press Me Close. Other contributors are Scott Helmes, K. S. Ernst, Jerry Madson, Mick Mather, Bern Porter, and Laurie Wechter. Six copies of JMB’s postcard and one full set.


  10. Printed Matter, Inc. Catalog, 1983/84 edition.
    A catalog of books by artists, containing work by JMB. Listed publications are Blank Wall, Nick L. Nips’ Driver Training, and Time Release.


    • 783a. Columbus Homes Illustrated, Vol. 1, No. 3, 1983.
      A listing of real estate properties for sale in Columbus, OH. Page 49 has a picture of JMB’s house (“Tired of Traffic?”). [The house didn’t sell].


  11. Columbus Homes Illustrated, Vol. 1, No. 13, 1983.
    A listing of real estate properties for sale in Columbus, OH. Same photo as in folder 783a, “Spacious Living Room”, pg. 25. [Description is for wrong house; correct description is under photo to left].


  12. Columbus Homes Illustrated, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1983.
    A listing of real estate properties for sale in Columbus, OH. Same photo as in 2 previous folders, pg. 138. Two copies.


  13. Mambo Press Update, July 1983.
    A newsletter with featured art, distributed by Texas-based Mambo Press. Edited by Nunzio Mifune (James Cobb). A “Speeding Meat” rubberstamp by JMB is featured in the newsletter. Other contributors include Al Ackerman, Snowwhite Jung, and Steve Random.


  14. Contact/II, No. 30/31, 1983.
    A bimonthly poetry magazine from New York, edited by Maurice Kenny and J. G. Goscial. Three untitled poems and “Her Bag” by JMB are included. Other featured poets are Jerome Rothenberg, Paul Trachtenberg, Quincy Troupe, Joseph Bruchac, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and many others.


  15. Place Stamp Here, Issue 2, 1983.
    A set of postcards by JMB, K. S. Ernst, Scott Helmes, Jerry Madson, Mick Mather, Bern Porter, and Laurie Wechter. JMB’s postcard features rubberstamps and drawing. Postcard series edited by K. S. Ernst.


  16. Mambo Press Update, Jan. 1983.
    A newsletter with featured art, distributed by Texas-based Mambo Press. Edited by Nunzio Mifune (James Cobb). The first editorial makes reference to JMB and Lady C. Contributors include Al Ackerman and others.


  17. Bath-Tub Original postcard, 1983.
    A postcard featuring a “Who’s who in Mail Art” document that lists JMB along with contact information on each of the artists.


  18. Testube Newsletter, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1983.
    A newsletter focused on “media for new art and technology” based out of Columbus, Ohio. A review of JMB’s work is included along with two rubberstamps and a sample from his collaborative publication with C. Mehrl: Some Blood: Joint Poems. Includes a letter from editor Tracy Hunker to JMB.




Box 55

Folder Number #792-807

  1. Newark Press, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1983.
    A newsletter/magazine for alternative art ideas, edited by Mark Wamaling. JMB is listed as a contributor to “Postmark 1983”, a mail art show from Sep. 18 – 24 at Frostburg State College in Maryland.


  2. Flyers for “Mail Art Romance”, 1983.
    Flyers for the grand opening of Mail Art Romance, a fifteen-minute film by John McClintock about the meeting and marriage of JMB and C. Mehrl. Film showings and accompanying art were exhibited at C.A.G.E., Cincinnati, Ohio, from Sept. – Oct. 1983. Twelve copies.


  3. Il Segnale, 1982 (Postmarked 1983).
    Italian poetry journal; includes a listing for Lost and Found Times.


  4. Hora de Poesía, No. 25, 1983.
    A Spanish poetry journal, edited by Javier Lentini. Includes a listing of JMB’s Burning Dog.


  5. Japan AU Mail Art Book I, 1983.
    A catalog of artwork from international artists, edited by Shozo Shimamoto. A calligraphic poem titled “No” by JMB is included in the compilation along with works by C. Mehrl, Paulo Bruscky, Carol Stetser, Anna Banana, Leonhard Frank Duch, Bill Gaglione, Ulises Carrión, Steven Durland, Arturo Fallico and others.


    • 796a. Burning Dog, 1983.
      A chapbook publication of poetry by JMB, published through Luna Bisonte Prods. Book includes artwork, ts poems and calligraphic poems. 24 pages. Fifteen copies: four are signed and lettered.


  6. The International Directory of Little Magazines and Small Presses, 19th edition, 1983-84.
    Extensive list of publications includes JMB’s L&FT and Luna Bisonte Prods, offering short synopses of each.


  7. Testube Newsletter, Vol. 3, No. 4, 1983.
    A newsletter focused on “media for new art and technology” based in Columbus, Ohio. The issue includes a reference to “Mail Art Romance”, a film about JMB and C. Mehrl by John McClintock (c.f. folder 793) and a showing at the Columbus Museum of Art on Feb. 4, 1983.


  8. Artcomnet Newsletter, No. 10, 1983.
    A newsletter for mail artists, poets etc., edited by Larry D. Smith. A collaborative poem started by JMB is included, as well as a poem and a visual poem.


    • 799a. Artcomnet Newsletter, No. 11, 1983.
      A newsletter for mail artists, poets etc., edited by Larry D. Smith. An interview of JMB by George Myers is transcribed in the issue along with two rubberstamp collages, a round-robin poetry collaboration started by JMB, and six label poems.


  9. Participant list for “The Magic Show”, 1983.
    An international mail art exhibition held in Santa Barbara, Calif., from Dec. 19 – Jan 21, 1983. JMB and C. Mehrl are both listed as contributors to the show.


  10. Bambu, No. 3, 1983.
    A loose-leaf assemblage magazine from Italy, edited by Ubaldo Giacomucci. A collage of images and text by JMB is included. Other artists featured are Gerald Jupitter Larsen, Guy Bleus, Cracker Jack Kid, Barbara Rosenthal, Serge Luigetti, and others.


  11. Lost and Found Times, No. 13/14, 1983.
    A double edition of JMB’s magazine published through Luna Bisonte Prods. The issue features an untitled calligraphic poem by JMB and C. Mehrl, two short one-line calligraphic poems and three ts poems by JMB: “Not in the Hall”, “Asleep at the Wheel”, and “Jerking over his Nose”. Other poets/artists included are Al Ackerman, JoAnn Balangit, Guy R. Beining, C. Mehrl, William Bennett, Julien Blaine, David Cole, K. S. Ernst, Davi Det Hompson, Edward Lense, F. A. Nettelbeck, Francis Poole, Dan Raphael, Paul Weinman, and others. 10 copies.


  12. Lost and Found Times, No. 15, 1983.
    The fifteenth edition of JMB’s magazine published through Luna Bisonte Prods. The issue includes a drawing and calligraphy piece by JMB as well as phrase permutations with K. S. Ernst and four poems “On a Line by E. N. Brookings”, “Biting the Brick”, “No-Boy’s Face” and “No-Boy Murders the Boss”. Other featured artists/poets include Al Ackerman, Ivan Argüelles, Guy Beining, C. Mehrl, William Bennett, David Cole, Robin Crozier, Michael Dec, Leonhard Frank Duch, K. S. Ernst, S. Gustav Hagglund, F. A. Nettelbeck, Bern Porter, Lon Spiegelman, Paul Weinman, Jud Yalkut, and others. Five copies.


  13. “Ivory Cards”, 1983.
    A collection of four postcards by JMB featuring a ts poem titled “Sleeping in the Alley”, two untitled calligraphic poems, and a concrete poem. Postcards were published through Luna Bisonte Prods. Two sets.


  14. Prop, No. 11, 1983.
    A magazine of reviews, poetry and art, edited by Joachim Frank. A poem by JMB titled “Mind Leaving” is included in the issue, along with a select bibliography of his work included.


  15. Catalog and participant list from “Body Parts”, 1983.
    An exhibition of mail art in Pittsburgh, PA, in July 1983. JMB is listed as a contributor to the show. The show was coordinated by Larry Rippel.


  16. Industrial Sabotage, No. 23, 1983.
    A small magazine of poetry by an unlisted editor. Editor was jwcurry. A short poem by JMB titled “The Shirt” is included along with work from Jim Roberts, Michael Boyce, F. A. Nettelbeck, and B. Dedora. Three copies.




Box 56

Folder Number #808-832

  1. “Doctorate of Divinity”, 1983.
    A prank certificate presented to JMB and C. Mehrl by For Boys and Girls Only [Peter Huttinger] in Cincinnati, OH.


    • 808a. Latin American Studies Newsletter, No. 6, 1983.
      A publication put out for the Latin Americanist and Hispanic community at Ohio State University. The newsletter is edited by JMB as a project at the Latin American Reading Room of the William Oxley Thompson Library. JMB is listed as a contact for the newsletter. Four copies.


  2. Latin American Studies Newsletter, No. 7, 1983.
    A publication put out for the Latin Americanist and Hispanic community at Ohio State University. The newsletter is edited by JMB as a project at the Latin American Reading Room of the William Oxley Thompson Library. The newsletter lists the Falklands/Malvinas Bibliography, which was compiled by JMB. Six copies.


    • 809a. Latin American Studies Newsletter, No. 8, 1983.
      A publication put out for the Latin Americanist and Hispanic community at Ohio State University. The newsletter is edited by JMB as a project at the Latin American Reading Room of the William Oxley Thompson Library. Five copies.


  3. Catalog for the “1983 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition”, 1983.
    An exhibition at the James M. Cox Fine Arts Center in Columbus, OH, from Aug. 5 – 21. The Professional Division lists two works by JMB titled “View” and “I Was Clutching My Final Coins”. Two copies.


  4. Pudding Magazine, No. 9, 1983.
    A Columbus-based magazine produced in conjunction with the Association for Poetry Therapy, edited by Jennifer Groce Welch, Doug Swisher, and Rick Welch. JMB’s poem “No Boy” is featured on the back cover of the publication. Other featured artists are Joel Lipman, Sigmund Weiss, and many others. Two copies.


  5. The Gamut, No. 9, 1983.
    “A journal of ideas and information”, published through Cleveland State University and edited by Leonhard Trawick, Louis Millic, and Stephen Coleman. JMB is listed as a judge for the Concrete Poetry Contest that the issue focuses on. Also contains work by K. S. Ernst, Scott Helmes, Karl Kempton, David Cole, Joel Lipman, Marilyn Rosenberg, and others.


  6. Artcomnet Newsletter, No. 8, 1983.
    A newsletter for mail artists, poets etc., edited by Larry D. Smith. An advertisement for JMB’s Burning Dog is included along with a calligraphic concrete poetry piece, short pc handwritten poem, and three ts poems: “Dipstick for Lady C”, “Burning Dog”, and “Lip”. Other members of the Artcomnet group are George Myers Jr., Larry Rippel, Carlo Pittore, Edgar Allan Bushmiller, Joachim Frank, Bern Porter, Joel Lipman, and Steve Random.


  7. The Occasional Review, No. 13, 1983.
    A magazine of reviews and interviews, edited by “cute old man soos”. A review of JMB’s L&FT, No. 13/14 is included in the issue. Two copies.


  8. OP: “Q” edition, May-June, 1983.
    A magazine that focuses on independent music with news reviews, ads, etc., edited by John Foster. Includes a reference to JMB in the “N” edition.


  9. Art Com, No. 21, 1983.
    A magazine covering different art mediums put out the Contemporary Arts Press, edited by Carl Leoffler and Lynette Taylor. The ‘Books’ section lists JMB’s L&FT, Burning Dog, and Some Blood: Joint Poems (with C. Mehrl). Three copies.


  10. NRG, No. 20, 1983.
    Tabloid-style magazine devoted to poetry and visual poetry, edited by Dan Raphael. Issue features an untitled poem by JMB and C. Mehrl, along with work by Craig Thompson, Guy R. Beining, K. S. Ernst, B. Z. Niditch, Peter Ganick, Paul Weinman, David Cole, and others. Three copies.


  11. Umbrella, Vol. 6, No. 5, 1983.
    A magazine offering reviews of artists’ books, periodicals, etc., edited by Judith Hoffberg. The ‘Art People in the News’ section includes a blurb on C. Mehrl Bennett and JMB’s “Mail Art Romance” film by John McLintock, shown at C.A.G.E. gallery.


  12. Testube, Vol. 4, No. 1, 1983.
    A newsletter focused on “media for new art and technology” based in Columbus, Ohio. The edition includes four source booklets, a postcard, a cassette tape, and newsletter. The art booklet lists Luna Bisonte Prods’ JMB and C. Mehrl under the heading of artists.


  13. The Falklands-Malvinas: A Select Bibliography, 1983.
    A publication put out for the Latin Americanist and Hispanic community at Ohio State University. The bibliography was compiled by JMB with the assistance of L. Hallewell and David Van Kan as a project at the Latin American Reading Room of the William Oxley Thompson Library. Twelve pages. Three copies.


  14. ND, No. 2, 1983.
    An anonymously edited magazine of interviews, art, poetry, and more. An untitled calligraphic poem by JMB is included. Other contributors to the issue are Guy Bleus, Phillip Johnson, R. van Winjgaarden, Lengyal Andras, and others.


  15. Catalog from the “International Bob Dylan ‘Mail-Art’ Exhibition”, 1983.
    An exhibition held in New York from May 18 – 24 at the La Galleria Dell’Occhio. An untitled calligraphic poem by JMB is included. Other artists include Bernd Olbrich, Carlo Pittore, Cracker Jack Kid, Joel Lipman, K. S. Ernst, Al Ackerman, Lon Spiegelman, Arturo Fallico, and others.


  16. “Little Magazines” by Cristine C. Rom, 1983.
    A photocopied page from a magazine with an article on small press magazines. No apparent reference to JMB.


  17. The Industrial Hand, 1983.
    A three-line poem by JMB published as a strip of folded paper through jw curry’s Curvd H&Z. Five copies.


  18. Catalog from “The ME Independence Movement Dirigo”, 1983.
    An international mail art exhibition at the Maine Festival in Brunswick, ME, from Aug. 5 – 7. JMB’s “Burning Poodle on the Steps” rubberstamp is included in the catalog and JMB is also listed as a participant in the show. The catalog also includes a drawing by David Zack.


  19. Advertisement for poetry readings at Larry’s Bar in Columbus, OH, 1983.
    Hand-painted flyers for a poetry reading on Jan. 30, 1983, featuring JMB, Mary Danger, and movies from John McClintock, including Mail Art Romance (cf. folder 793). Five copies.


  20. Vague/Rant, No. 6, 1983.
    A one-page mail art publication edited by Creative Thing and Steve Random. A description of Mail Art Romance is included (cf. folder 793). A handwritten note to JMB and C. Mehrl from Creative Thing is also included.


  21. Dialogue: The Ohio Arts Journal, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1983.
    Akron-based tabloid offering reviews and interviews with Ohio artists. The calendar section lists an exhibition featuring C. Mehrl Bennett and a showing of John McClintock’s Mail Art Romance at the C.A.G.E. gallery in Cincinnati during Sept. 1983.


  22. OP: “T” edition, Nov. – Dec. 1983.
    A magazine that focuses on independent music with news reviews, ads, etc., edited by John Foster. Luna Bisonte Prods is listed under the issue’s ‘Publications’ section.


  23. Trax 0383: of Poland, 1983.
    Publication includes a 48-piece collection of postcards and a cassette tape, assembled by Gincarlo Martina. A sheet of paper with a “No” rubberstamp by JMB is included in the set. Other contributing artists are Robin Crozier, Jorgen Christensen, Ko de Jonge, Arturo Fallico, Jürgen Olbrich, Daniele Ciullini, Richard Kostelanetz, Guy Bleus, Giovanni Fontana, Carlo Pittore, Vittore Baroni, and many others.


  24. Testube, Vol. 4, No. 2, 1983.
    A newsletter focused on “media for new art and technology” based out of Columbus, Ohio. The Testube mail order/review list includes select issues of JMB’s L&FT and Blank Wall. A blurb devoted to Luna Bisonte Prods with mention of several of JMB’s publications is also included.


  25. “Very Old” postcard, 1983.
    A postcard by JMB with a bowl rubberstamp and “very old” rubberstamps. Dated June 1983.




Box 57

Folder Number #833-843

  1. Artists’ Pulp, 1983.
    A Cincinnati, Ohio – based magazine of art, news and various types of written word, published by C.A.G.E. Gallery and edited by Karen Lewis. An untitled calligraphic poem, “ No-Boy’s Face”, and “Standing in the Rain” by JMB are featured in the issue. Ten copies.


  2. Place Stamp Here, Issue 0, 1983.
    A blank postcard as an announcement for a series of cards, with JMB, Ernie Ernst, and K. S. Ernst listed on one side as the artists. JMB’s “piece” is titled “No Soap in Here”. Place Stamp Here is printed by Press Me Close. Five copies. A letter to JMB from K. S. Ernst is also included.


  3. Artmagpub Newsletter, No. 7, 1983.
    A newsletter for artists involved in small press magazines, edited by Larry Smith. A calligraphic/graphic by JMB titled “I Could Not” is included along with a letter to Larry Smith, and an advertisement for Some Blood: Joint Poems (with C. Mehrl).


  4. MC, No. 4, 1983.
    A magazine of poetry, art and mail art, edited by David Cole and Paul Zelevansky. A rubberstamp collage and short poem by JMB are included. Other featured artists are Robin Crozier, Scott Helmes, Klaus Groh, Bern Porter, Jack Saunders, David Cole, and others. Two copies.


  5. Heavy Shades, Issue 2, 1983.
    A magazine of poetry, art, and writing, edited by “Brother X”. A calligraphic poem titled “Blank” by JMB and seven shorter untitled poems are featured. Works by Bern Porter and others are also included. Includes a letter from the editor.


  6. Membership Roster for the Columbus Art League, 1983.
    A short pamphlet with listings of CAL presidents and members. Both JMB and CMB are included in the roster, along with their contact information.


  7. Catalog for “Mediarte”, 1983.
    Catalog for an exhibition in Genova, Italy, which included a mail art section. No apparent JMB reference, through he probably had work in the mail art exhibit.


    • 839a. Writers Grapevine, Vol. 3, No. 1, 1983.
      A literary newsletter for Ohio writers, edited by Betsy Greiner. A double issue dating from 1982-1983. A review of JMB and C. Mehrl’s Some Blood: Joint Poems along with contact information for LBP.


  8. This Is Important, No. 6, 1981.
    A small Californian chapbook publication of poetry, edited by F. A. Nettelbeck. A poem titled “When” by JMB is also included. Other featured artists are John Giorno, F. A. Nettelbeck, Karl Kempton, and an excerpt from William S. Burroughs’ The Place of Dead of Dead Roads. Nineteen copies. A short handwritten note to JMB from the editor is also included.


  9. FOMT Quiet Time Bulletin, No. 3, 1983.
    A newsletter of art and writing from Northern Ireland, edited by DJ. A diary story by the editor refers to a cassette message from JMB and C. Mehrl.


  10. We Did Not Plummet into Space: Variety Poems of Special Interest, 1983.
    A book of poems by Ernest Noyes Brookings published through Innerer Klang. The book contains an introduction by Al Ackerman that starts with a referral and quotation from JMB. A handwritten message and signature from E. N. Brookings to JMB is inside the front cover.


  11. Blades, No. 17, 1983.
    A small magazine of Dadaist art and writing, edited by Francis Poole and Joann Balangit. Two poems by JMB are featured in the issue: “Floating Flame” and “Yes-boy Looks for No”. Other writers include Paul Bowles, Richard Collins, Joann Balangit, and others. Two copies; each with a different cover.




Box 58

Folder Number #844-856

  1. Materials from The Gamut’s concrete poetry contest, 1983.
    Copies of the ninety-eight entries that were reviewed and judged by JMB and two other judges. Several letters of correspondence between JMB and Leonhard Trawick at The Gamut are also included. Entries are from Joel Lipman, Karl Kempton, David Cole, Scott Helmes, Guy Beining, Marilyn Rosenberg, K. S. Ernst, Bern Porter and many others.


  2. Artreach, April 1983.
    A short publication offering news to the art community in Columbus, Ohio. A poem by JMB titled “Hiding A Hammer” is included.


  3. International Poetry, No. 31, 1983.
    A magazine from the University of Colorado’s Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese, edited by Teresinka Pereira. A concrete calligraphic poem by JMB is included along with an advertisement for his Burning Dog publication.


  4. Small Press News, Vol. 2, No. 5, 1983.
    A newsletter of events and publications for small press owners or those interested in the community. The ‘Bookshelf’ section reviews JMB’s Burning Dog and Some Blood: Joint Poems (with C. Mehrl).


  5. Artists Alliance Revue, March 1983.
    A magazine covering news printed through San Antonio Arts Scene, edited by Dianna Resinkov Kincaid. A list of ‘Who’s Who in Mail Art’ includes JMB’s contact information.


  6. Catalog from the “’83 International Summertime Mail Art Show”, 1983.
    A mail art exhibition from July 12 – 17 held at the Kanagawa Prefectural Hall Gallery of Art in Japan. Calligraphic poems by JMB and a postcard from C. Mehrl are shown in the catalog along with work by Giovanni Fontana, Klaus Groh, Ko De Jonge, Michael Scott, Robin Crozier, E. F. Higgins, Guy Bleus, Edgardo Antonio Vigo, Leonhard Frank Duch, G. X. Jupitter Larsen, and many others,


  7. Arte Postale, No. 38, 1983.
    A magazine of ‘mail art mediation’ collected by Vittore Baroni. A flyer for the Synthetic International Network that lists JMB as a member is included as well as a Near the Edge collage by Via Raffaelli and an advertisement for Trax.


  8. Me Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 2, 1983.
    A magazine of art, stamps, poetry, and writing, edited by Carlo Pittore. An editorial by John Evans mentions JMB, C. Mehrl, Buster Cleveland, Robin Crozier, Vittore Baroni, Bill Gaglione, Anna Banana, Steve Durland, Lon Spiegelman, and others.


  9. Marge Mail-Art, 1983.
    Participants list for a mail art show held in Bricquebec, France, ca. 1983. JMB is listed.


  10. Abraxas, No. 27/28, 1983.
    A Wisconsin magazine of art, poetry, articles, reviews, etc., edited by Ingrid Swanberg, Warren Woessner and David Hilton. The section of books and magazines of interest lists JMB’s L&FT. Contains work by B. Z. Niditch, Mikhail Horowitz, Ingrid Swanberg, Charles Bukowski, David Hilton, and others.


  11. Mambo Press Update, Sept. 1983.
    A newsletter with featured art, distributed by Texas-based Mambo Press. A letter to MPU from JMB is printed in the editorial. Edited by Nunzio Mifune [James Cobb].


  12. Participant list for “Pressing Issues”, 1983.
    A mail art exhibition held by the Fine Arts Department of the University of Colorado. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  13. Statistics Latin America, 1983.
    Bibliography published by the Latin American Reading Room of the OSU library. It was compiled by JMB with the assistance of David Van Kan. Fourteen pages. Three copies.




Box 59

Folder Number #856a-889a

    • 856a. Participant list for “Once Upon a Time”, 1983.
      A mail art show held at the Carlsbad City Library in California. JMB is listed as a contributor to the show. The date of the exhibition is unknown, [ca. 1983].


  1. MC, No. 5, 1983.
    A magazine of poetry, art and mail art, edited by David Cole and Paul Zelevansky. A short calligraphic poem and a rubberstamp by JMB are included. Other featured artists include Robin Crozier, Joel Lipman, Cracker Jack Kid, Lon Spiegelman, Joachim Frank, Guy Beining, Jack Saunders, and many others.


  2. NAPT News, January 31, 1983.
    A newsletter put out by the National Association for Poetry Therapy. The tentative schedule for the Annual Conference of the N.A.P.T. lists a workshop by JMB on writing joint poetry. Three copies.


    • 858a. Postcard, 1983.
      Pc postcard-sized reproduction of a piece of Japanese art with a Kanji character rubberstamped on it.


  3. Participant list and advertisements for “Poets for Peace”, 1983.
    A political activist project supporting peace in response to Ronald Reagan’s pronouncements on the nuclear freeze movement. The project was coordinated by David Romtvedt and Gwen Head. A page of information and three posters of the mission statement and a list of supporters, which includes JMB.


  4. Participant list and information from “The Altar Popular and the Basurero Poetico”, 1983.
    “A conceptual art exhibit” held at Wofford College in South Carolina from Jan. 3 – 30, 1983. JMB and C. Mehrl Bennett are both listed as contributors to the show.


  5. Mondo Hunkamooga, No. 2, 1983.
    A Canadian journal of small press reviews, edited by Stuart Ross. A review of JMB’s L&FT, No. 13-14, is included.


  6. The Wire, Vol. 2, Issue 10-11, 1983.
    A small press magazine of poetry, edited by Sharon Wysocki. A poem by JMB titled “Night Shopping” is included in the issue. Also contains work by Carol Stetser, L. Jackson, and others.


  7. Mambo Press Update, 1983.
    A newsletter with featured art, distributed by Texas-based Mambo Press. An editorial by Michael Leigh includes a reference to JMB. A letter to the editor from JMB is also included. Edited by Nunzio Mifune [James Cobb]. Includes work by Al Ackerman, David Zack, Snow White Jung, and others.


  8. Harry Bates Club, No. 67, 1983.
    A small press Texan magazine of writing and art. Includes work by Al Ackerman, Musicmaster, and others. Ackerman makes reference to JMB’s L&FT. A note to JMB from editor Al Ackerman is also included.


  9. Neo-N Ooze ‘Crazy’ ‘Old’ Poets’ Poetry Magazine, 1983.
    Two versions of an issue of a pc poetry magazine edited by “Oz” [David Zack] in Tepoztlán, Mexico. A poem titled “No Basement” by JMB is included in one. The second version features a letter to JMB and two poems: “Beating it for Lunch” and “No-Boy’s Face”. A handwritten letter from Zack is also included.


  10. Artcomnet, No. 12, 1983.
    A newsletter for mail artists, poets etc., edited by Larry D. Smith. A letter to Smith from JMB, which includes an untitled collaborative poem started by JMB, is published in the newsletter. JMB’s poem “No-Boy’s Face” is also included. Includes 3 pieces of mail to JMB, from George Myers, Jr., Steve Random, and Mike Mather, all with new lines for the collaborative poem.


  11. Partial catalog from “The 1983 Mail Art Beauty Pageant”, 1983.
    An international show compiled on Nov. 26, 1983 and coordinated by Robert Ashworth. The catalog also features JMB’s “Be Blank” rubberstamp.


    • 867a. Bambu, No. 7, 1983.
      A loose-leaf mail art compilation magazine from Italy, edited by Ubaldo Giacomucci. The issue contains work by Klaus Groh, Manuel Marín, Carlo Pittore, Serse Luigetti, Ko de Jonge, Ryosuke Cohen, Marilyn Rosenberg, Gerard Jupitter-Larsen, Larry Smith, Gustav Hägglund, Guy Bleus, and others. A separate catalog, the Bambu News Book-Catalogues, includes JMB’s Burning Dog.


  12. Quiet Time Bulletin, No. 2, 1983.
    A newsletter of art and writing from Northern Ireland, edited by DJ. A diary story by the editor refers to a quote made by JMB in relation to QTB, No. 1. JMB’s “No Pants” Rubberstamp label is also featured in the bulletin.


    • 868a. Artcomnet Newsletter, No. 13, 1983.
      A newsletter for mail artists, poets etc., edited by Larry D. Smith. A poem by JMB titled “Worm on the Bridge” is included. Other contributors are Joachim Frank, Carlo Pittore, Bern Porter, and others.


  13. Artcomnet Newsletter, No. 14, 1983.
    A newsletter for mail artists, poets etc., edited by Larry D. Smith. A postcard, an untitled calligraphic/rubberstamp collage by and two poems by JMB are featured in the issue: “Hat” and “On a Line by E. N. Brookings”. The poetry collaboration started by JMB is also published in incomplete form.


  14. Mail Art Hand-book, first edition, 1983.
    An incomplete assembly book with work by many mail artists, published by Henryk Gajewski. JMB is listed as an author for the Mail Art Hand-book. Several advertisements for shows in Amsterdam are also included.


  15. Advertisements for Mail Art Romance, 1983.
    A film by John McClintock about the correspondence and marriage of JMB and C. Mehrl Bennett, shown at the home of Lon Spiegelman on Feb. 27, 1983. Nine copies. A sheet of art stamps and a letter from L. Spiegelman are also included.


  16. Catalog from the Hollywood show, 1983.
    Catalog of a show of Hollywood-themed mail art, held in San Francisco, May 1983, coordinated by Ian Teuty. JMB is listed as a participant in the show along with Dev Det Hompson, Bern Porter, Al Ackerman, Rod Summers, Jürgen Olbrich, Scott Helmes, Ko de Jonge, G. X. Jupitter-Larsen, Robin Crozier, Sharon Wysocki, and others.


  17. Participant list from “It’s a Grand Old…”, 1983.
    An international mail art show held from June 17 – 26 in La Mirada, California. JMB is listed as a contributor to the show.


  18. NAPT News, April 1983.
    A newsletter put out by the National Association for Poetry Therapy. A description about the “National Poetry Therapy Convention” held at the OSU’s Fawcett Center mentions JMB and others as attending experts on poetry therapy. JMB was one of the organizers of the convention. Seven copies.


  19. Sub Genius, 1983.
    A magazine of writing, commentary, and correspondence that concerns farcical religious groups, principally The Church of the SubGenius. JMB is jokingly referred to in a review. Includes a mailing envelope from Al Ackerman.


  20. Participant list from the “Columbus Art League Juried Exhibition”, 1983.
    A competition/exhibition held in Upper Arlington, OH, from Jan 9 – 30, 1983. JMB and C. Mehrl Bennett are both listed as recipients of awards. Four copies. Two advertisements for the opening reception are included.


  21. Participant list from “La Comunicazione come Dono Reciproco”, 1984.
    An international mail art show held at the Galleria Risorgimento, Imola, Italy, in Jan. 1984. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  22. Participant list from “General Mail Art Project”, 1983.
    A mail art show apparently held in Ventura, California in 1983. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  23. Mail art by Arturo Fallico and JMB, 1983.
    Four mail art postcards designed by A. Fallico and twenty large artist stamps, some of which include rubberstampings by JMB. A letter from A. Fallico to JMB is also included.


  24. [1000?] Retinal Rejects, 1983.
    A collaborative chapbook project coordinated by M. Tearle. An art/text collage by C. Mehrl Bennett and a short calligraphic piece by JMB. Other participants are Frank Duch, Don Milliken, Carol Kohler, Al Ackerman, Pat Wertman, Terry Spruell, Steve Random, and Emmett Walsh.


  25. Participant list for “Maps: A Mail Art Show”, 1983.
    An international mail art show in Houston, TX, from Dec. 7 – 30. JMB is listed as a contributor to the show.


  26. Catalog and poster from the “Seoul International Drawing Exhibition ‘83”.
    An international exhibition held in Seoul, Korea, during March and April 1983. A calligraphic poem by JMB is featured in the catalog along with a resume of publications, films, grants, and major exhibitions. Other contributors are Clemente Padín, Carlo Pittore, Karl Kempton, Klaus Groh, Vittore Baroni, Robin Crozier, and many others.


  27. MXGXzine, 1983.
    A small chapbook magazine of mail art, edited by Tucker Petertil. JMB’s contact information is listed in the magazine. Includes work by Carlo Pittore, Sue Wheeler, and others. A postcard by T. Petertil, an order form for postcards/posters, and a letter from [Tucker Petertil?]


  28. House Painters World, No. 86, and miscellaneous mail art, 1983.
    A newsletter documenting the experiences of Bud and Earl Miller [by Al Ackerman]. A letter to JMB and C. Mehrl Bennett from Lon Spiegelman, an advertisement for the Feb. 27, 1983, showing of Mail Art Romance, and a drawing from Al Ackerman are included. With a mailing envelope from Spiegelman.


  29. The Seven Tables of S.I.N., 1983.
    A mail art project coordinated by Vittore Baroni. Some of the artwork from the project features a “Dreameat” rubberstamp by JMB. Members of the project include Rod Summers, Guy Bleus, S. Gustave Hagglund, G. X. Jupitter Larsen, Ed Higgins III, Jürgen Olbrich, and others.


  30. Artcomnet, No. 15, 1983.
    A newsletter for mail artists, poets etc., edited by Larry D. Smith. The issue consists of six different brochures. A letter from JMB to the editor, an advertisement for L&FT, No. 15, a calligraphic visual poem, and two poems, “Hash Face” and “The Boil”, by JMB are included. A list of Artcomnet contributors is included: Joachim Frank, Klaus Groh, Jurgen Kierspel, Joel Lipman, Mick Mather, George Myers, Jr., Carlo Pittore, and others.


  31. Information sheet for Mail Art Book Part 2, 1983.
    A book published by Shozu Shimamoto in Japan. JMB was a contributor to the collection.


  32. Pelo + Pelo -, No. 7, 1983.
    A mail art publication, edited by Emilio Morandi in Bergamo, Italy. Two artworks by JMB are featured. Other artists include Bill Gaglione, Serge Luigetti, G. Jupitter Larsen, Ray Johnson, Robin Crozier, Opal Nations, and others.


  33. Paumonock, June 1983.
    A mail art publication edited by David Cole. The issue features a page of calligraphic poetry and art by JMB and Cole. Includes work by Carlo Pittore. K. S. Ernst, Jack Saunders, Marilyn Rosenberg, Bern Porter, Karl Kempton, Paul Zelevansky, and others. All works are collaborations with Cole. One of fifteen published.


    • 889a. Waclaw Ropiecki mail art project documentation, 1983.
      Booklet and other material documenting Ropiecki’s mail art projects, 1980 – 1983, in Wroclaw, Poland. JMB is listed as a participant in two of the projects.




Box 60

Folder Number #890-909

  1. Catalog of the Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, 1983.
    “A” through “L” of the list covering the personal collection of the Sackner’s. JMB is listed for forty-eight items.


  2. NRG, No. 22, [1983-1984].
    Tabloid-style magazine devoted to poetry and visual poetry, edited by Dan Raphael. An untitled calligraphic poem and a ts poem titled “Horse Dream” by JMB are included. Work by K. S. Ernst, JW Curry, Michael Dec, Loris Essary, Karl Kempton and many others. Three copies.


    • 891a Truly Fine Press, Vol. 6, No. 2, 1983.
      A Minnesota-based magazine devoted to poetry, visual poetry, and fiction. An untitled calligraphic poem by JMB is featured. Works by Merritt Clifton, Ivan Argüelles, B.Z. Niditch, K.S. Ernst, Paul Weinman, Dan Raphael, and others, are also included. Four copies.


  3. Participant list / catalog for “Mail Art 666”, 1983.
    An art exhibition held in Charleroi, Belgium, from 1982 – 1983, coordinated by Thierry Tillier. JMB is listed as a contributor to the show.


  4. Injury by Jury, 1983.
    An international postcard art action on the theme of artwork and artists rejected, curated by Cracker Jack Kid. The list of participants that sent postcards includes JMB.


  5. Stampart, No. 4, 1983.
    An assembly magazine of stampart, edited by Bill Gaglione. Featured original rubberstampings by JMB are “Time Release” “The” and “Asleep at the Wheel” (with C. Mehrl Bennett). Other contributors are Guy Bleus, Buster Cleveland, Jupitter Larsen, Manuel Marín, Jürgen Olbrich, Carlo Pittore, Carol Stetser, and others.


  6. Catalog and poster for “Paper Planet”, 1983.
    Catalog and poster for mail art show organized by Serge Luigetti in Perugia, Italy, June – Dec. 1983. JMB listed as a participant in catalog and on poster.


  7. Neo-N Ooze ‘Crazy’ ‘Old’ Poets’ Poetry Magazine: Editorial, 1983.
    An issue of a pc mail-art/poetry/correspondence magazine edited by “Oz” [David Zack]. A poem by JMB, “On a Line by E. N. Brookings”, and several rubberstampings are included. A letter to JMB from Oz is also attached.


  8. Posters from “Multimedia UFRN”, 1983.
    Two posters from a mail art, poetry, rubberstamp, etc., exhibition held in Brazil from May 16 – 28. An informative sheet is also included. No reference to JMB, although he had work in this exhibition.


  9. Artcomnet Newsletter, No. 9, 1983.
    A newsletter for mail artists, poets etc., edited by Larry D. Smith. An advertisement for JMB’s L&FT, No. 13/14, is included.


  10. Tracce, anno II, No. 2/3, 1983.
    Italian literary magazine. Includes a visual poem by JMB, “Blender Death”. A flyer and a 6-pg. graphic story also in folder.


  11. White Worm Review, Vol. 10, No. 6, 1983.
    A magazine of art, fiction, interviews, poetry and more, edited by Al Ackerman. No reference to JMB. Includes work or writing by Cracker Jack Kid, Al Ackerman, C. Mehrl Bennett, and others. Illustrations by Nunzio Mifune [James Cobb].


  12. VEC poem by JMB, 1983.
    A ZX visual concrete poem by JMB and Rod Summers. Includes a handwritten note from Summers.


  13. Tim Ore; Tentatively, a Convenience, 1983.
    Letter and pc text from Tentatively, a Convenience, in an envelope from “John Bennett Fan Club…”. Includes a pc tracing of a calligraphic poem by JMB.


  14. Material from the Lon Spiegelman’s showing of Mail Art Romance, 1983.
    Photos, responses, attendance list, and more, from the March 13, 1983, showing of John McClintock’s film about the marriage of JMB and C. Mehrl. The showing was at Lon Spiegelman’s house in LA, California. A collection of art/written responses is also included from the attendants, along with two cassette tapes.


  15. Hollywood Confidential, 1983.
    A magazine of art and writing covering a Hollywood theme mail art show, edited by Ian Teuty. JMB is listed as a contributor to the Hollywood show that took place in May at the Storefront in San Francisco, CA. Mailed from The Fault, San Francisco.


  16. 8 X 12 inch photographs, 1984.
    A photo of newly born Benjamin Karl Bennett and a photo of JMB and C. Mehrl Bennett holding him.


    • 905a. Artcomnet Newsletter, No. 17, 1984.
      A newsletter for mail artists, poets etc., edited by Joachim Frank. Includes 3 ts poems by JMB: “The Spitter”, “Glasses under the Faucet”, and “Spit from the Wheel”. Contributors are Carlo Pittore, E. A. Bushmiller, and others.


  17. Devil / Paradis, No. 11, 1984.
    A mail art magazine featuring postcards from international artists, edited by Thierry Tillier. The directory of mail artists includes JMB.


  18. Industrial Sabotage, No. 29, 1984.
    A Canadian poetry magazine edited by J W Curry. Two poems by JMB are included: “Sax and Death” and “Glasses under the Faucet”. Other featured poets are Guy Beining, Peter Ganick, Ed Kaplan, Karl Kempton, F. A. Nettelbeck, Dan Raphael, and others.


  19. Photographs taken by Edward Lense, 1984.
    Fifteen B&W photographs (some repeats) and a negative of pictures taken by E. Lense of JMB and C. Mehrl. JMB is in costume with several different masks.


  20. “Alfabeto”, mail art show, 1984.
    Contributors list (includes JMB) and poster from mail art show in Soggiorno, Italy, June-July 1984.




Box 61

Folder Number #910-945

  1. The Ohio State Lantern: Oasis, Vol. 1, No. 7, Nov. 8th, 1984.
    A cultural supplement to the official tabloid of the Ohio State University. A presentation by JMB about his poetry and drawings is listed for Nov. 8th, at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center.


  2. The Ohio State Lantern: Oasis, Vol. 1, No. 8, Nov. 15th, 1984.
    A cultural supplement to the official tabloid of the Ohio State University. A presentation by JMB about his poetry and drawings is listed for Nov. 15th, at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center.


  3. Flyer for the C.A.G.E. “Xmas Bizarre”, 1984.
    An exhibition at the C.A.G.E. gallery in Cincinnati, OH, from Nov. 30th – Dec. 24th, 1984. JMB is listed as a participating artist.


  4. Umbrella: Mailart edition, Vol. 7, No. 2, 1984.
    A magazine offering reviews of artists’ books, periodicals, exhibitions, etc., edited by Judy Hoffberg. This is a special issue edited and produced by Lon Spiegelman. JMB is listed as an objector to the execution of the “Franklin Furnace International Mail Art Exhibition” in New York, NY. Includes an original note to JMB on 1st page (from Spiegelman).


    • 913a. OP: “X” issue, Jul. - Aug. 1984.
      A magazine that focuses on independent music with news reviews, ads, etc., edited by John Foster. The ‘Publications’ section lists The Anatomy of Civil War: Homage to Max Ernst by Jud Yalkut, published through JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods.


  5. OP: “Z” issue, Nov. – Dec. 1984.
    A magazine that focuses on independent music with news reviews, ads, etc., edited by John Foster. The ‘Publications’ section lists Ack’s Hacks, which includes modified versions of JMB’s ‘No-Boy’ poems.


  6. Columbus Art, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1984.
    A quarterly tabloid covering cultural events in central Ohio. The calendar of events lists JMB’s ‘Conversations and Coffee’ event at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center on Nov. 15th.


  7. Mondo Hunkamooga, No. 3, 1984.
    A Canadian journal of small press reviews, edited by Stuart Ross. An advertisement for Antpath by JMB published by Proper Tales Press is included.


  8. Spiegelman’s Mailart Rag, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1984.
    A magazine of interviews, news, reviews, etc., edited by Lon Spiegelman. The cover features a picture of JMB and C. Mehrl’s recently born son Benjamin Karl Bennett titled “Worlds Youngest Mailartist”. A short paragraph gives the details of the delivery. Two copies. cf. folder 932.


  9. Prop, Issue 12, 1984.
    A magazine of reviews, poetry and art, edited by Joachim Frank and Louise Krasniewicz. The issue features a cartoon by Al Ackerman titled “Farmer Bennett struggles with the masked rabbit gooser.” Also contains work by George Myers Jr., Carol Stetser, Vittore Baroni, Guy Bleus, Joachim Frank, and many others. Two copies.


  10. My Secret Life in the Mail, No. 8, 1982.
    A sporadically published mail art magazine of reviews, articles, and news, edited by Cheryl Cline. A review of JMB’s Burning Dog is included in the issue.


    • 919a. Latin American Studies Newsletter, No. 12, 1983.
      A publication put out for the Latin Americanist and Hispanic community at Ohio State University. The newsletter is edited by JMB as a project at the Latin American Reading Room of the William Oxley Thompson Library. An announcement of the publication of Grenada: A select bibliography, compiled by JMB, Charlene Henderson, and L. Hallewell. Seven copies.


  11. Latin American Studies Newsletter, No. 13, 1983.
    A publication put out for the Latin Americanist and Hispanic community at Ohio State University. The newsletter is edited by JMB as a project at the Latin American Reading Room of the William Oxley Thompson Library. Fifteen copies.


  12. FOMT Quiet Time Bulletin, No. 7, 1984.
    A newsletter of art and writing from Ireland, edited by DJ. An advertisement for Al Ackerman’s Ack’s Hacks and JMB’s L&FT, No. 16, is included.


  13. American Book Review, Vol. 6, No. 5/6, 1984.
    A New York tabloid edited by Rochelle Ratner, John Tytell, et al. Contains an ad for Poems, 1978 – 1983, a collection of work by Ohio writers, including JMB.


  14. A Microspeck of Fear, 1984.
    A magazine of art and poetry edited by jwcurry and Mark Laba. A poem titled “I Have a Pain” by JMB and C. Mehrl Bennett is included. Other contributors include Randall Brock, jwcurry, Guy R. Beining, and others. Two copies.


  15. Program from the PLGC’s “Voices in a Gallery”, 1984.
    A poetry reading on Oct. 10th, sponsored by the Poet’s League of Greater Cleveland with poems by twenty-six Ohio poets read by Dorothy and Reuben Silver. JMB’s “No Boy” is one of the selections. Three copies. A letter to JMB from Leonard Trawick is included.


  16. Program from “The Fall Show”, 1984.
    A judged exhibition of the Columbus Art League from Oct. 14th – Nov. 14th, sponsored by the Upper Arlington Cultural Arts Commission. JMB is listed as the recipient of a $150 reward for his “I was Spitting at the Light”. Also included is an invitation for the opening reception.


  17. Flyer for Spaces Gallery, 1984.
    Flyer for Spaces in Cleveland, Ohio, with a listing for “Voices in a Gallery” on Oct. 10th (cf. folder 924).


  18. Poster and material from the “1984 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition”, 1984.
    A poster, guidelines, and entry forms for JMB and C. Mehrl Bennett. Both artists have one accepted work.


  19. Artcomnet, No. 20, 1984.
    A newsletter for mail artists, poets etc., edited by Larry D. Smith. JMB is listed as a member of the Artcomnet group. Features work by Jürgen Olbrich, Jurgen Kierspel, Mick Mather, Ruggero Maggi, Carlo Pittore, and others.


  20. Boo Bookart 1:1, 1984.
    An exhibition of book related works at the Hvidovre Art Library in Oct. 1983 and other galleries throughout 1983-1984. JMB is listed as a participant for thirteen contributions.


  21. Material from Serials Review, Vol. 10, No. 2, 1984.
    Pc pages from the summer 1984 edition of Serials Review, with a positive review by Cristine Rom of JMB’s L&FT.


  22. Copy of article from The Columbus Dispatch, Nov. 18th, 1984.
    Section D out of a newspaper from Columbus, OH. An article titled “Monographs of Motherwell, Held latest art books of note” gives a description of The Anatomy of Civil War by Jud Yalkut, published through JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods. Ordering information is included.


  23. Letter from Lon Spiegelman, Nov. 24th, 1984.
    Letter addressed to JMB, C. Mehrl and Benjamin Karl Bennett, in reference to the pictures featured in Spiegelman’s Mailart Rag, Vol. 1, No. 2. cf. Folder 917.


    • 932a. Crazy Old Poets’ Magazine, Jan. 1984.
      An issue of a pc mail-art/poetry/correspondence magazine edited by “Oz” [David Zack]. An advertisement for JMB’s L&FT, No. 15, and rubberstamps by JMB are included. A letter from the “Living Master of the Letter” [David Zack] to JMB is included with the magazine.


  24. PLGC Newsletter, Vol. 10, No. 5, 1984.
    A newsletter from the Poets’ League of Greater Cleveland. A listing for Cornfield Review: Poetry Ohio, Art of the State: An Anthology of Ohio Poems, which features work by JMB.


  25. The Edgar Allan Poe Messenger, Vol. 20, No. 6, 1983.
    A magazine of poetry and fiction devoted to Edgar Allan Poe, edited and mostly written by Stark Lee Davenport [Al Ackerman]. Includes work by Jack A. Withers Smote [probably JMB], K. S. Ernst, Snowwhite Young, and others. Four copies.


  26. PLGC Newsletter, Vol. 10, No. 6, 1984.
    A newsletter from the Poets’ League of Greater Cleveland. Includes John Stickney’s review of JMB’s “Junkyard Reading” performance, his published work, and L&FT, along with contact information for LBP.


  27. Arturoart, Oct. 30th, 1984.
    Mail art collage sent to JMB from Arturo Fallico. Includes rubberstampings by JMB: “Cut off” and “Knee break”.


  28. Poster for International Mailart Show – Olympic Games, Music, and Orwell’s “1984”, 1984.
    A mail art exhibition in Los Angeles, CA, from July 22nd – Aug. 12th. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  29. Umbrella, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1984.
    A magazine offering reviews of artists’ books, periodicals, exhibitions, etc., edited by Judy Hoffberg. A listing of mail art periodicals includes ND, 2, which features work by JMB. An entry for L&FT, No. 15, is also included.


  30. Newark Press, Vol. 2, No. 3, 1984.
    A newsletter/magazine for alternative art ideas, edited by Mark Wamaling. An advertisement for L&FT, No. 13/14, is included. A poem by JMB titled “Faceless Boy” is also included, as is a drawing by Al Ackerman.


  31. Correspondence Art, 1984.
    The source book for the Network of International Postal Art Activity, edited by Michael Crane and Mary Stofflet. A drawing by JMB titled “Kaka” and several rubberstamps are included. Book features essays by Klaus Groh, Anna Banana, Robert Rehfeldt, Edgardo-Antonio Vigo, Geoffrey Cook, Dick Higgins, Ken Friedman, Ulises Carrión, Judith A. Hoffberg, and others.


  32. Columbus Dispatch: Accent section, July 29th, 1984.
    Section H out of the daily newspaper from Columbus, OH. An article titled “Therapy becomes sheer poetry” by Mary Bridgman gives details of JMB’s contribution to the field of poetry therapy. Two copies.


  33. Columbus Dispatch article, Aug. 19th, 1984.
    A pc article from the daily newspaper from Columbus, OH. Article reviews Cornfield Review, edited by David Citino. The article refers to JMB as one of the featured poets.


  34. Ask Ling, 1984.
    A small magazine of fiction by Al Ackerman. Includes a drawing of “Ling guarding the No-Boy”. Also included in the mailing envelope is a letter to JMB: 2 pp., ts, which discusses his writing techniques and related matters.


  35. Participant list from exhibition at Gordon Junior College, 1984.
    A mail art exhibition held at the GJC in Barnesville, Georgia. JMB is listed as a contributing artist under the pseudonym “The Spitter”.


  36. Industrial Sabotage, No. 26, 1984.
    A small Canadian magazine of poetry, edited by jwcurry. Poetry by JMB is included along with work by Guy R. Beining, F. A. Nettelbeck, MB Duggan, jwcurry, and bp Nichol. Each poem an original rubberstamping. Two copies. A letter from jwcurry is also included.




Box 62

Folder Number #946-975

  1. Flyer from the “Buddha Show”, 1984.
    An exhibition held in Sept. 1984. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  2. Testube, Vol. 4 Final, 1984.
    Magazine focused on “new wave art and technology” based in Columbus, Ohio. The ‘Zines’ section lists JMB’s L&FT, No. 16,


    • 947a. AU, No. 62, 1984.
      A Japanese publication publishing news and artwork from the mail art community. Two folded sheets and a flyer. AU is a project organized by Shozu Shimamoto. Includes JMB in a list of participants in a mail art show.


  3. AU, No. 64, 1984.
    A Japanese publication focused on mail art, organized by Shozo Shimamoto. Includes several small cards of work in a show. JMB listed as a participant.


    • 948a. Mail art for Peace and Human Rights, 1984.
      Note saying exhibition in Pontassieve, Italy will be delayed until Feb. 1985.


  4. Invitation for “Real Correspondence: Scriptavolant”, 1984.
    An invitation-only airmail poetry project, coordinated by Vittore Baroni for 1984-1985. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  5. Artbook, 1984.
    A small booklet of mail art collages by Arturo Fallico and three postcards. One of the cards includes 2 rubberstampings by JMB, “rat egg” and “cut off”. Includes a letter from Fallico.


  6. “Greetings from New Mexico”, 1984.
    A catalog of anti-mail art censorship material from an exhibition at the ASA gallery in Albuquerque, NM. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  7. “The Spitter”, 1984.
    A poem by JMB from April 4th, 1984. Eight copies printed on thin green “second sheet” paper.


  8. Posthype, Vol. 2, No. 5, 1984.
    A journal of art, poetry, writing, etc. Rubberstamp words and calligraphy by JMB are included along with work by Lon Spiegelman, Ko de Jonge, Richard Kostelanetz, Paulo Bruscky, Al Ackerman, and others. A list of participants for “Censorship East/Censorship West” is also included that lists JMB as a contributor.


  9. Bambu, No. 9, 1984.
    A loose-leaf mail art magazine from Italy, edited by Ubaldo Giacomucci. A “Falling Snake” rubberstamp by JMB is included in the issue. This issue edited and published by César Espinosa in Mexico.


  10. Fytte: -section of a poem Unit II, No. 6, 1984.
    Magazine of poetry, visual poetry, and art, edited by Klaus Peter-Furstenau. Two poems by JMB are included: “The Spitter” and “Speeding Chair” Issue also features work by Bern Porter and David Cole. Four postcards and a letter from the editor to JMB are also included in the mailing envelope.


  11. FOMT QT Bulletin, No. 4, 1984.
    A newsletter of art and writing from Northern Ireland, edited by DJ [Dave Johnson]. The back cover is a calligraphic art piece by JMB, dedicated to DJ.


  12. Acks Hacks, 1984.
    A chapbook by Al Ackerman of ten altered poems that were originally written by JMB, published through Luna Bisonte Prods. The book includes letters to JMB explaining the permutation/collaboration methods used to redefine the poems. Nine copies.


  13. “Offset: A Survey of Artists’ Books”, 1984.
    Catalog from a touring exhibition of artist’s books, coordinated by Gary Chapman. JMB is listed for the contribution of his publication Motel Moods. Other participants include Ulises Carrión, Don Milliken, Richard Kostelanetz, Kathy Acker, Vittore Baroni, and others.


  14. Panmag, No. 6, 1984. A New York mail art magazine edited by Mark Bloch. JMB is included in a list of contributors to the “Mail Art Exhibition” at Franklin Furnace. A handwritten note to JMB from the editor is also included.


  15. SWALK, Diane Dixon, 1984.
    Four pc sheets from Dixon, one of which includes a poem, “Garbage [at] Sea” by JMB, and a collage by JMB. In a mailing envelope from England.


  16. Mail art from Arturo Fallico, 1984.
    Miscellaneous mail art stamps, collages, correspondence, etc., from A. Fallico to JMB. A list of participants in the “Documentation Coop Art” project includes JMB as a contributor.


  17. Participant list for “Homage to the Newspaper”, 1984.
    An exhibition held in Camp Hill, PA, from April 6th – 27th, curated by George Myers Jr. JMB is listed as a participant in the show.


  18. Participant list for the “Idle Time Mail Art Show”, 1984.
    No information is given on the exhibition. JMB is listed as a participant under the pseudonym “The Spitter”.


  19. Participant list/catalog for “Exposición Internacional de Arte Correo”, 1984.
    Exhibition was in Montevideo Uruguay, and organized by Clemente Padín.


  20. FOMT QT Bulletin, Spring, 1984. A newsletter of art and writing from Northern Ireland, edited by DJ [Dave Johnson]. A collage by [C. Mehrl Bennett?] and JMB featuring the poem “The Stone Hat” is included. JMB’s “The Spitter and a calligraphic visual poem are also featured in the issue. Material or correspondence from Guy Bleus, Robin Crozier, Rod Summers, Henryk Gajewski, and others, are included. Cover is a drawing by Al Ackerman.


  21. Crawlspace, No. 8, 1984.
    A small Illinois poetry magazine, edited by Dennis Gulling. Three poems by JMB are included: “The Dark”, “Yes-Boy Looks for No” and “No-Girl Wakes Up”. Two copies.


  22. Program for “Give Peace a Dance”, 1984.
    A benefit for the Ohio Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign on May 19th. JMB and C. Mehrl Bennett are both contributors to the silent art auction held at the benefit.


  23. Figura/Scrittum/Partitura, 1984.
    Catalog for an exhibition of 55 American poets held in Frosinone and Velletri, Italy in 1984. There is one catalog and one poster from each of the two exhibitions. Both reproduce a visual poem by JMB as well as work by Bern Porter, Ernest Robson, John Cage, Jackson Maclow, Paul Vangelisti, Dick Higgins, and others. A flyer for the Velletri show also included.


  24. Ant-Path, 1984.
    A book of calligraphic and textual poetry by JMB, published through Proper Tales Press. Nineteen poems and a brief biography are included. Thirteen copies.


    • 969a. Nose Death, 1984.
      A book of calligraphic and textual poetry by JMB, published through Luna Bisonte Prods. Dedicated to C. Mehrl who also designed the cover for the book. Each of the ten pages contains a ts poem and a calligraphic piece at the bottom. Seventeen copies: four are signed and lettered.


  25. Informative guide on the Bi-Lateral Nuclear Weapons Freeze, 1984.
    A folded broadside of anti-war rhetoric and statistics. No apparent reference to JMB.


  26. FOMT QT Bulletin, No. 6, 1984.
    A newsletter of art and writing from Northern Ireland, edited by DJ [Dave Johnson]. A submission by JMB starting a mail art project of “putting your dreams” on a template brick wall is included, as well as contributions by Al Ackerman, David Cole, Ryosuke Cohen, and others.


  27. Blades, No. 18, 1983.
    A small magazine of Dadaist art and writing, edited by Francis Poole and Joann Balangit. Two poems by JMB titled “Fall in the Alley” and “The Stone Hat”, and an untitled poem by JMB under the name “The Spitter” are included. Also features work by C. Mehrl Bennett, Paul Bowles, F. Poole and J. Balangit. Two copies.


  28. Pudding Magazine, No. 10, 1984.
    A Columbus-based magazine produced in conjunction with the Association for Poetry Therapy, edited by Jennifer Groce Welch, Doug Swisher, and Rick Welch. A poem titled “The Ladder” by JMB is included. Two copies.


  29. Plain Press, Vol. 11, No. 15, 1984.
    A news tabloid for western Cleveland, OH. Contains an announcement for “The Last Junkyard Reading” in Cleveland, in which Bennett participated.


  30. The Spitter, 1984.
    JMB’s performance text from a poetry reading on Oct. 23rd, 1984. Stapled packet includes photocopies of thirteen poems by JMB, with original labels on verso of each page.




Box 63

Folder Number #976-1000

  1. OP Magazine: “W” edition, 1984.
    A magazine that focuses on independent music with news reviews, ads, etc. The publications section lists JMB’s L&FT along with a short description.


  2. Catalog for the “74th Annual Columbus Art League Exhibition”, 1984.
    An exhibition held at the Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio, from May 29th – June 22nd. A drawing by JMB titled “I Was Spitting on the Steps” is listed for sale as well as an assemblage sculpture by C. Mehrl titled “With Her Head in the Clouds”.


  3. Catalog for “War in ‘84”, 1984.
    A mail-in political art exhibition held at Leonard’s Artspace in Modesto, CA, from Jan. 9th – 28th. The show was coordinated by Randy Magnus. JMB is listed for the contribution of a postcard titled “No Boiling”.


  4. Catalog for “Mail Art: “L’objet Culturel”, 1984.
    An international exhibition held in Pont-a-Mousson France, in March 1984. JMB’s “Time is swarming” card is reproduced, as well as all other works in the show.


  5. Catalog for “Voltaire Mail Art Show”, 1984.
    A mail art exhibition held at Caffe Voltaire in Firenze, Italy, from April 4th – 29th. A calligraphic poem by JMB is featured in the catalog. Work by Gabor Toth, Paulo Bruscky, Pauline Smith, Ko de Jonge, Klaus Groh, Clemente Padín, Vittore Baroni, Carlo Pittore, Joel Lipman, Edward-Antonio Vigo, Leonhard Duch Frank, and many others, is included in the catalog.


  6. Newark Press, Vol. 2, No. 4, 1984.
    A newsletter/magazine for alternative art ideas, edited by Mark Wamaling. A description of JMB’s L&FT is given in the issue. Includes work by Al Ackerman, Ruggero Maggi, Steve Random, K. S. Ernst, and others.


  7. Program for the marriage ceremony of Mary Nowels and James Wiese, 1984.
    A marriage ceremony held at the Kelton House in Columbus, OH. JMB and C. Mehrl performed readings of poetry by Christina Rossetti, John Donne, E. B. Browning, Sir Charles Sedley, Stephen Spender, and Emily Dickenson.


  8. Ohioana Quarterly, Vol. 27, No. 3, 1984.
    A journal of news and book reviews, edited by James Barry, Kathy Babeaux, and Richard Centing. An article titled “Small Publishing in Ohio” by Robert Fox gives a short review of JMB’s L&FT.


  9. Poster for “International Mail Art Exhibition”, 1984.
    An exhibition held at Ground Zero in [Seattle, WA?], during June 1984.


  10. Catalog for the “1984 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition”, 1984.
    An exhibition at the James M. Cox Fine Arts Center at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus, OH. A work by JMB titled “I Was Holding a Stone” and a work by C. Mehrl titled “Wire Facit II” are included.


  11. The Booster, May 28th, 1984.
    A Columbus, Ohio – based neighborhood news tabloid. The article records JMB’s reception of a certificate of recognition from the governor, Richard Celeste, for his poetry therapy program at the Central Ohio Psychiatric Hospital. A picture of R. Celeste and JMB is included. A photocopy of the article is also included.


  12. Poster for “Mur des Communications”, 1984.
    An international mail art exhibition held in Bruxelles, Belgium. The show was coordinated by Violetta Wynants. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  13. Grenada: A Select Bibliography, 1984.
    A bibliographical list of Latin American publications, compiled by JMB, Charlene Henderson, and L. Hallewell, for the Latin American Reading Room at Ohio State University. Nineteen pages. Two copies.


  14. Participant list for the “Durango Show”, 1984.
    A mail art exhibition held in Durango, CO. “The Spitter” (JMB) is listed as a contributor to the show.


  15. FOMT QT Bulletin, No. 8, 1984.
    A newsletter of art and writing from Northern Ireland, edited by DJ [Dave Johnson]. A favorable review of JMB’s Blender and a mention of C. Mehrl’s pregnancy are included.


  16. Membership Roster for the Columbus Art League, 1984.
    A short pamphlet with listings of CAL presidents and members. Both JMB and CMB are included in the roster, along with their contact information.


  17. Blades, No. 19, 1983.
    A small magazine of Dadaist art and writing, edited by Francis Poole and Joann Balangit. An altered text by JMB and C. Mehrl is featured along with two poems by JMB: “Door Fire” and “The Cake Walk”. Also includes work by David Kirby, Francis Poole, Joann Balangit, and others.


  18. Information from “Idle Conversations Shattered Dreams”, 1984.
    An exhibition held at Ground Zero gallery in Seattle, WA, in June 1984. No apparent reference to JMB, though he was probably a participant.


  19. Advertisements for Lost and Found Times, No. 16, 1984.
    Two types of advertisements that include the list of contributors. One type includes poetry by Ivan Argüelles and Bob Heman and the other has poetry by JMB and S. Gustav Hägglund. Four copies of each.


  20. 1 Cent: The Spitter, 1984.
    Small one sheet publication of JMB’s poem “The Spitter” with a snake rubberstamp, published by Luna Bisonte Prods. Seven copies. “1 Cent” is the series published/distributed by jwcurry.


  21. Random Weirdness, No. 3, 1984.
    A Chicago-based poetry magazine edited by Steven Doering. A poem by JMB titled “The House” is included in the issue. Other contributors are B. Z. Niditch, Dan Raphael, Sheila Murphy, and many others.


  22. Mind’s Eye, Aug. 1984.
    A California-based magazine of art and poetry, edited by Jeff Mulligan. A poem titled “The Sight of Worms” by JMB is included in the issue. Also featured are works from Steve Random, Bern Porter, Paulo Bruscky, Robert Rehfeldt, Arturo Fallico, Jupitter Larsen, Guy Bleus, Creative Thing, Cracker Jack Kid, David Cole, Lon Spiegelman, and many others.


  23. Lost and Found Times, No. 16, 1984.
    The sixteenth edition of JMB’s magazine published through Luna Bisonte Prods. A poem by JMB and his son William Bennett titled “Once There Was” and four poems by JMB are included: “The Cell”, “Spit from the Wheel”, “Shoe Boiling”, and “About Hammers”. The issue also features work by Al Ackerman, Ivan Argüelles, Guy Beining, C. Mehrl Bennett, Ernest Noyes Brookings, David Cole, jwcurry, Michael Dec, K. S. Ernst, Joachim Frank, S. Gustav Hägglund, Bob Heman, Edward Kaplan, Joel Lipman, Simon Perchik, Francis Poole, Bern Porter, Steve Random, Dan Raphael, Rod Summers, Paul Weinman, Jennifer Welch, and many others. Seven copies.


  24. International Directory of Little Magazines and Small Presses, 20th edition, 1984-85.
    Extensive list of publications includes JMB’s L&FT and Luna Bisonte Prods, offering short synopses of each.


  25. Poems 1978-1983, 1984.
    An anthology of poetry sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council’s Aid to Individual Artists Program and edited by Robert Fox. Two calligraphic/rubberstamp poems by JMB and a textual poem titled “No Matter” are included. Other Ohio poets included are David Citino, Joel Lipman, Leonard Trawick, and many others.




Box 64

Folder Number #1001-1007

  1. OSU On Campus, Vol. 13, No. 17, 1984.
    A news tabloid for members of the Ohio State University community. A section on “Guide on Latin American statistical sources available” focuses on Bennett’s bibliographies published for the Latin American Reading Room at OSU.


  2. A Good Day to Die, 1984.
    A magazine of fiction, poetry, essays, and art, published by Ellensberg, WA’s John Bennett. Two poems by JMB are included in the publication: “Miss Spitting” and “Spit from the Closet”. Also features work by Jack Saunders, Bob Black, Charles Bukowski, and others.


  3. Latin American Studies Newsletter, No. 10, 1984.
    A publication put out for the Latin Americanist and Hispanic community at Ohio State University. The newsletter is edited by JMB as a project at the Latin American Reading Room of the William Oxley Thompson Library. The newsletter also mentions the publication of Statistics Argentina, compiled by JMB. Four copies.


    • 1003a. The Portland Review, No. 3, 1983, (Postmarked 1984).
      A magazine of the arts published by the University of Southern Maine, edited by Jim Ledue et al. Includes an article titled “Mail Art” by Rick Abrams. The article includes information about Cracker Jack Kid, Anna Banana, Ray Johnson, and Cavellini. A calligraphic poem by C. Mehrl Bennett and JMB is included on a large folded broadside in a packet at end of issue.


  4. Boletim Diario, 1984.
    Large catalog/schedule of a series of exhibitions and programs held over several months at the museu de Arte e Cultura Popular at the Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Brasil. JMB listed as a participant in several exhibitions.


  5. Commonpress, No. 56, 1984.
    An art magazine with international contributors, this issue edited by Guy Bleus. The issue contains an extensive directory of mail art participants that includes JMB.


  6. Statistics Bolivia: Sources in the OSU Libraries, 1984.
    A bibliography compiled by JMB for the Latin American Reading Room of the William Oxley Thompson Library. Nine pages. Three copies.


  7. Statistics Argentina: Sources in the OSU Libraries, 1984.
    A bibliography compiled by JMB for the Latin American Reading Room of the William Oxley Thompson Library. Nine pages. Two copies.




Box 65

Folder Number #1008-1040

  1. Luna Bisonte Prods – Catalog Notes 10, 1984. A seven-page catalog and order form for works by or published by JMB’s LBP. The catalog features drawing, rubberstamps, and calligraphy by JMB. Three copies.


  2. The Super Number Mail Art Roster, 1984.
    A list of participants for a network group of about 81 mail artists, compiled by Robert Ashworth. JMB is included in the roster as “The Spitter”. A mail art political cartoon and an ad for mail art shirts are included.


  3. Decal and letter from “Summer Mail Art”, 1984.
    A mail art exhibition in Dallas, Texas, coordinated by Modern Realism (John Held, Jr.). JMB was a participant in the show.


  4. Mambo Press Update, Feb. 1984.
    A newsletter with featured art, distributed by Texas-based Mambo Press. Edited and published by James Cobb. Contributors include Al Ackerman, Anna Banana, Michael Leigh, and others. No apparent reference to JMB.


  5. The Ling Letters / Book of Meat, 1984.
    A chapbook by JMB and the Ling Master, originally produced for the “Art Child Show”. The publication features correspondence by the Ling Master and rubberstamp collages by JMB. Four copies. A letter to JMB from “Alberto” [Al Ackerman] is also included. cf. folder 1026 for original JMB book.


  6. Poster for the “Primera Exposición / Casona de San Marcos”, Lima, [1984].
    Poster and participant list for mail art show on “Los Derechos Humanos” held in Lima, Peru. Includes 1 sheet pc photos of show.


  7. Participant list from “Pig Iron”, 1984.
    A mail art exhibition at the Univ. of Minnesota from May 14th – 28th. JMB and C. Mehrl are both listed as contributors to the show. “Pig Iron, Mail Art” book of matches included.


  8. Catalog for “Voices through 1984”, 1984.
    A mail art show in Amsterdam, based on George Orwell’s 1984, coordinated by Hedie Meyling and Joseph Semah. An artwork by JMB (The Spitter) is included along with works by Carlo Pittore, Rod Summers, Serse Luigetti, Vittore Baroni, Guy Bleus, G. A. Cavellini, Ryosuke Cohen, David Cole, Robin Crozier, Arturo Fallico, Klaus Groh, G. Jupitter-Larsen, Jürgen Olbrich, Steve Random, Robert Rehfeldt, and many others.


  9. This Is Important, No. 9, 1984.
    A small Californian chapbook publication of poetry, edited by F. A. Nettelbeck. JMB’s “Falling Snake” rubberstamp is included with work by James Grauerholz, Richard Olson, jwcurry/Mark Laba, Randal Brock, and F. A. Nettelbeck. Thirteen copies.


  10. Panmag, No. 11, 1984.
    An international mail art news magazine published by Mark Bloch. No direct references to JMB, but does comment on Commpress, No. 56, cf. folder 1005.


  11. Color pc of photo of JMB et al, 1984.
    A photo from the “Last Junkyard Reading” at Pearl Road Auto Wrecking in Cleveland, OH, on July 15th, 1984. A note to JMB from Sharon Levy is included. Poets from left to right are JMB, unknown, Jim Coe, unknown, unknown.


    • 1018a. Beef, Vol. 4, No. 13, 1984.
      A full-size, alternative art tabloid of articles, artwork, writing, etc., from Omaha, NE. The “Mags” section reviews JMB’s L&FT and Al Ackerman’s Ack’s Hack’s, both published through Luna Bisonte Prods. Issue also includes an interview with Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Two copies.


  12. Commonpress, No. 53, 1984.
    A small art magazine featuring international contributors, coordinated by Pawel Petasz, with circulating editorial duties: the editor of #53 is Klaus Peter-Furstenau. This issue titled “The Dictionary”. A calligraphy piece titled “Gakk” by JMB is featured. Other contributors are Vittore Baroni, Guy Bleus, Mark Bloch, Paulo Bruscky, E. A. Bushmiller, Ryosuke Cohen, Robin Crozier, L. F. Duch, Giovanni Fontana, Klaus Groh, Gerald Jupitter-Larsen, Serse Luigetti, Ruggero Maggi, Jürgen Olbrich, Clemente Padín, Carlo Pittore, Bern Porter, Steve Random, Piotr Rypson, Larry D. Smith, Lon Spiegelman, Edgardo-Antonio Vigo, and others.


  13. Poster from Mail Art Campaign in Japan, 1984.
    A campaign from Jan. – Aug. at several locations, coordinated by Shozo Shimamoto, Ryosuke Cohen, Misao Kusumoto and Byron Black. JMB is listed as a contributor. Advertisements for two mail art shows and a postcard from Ryosuke Cohen are also included.


  14. Haint Digest, Vol. 32, No. 25, 1984.
    A magazine of art, fiction, and correspondence, edited by Dr. Al Haint Ackermans. News of JMB’s meeting the governor of Ohio is mentioned in the magazine. The issue also features work by Steve Random and others. Magazine includes a photo of Lady C. by JMB.


  15. AU, No. 63, and mail art from Shozo Shimamoto, 1984.
    A Japanese poster publishing news and artwork from the mail art community. AU is a project organized by Shozu Shimamoto.


  16. Participant list from “Thinking of Mail-art, Towards an Information-art”, 1984.
    JMB is listed as a participant in this documentation and participants list from a mail art exhibition in two locations in Italy.


  17. Shimbu: no text, No. 1, 1984.
    A mail art magazine published by NFMOA. The issue includes a “Dog Cake” rubberstamp by JMB, who is also listed as a contributor to the “Nothing Doing Mailart Show”.


  18. Participant list for “Rain-fall of the World”, 1984.
    An international mail art show held at the Nexus Gallery in Philadelphia, Penn., from July 1st – July 28th. JMB is listed as a contributor in the exhibition.


  19. Burr-Road-Bird-Mounters Club / Book of Meat, 1984.
    BRBMC is a publication of writing and art, headed by Laurel McEralwain. It contains work by Al Ackerman and others. A copy of JMB’s rubberstamp collage publication, original Book of Meat, (cf. folder 1012) and a letter from Al Ackerman to JMB are included. Also included is a photo of meat by Minoy.


  20. Mail art from Al Ackerman, 1984.
    A play of four acts titled “I Aida – The Flung Spagetti” by Haint Ackermans, “translated” by John Ben Nett and a postcard are included in the envelope.


  21. Program from “The Fall Show in January”, 1984.
    A judged exhibition from Jan. 8th – Jan. 31st, sponsored by the Upper Arlington Cultural Arts Commission. JMB is listed for the inclusion of his works “I Was Bleeding Out My Teeth” and “My Head was Full of Lies”. C. Mehrl is listed for “Radio” and an untitled piece. Two copies.


  22. A History of Los Angeles Mail Art, 1984.
    An autobiographical article by Lon Spiegelman. A letter to JMB and C. Mehrl and a flyer for the “International Olympic Mail Art Show” are included.


  23. Catalog for “Comic to Comic”, 1984.
    A mail art project coordinated by Keith Bates. A comic by JMB is included in the catalog with work by Pawel Petasz, Carlo Pittore, Robin Crozier, Mark Bloch, Larry Smith, Al Ackerman, Bernd Olbrich, Lon Spiegelman, Opal L. Nations, Klaus Groh, Creative Thing, Henryk Gajewski, G.X. Jupitter-Larsen Guy Bleus, Rod Summers, Jürgen Olbrich, Bern Porter, Steve Random, Ruggero Maggi, and others.


  24. Participant list for “In Sympathy Exhibition”, 1984.
    A mail art show at the St. Mary’s College in Winona, Minnesota, from Sept. 15th – Oct. 5th, 1983. It was organized by Billy Curmano and Justa Letterhead. JMB is listed as a participant.


    • 1031a. Program for “Creative Lines”, 1984.
      A show of poetry, art, fashion, and music, held at Artreach Gallery in Columbus, Ohio, from Oct. 13th – 31st. JMB is a contributor to the show and the program features one of his untitled calligraphic poems.


  25. Material from the marriage of Ellie Nowels and Jim Wiese, 1984.
    Invitations for JMB and C. Mehrl to the marriage and reception at The Ohio Gallery in Columbus, OH.


  26. Participant list/catalog for the “Post the Palms ‘Regionalism’ Mail Art Show”, 1984.
    A mail art exhibition in Florida, coordinated by T. B. MaGee. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  27. The Tropical Trousersnake, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1984.
    A quarterly magazine of mail art news, edited by T. Neil Fritz et al. May contain indirect references to JMB.


  28. Postcard for “The Hot Dog”, 1984.
    An art exhibition held in New York City from July 1st – 31st, coordinated by Mark Gildav. JMB probably had work in this exhibition. Three copies.


  29. Mail Art show in Tokyo and Osaka, 1984.
    Documentation and participants list (including JMB) for exhibitions organized by Shozo Shimamoto and Ryosuke Cohen. In an envelope from Cohen.


  30. Commonpress, No. 55, 1984.
    A small art magazine featuring international contributors, corrdinated by Pawel Petasz, with circulating editorial duties: the editor of #55 is Modern Realism: Paula Barber, Jon Held, Dianna Tidwell and Mr. Print. JMB is listed as a participant in the “Mail Art About Mail Art” project, which was an exhibition documented in this publication.


  31. Material from “The Act of Responding Mail Art Show”, 1984.
    An exhibition starting on Apr. 30th, in L.A., CA, coordinated by the Visual Response League. JMB and C. Mehrl are both contributors.


  32. Advertisement for “‘a priori’ (ness)”, 1984.
    A mail art project in Paris France during 1984.


  33. Material from Henryk Gajewski, 1984.
    Material sent to JMB includes a poster for “Kunstcentrum De Gelerijder”, catalog from the “Other Child Book” exhibition by Henryk Gajewski, two postcards, Drukwerk Newsletter, No. 1, and a collection of essays titled Art as Contextual Art. Both books in Polish and English. Includes a newsletter documenting participants (including JMB) in a film about mail art.




Box 66

Folder Number #1041-1061a

  1. Juxtaposition, Vol. 2, No. 10, 1984.
    A poetry and art publication edited by Klaus Peter-Furstenau. A postcard by JMB is reproduced in the issue along with work by Mark Bloch, Ryosuke Cohen, Robin Crozier, Klaus Groh, Edgar Allen Bushmiller, Carlo Pittore, Steve Random, Ruggero Maggi, Pier van Dijk, Joachim Frank, Bern Porter, G. Jupitter-Larsen, Larry Smith, Larry Rippel, Vittore Baroni, David Cole, Mark Wamaling, L. F. Duch, Guillermo Diesler, George Myers, Robert Rehfeldt, Jürgen Olbrich, and others.


  2. Water Music, 1984.
    A cassette tape of C-melody saxophone performed by JMB and dubbed at the OSU Recording Studio.


  3. Poster from “Peace Earth Peace Global Mail Art Show”, 1984.
    A traveling exhibition from 1984-1987, organized by Ring House Gallery in Alberta, Canada, during 1984. JMB (The Spitter) is listed as a contributor.


  4. Abraxas, No. 29/30, 1984.
    A Wisconsin magazine of art, poetry, articles, reviews, etc., edited by Ingrid Swanberg, Warren Woessner and David Hilton. The section of books and magazines of interest lists JMB’s Burning Dog and L&FT. The issue includes work by Ivan Argüelles, Guy R. Beining, David Hilton, Edward Lense, B.Z. Niditch, Gerald Locklin, and many others.


  5. Latin American Studies Newsletter, No. 11, 1984.
    A publication put out for the Latin Americanist and Hispanic community at Ohio State University. The newsletter is edited by JMB as a project from the Latin American Reading Room of the William Oxley Thompson Library. The newsletter lists the publication of Statistics Bolivia: Sources in the Ohio State University Libraries, compiled by JMB. Three copies.


  6. Notice from The Fessenden Review, 1984.
    A notice from TFR’s editor Douglas Cruickshank that lists a review of JMB’s Nose Death in the magazine.


  7. Poetry Ohio Art of the State: An Anthology of Ohio Poems, 1984.
    A Cornfield Review special issue anthology, edited by David Citino, James Bertolino, and Alberta T. Turner. JMB’s poem “No Boy” is included in the collection along with work by Robert Flanagan, Edward Lense, Joel Lipman, Larry Smith, Jennifer Welch, and many others.


  8. Artcomnet Newsletter, No. 16, 1984.
    A newsletter for mail artists, poets etc., edited by Larry D. Smith. The issue includes the “Artcomnet Group Poem” that was edited by JMB, and a letter and two poems by JMB.


  9. MC, No. 6, 1984.
    A magazine of poetry, art and mail art, edited by David Cole and Paul Zelevansky. “No-Boy Digs”, a rubberstamp label, and two untitled works by JMB are featured in the issue. Karl Kempton, Peter Frank, Robin Crozier, Robert Ashworth, Steve Random, David Cole, Marilyn Rosenberg, Carol Stetser, Cracker Jack Kid, Ryosuke Cohen, Davi Det Hompson, Jack Saunders, Joachim Frank, Scott Helmes, J. O. Olbrich, and others are also contributors. Mailing envelope has original drawings and stampings by Cole on it.


  10. Eye Prayers, No. 4, 1984.
    A magazine of poetry, edited by William Weitz, Linda LaVere Fox, Sally Stein Cohn, and Bill Hemmer. A poem by JMB titled “His Wife” is included.


  11. Participation list for “In the Dark”, 1984.
    A mail art exhibition at Gallery II in NYC, during Feb. 1984. The show was organized by Randi L. Redfern, Amelie N. Sellars, and Scott Ward. JMB, Clemente Padín, Arturo Fallico, Ruggero Maggi, Creative Thing, Lon Spiegelman, Carol Stetser, Cracker Jack Kid, E. A. Bushmiller, Barbara Rosenthal, Bern Porter, S. Gustav Hägglund, Mark Bloch, Carlo Pittore, Steve Random, and many others, are listed as contributors.


  12. Beatniks from Space, No. 5, 1984.
    A magazine of fiction, poetry, and graphics, edited by Denis McBee. An untitled calligraphic poem and three ts poems, “Exploding Face”, “Smoking Head”, and “The Chain”, by JMB are included. Works by Guy R. Beining and others are also featured.


  13. Bath Tub Originals, 1984.
    A publication of avant-garde art and visual poetry. An advertisement for JMB’s L&FT, No. 15, is included.


  14. Il Giornale di Bergamo-oggi, April 8th, 1984.
    Documentation / participants’ list (including JMB) for a mail art show in Villa di Serio, Italy. Also included is a copy of newspaper Il Giornale di Bergano-ossi with an article on the show (p. 8).


  15. Participant list for “Deancon ‘84”, 1984.
    A mail art exhibition held in Burbank, CA, for Oct. 6-7th. JMB (The Spitter) is listed as a participant.


  16. AU, No. 63, 1984.
    A Japanese poster publishing news and artwork from the mail art community. AU is a project organized by Shozu Shimamoto. JMB listed as a participant in “Hand Maid Book”.


  17. Eleven, Spring 1983. Postmarked Oct. 1984.
    A quarterly poetry publication edited by Denis-Jacques Jean. JMB’s poem “Try Suicide” is included. Three copies.


    • 1057a. Media Wave, No. 33, [1984]. A review of music and magazines put out by Floating World. JMB’s tape “The Spitter” is listed.


  18. Mail-World’s-Artists-Family, 1984.
    Catalog and other material from a mail art exhibition in Cosenza, Italy, organized by Salvatore Anelli. JMB listed as a participant.


    • 1058a. Envelope from Lon Spiegelman, 1984.
      Empty envelope from L. Spiegelman, with Spiegelman’s drawings and stampings on it.


  19. AU, No. 64, 1984.
    A Japanese poster publishing news and artwork from the mail art community. AU is a project organized by Shozu Shimamoto. JMB listed in “Hand Maid Book” project. A series of small cards of copier art by Shimamoto is included.


  20. Material from the “Mass” exhibitions, 1984.
    A series of mail art shows at different locations. Information packet was sent to JMB by Vittore Baroni. The information guide includes calligraphic poetry by JMB. Advertisements for Arte Postale, Grand Trax 0184, the Interaccion cassette, and a piece of artwork by V. Baroni are included.


  21. Grand Trax 0184, 1984.
    A loose-leaf magazine of art and writing assembled by Vittore Baroni. May contain work or references to JMB. Also titled “A Trip to Academgorod”.


    • 1061a. Poster for “International Mail Art Exhibition in Osaka”, 1984.
      A mail art campaign in Japan from Mar. – Nov. 1984. JMB is listed as a participant. Organized by Ryosuke Cohen.




Box 67

Folder Number #1062-1070

  1. Poster from “Alfabeto”, 1984.
    An international mail art exhibition in Italy from Dec. 12th, 1983 – Jan. 12th 1984. A piece of mail art by Umberto Stagnaro sent to JMB is also included.


  2. Poster from “Ink Impressions”, 1984.
    A mail art exhibition held at The Mail Box Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA, during June 1984. The poster features JMB’s poem “The Spitter” with work by Ryosuke Cohen, Jack Saunders, Mick Mather, and others.


  3. Catalog from “The Fritten Show”, 1984.
    An international exhibition about French fries in the (Netherlands). Poems by JMB titled “Blowing Away” and “Smelling Behind Me” are included and he is listed in the participant list for the show.


  4. Artcomnet, No. 19, 1984.
    A newsletter for mail artists, poets etc., edited by Larry D. Smith. A rubberstamp graphic / poem of “The Spitter” is included. Other featured artists are E. A. Bushmiller, Joachim Frank, Mick Mather, Carlo Pittore, George Myers Jr., Steve Random, Jürgen Olbrich, Jurgen Kierspiel, and others. JMB’s stamp is also displayed on the envelope.


  5. Truly Fine Press, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1984.
    Tabloid-style literary magazine, edited by Jerry Madson. Three poems by JMB are included: “Toilet Wall”, “Speeding Chair”, and “Trunk Lie”. Other contributors are Ivan Argüelles, John Levin, Paul Weinman, Gerald Locklin, and others. Three copies.


  6. MC, No. 7, 1984.
    A magazine of poetry, art and mail art, edited by David Cole and Paul Zelevansky. “Speeding Chair” and “Dog Wall” by JMB are included. Other contributors are Daniel Daligand, Joel Lipman, Mark Bloch, Cracker Jack Kid, S. Gustav Hägglund, David Cole, Mark Wamaling, Creative Thing, Guy Bleus, K. S. Ernst, Karl Kempton, Joachim Frank, Scott Helmes, Thierry Tillier, Ulises Carrión, Robert Ashworth, Mick Mather, Klaus Groh, Edgar Bushmiller, Barbara Rosenthal, Carlo Pittore, Steve Random, Judith Hoffberg, Lon Spiegelman, Robin Crozier, G.X. Jupitter-Larsen, Miekal And, Peter Murphy, Serse Luigetti, Jürgen Olbrich, Carol Stetser, Jack Saunders, J. Curry, and others. Mailing envelope includes original drawing and stamping by Cole.


  7. Participant list for “Arts in the City”, 1984.
    A large international mail art project/exhibition in Holland during May-June and two weekends in Sept. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  8. Material from the Provincial Government of Gelderland, 1984.
    An informational book on the province based in the Netherlands. An advertisement for the “Arts on the Move” project and a listing of mail art exhibitions are included. JMB is listed as a contributor to the “Arts above the Couch” exhibition held in Kassel, Germany, in 1984.


  9. Testube materials, 1984-1986.
    Magazine focused on “new wave art and technology” based out of Columbus, Ohio. A “reject copy” of Testube’s Flexi-disk issue from fall 1984, lists JMB’s L&FT, No. 16, in its publications section. A triannual issue of Nos. 2, 3, & 4, is also included from March 1985 along with several advertisements and pieces of mail art.




Box 68

Folder Number #1071-1095

  1. The Booster, No.34, 1985.
    A Columbus, Ohio – based neighborhood news tabloid. Includes brief article on an exhibition by JMB and C. Mehrl Bennett on pg. 15.


  2. Black River Review, No. 1, 1985.
    An Ohio magazine of poetry, essays, and art, edited by Jack D. Smith and Kaye Coller. A poem by JMB titled “Be” is included.


  3. Latin American Studies in Communist Countries: A General Information Guide, 1985.
    A bibliography compiled by JMB and L. Hallewell for the Latin American Reading Room of the William Oxley Thompson Library. Nine pages. Two copies.


    • 1073a. Writer’s Grapevine, Vol. 5, No. 2, 1985.
      A literary newsletter for Ohio writers, edited by Betsy Greiner. JMB is listed for his upcoming contribution to the “Midwest Writers’ Conference” in Canton, Ohio.


  4. Writer’s Grapevine, Vol. 5, No. 4, 1985.
    A literary newsletter for Ohio writers, edited by Betsy Greiner. JMB is listed for teaching two workshops at the “Midwest Writers’ Conference” in Canton, Ohio.


  5. Tracce, 1985.
    Catalog for an exhibition on multimedia writing held in Firenze, Italy. A mail art component was organized by Vittore Baroni and lists JMB as a participant.


  6. Beef, Vol. 5, No. 14, 1985.
    A full-size, alternative art tabloid of articles, artwork, writing, etc., from Omaha. A review of JMB’s Nose Death and Burning Dog is included. Three copies.


  7. Eyrie, Vol. 2, No. 5, 1985.
    A mail art publication edited by K. Peter-Furstenau. The issue features work by David Cole, Bern Porter, and others. Five copies of “The Artcone” postcard that lists JMB are included.


  8. Writer’s Grapevine, Vol. 5, No. 5, 1985.
    A literary newsletter for Ohio writers, edited by Betsy Greiner. Includes information on a workshop at the Ohio Poetry Therapy Center and Library by Jennifer Welch and JMB on Dec. 14th.


  9. Program for “Triple Dose”, 1985.
    A Dec. 14th performance featuring the films Dream House by Sally Pryor, Mail Art Romance by John McClintock (based on the marriage of JMB and C. Mehrl), a reading by JMB, and music by Sally Pryor and Andrew Quinn. Thirteen copies. Program was for the opening of an exhibition of work by Pryor, JMB, and C. Mehrl Bennett.


  10. Kaldron, No. 19, 1985.
    A journal of visual poetry and language art, edited by Karl Kempton. The section of magazines lists JMB’s L&FT. The issue features work by Albert Dupont, Gabriel Pomerand, and others.


  11. Spiegelman’s Mailart Rag, Vol.1 No. 3, 1985.
    A magazine of interviews, news, reviews, etc., edited by Lon Spiegelman. A picture of JMB and C. Mehrl’s son Benjamin Karl Bennett, a message from C. Mehrl and a poem by JMB titled “Under C” are included.


  12. High Street Art, No. 2, 1985.
    A tabloid of cultural news in Columbus, OH, which includes Testube. The listing of art zines includes JMB’s L&FT.


  13. Score, No. 5, 1985.
    A magazine of visual poetry with circulating editorial duties. Two rubberstamp labels by JMB are included: “Falling Snake”, and “Anthrax Palace” (the latter a collaboration with Peter Frank). The magazine also lists L&FT and includes work by Scott Helmes, S. Gustav Hägglund, J. W. Curry, Marilyn Rosenberg, Julien Blaine, Vittore Baroni, Miekal And, and others. Two copies.


  14. Ask Ling, No. 38, 1985.
    A small magazine of fiction by Al Ackerman. The issue features a poem titled “Tongue” by JMB. Two copies.


  15. Misc. Broadsides, 1985.
    A collection of Scorebroadsides featuring a graphic/calligraphic artwork by JMB, as well as pieces from Peter Ganick, Miekal And, Jean Paul Curtay, Neal Burg, and Theo Green. Six copies of JMB’s broadside and one of each of the others.


  16. The Booster, No. 31, Nov. 13th, 1985.
    A Columbus, Ohio – based neighborhood news tabloid. The Poetry Page features JMB’s “Spit from the Closet”.


  17. The Fessenden Review, Vol. 10, No. 4, 1985.
    A magazine of book and poetry reviews, essays, etc. A brief review JMB’s Nose Death with a four-line excerpt is included.


  18. No Boy, 1985.
    A book of seventeen poems by JMB, published by Laughing Bear Press. The cover features a calligraphic poem by JMB with a graphic border. Six copies.


  19. Idle Time Hand Book, 1985.
    A book of photography/text dealing with hands. JMB’s contribution features a photocopy of a hand with six rubberstamp labels applied to it. A letter from the editor, Dixon, to JMB is included.


  20. Catalog from “2nd International Postal Art Exhibition”, 1985.
    An exhibition held at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, from Nov. 18th – 22nd, curated by Monica Brollo, Sybil Hass, Linda Homberg, Tim Perlich, Joel Perron, and Susan Toews. JMB is listed as a participant as well as The Spitter. Other contributors are Monty Cantsin, Mark Bloch, Edgar Bushmiller, John Held Jr., Carol Stetser, Guy Bleus, G. A. Cavellini, Daniel Daligand, Jürgen Olbrich, Clemente Padín, Rod Summers, E. A. Vigo, and others. Two copies.


  21. Ask Ling, No. 42, 1985.
    A short magazine of writing and drawings by Al Ackerman. The editorial features a question from Nick L. Nips (JMB). A short fiction piece by Al Ackerman and a piece by “Joel Chandler Hairless” [Al Ackerman] are in the issue.


  22. La Poire D’Angoisse, No. 28, 1985.
    A French art magazine, edited by Didier Moulinier. Includes two poems by JMB: “Pocket” and “Cold Terminal”.


  23. De Media: Special Mail Art Issue, 1985.
    Documentation of a mail art and archive project from 1983 – 1984, organized by De Media in Eeklo, Belgium.


  24. Participant list for “The Danger Mail Art Show”, 1985.
    A mail art exhibition in Chicago, IL, during 1984, coordinated by Mr. Bop and End All. JMB is listed as a participant.


    • 1094a. PLGC Newsletter, Vol. 11, No. 1, 1985.
      A newsletter from the Poets’ League of Greater Cleveland. The news section lists the publication of JMB’s Nose Death.


  25. Art Papers, Vol. 9, No. 2, 1985.
    A tabloid covering the southeast art scene, edited by Xenia Z. Zed, Ellen Stewart, and Jerry Cullum, et al. An article on “101 Things You Should Know about Mail Art” by Bill Chambers shows several pieces of JMB’s art including Nose Death and several rubberstamp labels. Benjamin Karl Bennett is also listed as the world’s youngest mail artist as is JMB for being The Spitter.




Box 69

Folder Number #1096-1125

  1. Manifesto / Mixed Breed, 1985.
    A loose-leaf publication about mail art with Manifesto and Mixed Breed. by Jack Saunders. JMB is referred to as a mail artist in the essay. Ninety-two pages.


  2. The 3 Wiseman, 1985.
    A collection of three short stories by Jack Saunders, Al Ackerman, and JMB. JMB’s story is titled “The Wiping” and includes a drawing titled “Cup of Spit”. Four copies.


  3. The Gamut, No. 16, 1985.
    “A journal of ideas and information”, published through Cleveland State University and edited by Leonhard Trawick, Louis Millic, Susan Dumbreys, Stuart Kollar, et al. An article by Leonard Trawick titled “John Bennett’s Poetry of Beauty and Disgust” is featured. The article includes three photos of JMB (one with C. Mehrl and Benjamin Karl Bennett), review/interpretation of JMB’s work, a collaborative calligraphic poem with C. Mehrl, rubberstamp labels, and sample poetry: “Diptick for Lady C”, three selections from Puking Horse, “Nips Works”, “Biting the Brick”, and two untitled calligraphic poems.


  4. Umbrella, Vol. 8, No. 2, 1985.
    A magazine offering reviews of artists’ books, periodicals, exhibitions, etc., edited by Judith Hoffberg. The issue lists The Spitter, a cassette of JMB reading his poetry, along with contact information. Two copies.


  5. PLGC Newsletter, Vol. 11, No. 3, 1985.
    A newsletter from the Poets’ League of Greater Cleveland, edited by John Stickney. A listing of JMB’s L&FT, No. 17/18, is included.


  6. Latin American Studies Newsletter, No. 15, 1985.
    A publication put out for the Latin Americanist and Hispanic community at Ohio State University. The newsletter is edited by JMB as a project from the Latin American Reading Room of the William Oxley Thompson Library. Three copies.


  7. Lightworks, No. 17, 1985.
    A magazine of art, music, photography, and articles. A listing of artists’ books includes Jud Yalkut’s The Anatomy of Civil War: Homage to Max Ernst, published by JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods.


  8. PLGC Newsletter, Vol. 11, No. 4, 1985.
    A newsletter from the Poets’ League of Greater Cleveland, edited by John Stickney. A listing of The Gamut, No. 16, references the article on JMB [cf. folder 1098].


  9. The Modern Literary Manuscripts Collection, 1985.
    Catalog for a collection of manuscripts curated by the Washington University Libraries (St. Louis). A listing of about 800 items by JMB is included along with a description and brief biography. Other authors included are Samuel Beckett, Elizabeth Bishop, Anthony Burgess, Ford Madox Ford, Elizabeth Jennings, and many others.


  10. Catalog from “Boxes”/“Collaboratives”, 1985.
    Catalog from three 1985 exhibitions: “Boxes” in Sewanee, Tennessee, “Boxes” in Winston-Salem, N. Carolina, and “Collaboratives” in Charlotte, N. Carolina. JMB is listed as a participant in the projects.


  11. Stamp, No. 1, 1985.
    A publication of mail art stamps edited by Serse Luigetti. Stamps by Serse Luigetti, JMB, and William Bennett are featured as well as work from Vittore Baroni, Scott Helmes, Daniel Daligand, G. A. Cavellini, and others. Two sheets of mail art and an invitation for the “Cold Wave” exhibition are included.


  12. PLGC Poetry Calendar, April 1985.
    A calendar from the Poets’ League of Greater Cleveland. Lists a performance of “Voices in a Gallery” which included a poem by JMB.


  13. Poetry Motel, No. 3, 1985.
    A magazine of poetry and graphic art, edited by Andrea and Patrick McKinnon. “Cold Sleep” and “Ax Tongue” by JMB are featured in the issue. Other contributors are Steven Doering, Gerald Locklin, and many others.


  14. Catalog from the “Arte Postale” exhibition, 1985.
    A mail art exhibition in Pontassieve, Italy from Feb. 2nd – 24th, 1985. Luna Bisonte Prods is listed as a contributor. Others are Giovanni Fontana, Ruggero Maggi, Vittore Baroni, G. A. Cavellini, Guillermo Diesler, Edgardo-Antonio Vigo, Cracker Jack Kid, and many others.


  15. Gypsy, No. 3, 1985.
    A magazine of poetry, art, fiction, interviews, etc., edited by Belinda Subraman and S. Ramnath. A poem by JMB titled “Spitting Rilke” is featured. Other contributors are Charles Bukowski, Lyn Lifshin, Gerald Locklin, Cheryl Townsend, and others.


  16. Material from International Concrete Poetry Archive, 1985.
    A mail art project through the ICPA in Oxford, England, coordinated by Paula Claire. JMB is listed as an invited participant. A letter from P. Claire to JMB is written on the back of the sheet.


  17. Arte Postale, No. 54, “Cornucopia” edition, 1985.
    A magazine of ‘mail art mediation’ collected by Vittore Baroni. A drawing by JMB is included. Other featured artists are Guy Bleus, Thierry Tillier, Paulo Bruscky, Guillermo Diesler, Gerald Jupitter-Larsen, Daniel Daligand, Ruggero Maggi, Ryosuke Cohen, Ko de Jonge, Rod Summers, Monty Cantsin, Robin Crozier, Clemente Padín, Edgar A. Bushmiller, Arturo Fallico, S. Gustav Hägglund, Carlo Pittore, Klaus Peter Furstenau, and many others.


  18. Flyer for “Voices in the Gallery”, 1985.
    A performance of poetry and music at the Hoyt L. Sherman Gallery at Ohio State University on April 13th. JMB is listed as one of the poets whose works were presented.


  19. Industrial Sabotage, No. 30, 1985.
    A magazine of poetry and fiction by an unlisted editor. The issue’s theme “Meat and Metal” is included as a rubberstamp label by JMB. Also includes work by Karl Kempton, Loris Essary, Randal Brock, Bern Porter, Richard Kostelanetz, Tom Whalen, and others. A letter from the editor to JMB is also with the magazine. Two copies.


  20. Blades, No. 20, 1985.
    A small magazine of poetry and graphics, edited by Joann Balangit and Francis Poole. Three poems by JMB are included: “What”, “It”, and “Is”. Also includes work by the editors, Paul Bowles, and others. Two pieces of mail art and a letter to JMB and C. Mehrl from J. Balangit and Francis Poole are included.


  21. News Nosey, Vol. 33, No. 666, 1985.
    An April Fool’s day issue of OSU Libraries employee newsletter. Includes a satiric piece on “John Vincent Benet”.


  22. Mangled Efforts, 1985.
    A magazine of music, art, fiction, poetry, and reviews. JMB’s “Be Blank” rubberstamp is used in the issue. Includes work by Lisa Baumgardner, Steve Cunningham, Serse Luigetti, and others. Two pieces of mail art and a letter from editor Roan are also in the envelope.


  23. Newark Press, Vol. 3, No. 2, 1985.
    A newsletter/magazine for alternative art ideas, by guest editor Gene Laughter. A poem by JMB titled “Robot on the Ledge” is featured. Other contributors are Serse Luigetti, David Cole, Ray Johnson, Mick Mather, Miekal And, Steve Random, Leavenworth Jackson, and others.


  24. Material from the “Museum Project”, 1985.
    A mail art project for children, which included an international mail artist exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art, from No. 18th – Dec. 30th, organized by John Held Jr., JMB is listed as a contributor.


  25. Latin American Studies Newsletter, No. 14, 1985.
    A publication put out for the Latin Americanist and Hispanic community at Ohio State University. The newsletter is edited by JMB as a project from the Latin American Reading Room of the William Oxley Thompson Library. The newsletter mentions Statistics Chile: Sources in the Ohio State University Libraries, which was compiled by JMB. Five copies.


    • 1120a. 1986 Poet’s Market, 1985.
      A reference guide for where and how to publish poetry, edited by Judson Jerome and Jean M. Fredette. The list of publishers includes a paragraph on JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods.


  26. Flyers for “The Coleman’s Christmas/Seconds Sale”, 1985.
    An event held at Robert Coleman’s residence in Mt. Vernon, Ohio on Nov. 24th. Attractions included blown glass by R. Coleman, poetry by JMB, drawings by Vicki Herrick Coleman, and a collection of work “finished” by Sebastian Coleman. A note is written to JMB at the bottom of the page. Four copies.


  27. Poster for “Mail Art Exhibition”, 1985.
    A mail art exhibition held at Seibu Department Stores from July 11th – 24th. Work by Luna Bisonte Prods, Guy Bleus, G. X. Jupitter-Larsen, Guillermo Deisler, Daniel Daligand, Giovanni Fontana, Clemente Padín, and others, were included. Documentation is a poster with a photo of rocks with names, addresses, and stamps on them.


  28. Material from Ruggero Maggi, 1985.
    Mail art announcements sent to JMB, including a postcard-sized piece of mail art, an invitation to “Shadow Project 1986”, documentation of “Libri D’artista” (which lists JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods as a contributor), and “Identity” which also includes work by JMB.


  29. Rant, No. 13, 1985.
    A mail art magazine edited by Creative Thing. A quote from JMB is featured in the issue.


  30. Roster for the “Business Card Archive”, 1985.
    A list of participants in a project coordinated by Robert Ashworth. JMB is listed as a contributor and two poems are included: an untitled calligraphic poem and “Dogged Motel”. JMB is also listed as participating in Lon Spiegelman’s “Mail-Art-Land Antarktis”.




Box 70

Folder Number #1126-1162

  1. The Spitter, 1985.
    A stereo cassette tape of JMB reading selections from The Spitter. Published through Luna Bisonte Prods.


  2. Catalog for “When I Was a Cowboy”, 1985.
    An international exhibition held in Alberta, Canada, Dallas, Texas, and Saskatchewan, Canada, throughout July 1985 – January 1986. JMB is listed as a contributor. Organized by Chuck Stake. The catalog features work by Daniel Daligand, Anna Banana, Monty Cantsin, and others. Three invitations to an exhibition titled “The Canadian Correspondence Art Gallery: Cycle One” are included.


  3. Factsheet Five, No. 15, 1985.
    A magazine of reviews and articles on music, poetry, and books, edited by Michael Gunderloy. A review of JMB’s Lost and Found Times, No. 16, is included.


  4. Participant list from the “First Vancouver International Heartbreak Hotel Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Mail Art Show”, 1985.
    An exhibition held in Vancouver, Canada, during Feb. 1985, curated by Donna Hagerman and Ed Varney. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  5. Participant list from “Dogs on Flying Carpets et al”, 1985.
    A mail art show held at the Gordon Junior College in Barnesville, Georgia, in 1985. JMB (The Spitter) is listed as a contributor.


  6. Envelope from Shozu Shimamoto, 1985.
    An empty envelope marked as ‘received without contents’.


  7. Material from “Identity Collection 85”, 1985.
    A traveling mail art show/project organized by Henryk Gajewski. A videotape of the submitted material was circulated through the participants. JMB was a participant in the project and a letter to JMB from H. Gajewski is included.


  8. Flyer for “125 Mail Artists’ Fears”, 1985.
    An international mail art exhibition curated by Jeff Mullican, and shown in Los Angeles, CA, on July 15th.


  9. Participant list for “Künstlerbücher - Buchobjekte”, 1985.
    Flyer for an artist’s books exhibition at Universität Oldenburg, Germany, including work by JMB, and a letter from organizers Hermann Havekost and Klaus Groh apologizing for a delay in presenting the show.


  10. Shushma World, 1985.
    A mail art newsletter published by Al Ackerman. The issue features a poem by JMB (Brother Johnee) titled “Shusmaseat”. Three copies. A letter to JMB from Al Ackerman is included.


  11. Postcard from “Mail Tridimensional Art”, 1985.
    Postcard from an exhibition held at the Caffe’ Voltaire in Firenze, Italy.


  12. La Poire d’Angoisse, No. 44, 1985.
    A French art magazine, edited by Didier Moulinier. The issue features work by Thierry Tillier, Guillermo Deisler, and others. JMB is listed as an art correspondent. A note from the editor to JMB and several pieces of mail art are included.


  13. Networking Paper: Identity Communication Exchange, No. 2, 1985.
    A magazine of mail art, poetry, writing, etc., edited by Henryk Gajewski. A poem by JMB titled “Socks” by JMB is included. Other contributing artists are Robin Crozier, Clemente Padín, Chuck Welch, Ruggero Maggi, Piotr Rypson, H. Gajewski, and others.


  14. Memo(random) Memo(ry), Jan. 23, 1985.
    One of the pages from Robin Crozier’s network of mail artists to share anecdotes/memories. The memo is a story by Robin Crozier himself. Also includes a 1-sheet catalog of Crozier’s slide collection, which includes a work by JMB.


  15. Ask Ling: Halloween Issue, 1985. A small magazine of editorials and drawings by Al Ackerman. A picture of JMB and a poem titled “Cup of Spit” are included.


  16. Participant list for “C.A.G.E. Xmas Bizarre ‘85”. 1985.
    An exhibition held at the C.A.G.E. gallery in Cincinnati, OH, from Dec. 6th through Xmas. JMB is listed a participant.


  17. Spudburn, No. 1, 1985.
    A loose-leaf assembly magazine of original handwritten poetry. A calligraphic poem by JMB titled “Giving Fire a Hand” is included. Other contributors are jwcurry, Randall Brock, MB Duggan, and others. Two copies.


  18. Participant list for the “1984 – Postmarks Mail Art Exhibition”, 1985.
    An exhibition from Sept. 1984, organized by Dianna Boehnert. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  19. “Soon, Very Soon” flyer, 1985.
    Single sheet flyer mailed from Paris, France that several pieces of mail art on it, including a photo of JMB as “Mother Meat”.


  20. Participant list from “Mail Art ’85: Life/Art/Celebrate”, 1985.
    An international mail art exhibition coordinated by Peggy Calvert in La Mirada, California. JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods is listed as a contributor. A page of three pc photographs from the exhibit is included.


  21. A Good Day to Die, 1985.
    A magazine of fiction, poetry, essays, and art, published by Ellenburg, WA’s John Bennett. Two poems by JMB are included: “Spit from the Closet” and “Miss Spitting”. Works by Jack Saunders, Charles Bukowski, and others are included. Two copies.


  22. La Poire d’Angoisse, No. 30, 1985.
    A French art magazine of photography and art, edited by Didier Moulinier. The issue features work by G. X. Jupitter-Larsen, Vittore Baroni, and others. JMB is listed as an art correspondent.


  23. La Poire d’Angoisse, No. 35, 1985.
    A French art magazine of photography and art, edited by Didier Moulinier. The issue features a collage by C. Mehrl Bennett, a calligraphic poem by JMB, work by S. Gustav Hägglund, and others.


  24. Participant list for “Echo”, 1985.
    An international mail art exhibition from March 21st – April 3rd in Houston, TX. The show was organized by Tom Pack. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  25. La Poire d’Angoisse, No. 51, 1985.
    A French art magazine of photography and art. The issue features two calligraphic poems by JMB, work by S. Gustav Hägglund, and others.


  26. Advertisement for poetry reading by JMB, 1985.
    A poetry reading held at the Bone Club in San Antonio, TX, on Aug. 3rd. Poetry by JMB was read over music by Damn Fools. A letter to JMB from “Nunzio” [James Cobb] is typed on the back of the flyer.


  27. Catalog for “Mail Art – The Scroll Unrolls”, 1985.
    Large catalog of a mail art exhibition held at the Janco-Dada Museum in Ein-Hod, Israel, from July – Oct. Organized by David Cole. JMB is listed as a contributor. Artwork is included by Crackerjack Kid, Carol Stetser, David Cole, G.X. Jupitter-Larsen, Karl Kempton, and others.


  28. Postcard from “Miscellaneous”, 1985.
    An international mail art exhibition at the University of Minnesota from Apr. 28th – May 10th.


  29. Participant list for “Campioni d’Archivio di Arte Postale”, 1985.
    An international mail art exhibition in Italy from April 13th – 24th, at the Centro Civico di Mestre. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  30. AU, No. 66, 1985.
    A Japanese poster publishing news and artwork from the mail art community. AU is a project organized by Shozu Shimamoto. A participant list for the “International Mail Art Exhibition in Osaka”, which lists JMB as a contributor, is included.


  31. Participant list from “Roger Radio’s Business Card Project”, 1985.
    A mail art project from Jan. – June 1985. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  32. La Poire d’Angoisse, No. 31, 1985.
    A French art magazine of photography and art edited by Didier Moulinier. The issue features a calligraphic visual poem by JMB. Included is work by Clemente Padín, S. Gustav Hägglund, Jupitter-Larsen, Thierry Tillier, G. Diesler, and others.


  33. Life of Crime, 1985.
    A magazine of news and reviews for poets edited by Pat Nolan and Steven LaVoie. A short description of JMB’s L&FT, No. 16, is included.


  34. The Ohio State Lantern, July 1st, 1985.
    Campus newspaper for students and faculty of the Ohio State University. Includes a review of a postcard exhibition in which JMB participated. Two copies.


  35. Postcard from Chuck Stake, 1985/6.
    A postcard Chuck Stake standing in front of the Orangerie, Kassel, West Germany. One of the postal stamps features JMB’s “Try Suicide” rubberstamp label.


  36. Poetry Motel, No. 5, 1985.
    A magazine of poetry and graphic art, edited by Andrea and Patrick McKinnon. The issue includes a poem by JMB titled “Sax and Death”. Also features work by Paul Weinman, Gerald Locklin, and many others.


  37. Mixed Images, 1985.
    A chapbook of poetry by patients at the Central Ohio Psychiatric Hospital during a twelve-week poetry-writing workshop, led by JMB. Five poems by JMB are included: “Meat in a Mirror”, “The Cell”, “Bed”, “Under the Woof”, and “Burning Dog”. The publication was suppressed by the Hospital administration. Twenty-four pages.




Box 71

Folder Number #1163-1188

  1. The Small Pond Magazine of Literature, Vol. 22, No. 2, 1985.
    A magazine of poetry, visual poetry, and prose, edited by Napoleon St. Cyr. Two poems by JMB are included: “Pencil” and “Shoe Boiling”. Also includes work by Richard Kostelanetz, and others. Two copies.


  2. Art/Life, Vol. 5, No. 6, 1985.
    An assembly magazine of art and poetry, edited by Joe Cardella and Lauren Mesa. A calligraphic poem with graphic border by JMB is included along with works by J. O. Olbrich, Ryosuke Cohen, and others.


  3. Commonpress, No. 48, 1985.
    A small art magazine featuring international contributors, with circulating editorial duties: the editor of #25 is Carsten Schmidt-Olsen. A poem by JMB titled “Waiting Car” and an untitled calligraphic poem are included. Other featured artists are Guy Bleus, A. de Araujo, Paulo Bruscky, L. F. Duch, G. X. Jupitter-Larsen, Robin Crozier, Lucien Suel, Llys Dana, Klaus Groh, Angelika Schmidt, Ulises Carrión, Pier can Dijk, Ko de Jonge, Rod Summers, Gabor Toth, Vittore Baroni, Giovanni Fontana, Serse Luigetti, Ruggero Maggi, Pawel Petasz, Piotr Rypson, Al Ackerman, Arturo Fallico, Scott Helmes, Davi Det Hompson, and others.


  4. After the End, No. 3, 1985.
    A magazine of “contemporary visual and language art”. A poem titled “Stuck Drawer” and a “Try Suicide” rubberstamp by JMB are included. Other featured artists are jwcurry, Randall Brock, Mark Laba, and others. Two copies.


  5. Beef, Vol. 5, No. 15, 1985.
    A full-size, alternative art tabloid of articles, artwork, writing, etc., from Omaha. A review of JMB’s The Spitter is included along with contact information.


    • 1167a. Statistics Chile, 1985. A bibliography compiled by JMB with an appendix on the Chilean census by L. Hallewell, produced for the Latin American Reading Room of the William Oxley Thompson Library. Fourteen pages. Four copies.


  6. Lost and Found Times, No. 17/18, 1985.
    A double edition of JMB’s magazine published through Luna Bisonte Prods. JMB’s featured work includes poems titled “Tub”, “Toiletseat”, “Ax Tongue”, “Shirt”, “ Pants”, an untitled calligraphic poem, and collaborations with William E. Bennett, Robin Crozier, and Brendan de Vallance. Featured artists in the issue are Al Ackerman, Ivan Argüelles, Michael Basinski, Guy Beining, Mark Bloch, E. N. Brookings, jwcurry, K. S. Ernst, S. Gustav Hägglund, Bob Heman, Karl Kempton, Lyle Lee, Edward Lense, Joel Lipman, George Myers, Jr., Simon Perchik, Francis Poole, Dan Raphael, Paul Weinman, Armando Zárate, and others. Five copies.


  7. Participant list for “The Adventures of Bob, The Dog of Knowledge”, 1985.
    An international mail art exhibition held at the Bob Dog Galleries in San Francisco, CA. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  8. Material from The Gamut, 1985.
    Draft copy of an article titled “John Bennett’s Poetry of Beauty and Disgust” by Leonard Trawick. Included is a letter requesting that the article be proofread before being included in an upcoming copy of The Gamut.


  9. Participant list from “125 Mail Artists’ Fears”, 1985.
    A mail art exhibition held in L.A., CA, on July 14th. The show was organized by Jeff Mullican. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  10. Brain Cell, No. 1, 1985.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by Carol Stetser, JMB (“Nothing”), Arturo Fallico, Bern Porter, Jeff Mullican, Robin Crozier, Ruggero Maggi, Pawel Petasz, and others.


  11. Spudburn, No. 2, 1985.
    A loose-leaf assembly magazine of original handwritten poetry. The issue includes a short original calligraphic poem by JMB titled “Nostril”. Other artists in the issue are Randall Brock, jwcurry, LB Duggan, and others. A letter to JMB from the editor jwcurry is included. Two copies.


  12. Realities, No. 3, 1985.
    A poster–style magazine of poetry published by Realities Library in San Jose, CA., and edited by Soos. JMB is the issue’s featured poet with six poems under the title Be Blank. Other poets featured in the issue are Ivan Argüelles, Sheila Murphy, Guy Beining, and others. Four copies. Envelope contains a short note to JMB from the editor.


  13. Popular Reality, No. 10, 1985/1986.
    A tabloid-style magazine of news, articles, art, and poetry, edited by Crowbar. A review of JMB’s The Spitter is included along with his poem “Toiletseat”.


  14. Participant list for AU’s “Mail Art Network for Children of the World Show”, 1985.
    An international exhibition at the Art Museum of Kyoto City from July 9th – 14th. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  15. Letter from Piotr Rypson, 1985. A letter to contributors to the Mail Art Book, announcing its upcoming printing. A personal note to JMB is written on the back of the sheet.


  16. Participant list for “Day of the Dead Mail Art Show”, 1985.
    An international mail art exhibition held in San Antonio, TX, during Nov. 1985. JMB is listed as a contributor.


    • 1178a. Another Stamp Album 1984, postmarked 1985.
      An album of stamps designed by mail artists. Featured artists are JMB, Piotr Rypson, G. X. Jupitter-Larsen, Cracker Jack Kid, Mick Mather, Steve Random, Klaus Groh, Guillermo Diesler, Edgardo-Antonio Vigo, Lon Spiegelman, Guy Bleus, David Cole, Keith Bates, G. A. Cavellini, Pier Van Dijk, Ruggero Maggi, Henryk Gajewski, Rod Summers, Jürgen Olbrich, Carlo Pittore, E. F. Higgins, and others. Organized by Keith Bates.


  17. AU, No. 71, 1985.
    A Japanese poster publishing news and artwork from the mail art community. AU is a project organized by Shozu Shimamoto. JMB is listed as a member of the “MR. Network.”


  18. Directory of Poetry Publishers, 1st Edition, 1985-1986.
    A publication of more than 1000 poetry publishers, edited by Len Fulton and Ellen Ferber. Descriptions for JMB’s L&FT and Luna Bisonte Prods are included.


  19. Catalog from “Frontiers”, 1985.
    An exhibition held in Lille, France, from Mar. 11th – 22nd, and in Eeklo, Belgium, from Mar. 29th – May 1st. A rubberstamp/graphic collage by JMB is included. Other artists listed as participants are E. A. Vigo, Guy Bleus, Paul Bruscky, Guillermo Deisler, Anna Banana, G. X. Jupitter-Larsen, Robert Rehfeldt, Julien Blaine, Robin Crozier, Monty Cantsin, Keith Bates, Ko de Jonge, Rod Summers, Ruggero Maggi, Shozu Shimamoto, Ryosuke Cohen, Larry Smith, Robert Ashworth, Bern Porter, Paul Zelevansky, Cracker Jack Kid, Carlo Pittore, David Cole, J. O. Olbrich, Jurgen Kierspiel, Giovanni Fontana, Steve Random, and others. Organized by Friedrich Winnes.


  20. Mail Art Pace, 1985.
    Catalog of a mail art show held in Pace, Italy, in Dec. 1985. A work by JMB is included, as well as pieces by Pepe Rosamilia, Steve Random, Clemente Padín, John Evans, Joel Lipman, Guy Bleus, Julien Blaine, Robin Crozier, Klaus Groh, Emilio Morandi, and others.


  21. The Gamut, No. 16, 1985.
    Offprint copies of Leonard Trawick’s article from The Gamut, No. 16, with “John Bennett’s Poetry of Beauty and Disgust” along with eight poems by JMB. 14 pages. Six copies.


  22. High Street, No. 1, 1985.
    A magazine of poetry based on Route 23 (flanks the Ohio State University), published by John Hoffman and edited by Jennifer Welch. A poem by JMB titled “Bed” is included in the issue. Other featured poets are B. Z. Niditch, Allison Reed, Paul Weinman, and others.


  23. Program for the “17th Annual Midwest Writers’ Conference”, 1985.
    A conference held at Kent State University in Canton, OH, on Oct. 11th and 12th. A biography of JMB is included with a photo for his contributions to the conference which were a presentation on “Screenwriting, Translating, Graphics”, a presentation on “Wordsmiths: Two Approaches to Poetry” (with William Virgil Davis), and inclusion in the “Small Press Book Fair” exhibition.


  24. Writers Grapevine, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1985.
    A literary newsletter for Ohio writers, edited by Betsy Greiner and Maggie Abel. JMB and C. Mehrl are listed for their participation in Artreach’s “Creative Lines” exhibition.


  25. Identity, Part 1, 1985.
    A networking project from 1984-1986, coordinated by Henryk Gajewski. JMB is listed as a correspondent and contributed a “Hello My Name Is Unit” sticker and three poems: “Speeding Chair”, “Basement Box”, and “No-boy and Me”. A short note from H. Gajewski is also included.


  26. Poetry Motel, No. 4, 1985.
    A magazine of poetry and graphic art, edited by Andrea and Patrick McKinnon. A poem by JMB titled “Row” is included. Other featured poets/artists are Jesse Glass Jr., Sheila Murphy, and others.




Box 72

Folder Number #1189-1196

  1. Catalog for “Kis ’85 Kunsan International Show”, 1985.
    An exhibition held at the Chonbuk Art Center in the Republic of Korea, from Nov. 30th – Dec. 7th. An untitled calligraphic poem by JMB was exhibited in the show. Other contributors are G. X. Jupitter-Larsen, Robin Crozier, Gabor Toth, G. A. Cavellini, Rod Summers, Joel Fisher, Karl Kempton, Lon Spiegelman, Klaus Groh, and others. Two photographs from the show are included: one of JMB’s piece and general shot of the gallery.


  2. A Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers 1985 – 86 edition, 1985.
    A large publication of over six thousand writers, published by Poets and Writers, Inc. The directory lists JMB with contact information and a sample bibliography.


  3. The Directory of Small Press and Magazine Editors & Publishers, 16th edition, 1985.
    An extensive index of small press contacts, edited by Len Fulton and Ellen Ferber. JMB is listed for L&FT, Luna Bisonte Prods, and as a guest editor for 1Cent.


  4. The International Directory of Little Magazines and Small Presses, 21st edition 1985-86, 1985.
    A large publication of over four thousand markets for writers, edited by Len Fulton and Ellen Ferber. JMB’s L&FT and Luna Bisonte Prods are both included along with descriptive paragraphs.


  5. The Poet’s Job: to Go to Far, 1985.
    An anthology of poetry compiled and edited by Margaret Honton. A poem by JMB titled “Irony” is included with self-commentary on the poem’s origin. Other contributors are Ellin Carter, Jennifer Welch, and many others.


  6. Pliego de Murmurios, v. 4, No. 31 & v. 5, No. 34, 1985.
    Poetry broadside edited by Juan Luis Pla Benito in Barcelona. JMB’s Lost and Found Times is listed in the books received section.


  7. Networking Paper, No. 1, 1985.
    A magazine of experimental art and writing, edited and distributed to participants by Henryk Gajewski. A poem by JMB titled “Basement Box” is included. Other featured artists are Piotr Rypson, Ruggero Maggi, Clemente Padín, Robin Crozier, and others.


  8. Catalog for Postmuseum’s “Mail Art”, 1985.
    An exhibition held in Stockholm, Sweden, from Apr. 26th – Oct. 20th. JMB is listed as a contributor. The catalog contains work by Carlo Pittore, G. A. Cavellini, Guy Bleus, and many others.





Box 73

Folder Number #1197-1222

  1. Commonpress, No. 77, 1985.
    A small art magazine featuring international contributors, coordinated by Pawel Petasz, with circulating editorial duties: the editor of #77 is Pat Fish. The issue features tattoo designs by various artists, including JMB, Guillermo Diesler, Vittore Baroni, Klaus Groh, Creative Thing, David Cole, Daniel Daligand, Jürgen Olbrich, Ruggero Maggi, Carlo Pittore, Ko de Jonge, Paulo Bruscky, Guy Bleus, Pawel Petasz, Carol Stetser, Crackerjack Kid, and many others.


  2. Il Giornale di Bergamo-oggi, Jan 12, 1985.
    Newspaper from Bergamo, Italy with an article on pg. 10 about a mail art show. A participants list is inserted, including JMB and many others.


  3. Taproot, Issue 1, 1985.
    A journal of poetry, prose, criticism, graphics, etc., edited by Robert Drake. Two poems by JMB are included: “Room of the Hook” and “Under C”. A letter from the editor to JMB is included.


    • 1199a. Envelope from Barbara Carnal, 1985. An empty envelope from Barbara Carnal sent on Feb. 23rd, 1985.


  4. Ask Ling, Christmas Issue, 1985.
    A short magazine of writing and drawings by Al Ackerman. Includes part of a collaborative poem by Al Ackerman and JMB titled “The Librarian for the Criminally Insane” [by Jack A. Withers Smote].


  5. “The Mud”, [late 1980’s].
    A printout of a poem by JMB with a graphic border, probably typeset by Rod Summers.


  6. NRG, No. 25/26, [1985-1987].
    Tabloid-style magazine devoted to poetry, prose, and visual poetry, edited by Dan Raphael. The issue contains reference to JMB’s L&FT in an editorial by an unlisted author. Includes work by Dan Raphael, Charles Bernstein, Karl Kempton, Loris Essary, Schott Helmes, Paul Weinman, Ivan Argüelles, Peter Ganick, David Cole, jw curry, Ken Sutherland, and others.


  7. Membership Roster for the Columbus Art League, 1985.
    A short pamphlet with listings of CAL presidents and members. Both JMB and CMB are included in the roster, along with their contact information.


  8. Gambit, No. 18, 1985.
    A book-sized journal of poetry and prose, edited by Jane Somerville and Franko Bono. Two poems by JMB are featured in the issue: “Basement Box” and “Meat on the Ledge”. Also includes work by George Myers, Jr., Edward Lense, Tom Beckett, Dennis Barone, and many others.


  9. The Bible of Artists’ Postage Stamps, Part 1, 1985.
    A catalog of material from the “International Artists’ Postage Stamps Exhibition Weddel 1985”. The exhibition was at the Museum of Modern Art Weddel from Jan. 25th – Mar. 28th. A photocopy of an envelope from JMB and eleven of his rubberstamp labels are included. Also features work by Vittore Baroni, Keith Bates, Peter Below, Guy Bleus, Mark Bloch, Paulo Bruscky, Ulises Carrión, G. A. Cavellini, Ryosuke Cohen, David Cole, Creative Thing, Crackerjack Kid, Robin Crozier, L. F. Duch, Arturo Fallico, Klaus Groh, and many others.


  10. Advertisements for “Voices in a Gallery” and the PLGC General Meeting, [1985]. An advertisement for a meeting of the Poets League of Greater Cleveland on March 1st, and “Voices in a Gallery” on Feb. 27th, which included readings of poems by twenty-six Ohio poets, including JMB.


  11. Catalog for “Ticket Art”, 1985. A mail art project coordinated by Keith Bates. Two tickets with rubberstampings by JMB are included along with contributions from Henryk Gajewski, A. de Araujo, Bernd Olbrich, Mark Bloch, Robert Rehfeldt, Robin Crozier, Jürgen Olbrich, Piotr Rypson, Anna Banana, Steve Random, Guy Bleus, David Cole, G. X. Jupitter Larsen, Klaus Groh, Creative Thing, Al Ackerman, Jurgen Kierspiel, Ryosuke Cohen, Monty Cantsin, Ruggero Maggi, Paulo Bruscky, and others.


  12. Information for “Night Exercise”, 1985.
    An ongoing multi-media project with work by 900 artists sent to Peter Meyer. An exhibition at Franklin Furnace took place from April 2nd – 20th. JMB and C. Mehrl are listed as participants in the project. A short note to JMB from P. Meyer and a postcard picture of several mail artists are included.


  13. Ask Ling, (The JMB “Spitter” Question issue), 1985.
    Consists of Al Ackerman’s story “The Squid Boys of Terre Haute”, written in response to JMB’s question. 2 copies in an envelope with “LBP edition” written on it in JMB’s hand. Date on p. 3: “June 1983”. Cf. Folder 1216a.


  14. Idle Time Mail Art Trash Book, 1985.
    An assembly book of mail art coordinated by Dixon. Contains an original “spit dept.” label by JMB as well as contributions from Jeff Mullica, Cavellini, Arturo Fallico II, and many others. Seven pieces of loose mail art are also included by A. de Araujo, Dixon, Carol Stetser, and others.


  15. Mail art from Arturo Fallico, 1985.
    Three postcards, a photograph, a label, and letter from A. Fallico sent to JMB.


  16. Participant list from “The Alternative Biennale-International Correspondence Art Exhibition”, 1985. An exhibition/project held at the Nexus Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA, coordinated by Bill Chambers. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  17. Participant list for the “Summer Mail Art Show”, 1985.
    An exhibition held at Lake Michigan on Aug. 25th, organized by Mr. Bop. JMB (The Spitter) is listed as a participant.


  18. Schmooze, No. 1, 1985.
    A magazine containing an editorial by R. Dervish, and a poem by JMB (“Ass”) modified by someone else. A retrospective review of contributors to the former magazine Dharma Combat and a short letter to JMB are included. All material sent to JMB by David “Crowbar” Nestle.


  19. Mail art from S. Gustav Hägglund, 1985.
    Nine 17’ x 11’ sheets of mail art with rubberstampings, labels, and calligraphy by JMB interspersed through them. Another page of mail art, a poem and a letter to JMB are included.


  20. Material from the “Angst” project, 1985.
    A mail art project organized by Jurgen Kierspiel and exhibited in Germany from March 15th – 31st and May 8th – 12th. JMB contributed to the shows.


    • 1216a. Ask Ling, (The JMB “Spitter” Question issue), 1985.
      Cf. folder 1209. This copy is the “Ackerman Edition”.


  21. Mail art from Fran Jerkoffsky, 1985.
    Miscellaneous mail art from Fran Jerkoffsky [Rutkovsky]. Material includes a pc article from the Florida Flambeau, Aug. 19th, 1985, a page of pc mail art stamps, a page from a medical text with a note to JMB, two pages of mail art by Al Ackerman, and an invitation to contribute to NABA News.


  22. Arte Postale, No. 52, 1985.
    A magazine of ‘mail art mediation’ collected by Vittore Baroni. The issue features a poem by JMB: “Room of the Hook”. Also contains work by Carlo Pittore, Piotr Rypson, Serse Luigetti, Monty Cantsin, K.S. Ernst, Damaso Ogaz, and others. JMB is listed as a contributor to the “Scriptavolant” show in Firenze, Italy, during March 1985. Two advertisements for Trax-related material and a separate copy of JMB’s poem are included.


  23. David Zack, Correspondence Novels, 1985.
    Mail art from David Zack, from Mexico, including two sheets of his “Correspondence Novels”, one of which, mentions JMB and CMB, and other material.


  24. Velocity, 1985.
    A loose-leaf magazine of alternative art and media. Four poems by JMB are included in the issue: “The Spittle”, “Speeding Chair”, “Pocket”, and “Meat in a Mirror”. JMB’s LBP Catalogue Notes 10 is also included along with a note from the editor to JMB. Other contributors to the issue are Ryosuke Cohen, Bern Porter, Creative Thing, Dixon, Joel Lipman, Kathy Ernst, S. Gustav Hägglund, Mark Bloch, and many others.


  25. Artcomnet, 21, 1985.
    Artcomnet is a newsletter for mail artists, poets etc., edited by Larry D. Smith. The issue contains two poems by JMB: “Not in the Hall” and “Blank Fridge”. Other contributors are Joachim Frank, Steve Random, Joel Lipman, Ruggero Maggi, Klaus Groh, Ryosuke Cohen, Jürgen Olbrich, and others. Also included are an advertisement for The News by George Myers Jr., and three copies of “The 1st Surrealist Underground Liberation Front Manifesto” by Larry Smith.


  26. Participant list for “Identity”, 1985.
    An avalanche networking project coordinated by Henryk Gajewski from Oct. 26th – 28th. JMB is listed as a participant.




Box 74

Folder Number #1223-1247

  1. Posters for a reading of poems by JMB, 1985.
    Four posters for a reading of JMB’s poems with music by the Damn Fools at the Bone Club in San Antonio, TX, on Aug. 3rd. Group organized by James Cobb.


  2. Luna Bisonte Prods bibliography, 1985.
    A LBP bibliography from R. R. Bowker Company in New York for Books in Print. The list includes twenty-eight items by JMB et al.


  3. Arte Postale, No. 50, 1984, (postmarked 1985).
    A magazine of ‘mail art mediation’ collected by Vittore Baroni. The issue includes JMB’s poem, “The Spitter” and work by Ray Johnson, S. Gustav Hägglund, Ryosuke Cohen, Shozu Shimamoto, G. X. Jupitter Larsen, Al Ackerman, Julien Blaine, Serse Luigetti, Ko de Jonge, and others.


  4. Velocity, 1985.
    A magazine of alternative art and media, published by Christian Herman. Includes an advertisement for JMB’s The Spitter cassette tape. The issue also contains work from Carlo Pittore, Jeff Mulligan, Lon Spiegelman, Bern Porter, Pat Fish, Mick Mather, S. Gustav Hägglund, Mark Bloch, Loris Essary, Creative Thing, Bob Grumman, Marilyn Rosenberg, and others. A short note to JMB from the editor is included.


  5. Participant list for the “Nicaragua – Hope and Politics Mail Art Show”, 1985.
    An international mail art exhibition organized by the Hoffnung Nicaragua group and shown at eight locations in Germany. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  6. Level, No. 8, 1985.
    A loose-leaf magazine of mail art held in a cloth bag. A postcard of JMB’s poem “Pocket” and a resource list, which references JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods, are included. Other contributors are Carlo Pittore, Ruggero Maggi, Mr. Bop, Mick Mather, Keith Bates, Ryosuke Cohen, Jürgen Olbrich, Vittore Baroni, Lon Spiegelman, and many others.


  7. The Wedding of the Century, 1985.
    A magazine of stamps designed by mail artists. Eight stamps by JMB featuring ts poetry, graphics, and calligraphic poetry are included. Other contributors are J. Olbrich, Klaus Groh, Carlo Pittore, Henryk Gajewski, Jupitter Larsen, Larry Smith, Crackerjack Kid, Kathy Ernst, LH Duch, Guillermo Diesler, Jack Saunders, and others.


  8. Catalog for the “International Mail/Copier Art Exhibition”, 1985.
    A mail art exhibition in Canada from Mar. 24th – 30th. The show was organized by Sarah Jackson, Douglas Barron, Charlene Pearce, Eric Morshead, and Phyllis d’Entremont. Contributors include JMB, Creative Thing, Clemente Padín, Carol Stetser, Mark Bloch, Scott Helmes, Guy Bleus, Ryosuke Cohen, Marilyn Rosenberg, Carlo Pittore, E. A. Vigo, Monty Cantsin, Mick Mather, S. Gustav Hägglund, Vittore Baroni, E. A. Bushmiller, Robert Ashworth, Klaus Groh, Lucien Suel, Paul Zelevansky, Serse Luigetti, Ko de Jonge, L. Spiegelman, and many others.


  9. Poster for “Estate Ispicese”, 1985.
    Poster for “Pace e Liberta” mail art show in Ispica, Italy. CMB and JMB are listed as participants. All work illustrated on poster.


  10. Catalog and participant list for “Inter Dada ‘84”, 1985.
    An international mail art festival held in San Francisco, CA, from Sept. 2nd – 9th, 1984. JMB is listed as a contributor. An advertisement for True Dada Confessions, edited by Ginny Lloyd and Stephen Caravello, is also included.


  11. “Sapigues i Entenguis” documentation, 1985.
    Documentation and a poster (2 copies of poster) from “Sapigues I Entenguis” project, in Reus, Spain. Includes full-size reproduction of a card by JMB.


  12. Poster and information from “Wellcomet Mister Halley”, 1985.
    An international mail art exhibition held in Brasil from Aug. 8th – Sept. 1st. JMB listed as a participant.


  13. Catalog for “What Do You Want?”, 1985.
    A project of mail / poetry organized by “Eric”. A short poem by JMB is included in the catalog. Other contributors are Guy Bleus, Ryosuke Cohen, A. de Araujo, Mark Bloch, Lon Spiegelman, Carlo Pittore, Dixon, Guy Bleus, Clemente Padín, Creative Thing, Mr. Bop, Jeff Mullican, Al Ackerman, and others. An ordering catalog for Neato Stuff is also included.


  14. The Downtowner, “The Urban Aboriginal”, and miscellaneous material, 1985.
    Package contains two copies of the Downtowner, a Dayton, OH, news tabloid. Also, “The Urban Original”, a mail art / poetry project compiled by Patrick Graf and E. Walt Circle. The rest of the material is related to “Riverfest” in Dayton on May 26th – 27th. The festival featured poetry readings by JMB and C. Mehrl as well as a showing of Mail Art Romance (cf. folder 793).


  15. RAW FALL 1985, and “Paula Claire’s International Concrete Poetry Archive”, 1985.
    An autumn events catalog for Hartfort, CT, group, Real Art Ways. Other materials included are related to the exhibition of “Paula Claire’s International Concrete Poetry Archive” at The Exe Gallery in Oxford, England, and other locations from March 11th – 28th. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  16. Leonardo’s Lists, and “Paula Claire’s International Concrete Poetry Archive”, 1985.
    Leonardo’s Lists, is Paula Claire’s collection of found poetry taken from Leonardo Davinci’s manuscripts and translated by Richter. The seven pages of the text are written backwards. Other materials included are related to the exhibition of “Paula Claire’s International Concrete Poetry Archive” at The Exe Gallery in Oxford, England, and other locations from March 11th – 28th. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  17. Catalog for “Books Build Bridges”, 1986.
    An exhibition of copier art and bookworks at the National Postal Museum in Ottawa, Canada. The international exhibit was organized by Francine Brousseau. JMB’s contributions are Book of Meat, Be Blank, and Six Portraits. Other participants include Guy Bleus, Paulo Bruscky, G. X. Jupitter Larsen, Daniel Daligand, Lucien Suel, Klaus Groh, Jurgen Kierspiel, Jürgen Olbrich, Ko de Jonge, Rod Summers, Serse Luigetti, Vittore Baroni, Ryosuke Cohen, Shozu Shimamoto, Clement Padín, Mark Bloch, E. A. Bushmiller, David Cole, Arturo Fallico, Gustav Hägglund, Lon Spiegelman, Barbara Rosenthal, Bern Porter, and many others.


  18. Photograph of JMB and C. Mehrl with Richard Celeste, 1986.
    A black and white photograph of JMB and C. Mehrl with Ohio Governor, Richard Celeste. Photo taken at an art exhibition sponsored by Celeste in which JMB and CMB had work.


  19. Catalog for “Velocity”, 1986.
    An international mail art exhibition probably held in St. Louis, MO, during May 1986. A short calligraphic poem by JMB is included in the catalog. Other contributors are C. Mehrl, Keith Bates, Karl Kempton, Arturo G. Fallico, Jeff Mullican, Dixon, Harry Polkinhorn, Carlo Pittore, Al Ackerman, Carol Stetser, Bern Porter, Richard Kostelanetz, Creative Thing, and others.


  20. University Times, Vol. 108, No. 8, 1986.
    A news tabloid from California State University, Los Angeles, that includes an article by Lon Spiegelman concerning the publication of Al Ackerman’s Ling Confessions. A note to JMB is written on the cover page.


  21. Material from “Night Exercise”, 1986.
    A touring exhibition of audio/video mail art from 1983 – [1986], organized by Peter R. Meyer. JMB is listed as a participant in the project.


  22. The Columbus Dispatch, Section –D, Oct. 13th, 1986.
    Section D out of a newspaper from Columbus, OH. May contain reference to JMB.


  23. The All Hallowed Eve Leaves, 1986.
    A magazine of art, photography, poetry, prose, etc., probably edited by Dr. Dark. The issue features a poem by Jack A. Withers Smote [JMB], “edited by the Spitter”.


  24. Participant lists for “Mail/Femail” and “Transformation”, 1986.
    “Mail/Femail” was an exhibition at the Canadian Correspondence Art Gallery from Feb. 14th – [28th], 1986. JMB is listed as a contributor. “Transformation” was another CCAG exhibition from June 1st – 22nd, 1986. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  25. Foist Magazine, No. 5, 1986.
    A magazine of Dadaist/surrealist art, poetry, and prose. An index of similar publications lists JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods sample pack.




Box 75

Folder Number #1248-1259

  1. The Booster, June 11th, 1986.
    A Columbus, Ohio – based neighborhood news tabloid. The poetry page features a poem by Chilean Vincente Huidobro titled “Ver y Palpar (Funereal Perceptive)” that is translated to English by JMB.


    • 1248a. What, No. 3, 1986.
      A tabloid-style magazine of poetry, fiction, drama, criticism, and art, edited by Kevin Connolly and Jason Sherman. Two poems by JMB are included “Under the Woof” and “Dogged Motel” with a list of his recent publications. Two copies.


  2. What, Nos. 6,7, 1986.
    A tabloid-style magazine of poetry, fiction, drama, criticism, and art, edited by Kevin Connolly and Jason Sherman. JMB listed in acknowledgements in both issues.


  3. It Still Doesn’t Matter, No. 4, 1986.
    A magazine of avant-garde prose poetry and visual poetry, edited by Bill Shields and Rich Blevins. Two poems by JMB are included: “Deep Fix” and “Burn”. No. 4 features work by Jake Berry, Scott Helmes, Michael Dec, Bill Shields, Rich Blevins, and others. Two copies.


  4. Cardboards by Johnee, 1986.
    Three 8 ½ x 11 sheets of cardboard bound together. The pages feature original drawing, calligraphy, and rubberstamps by JMB.


  5. Velocity, 1986.
    A magazine of alternative art and media, published by Christian Herman. A visual poetry piece and a poem titled “Yellow Face” by JMB are included. A short note to JMB and C. Mehrl from the C. Herman is included with the magazine. Other contributors are Jeff Mullican, Robert Grumman, Karl Kempton, Bern Porter, Creative Thing, and others.


  6. Small Press Review, Vol. 18, No. 11, 1986.
    Review magazine focusing on underground authors and poets, edited by Len Fulton and Ellen Ferber. The issue features an advertisement for Laughing Bear Press with a list of authors that includes JMB.


  7. International Directory of Little Magazines and Small Presses, 22nd edition, 1986-87.
    Extensive list of publications edited by Len Fulton and Ellen Ferber. Includes JMB’s L&FT and Luna Bisonte Prods, offering short synopses of each.


  8. Directory of Poetry Publishers, 2nd Edition, 1986-1987.
    A publication of more than 1500 poetry publishers, edited by Len Fulton and Ellen Ferber. Descriptions for JMB’s L&FT and Luna Bisonte Prods are included.


  9. Taproot, Vol. 1, No. 3, 1986.
    A journal of poetry, prose, criticism, graphics, etc., edited by Robert Drake. A poem titled “Basement Box” and two calligraphic poems by JMB are featured in the issue. References to JMB’s The Spitter and L&FT are included. Contains work by Lyn Lifshin and many others.


  10. Velocity, 1986.
    A magazine of alternative art and media, published by Christian Herman. Two calligraphic poems and two ts poems by JMB are featured: “Tree of Thirst” and “Thirster”. Other featured poets are Robert Grumman, Bern Porter, Erik Jorgensen, Creative Thing, Carol Stetser, and others.


  11. Catalog for “Long Life to the Arts – Long Life to the Earth: 1985 International “Ecology” Mail Art Project”, 1986.
    An international mail art project curated by Roberto Maria Mascheroni at Il Politecnico, Varese, Italy, Nov. – Dec. 1985. A picture of calligraphic/drawing/rubberstamp works by JMB is included. Also contains work by G. A. Cavellini, Carlo Pittore, A. de Araujo, Ubaldo Giacomucci, Guy Bleus, Jurgen Kierspiel, Cracker Jack Kid, Shozo Shimamoto, Klaus Groh, Vittore Baroni, Ko de Jonge, Leonhard Frank Duch, Lon Spiegelman, Ruggero Maggi, Jürgen Olbrich, G. X. Jupitter-Larsen, Clemente Padín, Guillermo Deisler, Ryosuke Cohen, Joel Lipman, Edgardo-Antonio Vigo, Daniel Daligand, David Cole, and many others.


  12. Mockreviewz, No. 4, 1986.
    A magazine of mail art, audio, and poetry reviews, edited by Zen Sutherland. A review of Poetry Motel, No. 6, mentions JMB. A letter to JMB from the editor is also included.




Box 76

Folder Number #1260-1265

  1. 1987 Poet’s Market, 1986.
    A reference guide for where and how to publish poetry, edited by Judson Jerome and Katherine Jobst. The list of publishers includes a paragraph on JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods.


  2. Printed Matter Catalogue, 1986.
    A catalog of books, periodicals, and audioworks, edited by Jack Bankowsky. The index lists JMB’s Burning Dog, Nick L Nips, Driver Training, Time Release, and L&FT, No. 13/14.


  3. Evil Genius MS, 1986.
    A large unbound manuscript collection of writings by Jack Saunders. It was sent to JMB for editing purposes. 277 pages. Cf. folder 1324


  4. Evil Genius, 1986.
    A collection of writings by Jack Saunders, published by Mixed Breed. 277 pages. Includes a bumper sticker and a four-page collection of blurbs about Evil Genius with one by JMB. Cf. folder 1324.


  5. Open Book, 1986.
    A collection of writings by Jack Saunders, published by Mixed Breed. 250 pages. Includes a four-page collection of blurbs about Open Book. May contain reference to JMB.


  6. Some Footnotes for the Future, 1986.
    A collection of avant-garde poetry by Bob Heman, published by JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods. 24 pages. 6 copies.




Box 77

Folder Number #1266-1279

  1. Klaus Groh, Artists’ Books / Hermann Havekost, Künstler-Bücher Buchobjekte, 1986.
    Published by Bibliotheksa und Informationsystem der Universität Oldenburg [Germany]. 4-volume catalog of artists’ books; 4 pages devoted to JMB’s Contents: the 4 volumes are triangular, and contained in a special folio.


  2. Art / Life, Vol. 6, No. 10, 1986.
    An assembly magazine of art and poetry, edited by Joe Cardella and Gayle Beede. A ts poem by JMB titled “Sodden Waking” and a calligraphic visual poem are featured in the issue. Other contributors are Chuck Stake, G. A. Cavellini, Jürgen Olbrich, and many others.


  3. The Columbus Dispatch, Section –B, Jan. 21st, 1986.
    The Accent section out of a newspaper from Columbus, OH. An article titled “Cows in Flight: Columbus poets get grass-roots support” by George Myers Jr., refers to JMB as an area poet.


  4. Lost and Found Times, No. 19, 1986.
    JMB’s magazine of poetry, prose, art, etc., published through Luna Bisonte Prods. JMB’s featured work includes four ts poems titled “Aging”, “Wiping the Blood”, “The Clock”, “Shirking”, a poem titled “Puke” with William E. Bennett, and a poem titled “Chapter Four” with Robin Crozier. Other contributors are Al Ackerman, Ivan Argüelles, Vittore Baroni, C. Mehrl, John Bennett, E. N. Brookings, jwcurry, Michael Dec, Charles Henri Ford, David Greenberger, S. Gustav Hägglund, Bob Heman, Mark Laba, B. Z. Niditch, Bill Shields, Paul Weinman, Irving Weiss, and others. Eight copies.


  5. Actual Spit, 1986.
    A Ziploc bag with dish detergent in it and a rubberstamp label titled “actual spit”. By JMB. 2 copies.


  6. Factsheet Five, 1986.
    A magazine of reviews and articles on music, poetry, and books, edited by Michael Gunderloy. May contain references to JMB.


  7. Factsheet Five, No. 19, 1986.
    A magazine of reviews and articles on music, poetry, and books, edited by Michael Gunderloy. An index of poetry publications lists JMB’s L&FT.


  8. Participant list for “Noise Mail Art”, [1986].
    A mail art show held in Florence, Alabama, from Dec. 5th – 20th. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  9. Prop, No. 13, 1986.
    A magazine of reviews, poetry and art, edited by Joachim Frank. An index of contributors from past issues lists JMB for Prop, Nos. 4, 6, 8, 11. Contributors to No. 13 include Paul Weinman, Carol Stetser, Lyn Lifshin, David Cole, E. A. Bushmiller, Cracker Jack Kid, and others.


  10. Flyers for the “Poetry Forum at Larry’s, 1986.
    Two flyers for Larry’s Bar in Columbus, OH. JMB is listed for a performance on Nov. 10th.


  11. PLGC Newsletter, Vol. 12, No. 4, 1986.
    A newsletter from the Poets’ League of Greater Cleveland. A listing of Luna Bisonte Prods publications includes L&FT, No. 19, Some Footnotes for the Future by Bob Heman, and No Boy by JMB.


  12. Hot Flashes, No. 8, 1986.
    A magazine of art, news, poetry, prose, etc., edited by Bob Trammell. A poem by JMB is featured in the issue: “The Drive”. Also contains writing by Al Ackerman.


  13. Participation list for “Sticks”, 1986.
    A mail art exhibition held at the Jordan Creek Art Center in Springfield, MO, from May 2nd – 31st. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  14. Velocity, 1986.
    A magazine of alternative art and media, published by Christian Herman. Two untitled calligraphic poems and two ts poems by JMB are included: “Wiping the Blood” and “Have You Seen Me?”. Other contributors are Jack Saunders, Sheila Holtz, Carlo Pittore, Mark Bloch, Bern Porter, Jake Berry, Jeff Mullican, David Cole, Bob Grumman, Miekal And, Leavenworth Jackson, and others.




Box 78

Folder Number #1280-1290

  1. Ax Tongue, 1986.
    A cassette tape of 28 poetry readings by JMB. The readings are accompanied by synthesizer played by Byron D. Smith, saxophone by JMB, and chanting by William E. Bennett. Also included are two copies of a chapbook of the poems with rubberstamps, drawing, and calligraphy. 26 pages. The package contains an advertisement with an endorsement from Al Ackerman as well. Published by Luna Bisonte Prods.


  2. Art / Life, Vol. 6, No. 5, 1986.
    An assembly magazine of art and poetry, edited by Joe Cardella and Lauren Mesa. An untitled calligraphic poem by JMB and a ts poem titled “The Clock” are included. Other contributors are Richard Kostelanetz, Jürgen Olbrich, Ryosuke Cohen, and others.


  3. Piotr Rypson – Mail Art : Czyl: Sztuka Poczty, 1986.
    Book on mail art by Rypson, published in Warsaw by Akademia Ruchu, 1985. In Polish. Includes two rubberstamp poems by JMB, and work by Ulises Carrión, Guy Bleus, Robin Crozier, Guy Schraenen, Vittore Baroni, Avelino de Araujo, and many others.


  4. Outre, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1986.
    A magazine of art and poetry, edited by Jake Berry. A calligraphic poem titled “No” and three ts poems titled “Dogged Motel”, “Toe Jam”, and “Dust”, by JMB are featured. Other contributors are Jake Berry, Jack Saunders, Musicmaster, and many others.


  5. Factsheet Five, No. 17, 1986.
    A magazine of artwork, reviews and articles on music, poetry, and books, edited by Michael Gunderloy. The index of zines lists JMB’s L&FT, No. 17/18, with a short description.


  6. Crawlspace, No. 12, 1986.
    A small Illinois poetry magazine, edited by Dennis Gulling. A poem by JMB titled “Shrieking Shirker” is featured along with work by Lyn Lifshin, Cheryl Townsend, and others. A short note from the editor to JMB is included.


  7. Information for “Revision”, 1986.
    A design/photography competition sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. The winning entries were exhibited at Central High School and the Belmont Gallery during June 1986. The competition is based on either the Skyline Columbus or “How would you fill a vacant lot?”. JMB entered something in this contest.


  8. Mail art from Paul Rutkovsky and Frannie Mae, 1986.
    An envelope of miscellaneous material sent to JMB and C. Mehrl. Included is an American Dental Plan membership card, three b&w photographs of mail art, a valentine, five pc sheets of appropriated art and writing, a letter from Frannie Mae, a flyer for the W.E.I.R.D. (the Residents fan club), a pc article from the Florida Flambeau titled “Art? Art? You call this Art?” by Doug Fowler, another article from the Florida Flambeau titled “Democracy of a form limited only by the Post Office” (with a photograph of Fran Rutkovsky) by D. G. Dilworth, and an article from the Tallahassee Democrat titled “Seminars Focus on our Town” by Bill Mansfield. Includes photos and documentation of a mail art show in Tallahassee, FL, in which JMB was included, to which all this material refers.


  9. Contributor feedback for “Hands – On – Books”, 1986.
    An exhibition of bookworks coordinated by Lina Jabra. The exhibition was shown at four locations in Canada from April – Sept. 1986. JMB was a contributor to the show.


  10. “Unfiere Per la Pace” Mail Art show, 1986.
    Small poster and documentation for a mail art show in Pescia, Italy, Sept. 1986, in which JMB is listed as a contributor.


  11. Participant list for “Mail Art Exhibition”, 1986.
    An exhibition held at Northern Kentucky University on Feb. 14th. JMB is listed as a contributor. Two copies.




Box 79

Folder Number #1291-1323

  1. Hybernatin, 1986.
    A cassette tape of poetry and music by JMB, Eleanor E. Crockett, and Tom Person, released by Laughing Bear Press. Side A features JMB’s No Boy poems with music: No Boy is read by Eleanor Crockett with music by Tom Person.


  2. Participant list for “Savage?Love”
    A mail art project coordinated by Charles Roberts. JMB is listed as a participant.


  3. The Hell of a Dream Wong Dipped in the Fat of Reality or As the Wong Turns, 1986.
    A short story written about Franny Mae with reference to Al Ackerman, Jack Saunders, and JMB, by F. C. Jerkoffsky. A letter to JMB from Franny Mae is included.


  4. Brain Cell, No. 34, 1986.
    A mail art rubberstamp collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by Mark Bloch, JMB, Pat Fish, Ruggero Maggi, Serse Luigetti, G. A. Cavellini, Ryosuke Cohen, and others.


  5. Participant list for “Fake Contests and Other Mail Art Forms”, 1986.
    A correspondence art exhibition from Aug. 3rd – Sept. 6th, in Greensboro, NC. It was organized by Don Morgan. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  6. Doll Heads Postcards, 1986.
    A collection of twelve b&w postcards on white or pink paper featuring photos of decapitated doll’s heads. Postcards were made by Christian Herman from photographs taken by JMB in St. Louis.


  7. Alphabets Sublime, 1986.
    A book by George Myers, Jr., featuring essays by contemporary artists on collage and visual literature. An interview with JMB and an untitled calligraphic poem are included. Other featured artists are Joel Lipman, Bern Porter, Paul Zelevansky, Karl Kempton, and others.


  8. Gypsy Special and Gypsy Reviews, spring edition, 1986.
    Gypsy Special is a compilation of artists works, edited by Belinda Subraman and S. Ramnath. An untitled calligraphic poem and a ts poem titled “Cup of Spit” by JMB are included. Also featured are works by Jesse Glass, Lyn Lifshin, Gerald Locklin, Ken Sutherland, Cheryl Townsend, Paul Weinman, and many others. Gypsy Reviews includes a review of JMB’s No Boy.


  9. Mockreviewz, sheet 3, 1986.
    A magazine of mail art, audio, and poetry reviews, edited by Zen Sutherland. A review of JMB’s 13 Spits is included.


  10. Life of Crime, [Vol. 8, No ½?], 1986.
    A magazine of news and reviews for poets edited by Pat Nolan and Steven LaVoie. A short review of JMB’s The Spitter is included.


  11. Catalog for the “76th Annual Columbus Art League Exhibition”, 1986.
    An art exhibition held at the Columbus Museum of Art from June 3rd – July 9th. A word artwork by JMB titled “The Spitter” is listed as part of the exhibition.


  12. Lame Brain, No. 1, 1986. A small magazine of art and poetry, edited by Brendan deVallance. The issue features a poem by JMB titled “Shirking” and work by E. A. Bushmiller, Mr. Bop, and others. Three copies. A letter to JMB from the editor is included.


  13. Blades, No. 22, 1986.
    A small magazine of poetry and graphics, edited by Joann Balangit and Francis Poole. A poem by JMB titled “Have You Seen Me?” is included. Other contributors to the issue are Joann Balangit, Francis Poole, and several others. Two copies.


  14. Catalog for “Books Mail Art Show”, [1986].
    An international exhibition held at the central office of the Florence City School Board and Harlan’s Library in Florence, Alabama during April and May. JMB’s “Breaking Teeth” rubberstamp label and a page from JMB’s Contents are shown. Other works pictured are from Lon Spiegelman, Serse Luigetti, and others.


  15. The Inspirator, 1986.
    A tribute chapbook to Stark Lee Davenport by Al Ackerman. Published by Bill Shields, a note from whom is included. Book written entirely by Ackerman under various guises.


  16. The Blue Glow, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1986.
    A magazine of poetry, visual poetry, news, etc., edited by Tom James. A poem by JMB is included: “Itching”. Other contributors to the issue are Ivan Argüelles, Dan Raphael, and many others.


  17. Box of Water, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1986.
    A magazine of Dadaist art and poetry, edited by Stephen Perkins. A review of JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods is included. Contributors to the issue are Serse Luigetti, Vittore Baroni, Leonhard Frank Duch, Edgardo-Antonio Vigo, A. de Araujo, Pawel Petasz, and others.


  18. Sub Rosa, No. 8, 1986.
    A magazine featuring poetry, art, and photography, probably edited by Nico Vassilakis and Noemie Maxwell. Two poems by JMB are included: “Itching” and “Yellow Face”. The issue also includes work by B. Z. Niditch and many others.


  19. Mary Albrecht photographs, 1986.
    Five b&w photographs of JMB, C. Mehrl, and an unidentified woman. Photos by Mary Albrecht.


  20. Networking Currents, 1986.
    A book by Chuck Welch on contemporary mail art subjects and issues, published by Sandbar Willow Press. A stamp designed by JMB is shown as part of the set of “Peace Stamps” that were distributed by members of AU in Hiroshima in Aug. 1986.


  21. Confessions of an American Ling Master, 1986.
    A book by Al Ackerman with an afterword by Gerald Burns, published by Dialectical Immaterialism Press. A pc photograph of JMB is included in the book.


  22. Poetry Motel, No. 7, 1986.
    A magazine of poetry and graphic art, edited by Andrea and Patrick McKinnon. A poem by JMB titled “Cutting the Lips” is featured in the issue. Other contributors are Ken Sutherland, Paul Weinman, David Hilton, Lyn Lifshin, Ivan Argüelles, Jesse Glass Jr., and many others.


  23. Lame Brain, No. 3, 1986.
    A small magazine of art and poetry, edited by Brendan deVallance. A poem titled “Argument” by JMB and a text/photo/graphic collage by C. Mehrl and Benjamin Bennett are included. Other contributors to the issue are Lon Spiegelman, Private World, and many others. Two copies.


  24. Cincinnati Downtowner, Vol. 10, No. 31, 1986.
    A news tabloid from Cincinnati, OH. An article on JMB titled “Columbus-based poet to read, show films” is featured. The article includes a picture of JMB, a review of his accomplishments, and news for the reading held on Aug. 1st, at The Contemporary Arts Center.


  25. Sub Rosa, No. 12, 1986.
    A magazine featuring poetry, art, and photography, edited by Nico Vassilakis and Noemie Maxwell. A poem by JMB titled “The Dune” is included. Other contributors are B. Z. Niditch, Nico Vassilakis, and others.


  26. Invitation to “Handshakes from Heaven II”, 1986.
    A celebration of the publication Handshakes from Heaven II, a book featuring haiku by Charles Henri Ford, collages by Reepak Shakya, and photography by Indra Tamang. The exhibition was held at the Barbara Braathen Gallery in NYC from June 25th – July 9th.


  27. Egad!, Nos. 2/3, 1986.
    A magazine of poetry and art, edited by Tom James. Two poems by JMB are included: “Shirt” and “Last Line”. Other featured poets/artists in the issue are Miekal And, Randall Brock, Dan Raphael, Cheryl Townsend, and others. A note to JMB from the editor is included.


  28. The Columbus Dispatch, Jan. 5th, 1986.
    The Arts Ohio section out of a newspaper from Columbus, OH. An article titled “Provocative issue dares to be different” reviews The Gamut (Fall 1985), and mentions the featured section on JMB.


  29. Extract from Annual Index to Poetry in Periodicals, 1986.
    A publication put out by Poetry Index Press. The cover page and one page from the index are copied, which lists JMB’s L&FT.


  30. This Is Important, No. 12, 1986.
    A small publication of poetry, edited by F. A. Nettelbeck. A poem by JMB titled “Sanitation” is included. The other contributors to the issue are F. A. Nettelbeck, John Giorno, William S. Burroughs, S. Gustav Hägglund, and F. Keith Wahle. Fourteen copies.


  31. Guardian Angel Press, No. 36, Card, #7, “The Wind”, 1986.
    A card featuring a two-line poem by JMB titled “The Wind”. Published by Guardian Angel Press. Four copies.


  32. Participant list from “Chairs in Art”, 1986.
    A mail art exhibition held at the Zone Gallery in Eugene, OR, from Feb. 8th – 27th. JMB (The Spitter) is listed as a contributor. Two copies.


  33. Blades, No. 21, 1986.
    A small magazine of poetry, prose, and graphics, edited by Joann Balangit and Francis Poole. JMB’s poem, “Under C” is included. Other featured works are from the editors, Paul Bowles, and others.




Box 80

Folder Number #1324-1372

  1. Jack Saunders, “I, BM”, 1986.
    Two pages with mailing envelope, from Saunder’s Evil Genius. Refers to JMB. Cf. Folders 1262 & 1263.


  2. Catalog from “Primera Bienal Internacional de Poesía Visual y Experimental en México 1985-1986”, 1986.
    Catalog from major exhibition. JMB’s “I opent the Fridge” visual poem is included on page 15, along with many works by visual poets from around the world.


  3. Brain Cell, No. 31, 1986.
    A mail art rubberstamp collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by JMB, Lon Spiegelman, Mick Mather, Monty Cantsin, G. Deisler, Ryosuke Cohen, and others.


  4. Material from Jack Saunders, 1986.
    Envelope includes a letter written by Jack Saunders to Stuart Klawans, a writer for The Nation, and also a copy of an article by S. Klawans titled “The Small Time” from The Nation, Dec. 13th, 1986. Both the article and the letter make reference to JMB or L&FT.


  5. Trax 231086: The Brain Factory, 1986.
    A small booklet of industrial-culture news, and texts, edited by Vittore Baroni. The issue, which focuses on cut-ups in homage to William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin, features an untitled calligraphic poem by JMB. Other contributors are G.X. Jupitter-Larsen, Mark Bloch, John Berndt, Jürgen Olbrich, Paulo Bruscky, and others.


  6. Contributors list, “Arte Postal”. 1986.
    Contributors list, including JMB, for a mail art show in Paraiba, Brazil, 1986.


  7. Brain Cell stickers, 1986.
    Personalized Brain Cell stickers about one inch in diameter designed by Ryosuke Cohen and sent out to participants in his project. Sticker features a multicolor brain stamp, “Brain Cell” around the upper circumference and JMB around the bottom. Eight copies.


    • 1330a. Murderer’s Work, No. 4, 1986.
      A one-page poetry and art publication edited by Jake Berry. A poem by JMB titled “The Wood Head” is included. Other contributors are Bob Black, Jake Berry, Jack Foley, and others. A drawing with a letter from the editor to JMB on the backside is also included.


    • 1330b. Murderer’s Work, No. 5, 1986.
      A one-page poetry and art publication edited by Jake Berry. A poem by JMB titled “Red Wheel” is included. Other contributors are Al Ackerman, Jack Foley, Malok, and others. Two copies: one copy has a handwritten note to JMB. Also included is a photocopy collage.


  8. Murderer’s Work, No. 6, 1986.
    A one-page poetry and art publication edited by Jake Berry. A poem titled “Dummies” by JMB is featured. Other contributors are Jack Foley, Jake Berry, and others. A letter to JMB from Jake Berry is also included.


  9. Participant list for “Wishyouwerehere”, 1986.
    A large mail art show in La Mirada, CA, from June 13th – 22nd. The Spitter (JMB) is listed as a contributor.


  10. More Mysteries of the “14 Secret Masters of the World” Revealed, 1986.
    A chapbook of editorial prose by the Purple Blob (Al Ackerman). One of the 14 secret masters, Tain, is JMB. A letter with envelope to JMB from Ackerman is also included.


  11. Information and participant list for “Mail Opening Event”1986.
    A public mail opening by Jon Held Jr. at the Caravan of Dreams in Fort Worth, TX, on Oct. 10th. Also included is a sheet of photographs from “Southwest USA Decentralized Worldwide Mail Art Congress”. Pictures feature Buz Blurr, Al Ackerman, John Held Jr., and others. Includes a letter from Held. JMB’s mail was included in this event.


  12. “Dedicato ad un Panino”, mail art show, 1986.
    Participants list for a mail art exhibition in Genova, Italy. “The Spitter” [JMB] is listed.


  13. Participant list for “The Act of Stamping” and the “Canadian Correspondence Art Gallery: Cycle One”, 1986.
    Two mail art exhibitions at the Canadian Correspondence Art Gallery. The exhibition(s) were held from Sept. 1985 – June 1986. JMB is listed as a contributor. Three of the sheets are decorated with rubberstamps.


  14. Brain Cell, No. 21, 1986.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by JMB, Mick Mather, John Held Jr., Larry Smith, and others.


  15. Participant list for “International Mail Art Exhibition – Theme: Hobbyhorse”, 1986.
    A mail art exhibition held at the Newark branch of the Ohio State University from Dec. 2nd, 1985 – Jan 2nd, 1986. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  16. DE Media – Small Mags Archive, 1986.
    A publication listing the contents of the Small Mags Archive in Belgium. JMB’s Lost and Found Times is listed.


  17. Brain Cell, No. 40, 1986.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by JMB, Kaldron, G. X. Jupitter-Larsen, Klaus Groh, and others.


  18. Catalog / Participant list for Miz Mimi’s “Mail Art Show”, 1986.
    A mail art show in Alabama with the themes of ‘Secrets of the Heart’ and ‘Help! We’re Running out of Mummies’. The show was coordinated by Miz Mimi. The catalog features a calligraphic poem by JMB as well as artwork from Arturo Fallico, Al Ackerman, Ferdinand Barbot, and others.


  19. Mail Art from Tarzana Savannah, 1986.
    Sheet of prints of rubberstamp portraits [carved by Fran Rutkovsky], a postcard, and a mailing envelope. The portraits are of Al Ackerman, JMB, Jon Held Jr., and herself [DKA]. Cf. also folder 1365.


  20. Popular Reality, No. 14, 1986.
    A tabloid-style magazine of news, articles, art, and poetry. An advertisement for JMB’s Ax Tongue cassette is included in the issue. Also features work by Jake Berry, Sue Coyle, Al Ackerman, and others.


  21. Pc pages from Ohioana Quarterly, 1986.
    A review of Alphabets Sublime: Contemporary Artists on Collage & Visual Literature by George Myers Jr., which references the book’s interview with JMB.


  22. Flyer for an unspecified poetry reading, [ca. 1986 – 1987].
    A flyer that lists music, poetry performances, and film/slides taking place at an unknown forum [in Columbus, Ohio]. JMB is listed as a performer.


  23. Brain Cell, No. 27, 1986.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by JMB, Cracker Jack Kid, Pat Fish, Jurgen Kierspel, Robert Rehfeldt, Shozo Shimamoto, and others.


  24. Brain Cell, No. 27, 1986.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by JMB, John Held Jr., Marilyn Rosenberg, Music Master, Carol Stetser, David Cole, Jurgen Kierspiel, Clemente Padín, and others.


  25. Participant list for “Tasteless Texas Mail Art Show”, 1986.
    A mail art exhibition held by the Rockwall Texas High School Art Department. JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods and C. Mehrl are listed as contributors.


  26. AU, Nos. 79, 80, 1986.
    A Japanese poster publishing news and artwork from the mail art community. AU is a project organized by Shozu Shimamoto. Issue 80 lists JMB as a participant in the “AU Kyoto” show held at the Kyoto City Museum from July 9th – 14th. A rubberstamp-altered postcard is also included.


  27. Advertisement for “Artists Books Exhibition”, 1986.
    An exhibition held at the University Library of Oldenburg, Germany, from Jan. – Mar. JMB probably had material in this exhibition.


  28. Pc of “The Small Time” from The Nation, 1986.
    An article by Stuart Klawans in The Nation, dated Dec. 13th, 1986. The article reviews Alphabets Sublime: Contemporary Artists on Collage and Visual Literature by George Myers, Jr., and published by JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods. JMB’s L&FT is also reviewed.


  29. Participant list for “Post Impressions”, 1986.
    An international mail art exhibition held at the Junior College of Albany in New York from Nov. 11th – Dec. 4th. The show was curated by Willie Marlowe. JMB (The Spitter) is listed as a participant.


  30. Advertisement for “Hands-On Books Exhibition”, 1986.
    An exhibition held at the Glenhurst Gallery of Brant in Ontario, Canada, from July 5th – Aug. 3rd. JMB was probably a contributor to the show.


  31. Contributor list for The Upstairs, 1986.
    A flyer from The Upstairs, an art gallery in Tryon, NC, with a message from Bill Chambers. JMB is listed as a contributor to the gallery.


  32. Pliego de Murmurios, año 7, No. 72, 1987.
    Spanish poetry broadside. Lists JMB’s 13 Spits in publications received section.


  33. Material from David Zack, 1986.
    Envelope contains a letter to JMB from “J. Swinger” [David Zack], typed on the back of a cartoon drawing by Al Ackerman (dated approximately Jan. 18th), and a chapbook featuring an installment of a short fiction piece titled The Hell of a Woman, by an unknown author [probably Susan Young]. The book includes two rubberstamp phrases designed by JMB: “Talk Slow” and “Ham Bag”, and cover art by Ackerman and/or Susan Young.


  34. AU, No. 78, 1986.
    A Japanese poster publishing news and artwork from the mail art community. AU is a project organized by Shozu Shimamoto. JMB is listed as a contributor to the “Panty” project or show.


  35. AU, Nos. 77, 78, 1986.
    A Japanese poster publishing news and artwork from the mail art community. AU is a project organized by Shozu Shimamoto. Issue 77 includes a drawing/calligraphic artwork by JMB and a drawing by Ray Johnson, along with work from many others. For issue 78, see folder 1357. A second copy of No. 77 is included along with two sheets of mail art and about the Gion festival in Japan.


  36. Flyer from the Columbus Museum of Art, 1986.
    An advertisement for upcoming Exhibitions at the C.M.A. The shows are “Old Gods and Young Heroes: The Pearlman Collection of Maya Ceramics” and the “76th Annual Columbus Art League Exhibition”. JMB had work in the latter.


  37. Soundchoice, No. 5, 1986.
    A magazine of interviews and news of independent music. The publications section includes JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods. Includes interviews with Jello Biafra and Lydia Lunch.


  38. Lightworks, No. 18, 1986/1987.
    A magazine of art, music, photography, and articles. An article about Cracker Jack Kid titled “A Free Surprize in Every Package” by David Cole is included. An article titled “poeMvelope” by Joel Lipman is also included. An index of artists’ book lists George Myers Jr.’s Alphabets Sublime, which makes reference to JMB’s contribution to the publication.


  39. AU, No. 80, 1986.
    A Japanese poster publishing news and artwork from the mail art community. AU is a project organized by Shozu Shimamoto. (cf. folder 1349).


  40. Minds Adrift, Vol. 21, No. 9, 1986.
    A short publication of surrealist prose and correspondence, edited by “Slats” (Al) Ackerman. Correspondents are JMB, John Berndt, Monty Cantsin, and others. An editorial by Al Ackerman is also included. A note to JMB is written on the back of the envelope from the editor.


  41. Aha! The State of the Piles, 1986.
    A diary-style prose work written by DJ at FOMT [Northern Ireland] in June 1986. Includes references to JMB. 26 pages.


  42. Material from Darlene Altschul, 1986.
    Envelope includes a series of stamps featuring depictions [by Fran Rutkovsky] of Al Ackerman, JMB, Darlene Altschul, and Lon Spiegelman. A photograph of a pig, and mail art with a letter to JMB. Cf. also folder 1342.


  43. The Open Road, 1986.
    A manuscript for an autobiographical book by Jack Saunders, published by Mixed Breed. The book references John Bennett’s [not JMB] assistance with Saunder’s publication Screed. 36 pages.


  44. Sub Rosa, No. 9, 1986.
    A magazine featuring poetry, art, and photography, edited by Nico Vassilakis and Noemie Maxwell. Two poems by JMB are included: “Gloves” and “Under the Hammer”. Issue also features work by B. Z. Niditch, Nico Vassilakis, and many others.


  45. “Voices in a Gallery” Performance Program, 1986.
    A program for the “Voices in a Gallery” poetry reading at the CSU Poetry Center, Cleveland, Ohio, on Oct. 24th, 1986. The performance of 26 Ohio poets was co-organized by The Poets’ League of Greater Columbus. The program features copies of all the poems read, including JMB’s “No Boy”. Leonard Trawick is also a participant.


  46. Spudburn, No. 3, 1986.
    A loose-leaf assembly magazine of original handwritten poetry, published by Psycho Potato Press. The issue features an untitled calligraphic poem by JMB along with works by Randall Brock, jwcurry, LB Duggan, and others. Includes letter from editor jwcurry to JMB. Two copies.


  47. Participant list from “We Won’t Open Your Mail”, 1986.
    An international mail art show at the Studio Arts Gallery in Minneapolis, MN, from April 28th – May 9th. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  48. Participant list for “International Drawing Exhibition”, 1986.
    An exhibition held in Brusque, Brasil, during August, 1986. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  49. Catalog for “Airmail Eros”, 1986.
    An international mail art exhibition held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, from Nov. 15th – Dec. 13th. The show was coordinated by Richard Hooker. The catalog features a calligraphic poem by JMB titled “Mirror Lovin’”. Also includes work by Klaus Groh, Clemente Padín, Lucien Suel, Ulises Carrión, John Held, Jr., Pat & Dick Larter, Richard Kostelanetz, Music Master, Buz Blurr, Dixon, Cavellini, Jurgen Kierspiel, Chuck Stake, E.F. Higgins III, Pawel Petasz, Vittore Baroni, Larry Smith, Robin Crozier, and others.




Box 81

Folder Number #1373-1404

  1. 13 Spits, 1986.
    A poetry chapbook by JMB, published by Clarel editions, [Bill Shields]. The book was produced as part of a larger unpublished work titled Spitting. The front and back covers feature rubberstamp art and calligraphy. 13 pages. 14 copies.


  2. Hora de Poesia, No. 46-47, 1986.
    Poetry journal from Barcelona, edited by Javier Lentini. Lost and Found Times is listed in the Revistas section.


  3. Participant list and poster for “Neoism Now”, 1986.
    An exhibition in Berlin Germany at the Artcore Gallery from Nov. 1st – Dec. 27th. The show was organized by Monty Cantsin. JMB was a contributor to the show. All contributors were called Monty Cantsin.


  4. “la Eposicão Internacional de Arte-Postal”, 1985.
    Participants’ list for a mail art show in Valbom, Portugal.


  5. “The Sun”, 1986.
    A folded one-sheet chapbook containing a collaborative poem by JMB and William Bennett, published by Curvd H&Z in Oct. 1986. Five copies. A handwritten letter to JMB from jwcurry is also included.


  6. Lame Brain, No. 4, 1986.
    A small magazine of art and poetry, edited by Brendan deVallance. The issue features a poem by JMB titled “Thirsting Crosses the Room” along with a drawing and rubberstamp. Other artists included are Vittore Baroni, Robert Bernstein, Jake Berry, Carlo Pittore, Bill Shields, Creative Thing, Lon Spiegelman, Private World, Gerard Barbot, and others. Two copies. A short note to JMB from the editor is included.


  7. Lame Brain, No. 2, 1986.
    A small magazine of art and poetry, edited by Brendan deVallance. The issue features a poem by JMB titled “Yellow Face” and a rubberstamp label with rubberstamp border on the back cover. Other contributors are Harry Fox, Lon Spiegelman, Howard Bernstein, Jake Berry, Private World, Creative Thing, and many others. Three copies. Two small cards of Lame Brain images and a letter from the editor to JMB, C. Mehrl, and William Bennett, are also included.


  8. Letter from Fran Rutkovsky, 1986.
    Letter to JMB and other material from her, including a pc copy of an article from a Tallahassee, FL newspaper reviewing a mail art show she co-curated. JMB’s work in show is mentioned.


  9. It Still Doesn’t Matter, No. 2, 1986.
    A magazine of avant-garde prose poetry and visual poetry, edited by Bill Shields and Rich Blevins. Two poems by JMB titled “The Mirror” and “Nest of Snakes” are featured in the issue. Other contributors are Jake Berry, Rich Blevins, Scott Helmes, Al Ackerman, Bill Shields, and Rene Crevel. Two copies. A short note to JMB from Bill Shields is included.


  10. Murderer’s Work, No. 3, 1985, Postmarked 1986.
    A poetry and art publication edited by Jake Berry. A poem by JMB titled “Bed” is included. Other contributors are Bill Whizz, Malok, Jack Foley, and others. Two copies. A note to JMB from the editor is written on one copy.


  11. The Real McCoy, 1986.
    A yearbook of 1984-1986 as a project of the Artist Communication Network Group. Klaus Peter-Furstenau edited the book. The book includes reference to JMB, contact information, and two untitled calligraphic poems by JMB. Other featured artists are Joachim Frank, Mark Wamaling, Serse Luigetti, Jurgen Kierspel, Mick Mather, David Cole, Carlo Pittore, and others.


  12. The Structure of Hell, 1986.
    A chapbook of poetry by Ivan Argüelles, published by The Grendhal Poetry Review Press. A note to JMB is written on the title page. Forty pages. No. 23 of 35 numbered copies. The book’s first poem was published in Lost and Found Times.


  13. Outre, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1986.
    A magazine of art and poetry, edited by Jake Berry. Three poems by JMB are included: “Thirsting Crosses the Room”, “His Wealth”, and “Its”. Other contributors are Jack Foley, Ivan Argüelles, Bill Shields, Jake Berry, Al Ackerman, Bill Whizz, Malok, and others.


  14. Artcomnet, No. 22, 1986.
    A newsletter for mail artists, poets etc., edited by Larry D. Smith. An untitled calligraphic poem by JMB is included. Other contributors are Joel Lipman, Klaus Groh, Mark Bloch, Serse Luigetti, Mick Mather, Buz Blurr, Larry Rippel, and others.


  15. Bomb Shell Propaganda Catalog, 1986.
    A catalog of artists’ works that includes reference to JMB as a contributor to MaLLife Magazine and Outre magazine.


  16. MaLLife Magazine, No. 11, 1986.
    A magazine of art, collage, writing, media, etc., edited by Mike Miskowski. Includes two ts poems by JMB titled “Nest of Snakes” and “The Lot”, an untitled calligraphic poem, and a rubberstamp label titled “Falling Snake”. Other contributors are Jake Berry, Bob Black, Pat Fish, Malok, Guy R. Beining, Musicmaster, Ruggero Maggi, and others.


  17. Lucky Jim’s, No. 5, 1986.
    A poetry journal of ‘Strangely Neglected Topics’ edited by Gary Clairman. A ts poem titled “Tools” by JMB with calligraphy and a rubberstamp border is included. Also features work by Randall Brock and others. A letter from the editor to JMB is also included.


  18. After The End, No. 4, 1986.
    A magazine of “contemporary visual and language art”, edited by Greg Evason. A poem by JMB titled “Argument” is included along with work by Al Ackerman, Wharton Hood, Guy R. Beining, jwcurry, Randall Brock, Mark Laba, and others. Two copies.


  19. The Trouble Maker, 1986.
    A prose work by DJ at FOMT. Contains references to JMB. 25 pages.


  20. Sub Rosa, No. 11, 1986.
    A magazine featuring poetry, art, and photography, edited by Nico Vassilakis and Noemie Maxwell. Two poems by JMB are included: “Tree of Thirst” and “Thirsting under the Faucet”. Also includes work by Nico Vassilakis, Noemie Maxwell, and others.


  21. Correspondence from Kudzu Queen (Mimi Homes), 1986.
    Envelope contains a handwritten letter from Kudzu Queen to JMB, a small art reproduction, documentation for the Haleyville, AL, “3rd Mail Art Show”, and a photocopied article from the Northwest Alabamian for Jan. 13th, 1986, titled “Mimi Holmes Speaks to Local Ladies Club”.


  22. Postextual, No. 2, 1986.
    Magazine of experimental poetry edited by César Espinosa in Mexico. Also a participants’ list, including JMB, for the Primera Bienal Internacional de Poesia Visual y Experimental in México, 1985-1986.


  23. Columbus Art, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1986.
    A quarterly tabloid covering cultural events in central Ohio. An review of a show held at the United Christian Center Gallery from Dec. 9th – Jan. 3rd, which featured work by JMB, C. Mehrl, and Sally Pryor. Two copies.


  24. Correspondence of Jack Saunders, 1986.
    A collection of correspondence between Jack Saunders and many others (including JMB). Letters are part of a larger work. Twelve pages.


  25. Score, No. 7, 1986.
    A magazine of visual poetry with circulating editorial duties. Two calligraphic poems with rubberstamp borders by JMB are featured in the issue. Other contributors are Bob Grumman, Greg Evason, K.S. Ernst, Karl Kempton, and others. Four pieces of visual art, an advertisement for Inkblot Magazine, and a sheet of mail art project proposals are included.


  26. Elements, 1,2, 1986.
    An international project coordinated by Keith Bates with the contributions of many artists. Elements 1 is an 8-page satirical prose piece by Keith Bates and Fergus Stewart. Elements 2 is a collage work of by Keith Bates. JMB is listed as a participant in the project. A photograph of a painting with a short note to JMB on the reverse side is also included in the envelope.


  27. Catalog for the “Last Dance” mail art show, 1986.
    A mail art exhibition held at Neutral Ground in Canada during Sept. JMB is listed as a participant. The catalog contains work by Chuck Stake and many others.


  28. The Birthday Convoy, 1986.
    A book of artists’ work assembled by Eric Finlay. A rubberstamp collage titled “Ax Tongue”, two poems titled “Deadpan” and “The Mirror”, and an advertisement for JMB’s Ax Tongue cassette with a review by Al Ackerman is included. Other featured artists are David Cole, Al Ackerman, Carlo Pittore, Bern Porter, Lon Spiegelman, Eric Finlay, Mark Bloch, Jürgen Olbrich, John Held Jr., John G. Evans, Steve Random, Buz Blurr, Ryosuke Cohen, and others.


  29. Mail art from Larry Rippel, 1986.
    Envelope contains three sheets of mail art by various artists, and a participation list for the Oct. 1984 “Collaboration Mail Art Show”, at the Mail Box Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA. JMB is listed as a participant. The show was organized by Larry Smith and Larry Rippel.


  30. Advertisement for events at the Chatham Cultural Center, 1986.
    An advertisement for two art shows in Canada: “Art Affairs North” and “Hands-on-Book Exhibition” (curated by Lina Jabra) from May 30th – June 22nd. JMB was probably a contributor to one of the exhibitions. An altered copy of an article from an unknown newspaper is also included.


  31. Calendar of events at the Contemporary Arts Center, 1986.
    A gallery in Cincinnati, OH. The event listing includes an Aug. 1st poetry reading by JMB along with showings of collaborative films by JMB and John McClintock: EZ Sleep and Time’s T-Bone. A picture of JMB is featured in the flyer.


  32. Correspondence from Dr. F. C. Jerkoffsky [Fran Rutkovsky], 1986.
    Envelope contains a handwritten letter to JMB dated Sept. 11th, Three photocopied articles (2 from the Florida Flambeau, Sept. 9th, 10th, 1986), four misc. cut-out photos/drawings, and six rubberstamp pieces (including a sheet of rubberstamp portraits created by Fran Rutkovsky featuring likenesses of Al Ackerman, JMB, Lon Spiegelman, and DKA (Darlene Altschul), two sheets of miscellaneous stamps, and two single cardboard strips featuring JMB’s portrait).




Box 82

Folder Number #1405-1413

  1. Level No. 9, 1986.
    A large loose-leaf mail art assembly magazine. The issue features a poem by JMB titled “Bed”. Contributors include Lon Spiegelman, Pat Fish, Mark Pawson, Keith Bates, Vittore Baroni, Carlo Pittore, Carol Stetser, MALOK, Ruggero Maggi, Jürgen Olbrich, Chuck Stake, Bern Porter, and many others.


  2. “CVAA Postcard Project”, 1986-1987.
    An assembly project of 65 artists postcards by the Central Visual Artists’ Association, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. The project was coordinated by Ed Varney. A poem by JMB titled “Cup of Spit” is included. Other contributors are Anna Banana, Vittore Baroni, Paulo Bruscky, Klaus Groh, Leavenworth Jackson, G. X. Jupitter Larsen, Musicmaster, Jürgen Olbrich, Ruggero Maggi, E.-A. Vigo, and many others.


  3. Lame Brain, Vol. 1, No. 5, 1986.
    A small magazine of art and poetry, edited by Brendan deVallance. A drawing by JMB is featured in the issue. Other contributors are B. deVallance, Malok, Private World, Jake Berry, Cavellini, Al Ackerman, Clemente Padín, Bill Shields, Maggi, Arturo G. Fallico, Creative Thing, Howard Bernstein, and others. Two copies.


  4. Correspondence from Dr. F. C. Jerkoffsky [Fran Rutkovsky], 1986.
    Envelope contains a handwritten letter to JMB dated Aug. 19th, an article from the Tallahassee Democrat titled “Snake buff breaks his record, but finance slithers away”, a photocopied article from McCall’s titled “Pats & Pans”, two sheets of photo-collage art, and a magnet.


  5. Participant list from “The World-Wide Mail Art Exhibition”, 1986.
    An exhibition at Center Senior High in Rochester, NY, from May 2nd - 30th. JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods is listed as a contributor.


  6. Emozioni, 1986.
    A mail art magazine edited by Donaudi G. in Torino, Italy, featuring photocopy reproductions of artists’ works. All pages of a collaborative artists’ book by JMB and Anne-Miek Bibbe are included.


  7. Participant list for “Subculture Operation Subversion”, 1986.
    An exhibition held at the Center on Contemporary Art in Seattle, WA, from Apr. 25th – May 25th. JMB is listed as a contributor to the show. The exhibition included a performance by Einsturzende Neubauten.


  8. Correspondence from Dr. F. C. Jerkoffsky [Fran Rutkovsky], 1986.
    Envelope contains a handwritten letter to JMB dated Aug. 6th, four sheets of mail art, a Wendy’s napkin with text written on it, a small newspaper clipping for “The Holy Ghost Miracle Revival”, an instant-win lottery card, a flyer for the “Communication/Alternative Expressions” exhibition from Aug. 18th – Sept. 24th, in Orland, FL, organized by F. Rutkovsky and Lantz Caldwell, and the catalog from the show, which includes JMB’s “Actual Spit” and “Try Suicide” rubberstamps, and listing of Luna Bisonte Prods in its publications index.. The catalog also contains work by Music Master, Guy Bleus, Jack Saunders, Al Ackerman, Mark Pawson, Serse Luigetti, John Held, Jr., Carlo Pittore, Buz Blurr, Keith Bates, and others.


  9. Correspondence from Fran Rutkovsky, 1986.
    Envelope contains a handwritten letter to JMB dated Feb. 25th, two photographs of F. Rutkovsky, a slide of an artwork, a photo of misc. artwork (including rubberstamps by JMB), seven newspaper clippings, a drawing, a valentine, and three photocopied sheets (an article from the Carthage Courier, an article from an unknown publication, and an edited contest announcement from the Rhode Island School of Design).




Box 83

Folder Number #1414-1434a

  1. International Artist Cooperation: Mail Art Shows, 1970–1985, 1986.
    An index of 1338 mail art shows edited by John Held, Jr., and produced through the Fine Arts Division of the Dallas Public Library. JMB is included in the list of participants.


  2. Poster from the “Cavellini event”
    An event held in Japan from Oct. 10th – 15th. JMB is listed as a contributor to the show. Includes a collage work by Shozo Shimamoto, who organized the show.


  3. Certificate from the American Biographical Institute, 1986.
    A certificate to JMB bestowing an honorary appointment to the Research Board of Advisors.


  4. Catalog for the “Communication/Alternative Expressions” exhibition, 1986.
    An exhibition from Aug. 18th – Sept. 24th, in Orland, FL, organized by F. Rutkovsky and Lantz Caldwell. The catalog from the show includes JMB’s “Actual Spit” and “Try Suicide” rubberstamps, and listing of Luna Bisonte Prods in its publications index. The catalog also contains work by Music Master, Guy Bleus, Jack Saunders, Al Ackerman, Mark Pawson, Serse Luigetti, John Held, Jr., Carlo Pittore, Buz Blurr, Keith Bates, and others.


  5. It Still Doesn’t Matter, No. 5, 1986.
    A magazine of avant-garde prose poetry and visual poetry, edited by Bill Shields and Rich Blevins. Two poems by JMB are included: “Floating Car” and “Glass of Fire”. Other contributors are jwcurry, Mark Laba, Al Ackerman, and others. Two copies.


  6. “Le Bagne c’est les Autres” mail art show, 1986.
    Catalog for a mail art show in Toulon, France, June-July 1986, organized by Jean-Noël Laszlo. JMB (“The Spitter”) is listed as a participant.


  7. Correspondence from Kudzu Queen (Mimi Homes?), 1986.
    Envelope contains a page from Denver Post Magazine from Jan. 19th, an article titled “Leo’s Loveliest Pageant Success” from the Northwest Alambamian from Mar. 13th, and a photocopied article from The Huntsville Times, from Mar. 16th, titled “New Art Medium: Create and Add a Stamp” by Alan Moore. The envelope features rubberstamps and a note from Kudzu Queen to JMB.


  8. Catalog from “Images from South Africa”, 1986.
    An international art show at Media in San Francisco, CA, from April 18th – May 10th. The Spitter (JMB) is listed as a contributor.


  9. Material from the “Give Peas a Chance” project, 1986.
    A mail art stamp project from 1986 that includes a copy of the project notes, a letter to participating artists, and a sheet of stamps by JMB and others.


  10. Correspondence Novels, [No. 11], 1986.
    Letter from David Zack [“Nazario Zarakanustra”] dated “23 Dec 86” with a copy of Correspondence Novels, No. 11, stapled pc text; and one sheet pc description of the project. Rubberstamp image of JMB on cover. Sent from Mexico.


  11. Correspondence Novels, 1986.
    Not by David Zack but by DJ at FOMT, Northern Ireland, although Zack’s heading and address are included. Large pc booklet, with separate color photo of DJ. Refers to JMB and many others in text.


  12. Participant list for “Wellcomet Mr. Halley”, 1986.
    An Arte Postal exhibition held in São Paulo, Brasil, in 1986. JMB is listed as a contributor. The show was organized by Gilbertto Prado. Also included is a postcard from the exhibition and a newsletter: Wellcomet Boletim, No. 2.


  13. Collaborative Stamp Project, 1986.
    A stamp project by JMB, C. Mehrl, Al Ackerman, Buz Blurr, and Dazar. The sheet of collage stamps features rubberstamp labels by JMB. Four copies. A handwritten letter to JMB and C. Mehrl from Dazar, and a sheet of “Monty Cantsin” stamps by Dazar are also included.


  14. Material from ArtComNet, 1986.
    Material includes two sheets of ArtComNet stickers, two copies of a sheet of graphic art (one also includes news), and a sheet of ArtComNet art from 1984, which includes a calligraphic poem by JMB titled “Cold Terminal”, along with work by George Myers Jr., Mick Mather, Ruggero Maggi, and others.


  15. The Valley Fever, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1986.
    A tabloid-style newspaper of poetry and art, probably edited by WJ Beaver and Greg Benson. Two or more rubberstamp labels, three untitled calligraphic poems and five ts poems by JMB are featured: “Under the Woof”, “Bed”, “End”, “Cup of Spit”, and “Argument”. Other contributors are Ken Sutherland, Edward Mycue, Mike Miskowski, Guy R. Beining, and others.


  16. The Search for a Silicon Soul, Reviews of This Chapbook, and MOCKreviewZ, No. 5, 1986.
    The Search for a Silicon Soul is a publication of poetry and photography by Patrick Mckinnon. MOCKreviewZ is a magazine of mail art, audio, and poetry reviews, edited by Zen Sutherland. JMB is listed in a review of Score, No. 7, and Taproot, No. 3. Reviews of This Chapbook is a farcical publication by the editors of small press magazines.


  17. Super Trouper, No. 2, International Melodic Scribble, No. 6, and Steam Engine, 1986.
    International Melodic Scribble is a publication of poetry edited by Andrew Savage and published through Pleasure Publications. Steam Engine is a supplement to International Melodic Scribble that includes correspondence, poetry, and reviews. Super Trouper is also a supplement to International Melodic Scribble edited by Andrew Savage that includes reviews and poetry. A poem titled “Miss Spitting” by JMB and a review of L&FT, No. 19, are included.


  18. International Directory of Little Magazines and Small Presses, 23rd edition, 1987-88.
    Extensive list of publications edited by Len Fulton. Includes JMB’s L&FT and Luna Bisonte Prods, offering short synopses of each.


  19. The Blur, 1987.
    A chapbook and cassette tape of poetry by JMB, published by Luna Bisonte Prods. The chapbook features rubberstamps, ts poetry, calligraphic poetry, and an introduction by Bob Grumman. 21 pages. The cassette recording features poetry reading by JMB with synthesizer and trumpet accompaniment by Byron Smith. A postcard advertisement for The Blur is also included. Three copies of the chapbook are included.


  20. Brain Cell, No. 59, 1987.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by Private World, Fernand Barbot, Carlo Pittore, JMB, Jurgen Keirspel, Klaus Groh, Monty Cantsin, G. Deisler, Serse Luigetti, Emilio Morandi, Mark Pawson, Ryosuke Cohen, and others.


  21. Brain Cell, No. 63, 1987.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by Paul Rutkovsky, E. A. Bushmiller, JMB, David Greenberger, Fernand Barbot, Carlo Pittore, Pat Fish, Popular Reality, Steve Random, Leavenworth Jackson, Klaus Groh, Jürgen Olbrich, Ruggero Maggi, Mark Pawson, Robin Crozier, Ryosuke Cohen, and others.


    • 1434a. Lactuca, No. 5, 1987.
      A magazine of poetry and short fiction edited by Mike Selender. An index of small press magazines lists JMB’s L&FT.




Box 84

Folder Number #1435-1454

  1. The Gamut, No. 22, 1987.
    “A journal of ideas and information”, published through Cleveland State University and edited by Leonhard Trawick, Louis Millic, Mary Grimm, et al. A poem by JMB titled “Anima” is included along with a short bio.


  2. Cascade, 1987.
    A short chapbook of poetry by JMB, consisting of a poem divided into seven stanzas. The book was published by Luna Bisonte Prods and dedicated to Lady C (C. Mehrl). 4 pages. 13 copies.


  3. Participant list and poster for “Self Portrait”, 1987.
    An international mail art exhibition held in Kent, WA., from Nov. 2nd – 30th. The show was organized by Liz Carpenter. The Spitter (JMB) is listed as a contributor.


  4. 1988 Poet’s Market, 1987.
    A reference guide for where and how to publish poetry, edited by Judson Jerome and Katherine Jobst. The list of publishers includes a paragraph on JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods.


  5. A Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers 1987 – 88 edition, 1987.
    A large publication of over six thousand writers, published by Poets and Writers, Inc. The directory lists JMB with contact information and a sample bibliography.


  6. Brain Cell, No. 57, 1987.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by Private World, Barbot Family, JMB, Guy Bleus, Piotr Rypson, Pawel Petasz, V.E.C., Robin Crozier, Shozo Shimamoto, Ryosuke Cohen, and others.


  7. Statistics Columbia: Sources in the Ohio State University Libraries, 1987.
    A bibliography compiled by JMB for the Latin American Reading Room of the William Oxley Thompson Library. 32 pages. Three copies.


  8. Velocity, No. 9, 1987.
    A magazine of alternative art and media, published by Christian Herman. A poem by JMB titled “Fan” and a rubberstamp/calligraphy collage are included. Other contributors are Bob Grumman, Pat Fish, State of Being, Mike Miskowski, Carol Stetser, Mimi Holmes, Creative Thing, Fran Rutkovsky, and others.


  9. Spudburn, No. 4, 1987.
    An assembly magazine of original holographic poetry, published by Psycho Potato Press. The issue features an untitled calligraphic poem by JMB along with works by jwcurry, Greg Evason, MB Duggan, and others. Two copies.


  10. Mail from Pedro Juan Gutiérrez, 1987.
    Letter from Gutiérrez from Pinar del Río, Cuba, on a sheet of artists’ stamps. Also one sheet visual poetry, including a rubberstamp label by JMB.


  11. Participant list for “World Book Archive Mail Art Show”, 1987.
    An international mail art exhibition held in Chico, CA., from Apr. 21st – 25th. JMB and The Spitter (JMB) are both listed as contributors. Two copies.


  12. Brain Cell, No. 61, 1987.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by State of Being, Cracker Jack Kid, Mimi Holmes, Leavenworth Jackson, Private World, JMB, Vittore Baroni, Klaus Peter-Furstenau, Klaus Groh, Clemente Padín, Shozo Shimamoto, Ryosuke Cohen, and others.


  13. Participant list for “Artspaces of the World – An Envelope and Its Contents”, 2nd Annual Mailart Show, 1987.
    An international mail art exhibition held at Missouri Street Gallery from Apr. 3rd – 24th. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  14. Box of Water, Vol. 1, No. 3, 1987.
    A magazine of visual and text experimentation, edited by Stephen Perkins. An index of magazines lists JMB’s 13 Spits along with a short description. Magazine features work by Jürgen Olbrich and many others.


  15. Brain Cell, No. 64, 1987.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by Gerard Barbot, JMB, John Held Jr., State of Being, Pat Fish, Peter Weiss, Klaus Groh, Edgardo Antonio Vigo, Ryosuke Cohen, and others.


  16. Lost & Found Times, No. 20, 1987.
    JMB’s magazine of poetry, prose, art, etc., published through Luna Bisonte Prods. JMB’s featured work includes poetry collaborations with Michael Dec, William E. Bennett, C. Mehrl, Monty Cantsin, Robin Crozier, and six ts poems by JMB: “The Heat The Meat”, “The Loss from the Closet”, “Cake”, “The Bitten Brick”, “The Sickness”, “The Fear”, “The Refusal”, “Purple Lipstick”, “Chapter Five”, and two untitled poems. Other contributors to the issue are Al Ackerman, Ivan Argüelles, Vittore Baroni, Plants Bennett, Jake Berry, John Byrum, Hal J. Daniel III, Dazar, DJ at FOMT, Greg Evason, Bob Grumman, S. Gustav Hägglund, Scott Helmes, Bob Heman, Peter Huttinger, Crackerjack Kid, Joel Lipman, Mike Miskowski, Edward Mycue, B. Z. Niditch, Simon Perchik, Francis Poole, Fran Rutovsky, Jack Saunders, Bill Shields, Nico Vassilakis, Zen Sutherland, Byron Smith, Paul Weinman, and others. Six copies.


  17. Participation list for the “Vacations” show, 1987.
    A mail art exhibition held at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake, NY, in 1987. The show was organized by Mimi Holmes. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  18. Mail art by Creative Thing, [1987?].
    A sheet of cardboard decorated with a sticker, and rubberstampings, addressed to The Spitter from Creative Things.


  19. Invitation to “The Fifth Annual International Mail-in Postcard Art Show”, 1987.
    A mail art exhibition held in Columbus, OH, at the Columbus Metropolitan Libraries Main Library from June 2nd – 15th.


  20. Sub Rosa, No. 17, 1987.
    A magazine featuring poetry, art, and photography, edited by Nico Vassilakis and Noemie Maxwell. JMB’s contributions include a calligraphy/rubberstamp collage, a poem titled “Checkmeat”, and an untitled poetry collaboration with Nico Vassilakis. Contributors include Edward Mycue, Noemie Maxwell, Ivan Argüelles, B.Z. Niditch, and others.




Box 85

Folder Number #1455-1478

  1. NRG, No. 28, 1987.
    Tabloid-style magazine devoted to poetry, prose, and visual poetry, edited by Dan Raphael. Three poems by JMB are included: “Discipline”, “Butt and Shadow”, and “Automatic”. Other contributors are Malok, Patrick McKinnon, Bob Heman, Mike Miskowski, Guy R. Beining, Zen Sutherland, Spencer Selby, Tom Whalen, Greg Evason, Peter Ganick, Edward Mycue, Jake Berry, B.Z. Niditch, Simon Perchik, and others. Two copies.


  2. Brain Cell, No. 46, 1987.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by Pat Fish, Fernand Barbot, JMB, Private World, Serse Luigetti, Leavenworth Jackson, Jurgen Kierspel, Klaus Groh, Ryosuke Cohen, and others.


  3. Factsheet Five, No. 21, 1987.
    A magazine of reviews and articles on music, poetry, and books, edited by Michael Gunderloy. A review of Outre, No. 2, mentions poetry by JMB included in the issue. May contain other references to JMB.


  4. Catalog from the “Kurt Schwitters 100 years of Merz” project, 1987.
    A project celebrating the centennial of Kurt Schwitters’ birth. The catalog was coordinated by Creative Thing (Leslie Caldera). A poem by JMB titled “The Loss” is included along with a rubberstamping. Other contributors to the project are Al Ackerman, Ruggero Maggi, Buz Blurr, Jack Saunders, Pawel Petasz, Creative Thing, Private World, Gerard Barbot, Arturo Fallico, Keith Bates, John Held Jr., Jürgen Olbrich, David Cole, Steve Random, Chuck Stake, Vittore Baroni, and others. A letter to the contributors and seven additional copies of JMB’s submission are also included.


  5. Curvd H&Z, No. 349, [1 Cent, No. 184], 1987.
    A one-piece publication featuring a short poem by JMB and jwcurry. Six copies.


  6. Bogg, No. 57, 1987.
    A journal of North American and British writing, including poetry, short fiction, line art, reviews, essays, etc. Edited by John Elsberg, George Cairncross, and Robert Boyce. A poem by JMB titled “Shirking” is included. Other contributors are Simon Perchik, Patrick McKinnon, Hal J. Daniel III, Lyn Lifshin, and others. JMB is also mentioned in a review of Outre magazine. Two copies.


  7. Stones in the Lake, 1987.
    A chapbook of poetry by JMB and drawings by David McLimans. Published by Luna Bisonte Prods. 20 pages. Eleven copies. One copy sent to JMB by McLimans includes a handwritten note to JMB.


  8. PLGC Calendar for Aug., 1987.
    An events calendar from the Poets’ League of Greater Cleveland. Includes a listing for a poetry reading by JMB, John Byrum, Joel Lipman, and Joyce Porcelli at the Joyce Porcelli Gallery, Cleveland, on Aug. 1st.


  9. The All Hallowed Eve Leaves, 1987.
    A magazine of art, photography, poetry, prose, etc., perhaps edited by Matty Jankowski. Two poems by JMB titled “Vasectomy” and “Sweet Dreams” are included along with a rubberstamp border composed of the words “The Snip”.


  10. Small Press Review, Vol. 19, No. 5, 1987.
    Review magazine focusing on underground authors and poets, edited by Len Fulton and Ellen Ferber. An advertisement for Laughing Bear Press lists JMB as a featured author. Two letters from the other John Bennett are also included.


  11. Participant list for “International Mail Art Exhibition”
    An exhibition held in Whittier, CA., from Jan. – Feb. 1987. The show was organized by Creative Thing. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  12. Catalog for “Eimas ‘86”, 1987.
    An international mail art show held at the Etajima National Youth Houses in Japan from Nov. 15th – 22nd, 1986. The show was directed by Isekichi Yano. A calligraphic/graphic poem by JMB is included. Other artists featured in the catalog are Edgardo-Antonio Vigo, Robin Crozier, Vittore Baroni, G. A. Cavellini, Rod Summers, Arturo Fallico, E. F. Higgins, Karl Kempton, Klaus Groh, and many others.


  13. Brain Cell JMB stamps, 1987.
    Small paper stamps with JMB’s name and a graphic design, made by Ryosuke Cohen. 14 copies.


  14. The Double Strand, 1987.
    A book by Frank Dauster on five contemporary Mexican poets: Jaime Sabines, Rubén Bonifaz Nuño, Efraín Huerta, Rosario Castellanos, and Alí Chumacero. Published by the University Press of Kentucky. Several references are made to JMB’s unpublished dissertation, Coatlicue: The Poetry of Rubén Bonifaz Nuño. (cf. folder 35).


  15. Brain Cell, No. 70, 1987.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by Buz Blurr, Music Master, JMB, Klaus Groh, Vittore Baroni, G. Deisler, Ryosuke Cohen, and others.


    • 1469a. Generator, No. 1, 1987.
      A magazine of poetry, visual poetry, art, and photography, edited by John Byrum. The issue features an untitled calligraphic work and a ts poem by JMB: “Fucking the Dog”. Also includes work by Vittore Baroni, Charles Bernstein, Julien Blaine, Clark Coolidge, Peter Ganick, Bob Grumman, Karl Kempton, Richard Kostelanetz, Ruggero Maggi, George Myers Jr., and others. Two copies.


  16. Industrial Sabotage, No. 39, 1987.
    A small Canadian magazine of poetry, edited by jwcurry. Includes four rubberstamp labels by JMB: “It is the”, “The Same”, “The Sleep”, and “The Blood”. Contributors are jwcurry, Greg Evason, Wharton Hood, Mark Laba, bpNichol, and others. Two copies.


  17. Pudding Magazine, No. 13, 1987.
    A Columbus-based magazine produced in conjunction with the Association for Poetry Therapy, edited by Jennifer Welch Bosveld and Doug Swisher. Contributors include Ellin Carter, Hal J. Daniel III, and others. Contains a reference to L&FT.


  18. Wire, Vol. 3, No. 2, 1987.
    A small press magazine of poetry published by Unowned Worlds [ Al Ackerman]. A poem by JMB titled “Impedance” is included. Other contributors are Monty Cantsin, Bill Shields, Pat Fish, Dazar, John Berndt, and others. A poem by Jack A. Withers Smote was written by JMB. A short biography of each contributor is included. Three copies.


  19. Velocity, No. 7, 1987.
    A magazine of alternative art and media, published by Christian Herman. A poem by JMB titled “The Blur” is printed both backwards and forwards. A response to a review in The Nation makes reference to JMB and L&FT. Other contributors are Pat Fish, Bill Shields, Minoy, Bob Grumman, Creative Thing, Fran Rutkovsky, Carol Stetser, John Held Jr., Sheila Holtz, State of Being, Christian Herman, Mimi Holmes, and others. A copy of RFT Live, No. 443, the arts and entertainment section of The Riverfront Times that includes an article on mail art in St. Louis is included.


  20. Poetry Motel, No. 11, 1987.
    A magazine of poetry and graphic art, edited by Andrea and Patrick McKinnon. Four poems by JMB are featured: “The Submission”, “The Revelation”, “The Shift”, and “Writhing”.


  21. Flyer for C.A.G.E. gallery, 1987.
    An announcement for an exhibition in Cincinnati, OH, from Feb. 21st – Mar. 21st, featuring assemblage art by C. Mehrl, paintings by Sevo Ruzsa, and word art and drawings by JMB. A poetry reading by JMB is also listed for Feb. 20th.


  22. Participant list for “Forbidden”, 1987.
    An international art / mail art exhibition held at the Zone Gallery in Eugene, OR, from Jan. 31st – Feb. 26th. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  23. Brain Cell, No. 52, 1987.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by Fernand Barbot, JMB, John Held Jr., Jurgen Kierspel, Klaus Groh, G. Deisler, Vittore Baroni, Ryosuke Cohen, and others.


  24. Sound Choice, No. 6, 1987.
    A journal of reviews, interviews, and news of independent music. A review of JMB’s The Spitter cassette tape recording is included.




Box 86

Folder Number #1479-1506

  1. Factsheet Five, No. 24, 1986.
    A magazine of reviews and articles on music, poetry, and books, edited by Michael Gunderloy. Includes a review of Bob Heman’s Some Footnotes for the Future, which was published by JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods.


  2. Brain Cell, No. 75, 1987.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by George Myers Jr., Music Master, JMB, Mimi Holmes, Mick Mather, Claudine Barbot, John Held Jr., Klaus Groh, Rod Summers, Daniel Daligano, Serge Segay, Ryosuke Cohen, and others.


  3. Brain Cell, No. 77, 1987.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by Mick Mather, State of Being, Carol Stetser, JMB, John Held Jr., Klaus Groh, Robin Crozier, Ko de Jonge, Anna Banana, Serge Segay, Ryosuke Cohen, and others.


  4. Small Press Review, Vol. 19, Nos. 6-7, 1987.
    Review magazine focusing on underground authors and poets, edited by Len Fulton and Ellen Ferber. An advertisement for Alternative Fiction & Poetry magazines lists JMB as a contributor.


  5. New Word, No. 3, 1987.
    A magazine of graphics, prose, and poetry, edited by Randy Moore. A poem by JMB titled “Gloves” is included along with an advertisement for Lost and Found Times. Other contributors are Edward Mycue and Jake Berry.


  6. Velocity, No. 8, 1987.
    A magazine of alternative art and media, edited by Bob Grumman. A poem by JMB titled “Skirting the Closet” is printed both backwards and forwards. A review of JMB’s L&FT is also included. JMB is also mentioned in a review of John Byrum’s Generator magazine and in an announcement for an exhibition featuring JMB, John Byrum, Joel Lipman, George Fitzpatrick, George Myers, Jr., and Joyce Porcelli, held at the Joyce Porcelli Gallery in Cleveland, OH, from July 10th – Aug. 1st. A postcard from Christian Herman is included.


  7. Gypsy, No. 8, 1987.
    A magazine of poetry, art, fiction, interviews, etc., edited by Belinda Subraman. A poem by JMB titled “The Discharge” is included. Other contributors are Hal J. Daniel III, Jesse Glass, Patrick McKinnon, Sheila Murphy, and others.


  8. What, No. 10, 1987.
    A tabloid-style magazine of poetry, fiction, drama, criticism, and art, edited by Kevin Connolly and Jason Sherman. A review of a poetry reading by JMB at Letters Bookstore in Toronto on April 22nd is included. Three copies.


  9. Factsheet Five, No. 23, 1987.
    A magazine of reviews and articles on music, poetry, and books, edited by Michael Gunderloy. A review of JMB’s 1-person issue of The Pup is included. [The Pup was a serial published by Bill Shields].


  10. Alternative Fiction & Poetry, No. 4, 1987.
    A magazine of fiction and poetry, edited by Philip Athans. A section titled “Phil’s Top 10” list includes a review of It Still Doesn’t Matter which mentions JMB. JMB is also listed as a past contributor to Alternative Fiction & Poetry on an advertisement sheet included with the magazine.


  11. Pc copy of article, “Talk Show” from Afterimage, 1987.
    An article by Harry Polkinhorn reviewing George Myers Jr.’s Alphabets Sublime: Contemporary Artists on Collage and Visual Literature. JMB’s contribution to the book is mentioned in the review.


    • 1489a. Full Moon, 1987. An assembly publication of poetry, prose, and visual art, edited by Dazar. A calligraphic poem titled “Rug” and a ts poem titled “The Drive” by JMB are included. Other contributors are Private World, Gerard Barbot, Jürgen Olbrich, Carol Stetser, Jon Held Jr., Serse Luigetti, Monty Cantsin, Fernand Barbot, Minoy, Carlo Pittore, Lon Spiegelman, buz blurr, David Cole, Bill Shields, Ruggero Maggi, Clemente Padín, Dazar, Michael Dec, Vittore Baroni, Klaus Groh, Mimi Holmes, Al Ackerman, Fran Rutkovsky, Ko de Jonge, Musicmaster, Jack Saunders, and many others. A short note to JMB from Dazar is written in the book.


  12. “Paistage”. 1987.
    Poster and catalog for a mail art show in Olot, Spain, July-August, 1987. JMB listed as a contributor. In Catalan.


  13. The Kindred Spirit, Vol. 6, No. 3, 1987.
    A tabloid-style journal of poetry and reviews, edited by Michael and Jane Hathaway. A review of Sub Rosa, No. 14/15, mentions JMB. Includes work by Sheila Murphy, Lyn Lifshin, Charles Bukowski, and others.


  14. Umbrella, Vol. 10, No. 2, 1987.
    A magazine offering reviews of artists’ books, periodicals, exhibitions, etc., edited by Judith Hoffberg. A review of Generator magazine makes reference to JMB.


  15. Giants Play Well in the Drizzle, No. 16, 1987.
    A magazine of poetry, edited by Martha King. A poem by JMB titled “Evasion” is included. A short note from King to JMB is included. Two copies.


  16. Dialogue, Vol. 10, No. 1, 1987.
    Akron-based tabloid offering reviews and interviews with Ohio artists. JMB and C. Mehrl Bennett referred to in an ad for C.A.G.E. Gallery, Cincinnati.


  17. Red Lines Magazine, No. 9, 1987.
    A loose-leaf magazine of poetry and art edited by Trudy Mercer. A poem titled “The Meat of the Suit” and two rubberstamp labels by JMB are included: “Flopping Loot” and “E The Real”. Other contributors are Ivan Argüelles, Jake Berry, John Byrum, Michael Daley, Greg Evason, Bob Grumman, Richard Kostelanetz, Lyn Lifshin, Trudy Mercer, Mike Miskowski, Harry Polkinhorn, Dan Raphael, Laurel Speer, and many others.


  18. Alien Distant Whores, 1987.
    A magazine of art, collage, and poetry, published in NYC. An index of recommended magazines includes JMB’s L&FT. Features work by Malok, Bill Shields, and others.


  19. Atticus Review, Spring 1987.
    A California-based magazine of poetry, criticism, short fiction, and art, edited by Harry Polkinhorn. A poem by JMB titled “The Radius” is included. Other contributors are Patrick McKinnon, Greg Evason, Karl Kempton, Richard Kostelanetz, Michael Basinski, Jake Berry, Mike Miskowski, Sheila Murphy, and others.


  20. Latin American Studies Newsletter, No. 24, 1987.
    A publication put out for the Latin Americanist and Hispanic community at Ohio State University, and edited by JMB. The newsletter announces the publication of Statistics Columbia: Sources in the Ohio State University Libraries, a bibliography compiled by JMB. Four copies.


  21. Scavenger’s Newsletter, 1987.
    A newsletter for small press writers and artists, edited by Stuart Napier and Billy Wolfenbarger. A review by T. Winter-Damon of JMB’s 13 Spits is included.


  22. It Still Doesn’t Matter, No. 8/9, 1987.
    A magazine of avant-garde prose, poetry and visual poetry, edited by Bill Shields and Rich Blevins. Includes three poems by JMB: “Flooding”, “The Transmission”, and “Driving Sleep”. Other contributors are Al Ackerman, Jake Berry, Malok, Musicmaster, Rich Blevins, Dazar, Greg Evason, Bill Shields, Sigmund Weiss, Edward Mycue, Mike Miskowski, and others. Two copies.


  23. Ohioana Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 2, 1987.
    A journal of news and book reviews, edited by James Barry, Kathy Babeaux, and Richard Centing. Includes a review by Edward Lense of Alphabets Sublime: Contemporary Artists on Collage & Visual Literature by George Myers Jr., which references the book’s interview with JMB.


  24. Ohio Writer, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1987.
    A newsletter of reviews, events, and news, edited by Mary Grimm, Susan Grimm, and Kristin Blumberg. The Calendar of Events lists JMB and Edward Lense’s appearance at the “Worthington Public Library” in Worthington, OH, on Nov. 5th, for the Poets at the Library program.


  25. Black Bear Review, Issue 6, 1987.
    A magazine of poetry, art, articles, reviews, and more, edited by Ave Jeanne and Ron Zettlemoyer. A poem by JMB titled “The Research” is on the back cover.


  26. Unowned Worlds, No. 3, 1987.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, published by the Harry Bates Club [Al Ackerman]Co-edited by Dolly Brain Offenjerk [Fran Rutkovsky]. Five poems by JMB are included: “The Summit”, “Face in Bowl”, “Stiff Geek”, “The Snip” and “The Question”. Other contributors are Al Ackerman, Dazar, Michael Leigh, Bill Shields, Jack Saunders, Musicmaster, Franny Mae Jerkoffsky, and others. Three copies.


  27. Poetry Motel, No. 9, 1987.
    A magazine of poetry and graphic art, edited by Andrea and Patrick McKinnon. A poem titled “The Day of the Dead” by JMB is included. Other Contributors are Jürgen Olbrich, Patrick McKinnon, and many others. A short note to JMB from McKinnon, a poem/artwork by McKinnon, and an order form for Suburban Wilderness Press (which includes JMB’s Ax Tongue cassette recording), are also included with the magazine.


  28. Lost & Found Times, No. 21/22, 1987.
    JMB’s magazine of poetry, prose, art, etc., published through Luna Bisonte Prods. JMB’s contributions include two untitled poetry collaborations with Jake Berry, a poetry collaboration with Edward Lense titled “The Argument”, two calligraphy/rubberstamp poems and five ts poems: “Fins”, “Eye or a Match”, “The Summit”, “You Like Me”, and “Maintenance”. Three JMB poems altered by Al Ackerman are included and Al Ackerman’s “Ack’s Wacks” section also mentions JMB’s poem: “The Summit”. Other contributors are Al Ackerman, Ivan Argüelles, Guy Beining, Jake Berry, Ernest N. Brookings, John Byrum, Robin Crozier, jwcurry, Hal J. Daniel III, Michael Dec, Greg Evason, Joachim Frank, Bob Grumman, S. Gustav Hägglund, F. C. Jerkoffsky, Edward Lense, Malok, Patrick McKinnon, Mike Miskowski, Sheila Murphy, B. Z. Niditch, Harry Polkinhorn, Francis Poole, Jack Saunders, Nico Vassilakis, Paul Weinman, and many others. Eight copies.




Box 87

Folder Number #1507-1534

  1. Scrap, No. 3, 1987.
    A magazine of art, collage, and poetry. A poem by JMB titled “The Transmission” is included. Other contributors are Ruggero Maggi, Malok, Popular Reality, Radio Free Dada, Jake Berry, Bob Black, Greg Evason, and many others.


  2. The Frontier Unction, No. 5, 1987.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, art, satire, etc., edited by Neal Keating. A poem by JMB titled “The Summit” is included, and a list of magazines currently in stock lists JMB’s L&FT. Other contributors are Bill Shields, Jake Berry, and others.


  3. Sub Rosa, No. 14/15, 1987.
    A magazine featuring poetry, art, and photography, edited by Nico Vassilakis and Noemie Maxwell. A poem by JMB titled “The Eating” is included. Other contributors are Jonathan Levant, Paul Weinman, Tom Whalen, Sheila Murphy, Noemie Maxwell, Ivan Argüelles, Nico Vassilakis, and others.


  4. Scavenger’s Newsletter, 1987.
    A newsletter for small press writers and artists, edited by Stuart Napier and Billy Wolfenbarger. A review by T. Winter-Damon of JMB’s L&FT, No. 20, is included.


  5. Mondo Hunkamooga, No. 5, 1987.
    A Canadian journal of small press reviews, edited by Stuart Ross. A review by Gary Barwin of JMB’s L&FT, No. 19, is included. Includes an interview with Marvin Sackner by Stuart Ross that contains commentary by jwcurry. Includes a review by jwcurry of Mark Laba’s As Far As I’ve Been Able to Determine. Also features reviews of work by Jack Saunders, Mark Laba, and others.


  6. ND, No. 9, 1987.
    A magazine of interviews, art, poetry, and more, edited by Daniel Plunkett. An index of publications/magazines lists JMB’s L&FT, No. 20, and 13 Spits. Includes an interview with Lon Spiegelman, and interviews with Ryosuke Cohen, and Shozo Shimamoto.


  7. Brain Cell, No. 73, 1987. A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by JMB, Dogfish, Creative Thing, Klaus Groh, Jurgen Kierspel, Pawel Petasz, Ryosuke Cohen, and others.


  8. Alternative Fiction & Poetry, No. 3, 1987.
    A magazine of fiction and poetry, edited by Philip Athans. A poem by JMB titled “The Memory” is included. Other contributors are Miekal And, Bill Shields, Patrick McKinnon, Malok, Bob Black and others. Two copies.


  9. What, No. 8, 1987.
    A tabloid-style magazine of poetry, fiction, drama, criticism, and art, edited by Kevin Connolly and Jason Sherman. Includes a ‘thank you’ from the editors to JMB. Also includes a review of Charles Bukowski’s You Get So Alone Sometimes That It Just Feels Right.


  10. Factsheet Five, No. 25, 1987.
    A magazine of reviews and articles on music, poetry, and books, edited by Michael Gunderloy. Includes a review of JMB’s L&FT, No. 21/22.


  11. Bogg, No. 58, 1987.
    A journal of North American and British writing, including poetry, short fiction, line art, reviews, essays, etc. Edited by John Elsberg, George Cairncross, and Robert Boyce. The feedback section features a letter from Ken Funsten that mentions JMB. Includes poetry by Edward Mycue, Lyn Lifshin, and others. Reviews by Patrick McKinnon are also included.


  12. Foist [index of magazines], [1987].
    An index of independent magazines that lists JMB’s Lost and Found Times and Luna Bisonte Prods.


  13. Blades, No. 23, 1987.
    A small magazine of poetry, prose, and graphics, edited by Joann Balangit and Francis Poole. Includes a poem by JMB titled “Thirsty Boat”. Contributors are JoAnn Balangit, Francis Poole, Samuel Beckett, and others.


    • 1519a. Scrap, No. 4, 1987.
      A magazine of art, collage, and poetry, published by Plutonium Press. A short news report and a poem titled “The Two Years” by JMB are included. Contributors are Dan Raphael, Robert Ashworth, Minoy, Daniel Daligand, Jake Berry, Foist, Mike Miskowski, Plutonium Press, Radio Free Dada, and others. Includes a note to JMB from H. Mass [Chris Winkler?], editor.


  14. Wasteside Development, 1987.
    A publication of art, poetry, and collage, edited by Mike Miskowski. Includes three poems by JMB: “Tree of Thirst”, “Sodden Waking”, and “Thirster”. Contributors are Jake Berry, jwcurry, Bill Shields, Harry Polkinhorn, Dan Raphael, Miskowski, Malok, Jack Foley, and others.


  15. Brain Cell, No. 68, 1987.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by David Greenberger, JMB, Mark Bloch, Carlo Pittore, Lon Spiegelman, Klaus Groh, Ruggero Maggi, Mark Pawson, Clemente Padín, Lucien Suel, Ryosuke Cohen, and many others.


  16. The Kindred Spirit, Vol. 6, No. 4, 1987.
    A tabloid-style journal of poetry and reviews, edited by Michael and Jane Hathaway. The News and Reviews section features a review of JMB’s L&FT, No. 20. A poem by JMB titled “Blending the Ox” is also featured. Includes work by Paul Weinman, Sheila Murphy, Nico Vassilakis, Cheryl Townsend, Lyn Lifshin, ave jeanne, and many others.


  17. Birk Neark, July, 1987.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, art, etc., edited by Karen Eliot [here, Al Ackerman]. A poem by JMB, “Karen Eliot Staes at The Spitter in a Mirror” “by Karen Eliot” is included. Features work by Lon and Linda Spiegelman, Michael Leigh, Franny Jerkoffsky, Mark Bloch, Dazar, Monty Cantsin, Vittore Baroni, Al Ackerman, and others. Three copies.


  18. Larry’s Poetry Review, No. 2, 1987.
    A poetry collection put out by a Columbus, OH, bar where JMB has performed at the weekly poetry forum. A poem by JMB titled “The Eating” is included.


  19. What, No. 11/12, 1987.
    A tabloid-style magazine of poetry, fiction, drama, criticism, and art, edited by Kevin Connolly. A letter to the editor from JMB is included. Three copies.


  20. American Book Review, Vol. 9, No. 3, 1987.
    A New York tabloid edited by Rochelle Ratner, John Tytell, et al. A review by Karl Young of George Myers, Jr.’s Alphabets Sublime that mentions JMB is included. Also features reviews by Harry Polkinhorn.


  21. It Still Doesn’t Matter, No. 10, 1987.
    A magazine of avant-garde prose, poetry and visual poetry, edited by Bill Shields and Rich Blevins. Includes two poems by JMB: “The Meat of the Suit” and “The Last Sandwich”. Other contributors are Al Ackerman, Bob Z, Mike Dec, Edward Mycue, Sigmund Weiss, Jake Berry, Bill Maddog Shields and others.


  22. Feh!, No. 3, 1987.
    A magazine of poetry and art, edited by Simeon Stylites. Two poems by JMB are included: “Ax Tongue” and “Tubs”. Contributors are Al Ackerman, Andrew Savage, and many others. A handwritten letter to JMB from Stylites is also included.


  23. Androgyne, No. 9/10, 1987.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, edited by Ken Weichel. Four poems by JMB are included: “The Fear”, “Stone with a Hole”, “Skirting the Closet”, and “Irony”. Contributors are Irving Weiss, Ivan Argüelles, Geoffrey Cook, Edward Mycue, Ken Weichel, and many others.


  24. Enigma, 1987.
    A magazine of photography and poetry. A poem titled “Sweet Dreams” by JMB is included. Contributors are State of Being, Pat Fish, Ray Johnson, and others.


  25. The The Poems, 1987.
    A chapbook of poetry by JMB, published by CURVD H&Z. Includes one calligraphic poem, four rubberstamp labels, and twenty-nine short ts poems. Six copies.


  26. Suburbreal Drive: A Scattering, 1987.
    A book of poetry, art, and visual poetry by Mike Miskowski, published by Abscond press. The cover and book design is by Jake Berry. A listing of magazines that previously published some of the work includes JMB’s L&FT.


  27. The Duplex Planet, No. 89. 1987.
    A magazine of poetry, edited by David Greenberger. The issue is dedicated to Ernest Noyes Brookings (1898 – 1987). A letter from JMB is included along with letters from musician Michael Stipe, Joel Lipman, Eva Greenberger, Al Ackerman, and many others. Two copies.


  28. Level, No. 11, 1987.
    A large mail art assembly magazine. The issue features loose-leaf material and two cassette tapes. One of the tapes features four selections by JMB and Byron D. Smith: “The Fear”, “The Blur”, “The Sickness”, and “No Boy’s Face”. A ts poem titled “The Small Room” is also included. Other contributors to the issue are Minoy, Pat Fish, Malok, Luc Fierens, H.G. Wells, Vittore Baroni, Mark Pawson, Aleister Crowley, and many others.




Box 88

Folder Number #1535-1569

  1. What, No. 9, 1987.
    A tabloid-style magazine of poetry, fiction, drama, criticism, and art, edited by Kevin Connolly and Jason Sherman. Includes a ‘thank you’ from the editors to JMB. Also includes work by jwcurry and others.


  2. The Frontier Unction, No. 4, 1987.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, art, satire, etc., edited by Neal Keating. Four poems by JMB are included: “Shoppers”, “Clothes Dummy”, “ Impedance”, and “Late Spat”. Two copies.


  3. Blades, No. 24, 1987.
    A small magazine of poetry, prose, and graphics, edited by Joann Balangit and Francis Poole. Two poems by JMB are included: “Sexual Sleep” and “The Revelation”. Other contributors are Joel Lipman, Ivan Argüelles, Poole, Balangit, and others.


    • 1537a. Brain Cell, No. 67, 1987.
      A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by JMB, Buz Blurr, Judith Hoffberg, Carlo Pittore, Private World, Dogfish, Joel Lipman, Leavenworth Jackson, Jurgen Kierspel, Jürgen Olbrich, Serse Luigetti, Ryosuke Cohen, and many others.


  4. Artcomnet, No. 23, 1987.
    A newsletter for mail artists, poets etc., edited by Larry D. Smith. A section where contributors give reasons why they wanted to participate in Artcomnet includes a comment from JMB.


  5. Catalog for the “Columbus Art League Fall Exhibition”, 1987.
    An exhibition held at the Concourse Gallery in Upper Arlington, OH, from Oct. 4th – 30th. A work by JMB titled “Our Shoes” is included in the participant list.


  6. PLGC Newsletter, Vol. 13, No. 1, 1987.
    A newsletter from the Poets’ League of Greater Cleveland. JMB’s L&FT is mentioned in a review of the “CSU Jubilation of Poets” small press book fair. A review of George Myers Jr.’s Alphabets Sublime that mentions JMB and a review of Ax Tongue featuring poetry by JMB and synthesizer by Byron D. Smith are also included.


  7. The Pikestaff Forum, No. 8, 1987.
    A tabloid-style magazine of art, photography, poetry, prose, reviews, etc., edited by Robert Sutherland, James Scrimgeour, et al. A review of Pudding magazine lists JMB as a contributor. Includes material from Larry Smith, R. Sutherland, Richard Kostelanetz, and others.


  8. Columbus Art, Vol. 8, No. 6, 1987.
    A quarterly tabloid covering cultural events in central Ohio. Includes a review of the “Columbus Art League Fall Exhibition”, which lists JMB’s contribution: “Our Shoes” (cf. folder 1539).


  9. Material from Red Lines magazine, [1987].
    A newssheet from the editor, Trudy Mercer, announcing that the magazine’s planned nine issues are complete and that emPo Magazine will replace it. JMB is listed as a contributor to No. 9.


  10. Unowned Worlds, shoestring edition, 1988.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, published by the Harry Bates Club [Al Ackerman] Includes two poems by JMB: “The Coil” and “The Bulb and the Brick”. Contributors are David Greenberger, Bill Shields, Al Ackerman, and others. Eight copies.


  11. Columbus Dispatch: Arts Ohio section, Sept. 6th, 1987.
    Section G out of the daily newspaper from Columbus, OH. A listing of literary events includes an appearance by JMB and Edward Lense at the Worthington Library on Nov. 5th.


  12. Participant list for “Waterloo”, 1987.
    A mail art project held at the Dott. Sw. Aqu’flott Laboratories Ltd. in Kornwestheim West Germany in January 1987. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  13. Columbus Dispatch: Arts Ohio section, Jan. 11th, 1987.
    Section G out of the daily newspaper from Columbus, OH. Features an article by Jacqueline Hall on Joel Lipman and Cory Oysler. Includes, on the same page, a photo by Mary Albrecht taken in JMB’s living room. [“John” is John McClintock; “Janet” is Janet Perrot].


  14. Feh!, Nos. 1 &2, 1987.
    A magazine of poetry and art, edited by Simeon Stylites. No. 1 features work by Charles Bukowski, Andrew Savage, and others. No. 2 features two poems by JMB: “Cup of Spit” and “Fall from the Sky”. Also includes work by Andrew Savage and others. A letter to JMB from Stylites is enclosed.


  15. Dionysus Revived: Community of Poets Awards, 1987.
    A publication of poets selected in the COPA competition, compiled by Margaret Honton. JMB is listed as a judge for the contest. A certificate of appreciation, an announcement of a television broadcasting of the festival and a handwritten letter to JMB from Ellie Carter are included. Two copies.


  16. Humor: Pig Iron, No. 14, 1987.
    A publication of poetry, art, and prose, edited by Rose Sayre, Jim Villani, et al. Two poems by JMB are included: “My Underwear” and “Toiletseat”. Contributors are Jennifer Welch, Joel Lipman, and others. Two copies.


  17. Mail art from Franny Mae Rutkovsky, 1987.
    Envelope includes a handwritten letter to JMB from Rutkovsky, a design for a ‘poetry shirt’, a small drawing, and packaging from a Chinese toy. Letter dated Aug. 4th.


  18. Membership Roster for the Columbus Art League, 1987.
    A short pamphlet with listings of CAL presidents and members. Both JMB and CMB are included in the roster, along with their contact information.


  19. Brain Cell labels from Ryosuke Cohen, 1987.
    A color label/sticker featuring a brain rubberstamp and personalized with JMB’s name. Twenty copies.


  20. The Booster, Feb. 11th, 1987.
    A Columbus, Ohio – based neighborhood news tabloid. An article titled “‘Lost and Found Times’ issues forth the strange, amusing” by Kevin Orth reviews JMB’s magazine.


  21. Catalog for the “First International Festival of Live Poetry”, 1987.
    A festival held in Portugal during April and May 1987. A calligraphic poem titled “Rug” and a ts poem titled “The Drive” by JMB are included. Contributors are Edgardo-Antonio Vigo, Peter Murphy, Guy Bleus, A. de Araujo, jwcurry, Curvd H&Z, G. X. Jupitter-Larsen, Industrial Sabotage, Guillermo Deisler, Julien Blaine, Daniel Daligand, Ko de Jonge, Vittore Baroni, Giovanni Fontana, Ruggero Maggi, Shozo Shimamoto, Piotr Rypson, Klaus Groh, Jürgen Olbrich, Clemente Padín, Joachim Frank, Scott Helmes, Karl Kempton, Carlo Pittore, Harry Polkinhorn, Lon Spiegelman, and many others.


  22. Catalog for “For (Small) Brave Acts”, 1987.
    A mail art exhibition held at C.A.G.E. gallery in Cincinnati, OH, from Oct. 23rd – Nov. 21st. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  23. Correspondence from Mimi Holmes, 1987.
    Two pc newspaper articles: “Postcards and Pears” by Lorene Frederick from Times Daily, Feb. 15th and “Art… Sometimes it gets delivered” by Tammy Brown from The Westside Neighbor, Jan. 31st. Both articles make reference to Mimi Holmes. A short note to JMB from Holmes is included on the back of one the articles.


  24. RFT Live, Section 2, No. 443, 1987.
    The arts and entertainment section of The Riverfront Times that includes an article on mail art in St. Louis. The article makes reference to JMB’s collection of mail art at Washington University’s Library of 20th Century Manuscripts. A letter to JMB from Holly Hall, head of the WU Olin Library System, is included.


  25. W’ORCs, Vol. 2, No. 8, 1987.
    A magazine of art, poetry, prose, etc., from West Germany, edited by Zur Melkerei. A review of JMB’s poetry reading performance at Letters Bookstore in Toronto Canada by Kevin Connolly and Stuart Ross is included.


  26. Anno Accademico, Sett. 1987 – Mayy. 1988., 1987.
    Schedule of activities at the Centro Culturale Il Conventino, Bergamo, Italy, that includes an announcement of a mail art show in which JMB probably participated.


    • 1560a. Worthington Public Library Calendar of events for Nov. 1987.
      The calendar lists a performance by JMB and Edward Lense for the Poets at the Library event on Nov. 5.


  27. Participant list for “Projeto 7”, 1987.
    A mail art project exhibited at the Museu Rio-Pardense in Brazil from July 7th – Aug. 7th. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  28. Famous Last Words, [late 1980’s].
    A magazine of poetry edited by Jon King and Chris Rossbach. Two poems by JMB are included: “Eternal Varieties” and “Sleep Lunge”. Also features work by B. Z. Niditch and others.


  29. Ohio Writer, Vol. 1, Issue 1, 1987.
    A newsletter of reviews, events, and news, edited by Mary Grimm, Susan Grimm, and Kristin Blumberg. A review of Taproot, No. 3, mentions JMB’s poem “The Basement Box”.


  30. Participant list from “Stamp Act”, 1987.
    An art exhibit held at Junior College of Albany in NY, from Nov. 5th – Dec. 10th. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  31. Correspondence from Craig Hill / Score, 1987.
    Envelope includes a short handwritten note to JMB, an artwork depicting the Dow Jones Skyline, Score Review, No. 2, and the participant list for “Rogue’s Gallery”. Score Review features a review by Harry Polkinhorn of George Myers Jr.’s Alphabets Sublime, which makes reference to JMB’s contribution to the book. “Rogue’s Gallery” is a mail art project exhibited from July 1986 – Oct 1986; JMB is listed as a participant.


  32. Catalog for “Sub Rosa May Day Festival”, 1987.
    An event held at the John Harms Center for the Arts Dance Studio in New Jersey on May 1st. A rubberstamp label titled “Protruding Water” by JMB is included. Also features work by Loring Hughes and others.


  33. The Alchemist, No. 11, 1987.
    A Canadian magazine of art and visual poetry, edited by Marco Fraticelli. The editor of No. 11 is jwcurry. Three rubberstamp labels by JMB are included: “Flies”, “Cut off your dick”, and “Steak Retardant”. Contributors are Guy Beining, jwcurry, Greg Evason, Mark Laba, bpNichol, and others. Two copies.


  34. ND, No. 8, 1987.
    A magazine of interviews, music news, art, poetry, and more, edited by Daniel Plunkett and Martin Scales. Includes a review of “Mail – Art Congress” in Dallas, Texas, from Sept. 19th – 21st, 1986. Attendants were Dazar, Al Ackerman, Buz Blurr, Dogfish, John Held Jr., and others. Issue features work by Lon Spiegelman, Shozo Shimamoto, Serse Luigetti, Ruggero Maggi, and others. May contain references to JMB.


  35. Idiot Menagerie, 1987.
    A book of poetry and art by Jake Berry featuring ‘Hallucinagens and Graphic Constructs’. Published by Bomb Shelter Press and with cover and book design by Mike Miskowski. A listing of publications to previously feature the material includes JMB’s L&FT. A short handwritten note to JMB is included on the first page along with a handwritten letter from Berry.




Box 89

Folder Number #1570-1603

  1. II Bienal Internacional de Poesía Visual y Alternativa en México. 1987 – 1988. Three different programs/catalogs and a poster from this show held in several places throughout Mexico. JMB listed as a participant to all, and a work of his is reproduced in the catalog for the Universidad Veracruzana showing. Includes a letter from César Espinosa, the show’s organizer.


  2. Factsheet Five, No. 22, 1987.
    A magazine of reviews and articles on music, poetry, and books, edited by Michael Gunderloy. A review of JMB’s L&FT, No. 20, and Spits. JMB is also mentioned in a review of Foist, No. 6, and Feh!, No. 2.


  3. Umbrella, Vol. 10, No. 1, 1987.
    A magazine offering reviews of artists’ books, periodicals, exhibitions, etc., edited by Judith Hoffberg. A review of George Myers Jr.’s Alphabets Sublime, includes a reference to JMB’s contribution to the book.


  4. Catalog for “That’s What I Like About The West”, 1987.
    An international correspondence art exhibition held at the Dahl Fine Arts Center in Rapid City, SD. It was organized by Deborah Jensen, Bob Miller, Ray Johnson, Ruth Brennan, and John Day. JMB is listed as a contributor. Features work by Ruggero Maggi, Araujo, and others.


  5. Flyer for “Poets at the Library”, 1987.
    List of appearances by local poets at the Worthington Public Library (Ohio). A poetry reading by JMB and Edward Lense is listed on Nov. 5th, 1987. Two copies.


  6. Catalogs for “Segunda Bienal Internacional de Poesía Visual y Alternativa en México – 1987-1988".
    Catalogs for the festival at its Veracruz and México D.F. venues. Work by JMB included in both.


  7. Character Disorder: Homage to Mail Art, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1987.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art. A calligraphic poem by JMB is included. Contributors are Dogfish, Lon Spiegelman, Al Ackerman, Carlo Pittore, Bob Black, Shozo Shimamoto, Mark Pawson, Joel Lipman, Bern Porter, Ryosuke Cohen, Carol Stetser, Creative Thing, Edgar Allen Bushmiller, William Gaglione, Mark Bloch, and many others.


  8. Face-B, 1987-1988.
    Brochure of programming from the Centre de Recherche pour le Développement Culturel in Rezé, France. Includes a mail art show, which lists JMB as a participant.


  9. Artcomnet, No. 24, 1987.
    A newsletter for mail artists, poets etc., edited by Larry D. Smith. The Spitter (JMB) is listed on a collage for McPanmag, an international magazine. JMB is listed in an index of mail artists available for correspondence.


  10. Mundi, No. 3, 1987.
    Journal published in Córdoba, Argentina. Includes 3 poems by JMB in Spanish translation: “La Comida de Mama”, “La Cama” and “Paseo en auto”. Also in folder: an advertisement for Red Lines Magazine, No. 9, which features material by JMB.


  11. Scrap, No. 5, and Scraplet, No. 5.5, 1987.
    Scrap is a magazine of art, collage, and poetry, published by Plutonium Press. A poem by JMB titled “Late Spat” is also included. Contributors are Chris Winkler, Mike Miskowski, Jake Berry, Mark Pawson, Patrick McKinnon, Ruggero Maggi, Malok, Max Ernst, Luc Fierens, and others. Scraplet is a supplement to Scrap with art, collage, and poetry, also published by Plutonium Press. A poem by JMB titled “Vasectomy” is included. Contributors are Mark Pawson, Chris Winkler, Mike Miskowski, Malok, Jake Berry, and others. Two additional pages of poetry by Winkler, two pc artworks by Winkler, a letter to JMB from Winkler, an advertisement for Plutonium Press, and a previous handwritten note to Winkler from JMB are contained in the envelope.


  12. Super Trouper, No. 3, 1987.
    Super Trouper is also a supplement to International Melodic Scribble edited by Andrew Savage that includes reviews and poetry. Reviews of JMB’s 13 Spits and No Boy are included along with Bob Heman’s Some Footnotes for the Future, which was published by JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods.


    • 1581a. Small Press Review, Vol. 19, No. 3, 1987.
      Review magazine focusing on underground authors and poets, edited by Len Fulton and Ellen Ferber. An advertisement for Laughing Bear Press lists JMB as a previously published poet.


  13. pieces of the bone-text still there, 1987.
    A book of poetry by Ivan Argüelles, published as NRG, No. 27, by Skydog Press. An information sheet included lists JMB and L&FT in reference to Outre Magazine.


  14. Arte Postale, No. 56, 1987.
    A magazine of ‘mail art mediation’ collected by Vittore Baroni. A calligraphic artwork by JMB is included. Contributors are Baroni, Al Ackerman, Pat Fish, Robin Crozier, Clemente Padín, Leonhard Frank Duch, F. C. Jerkoffsky, Shozo Shimamoto, Crackerjack Kid, Ryosuke Cohen, and others. A sealed package of artwork by Serge Segay and a sealed copy of The B.A.T., No. 2, are included.


  15. Participant list for “Mail Copy Art”, 1987.
    List of contributors to a mail art show in Siena, Italy, which includes JMB.


  16. Foist, No. 6, 1987.
    A magazine of Dadaist/surrealist art, poetry, and prose. An untitled calligraphic poem and two ts poems titled “Driving Sleep” and “Throwing Up” by JMB are included. JMB’s L&FT is also mentioned in the index of similar magazines. Contributors are Vittore Baroni, Jake Berry, Mike Miskowski, Sigmund Weiss, Greg Evason, Miekal And, Lon Spiegelman, Clemente Padín, Bob Black, Brendan DeVallance, Ruggero Maggi, Dadata, and many others. An invitation to a mail art project organized by Ruud Janssen, a handwritten note to JMB from Scott Dohring, and two advertisements for “Collective Foist” are included.


  17. Mail art from Don Morgan, 1987.
    Envelope includes a leaf with ‘mute’ written on it, a fake $100 bill with rubberstampings, an artwork by Morgan, and a prose work that mentions JMB.


  18. News Nosey: The Ohio State University Liberries, 1987.
    A farcical/comic newsletter based on the OSU libraries. A short parody of JMB as ‘John Bandit’ is included.


  19. Catalog for “News/Sinews”, 1987.
    A mail art project organized by Crag Hill. The catalog contains a rubberstamp collage by JMB. Other contributors are Fernand Barbot, Fran Rutkovsky, Arturo Fallico II, Jeff Mullican, Lon Spiegelman, Christian Herman, Creative Thing, Carol Stetser, Gerard Barbot, Crag Hill, DiMichele, Miekal And, Robert Ashworth, Bern Porter, Pat Fish, The Spitter (JMB), Radio Free Dada, Joel Lipman, Mark Bloch, Steve Random, Harry Fox, Jürgen Olbrich, Klaus Groh, Vittore Baroni, Ruggero Maggi, Guillermo Deisler, G.X. Jupitter-Larsen, Luc Fieren, Clemente Padín, and others. Envelope also contains Score Review, No. 9, Score Sheet, No. 13, (DiMichele, Apollinaire), Score Sheet, No. 14, (J. Moskovitz,), and Score Sheet, No. 15, (Mike Miskowski, Jake Berry).


  20. Instant Anthology ’87, 1987
    A book of poetry and prose published by Meet The Presses, and edited by Christopher Dewdney, Maggie Helwig, and Charlie Huisken. Includes an untitled visual poem by JMB, jwcurry, and Peggy Lefler. A poem titled “Motel” by Catherine Bennett [probably not C. Mehrl Bennett] is also included. Contains a handwritten note to JMB from jwcurry.


  21. Angry Red Blues, (Fell Swoop, No. 7), 1987.
    A book of poetry by S. Zivvit 57, translated from the ‘Martian’ by Joel Dailey. Published by Acre Press. A listing of magazines that have previously published the material included lists JMB’s L&FT. A handwritten letter to JMB from Dailey is included.


  22. Post Nons, 1987.
    A small magazine of poetry published by Jake Berry’s Abscond Press. Includes an untitled calligraphic poem by JMB and Jake Berry. Contributors are Mike Miskowski, Malok, Ed Lawrence, and Jake Foley.


  23. Artbark, 1987.
    A Cleveland, OH, magazine of art and poetry, edited by Daniel Thompson and published by artcrimes publications. Features four poems by JMB: “Blending the Ox”, “Anima”, “Fins”, and “Canines”.


  24. “Exposicão Internacional Arte Postal”, 1987.
    Participants list and letter from a mail art show in Pelotas, Rio Grande de Sul, Brasil. JMB is listed.


  25. Photograph from “Alternative Figure”, 1987.
    A mail art exhibition in 1987. The photograph shows a picture of JMB, 13 rubberstamp labels, a poem by JMB, and work by other artists.


  26. Documentation from “MA – Congress 86”, 1987.
    A book of documentation of about 80 international MA – Congresses. JMB is listed as a contributor to Clinch (correspondence-art magazine). Book includes text and/or statements by Al Ackerman, Anna Banana, Vittore Baroni, Guy Bleus, Mark Bloch, Paulo Bruscky, John Held, Ruud Janssen, Ruggero Maggi, Jürgen Olbrich, Clemente Padín, Mark Pawson, Lon Spiegelman, Chuck Stake, Chuck Welch, and others.


  27. Participant list for “The Missing Person Project”, 1987.
    A mail art project probably organized by Mimi Holmes. JMB is listed as a contributor. Work by Pat Fish, Private World, Gerard Barbot, and others is included.


  28. Correspondence from Al Ackerman, 1987.
    An essay by Ackerman titled “Eat yourself to a more powerful memory”. Includes reference to JMB. A handwritten letter to JMB from Ackerman is written on the back of the text.


  29. Correspondence from F. C. Jerkoffsky [Fran Rutkovsky], 1987.
    Envelope includes a copy of an article from Soviet Life magazine, No. 3 (365), on Russian television broadcasts, a photo collage of mail artists that features pictures of JMB and C. Mehrl, a note from NBC Audience Services, and a handwritten letter to JMB from Rutkovsky.


  30. Participant list for “Corresponding Worlds – Artists’ Stamps”, 1987.
    A mail art exhibition held at the Allen Memorial Art Museum in Oberlin, OH, from Jan. 11th – Mar. 1st, 1987, curated by Harley. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  31. Sinillogical Translations, Vol. 4, 1987.
    A book of poetry subtitled The Sino-Korean Translations by Mark Laba and jwcurry, published by Underwhich Editions. A listing of publications to previously publish the included poems lists JMB’s L&FT.


  32. The Other Times, Vol. 2, No. 3, 1987.
    A newsletter for artists published by Pembroke Press and edited by Phyllis Cairns. A biography of JMB and Luna Bisonte Prods with a select bibliography of JMB’s publications is included.


  33. Neoism / Monty Cantsin material, 1987.
    Envelope includes several Neoism flyers, a letter from Monty Cantsin about the White Colours cassette tape, which uses material by JMB on it, and documentation for the Monty Cantsin show “Neoism Now” which lists JMB’s address as a contact.


  34. El Djarida, No. 5: Catalog for “Mail Art Manifest”, 1987.
    A mail art exhibition from Apr. – June in Trondheim, Norway. An index of participants in “Mail Art Manifest” lists JMB. Catalog includes work by Carol Stetser, Giovanni Fontana, Guy Bleus, Carlo Pittore, Dámaso Ogaz, Avelino de Araujo, Lon Spiegelman, Klaus Groh, G. X. Jupitter Larsen, Clemente Padín, Jürgen Olbrich, Musicmaster, Private World, Mark Bloch, Al Ackerman, Pat Fish, Radio Free Dada, and others.




Box 90

Folder Number #1604-1614

  1. Material from “Il Conventino”, in a box, 1987.
    Several brochures/catalogs from exhibitions at Il Conventino, Bergamo, Italy. One of them, also referred to on the box’s printed lid, was a show of artists’ shirts, organized by Guglieno Achille Cavellini, in which JMB is listed as a participant. JMB’s shirt is also illustrated in the catalog. The box originally included a fancy Italian dress shirt as well.


  2. Push-Machinery, No. 10, 1987.
    A magazine of poetry from Toronto, Canada. A poem by JMB titled “No Windows in the Burn Unit”. Contributors are Greg Evason, Dan Raphael, and others. Two copies.


  3. Push-Machinery, No. 11, 1987.
    A magazine of poetry from Toronto, Canada. Includes an untitled calligraphic poem by JMB. Also features work by Greg Evason and others. Two copies.


  4. “Un Ambiente per la pace, un ambiente per la vita”, 1987.
    Catalog, poster, and certificate from a mail art show in Torino, Italy. JMB as “The Spitter” is listed as a participant. Cf. folder 1612.


  5. Participant list for “Smile Small Plastic Babies”, 1987.
    A mail art project organized by Mark Pawson. Small plastic babies were sent to Pawson and photographed. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  6. Smile Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 4, and Vol. 1, No. 6/7, 1987.
    A magazine of poetry. No. 6/7 Features a poem titled “The Comb” by The Spitter (JMB) and Monty Cantsin. Also features work by Al Ackerman, Karen Eliot, and others. A ts letter from Cantsin to JMB is included. A photograph with a burnt corner, an artwork, a page on Spanish Art (two copies) and a prose work titled “Contribution to Force Mental” are included.


  7. Catalog and poster for “Poesia Visiva” Exhibition, 1987.
    A visual poetry exhibition in Greece at the Patras International Festival 1987 and at the Athens Cultural Centre in Jan. 1989. The Artistic Director was Thanos Mikroutsikos. A calligraphic visual poem titled “Rug” by JMB is featured in the catalog. Other featured artists include Antonio Vigo, A. de Araujo, Paulo Bruscky, Frank Duch, Julien Blaine, Daniel Daligand, Guillermo Deisler, Klaus Groh, Robin Crozier, Giovanni Fontana, Ryosuke Cohen, William Gaglione, Dick Higgins, Richard Kostelanetz, Clemente Padín, and others.


  8. “A Quarter of Century” mail art show, 1987.
    Catalog, poster and other material from a mail art show in Salon-de-Provence, France. JMB’s work is illustrated, as is that of Keith Haring, Guy Bleus, Luc Fierens, Lenois Pascal, Mark Pawson, Lucien Suel, Carlo Bertola, Guillermo Deisler, Pawel Petasz, and many others.


  9. Poster for mail art show in Siena, 1987.
    Poster for mail art show described in folder 1607.


  10. Poster for show of artists’ stamps, 1987.
    Large poster and documentation for a show of artists’ stamps from Gyorgy Galantai’s Artpool in Budapest, Hungary. JMB listed as a participant.


  11. Level, No. 10, 1987.
    A loose-leaf mail art magazine. Contributors are Ryosuke Cohen, Mark Pawson, Teresinka Pereira, Serse Luigetti, Ruggero Maggi, Minoy, Zen Sutherland Lon Spiegelman, Chuck Stake, Jürgen Olbrich, Vittore Baroni, Al Ackerman, John Held Jr., Pat Fish, Carol Stetser, and others. An index of artists that assembled the Level Compilation Tape lists JMB. An envelope titled Levelhead After Dark is included.




Box 91

Folder Number #1615-1630

  1. Juxtapositionist Manifesto, 1987.
    Two sheets. JMB is listed on one, perhaps as a correspondent of the editor.


  2. Participant list for “In the Spirit of M.D.”, 1987.
    An international mail art exhibition from Dec. 13th – 16th at the Liget Galleria in Hungary. The show was organized by Ray Johnson. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  3. The Pup, 1987.
    One of a series of unnumbered publications from Minnesota, edited by Bill Shields. Issue features a drawing by Al Ackerman and five poems by JMB: “The Dad”, “Snow Screen”, “The Intrusion”, “The Refusal”, and “The Rebuke”. Seven copies.


    • 1617a. The Pup, 1987.
      One of a series of unnumbered publications from Minnesota, edited by Bill Shields. Issue features a calligraphic rubberstamp art work and six poems by JMB: “Sweet Dreams”, “You Like Me”, “Shitting Alone”, “Emptying”, “Grind”, and “Just Work”. Seven copies.


  4. 1617b. The Pup, 1987.
    One of a series of unnumbered publications from Minnesota, edited by Bill Shields. Issue features Five poem by JMB: “The Long Root”, “The Snip”, “Edema”, “Constipation”, and “Vasectomy”. Other contributors are Keith Dodson and Chris Winkler. Six copies.


  5. Index of contributors to Poemes Metaphysiques, 1987.
    A note from Julien Blaine, announcing the use of a poem printed in JMB’s Lost and Found Times, No. 13/14, in Poemes Metaphysiques.


  6. FOMT mail backlog, 1987.
    A list of correspondents from DJ, art director of FOMT. The index includes JMB.


  7. Mail art from Larry Angelo, 1987.
    Envelope includes a note to JMB, a sheet of two artworks, a text/paint artwork and a text piece.


  8. Participation list for “Henning Mittendorf”, 1987.
    An international mail art project from March 27th – April 30th in West Germany. The show was coordinated by Henning Mittendorf. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  9. Thank-you card from JMB, [1987?]
    A hand-drawn thank-you card from JMB to OSU Library staff members, for a gift of sheets.


  10. Dada News, 1987.
    Includes an invitation to the “No Jury No Return” mail art show, a photo from an unknown artwork, and a list of mail artists (including JMB) that participated in “4x Mail Art”.


  11. Correspondence from Dazar, 1987.
    Envelope includes FOMT Circular mail, a newsletter that makes reference to JMB’s Ax Tongue. Also includes three art stamps and a black and white collage artwork with a letter to JMB from Dazar on the reverse side.


  12. Sh’wipe!, Issue d 1987.
    A Canadian poetry magazine edited by Daniel F. Bradley and Greg Evason. The issue features a rubberstamp label by JMB. Other contributors are Wharton Hood, Evason, and Bradley. Two copies. Also included are a letter from Bradley to JMB on the back of two identical artworks by Randall Brock and The TV Story, a poetry chapbook by A. P. Roosen-Runge.


  13. Correspondence Novels, “1/43,” 1987.
    Large single folded sheet from David Zack, featuring material by DJ at FOMT. Mailed to JMB by DJ, and probably produced by DJ. Text refers to JMB.


  14. AU, No. 88, 1987.
    A Japanese poster publishing news and artwork from the mail art community. AU is a project organized by Shozo Shimamoto. Also included are three flyers for “Shozo in America”, and two posters The Shozo in America poster lists JMB as a contributor to a mail art exhibition at Osaka-Nanba city from Apr. 29th – May 5th. Includes a poster for a “Shozo in America” show that lists JMB as a participant.


    • 1627a. Poster for “Shozo in America”, 1987.
      Cf. folder 1627. This copy includes original rubberstampings and collage.


  15. Central Park, No. 14, 1988.
    A large publication of fiction, essays, art, collage, drama, and poetry, edited by Eve Ensler, Richard Royal, and Stephen-Paul Martin. A poem by JMB titled “The Answer” is included. Contributors are Harry Polkinhorn, Dan Raphael, and many others.


  16. Conditioned Response, No. 8, [1988-1990].
    A magazine of poetry and art. Contributors are B.Z. Niditch, Sheila Murphy, Richard Kostelanetz, Cheryl Townsend, Lyn Lifshin, and others. JMB is listed as a writer but no poem by JMB appears in the issue.


  17. Quick Brown Fox, Issue 1, 1988.
    A one-sheet publication of poetry edited by K. A. Keefe. A poem by JMB titled “Loaf Lips” is included. Contributors are Bill Shields, Stark Lee Davenport, and others. Two copies. Includes a short holographic note to JMB from Keefe.




Box 92

Folder Number #1631-1658

  1. Sub Rosa, No. 24, 1988.
    A magazine featuring poetry, art, and photography, probably edited by Nico Vassilakis and Noemie Maxwell. A list of back issues available lists JMB as a contributor to No. 21/22.


  2. Blades, No. 25, 1988.
    A small magazine of poetry, prose, and graphics, edited by Joann Balangit and Francis Poole. An untitled poem by JMB and a graphic from his Cascade publication are included. Contributors are Balangit, Joel Lipman, Poole, and others.


    • 1632a. Blades, No. 26, 1988.
      A small magazine of poetry, prose, and graphics, edited by Joann Balangit and Francis Poole. Includes a drawing and a poem titled “Pox Aeterna” by JMB. Contributors are Poole, Balangit, Lyn Lifshin, and others.


  3. Industrial Sabotage, No. 44, 1988.
    A small Canadian magazine of poetry, edited by jwcurry. The issue features a poem by titled “Floating Car”. Contributors are Randall Brock, Mark Laba, Dan Raphael, and others. A short not from jwcurry to JMB is included.


  4. Blue Light Review, No. 10, 1988.
    A magazine of poetry, fiction, and reviews, edited by Paul Dilsaver. Two poems by JMB titled “Potato Head” and “Vasectomy” are included.


  5. Giants Play Well in the Drizzle, No. 19, 1988.
    A magazine of poetry, edited by Martha King. A poem by JMB titled “Writher” is included. Two copies.


    • 1635a. Brain Cell, No. 104, 1988.
      A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by JMB, John Held Jr., Teresinka Pereira, Joel Lipman, Dazar Omahaha, Klaus Groh, G. Deisler, Leonhard Frank Duch, A. de Araujo, Daniel Daligano, Serge Segay, Ryosuke Cohen, and many others.


  6. Brain Cell, No. 105, 1988.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by JMB, Dogfish, John Held Jr., Arturo Fallico, Klaus Groh, Ruggero Maggi, Shozo Shimamoto, Ryosuke Cohen, and others.



  7. Mallife, No. 16, 1988.
    A magazine of art, collage, reviews, writing, media, etc., edited by Mike Miskowski. An untitled calligraphic poem and five ts poems by JMB are included: “Flush”, “Snails”, “Reproachment”, “Talking Book”, and “The Fallacy”. A small chapbook of poetry by JMB titled Snake Girls is also included along with a review of L&FT, No. 23. Contributors are t. winter-damon, Chris Winkler, Jake Berry, Musicmaster, Vittore Baroni, Serse Luigetti, Malok, Bob Z, Greg Evason, Mike Miskowski, Guy R. Beining, dadata, Ruggero Maggi, Al Ackerman, Harry Polkinhorn, jwcurry, Miekal And, and many others.


  8. Guts, 1988.
    A magazine of poetry and art edited by Keith Dodson. A poem by JMB titled “Vacuum” is included. Contributors are Lyn Lifshin, Hal J. Daniel III, Bill Shields, and others. A short note from Dodson to JMB is included.


  9. Regression, 1988.
    A book of poetry by JMB, published by Luna Bisonte Prods. The book contains ten ts poems, a drawing, and two rubberstamp collages. Twelve copies.


  10. Latin American Studies Newsletter, No. 26, 1988.
    A publication put out for the Latin Americanist and Hispanic community at Ohio State University, edited by JMB. The newsletter announces the publication of Statistics Mexico: Sources in the Ohio State University Libraries, a bibliography compiled by JMB. Three copies.


  11. 1989 Poet’s Market, 1988.
    A reference guide for where and how to publish poetry, edited by Judson Jerome, Deborah Cinnamon, and Katherine Jobst. The list of publishers includes a paragraph on JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods.


  12. Brain Cell, No. 92, 1988.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by Ryosuke Cohen, JMB, Cracker Jack Kid, John Held Jr., Dazar Omahaha, Gerard Barbot, Daniel Daligano, Klaus Groh, Serse Luigetti, Pawel Petasz, Serge Segay, and many others.


  13. Pliego de Murmurios, No. 94-95, 96,97, 1988.
    Spanish poetry magazine edited by Juan Luis Pla Benito. JMB’s publications are listed in the publications received section.


  14. Generator, No. 2, 1988.
    A magazine of poetry, visual poetry, art, and photography, edited by John Byrum. Includes two poems by JMB, “Self Reliance” and “The Reek”, two rubberstamp labels, and an untitled calligraphic poem with rubberstamp border. Contributors are Vittore Baroni, Loris Essary, Greg Evason, Peter Ganick, Karl Kempton, Richard Kostelanetz, Ruggero Maggi, Sheila Murphy, Harry Polkinhorn, Leonard Trawick, and many others.


  15. Abraxas, No. 37, 1988.
    A Wisconsin magazine of art, poetry, articles, reviews, etc., edited by Ingrid Swanberg, Warren Woessner and David Hilton. A poem by JMB titled “Horse” is included. Contributors are Ivan Argüelles, Lyn Lifshin, Hilton, Simon Perchik, and many others.


  16. Brain Cell, No. 100, 1988.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by Ryosuke Cohen, JMB, John Held Jr., Gerard Barbot, Jeff Mullican, Mark Bloch, Arturo Fallico, Ruggero Maggi, Jürgen Olbrich, Klaus Groh, Mark Pawson, Clemente Padín, and many others.


  17. Brain Cell, No. 101, 1988.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by Ryosuke Cohen, JMB, Fernand Barbot, Musicmaster, David Greenberger, Klaus Groh, Jurgen Kierspel, G. Deisler, and many others.


  18. Brain Cell, No. 109, 1988.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by Ryosuke Cohen, JMB, John Held Jr., Klaus Groh, Lucien Suel, Rod Summers, Robin Crozier, Leonhard Frank Duch, and many others.


  19. Brain Cell, No. 108, 1988.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by Ryosuke Cohen, JMB, John Held Jr., Dogfish, Gerard Barbot, Private World, Harry Polkinhorn, Al Ackerman, Robin Crozier, Lucien Suel, Klaus Groh, Shozo Shimamoto, and many others.


  20. Factsheet Five, No. 29, 1988.
    A magazine of reviews and articles on music, poetry, and books, edited by Michael Gunderloy. A review of Mallife, No. 16, lists the inclusion of a mini chapbook by JMB.


  21. Brain Cell, No. 89, 1988.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by Ryosuke Cohen, JMB, John Held Jr., Arturo Fallico, Klaus Groh, Vittore Baroni, Shozo Shimamoto, and many others.


  22. Brain Cell, No. 114, 1988.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by Ryosuke Cohen, JMB, John Held Jr., Musicmaster, Fernand Barbot, Gerard Barbot, David Greenberger, Robin Crozier, Jurgen Kierspel, Klaus Groh, Guy Bleus, Rod Summers, Piotr Rypson, Shozo Shimamoto, and many others.


  23. Shattered Wig Review, No. 3, 1988.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, edited by Rupert Wondolowski. Three poems by JMB titled “Partially Sighted”, “Blackberries”, and “Squirming and Clogged” are included. Contributors are Al Ackerman, Jake Berry, Dan Raphael, Wondolowski, and many others.


  24. Super Trouper, No. 4, 1988.
    Super Trouper is a supplement to International Melodic Scribble edited by Andrew Savage that includes reviews and poetry. A review of JMB’s L&FT, No. 22, is included.


  25. Brain Cell, No. 86, 1988.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by Ryosuke Cohen, JMB, Dogfish, Fernand Barbot, Creative Thing, Klaus Groh, Jurgen Kierspel, Ruggero Maggi, Robin Crozier, Serge Segay, and many others.


  26. NRG, No. 29, 1988.
    Tabloid-style magazine devoted to poetry, prose, and visual poetry, edited by Dan Raphael. A poem by JMB titled “Stiff Geek” is included. Contributors are Patrick McKinnon, Marilyn Rosenberg, Ivan Argüelles, Jake Berry, Malok, Zen Sutherland, Paul Weinman, Harry Polkinhorn, Mike Miskowski, Dan Raphael, Peter Ganick, and many others. An editorial by Raphael also mentions JMB’s L&FT magazine. Two copies.


  27. Brain Cell, No. 81, 1988.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by Ryosuke Cohen, JMB, Barbot family, Omahaha, Carol Stetser, Abraxas, Buz Blurr, Musicmaster, Michael Gunderloy, Klaus Groh, Daniel Daligano, Serge Segay, and many others.


  28. Brain Cell Stickers, 1988.
    Eleven rubberstamped Neoism / brain cell stickers personalized with JMB’s name. An original print [not a sticker] is also included.




Box 93

Folder Number #1659-1677

  1. Caliban, No. 4, 1988.
    A book-sized magazine of prose, poetry, photography, and art, edited by Lawrence Smith. Includes two poems by JMB: “The Current” and “The Blur”. Contributors are Lyn Lifshin, William Burroughs, Ivan Argüelles, Guy Beining, Charles Bernstein, and others.


  2. Swelling, 1988.
    A chapbook of poetry by JMB. Includes thirty-three ts and calligraphic poems by JMB, drawings by Al Ackerman and a cover illustration collaged by Bob Grumman from pictures by JMB and Ackerman. Published by Runaway Spoon Press. Six copies.


  3. Brain Cell, No. 95, 1988.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by Ryosuke Cohen, JMB, Fernand Barbot, Dazar Omahaha, John Held Jr., Musicmaster, Arturo Fallico, Klaus Groh, Henning Mittendorf, Ruggero Maggi, and many others.


  4. What, No. 13, 1988.
    A tabloid-style magazine of poetry, fiction, drama, criticism, and art, edited by Kevin Connolly and Jason Sherman. The magazine thanks JMB.


  5. Factsheet Five, No. 30, 1988.
    A magazine of reviews and articles on music, poetry, and books, edited by Michael Gunderloy. The poetry section reviews Regression, a chapbook of poetry by JMB. A review of Bogg, No. 60, also makes reference to JMB.


  6. Brain Cell, No. 98, 1988.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by Ryosuke Cohen, JMB, Dogfish, Arturo Fallico, Leavenworth Jackson, Cracker Jack Kid, John Held Jr., Fernand Barbot, David Greenberger, Greg Evason, and many others.


  7. Twitch, 1988.
    A chapbook of drawings, calligraphy and rubberstampings by JMB. Published by Sub Rosa Press. 10 pages. Four copies.


  8. Be Blank, 1988.
    A VHS videotape by John McClintock featuring poetry by JMB, saxophone by Jack Wright, and electronic music by Byron Smith. Published by JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods.


  9. What, No. 16, 1988.
    A tabloid-style magazine of poetry, fiction, drama, criticism, and art, edited by Kevin Connolly and Jason Sherman. The magazine thanks JMB. Two copies.


  10. What, No. 14, 1988.
    A tabloid-style magazine of poetry, fiction, drama, criticism, and art, edited by Kevin Connolly and Jason Sherman. The magazine thanks JMB. Two copies.


  11. What, No. 15, 1988.
    A tabloid-style magazine of poetry, fiction, drama, criticism, and art, edited by Kevin Connolly and Jason Sherman. The magazine thanks JMB.


  12. Lost and Found Times, No. 23, 1988.
    JMB’s magazine of poetry, prose, art, etc., published through Luna Bisonte Prods. JMB’s contributions include a calligraphic poem on the cover, a rubberstamp label, poetry collaborations with Fran Rutkovsky [untitled], G. Huth [“Squeezing”], Robin Crozier [“Chapter Six”], Jake Berry [four untitled poems], T. Winter-Damon [untitled], Squid [untitled], John Eberly [untitled], Michael Dec [untitled], Paul Weinman [untitled], and seven ts poems: “Paradox of Nine”, “Lice”, “Talking Book”, “Riverine”, “Empathetic”, “The Test”, and “Swimming”. Contributors are Al Ackerman, Michael Andre, Ivan Argüelles, Guy Beining, Ben Bennett, C. Mehrl Bennett, John Byrum, Dazar, Keith Dodson, Greg Evason, S. Gustav Hägglund, Richard Kostelanetz, Malok, Mike Miskowski, Sheila Murphy, B. Z. Niditch, Dan Raphael, Byron D. Smith, Rod Summers, Nico Vassilakis, Chris Winkler, Rupert Wondolowski, and many others. Eight copies.


  13. Sub Rosa, No. 25, 1988.
    A magazine featuring poetry, art, and photography, probably edited by Nico Vassilakis and Noemie Maxwell. The issue features a poem by JMB titled “The Errand”. Contributors are Dan Raphael, Nico Vassilakis, Noemie Maxwell, Lyn Lifshin, B. Z. Niditch, Loring Hughes, and others.


  14. Wordsworth’s Socks, Fall 1988.
    A biannual magazine of poetry and art edited by Keith Dodson, Eliot Fried, and Mac Cook. A poem by JMB titled “Hanging Coat” is included. Contributors are Gerald Locklin, Joel Dailey, Patrick McKinnon, Cheryl Townsend, Lyn Lifshin, Bill Shields, and many others. A short note from Dodson to JMB is included.


  15. Conditioned Response, No. 7, 1988.
    A magazine of poetry and art. A poem by JMB titled “Fumbling the Buttons” is included. Contributors are Lyn Lifshin, Keith Dodson, and others.


  16. Ohio Writer, Vol. 2, No. 4, 1988.
    A newsletter of reviews, events, and news, edited by Mary Grimm, Susan Grimm, and Kristin Blumberg. Includes a review of JMB’s L&FT, No. 21/22. Two copies.


  17. Latin American Studies Newsletter, No. 25, 1988.
    A publication put out for the Latin Americanist and Hispanic community at Ohio State University, edited by JMB. The newsletter lists JMB’s translation of some of his poetry into Spanish to be published in Pliego de Murmurios, Vol. 7, No. 82, and Mundi: Filosofia, Critica, Literatura, Vol. 2, No. 3. Two copies.


  18. Ohio Writer, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1988.
    A newsletter of reviews, events, and news, edited by Mary Grimm, Susan Grimm, and Kristin Blumberg. A review of Generator, No. 1, makes reference to JMB’s L&FT publication.


  19. Advertisement for Alternative Fiction & Poetry, No. 7, 1988.
    JMB is listed as a contributor in the upcoming issue.




Box 94

Folder Number #1678-1705

  1. Bogg, No. 59, 1988.
    A journal of North American and British writing, including poetry, short fiction, line art, reviews, essays, etc. Edited by John Elsberg, George Cairncross, and Robert Boyce. Includes a poem by JMB titled “Liquidator”. Contributors are Keith Dodson, Lyn Lifshin, T. Winter-Damon, Jesse Glass Jr., Dan Raphael, Ivan Argüelles, and others.


  2. Bogg, No. 60, 1988.
    A journal of North American and British writing, including poetry, short fiction, line art, reviews, essays, etc. Edited by John Elsberg, George Cairncross, Sheila Martindale, and Robert Boyce. Includes a poem by JMB titled “Stuttering”. Contributors are Keith Dodson, Hugh Fox, Lyn Lifshin, and many others.


  3. Membership Roster for the Columbus Art League, 1988.
    A short pamphlet with listings of CAL presidents and members. Both JMB and CMB are included in the roster, along with their contact information.


  4. Shattered Wig Review, No. 2, 1988.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, edited by Rupert Wondolowski and Loquacious Borgnine. Includes two poems by JMB titled “Puking Time” and “Insominex”. Contributors are Wondolowski, Paul Weinman, Jake Berry, Al Ackerman, John Berndt, and many others. A short note from Loquacious Borgnine is included.


  5. Factsheet Five, No. 28, 1988.
    A magazine of reviews and articles on music, poetry, and books, edited by Michael Gunderloy. A review of Generator, No. 2, makes reference to JMB.


  6. Statistics Mexico: A Guide to Sources in the Ohio State University Libraries, 1988.
    A bibliography compiled by JMB for the Latin American Reading Room of the William Oxley Thompson Library. 32 pages. Two copies.


  7. Ohio Writer, Vol. 2, No. 6, 1988.
    A newsletter of reviews, events, and news, edited by Mary Grimm, Susan Grimm, and Kristin Blumberg. An article on “Micropress” lists JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods as a publisher.


  8. Latin American Studies Newsletter, No. 27, 1988.
    A publication put out for the Latin Americanist and Hispanic community at Ohio State University, edited by JMB. A review of Incurable by David Huerta by JMB is included. Eight copies.


  9. Factsheet Five, No. 27, 1988.
    A magazine of reviews and articles on music, poetry, and books, edited by Michael Gunderloy. A review of New Word, No. 3, makes reference to featured work by JMB.


  10. Catalog for “Post-art International Exhibition of Visual/Experimental Poetry”, 1988.
    A mail art exhibition held at San Diego State University from Feb. 5th – 25th. The show was organized by Harry Polkinhorn. JMB is listed as a contributor. Includes work by Luc Fierens, Klaus Groh, Miekal And, Gerard Barbot, Mike Miskowski, Dámaso Ogaz, Robert Rehfeldt, Arturo G. Fallico, Vittore Baroni, Carlo Pittore, Paulo Bruscky, Marilyn Rosenberg, Ruggero Maggi, Bern Porter, Guillermo Deisler, and others.


  11. Catalyst, No. 17, “3rd Erotica Collection”, 1988.
    A magazine of erotic poetry, art and fiction, edited by M. Kettner and Kathleen K. Includes a poem by JMB titled “Stone with a Hole”. Contributors are G. Huth, Lyn Lifshin, Guy R. Beining, Edward Mycue, Lon Spiegelman, Sharon Wysocki, and many others. Two copies.


  12. Bold Print, [ca. late 1980s]
    A magazine of art and poetry, edited Kyle Hogg. A poem by JMB titled “Hiding the Find” is included. Contributors are Lyn Lifshin, Jake Berry, Patrick McKinnon, Paul Weinman, B. Z. Niditch, Sigmund Weiss, and many others.


  13. Scrap, No. 6, “Death and Dismemberment” issue, 988.
    Scrap is a magazine of art, collage, and poetry, edited by Chris Winkler and published by Plutonium Press. JMB’s featured work includes a drawing, an untitled poem, a two-line poem titled “The Reek”, and an untitled poetry collaboration by JMB and Chris Winkler. Contributors are Harry Polkinhorn, Jake Berry, State of Being, S. Gustav Hägglund, Mike Miskowski, Miekal And, Greg Evason, Malok, Serge Segay, Bob Z, Bill Shields, and others.


  14. ND, No. 10, 1988.
    A magazine of interviews, art, poetry, and more, edited by Daniel Plunkett. An index of publications lists JMB’s L&FT, No. 21/22. Includes an interview with John Held and an interview with Ruggero Maggi.


  15. Artcrimes, Vol. 1, No. 6, 1988.
    A magazine of art and poetry, with guest editor Christopher Franke, Includes two poems by JMB: “What’s Real” and “Boundary”.


  16. Umbrella, Vol. 11, No. 2, 1988.
    A magazine offering reviews of artists’ books, periodicals, exhibitions, etc., edited by Judith Hoffberg. An index of magazines lists JMB’s L&FT, No. 23.


  17. Lightworks, No. 19, 1988.
    A magazine of art, music, photography, and articles. Includes a photocopy of a letter from JMB, to Robin Crozier, one of Crozier’s “Memo(random)” series.


  18. Poetry Motel, No. 12, 1988.
    A magazine of poetry and graphic art, edited by Andrea and Patrick McKinnon. A poem by JMB titled “Sexual Sleep” is included. Contributors are Patrick McKinnon, Mike Miskowski, and others.


  19. Feh!, No. 5, 1988.
    A magazine of poetry and art, edited by Simeon Stylites. A poem by JMB titled “The Balance” is included. A letter to the editor from JMB is also included.


  20. Popular Reality Adventure Catalogue, 1988.
    The catalog features a review of Forty by Jack Saunders that includes a recommendation by JMB.


  21. New Art Examiner, Oct. 1988.
    A magazine of art news, reviews, etc., edited by Jean Fulton et al. A review of an exhibit titled “Drawing Our Own Conclusions” at the Fort Hayes School for the Visual Arts, Ohio, lists JMB as a contributor of more than 20 works.


  22. Unowned Worlds, Big Louts of Fire issue, 1988. A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, published by the Harry Bates Club [Al Ackerman]. Co-edited by Dolly Brain Offenjerk. Three poems by JMB are included: “Losing Weight”, “Suppurating Support”, and “Squirming and Clogged”. Other contributors are Mike Miskowski, Paul Weinman, Dazar, Bob Z, Bill Shields, Ackerman, and others. Three copies.


  23. Jiggling, 1988.
    A chapbook of original rubberstamped phrases and art by JMB, published by Nailed Dog Press [JMB]. Four copies. 22 copies made.


  24. Unowned Worlds, The Big Dog & Pony Issue, 1988.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, published by the Harry Bates Club [Al Ackerman]. Co-edited by Dolly Brain Offenjerk. Includes two poems by JMB: “Lice” and “Loss of Duck”. Also features work by Bill Shields, Haddock, Paul Weinman, Mike Miskowski, State of Being, and others. Three copies.


  25. Taproot, No. 9/10, 1988.
    A journal of poetry, prose, criticism, graphics, etc., edited by Robert Drake. A review of Generator No. 2, lists JMB as a contributor. JMB’s L&FT, No. 21/22, is also reviewed. A holographic letter from the editor is laid in.


  26. Snake Girls, 1988.
    A small chapbook of calligraphic poetry and art by JMB. 14 pages. Published by Luna Bisonte Prods. Seven copies.


  27. Snow Summits in the Sun, 1988.
    A book of poetry and prose poems by Blair H. Allen, published by the Cerulean Press. A list of pioneering small press book publishers lists JMB and Jennifer Welch.


  28. Lactuca, No. 10, 1988.
    A magazine of poetry and short fiction edited by Mike Selender. An index of magazines lists JMB’s Lost and Found Times, along with contact information. The magazine includes work by Keith Dodson and many others.




Box 95

Folder Number #1706-1736

  1. This Is Important, No. 15, 1988 [postmarked 1989].
    A small chapbook publication of poetry, edited by F. A. Nettelbeck. Includes a poem by JMB titled “The Snip”. Also contains work by Nettelbeck, Greg Evason, John Giorno, and William S. Burroughs. Thirteen copies. Envelope also includes a short handwritten note to JMB from the editor.


  2. King Suck, Vol. 31, No. 1, 1988.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, edited by Glans T. Sherman [Al Ackerman]. Includes a poem titled “Viscid Mirrors” by Jack A. Withers Smote (written by JMB) and work by Jake Berry, [Bill Shields?], and others. Three copies. One copy was sent to JMB by Ackerman in 1989.


  3. Catalog for “I International Exhibition of Visual Poetry of Sao Paulo”, 1988.
    Catalog for an exhibition in São Paulo, Brazil. Includes a work by JMB, “At the Window”, as well as many reproductions of visual poetry from around the world. Includes a separate brochure from the show.


  4. Pliego de Murmurios, 97, 1988.
    Poetry broadside published in Barcelona, Spain. JMB’s L&FT is listed in publications received.


  5. Information sheet for Lactuca, 1988.
    Includes submission guidelines, a back catalog of issues, and an index of other small press books that lists JMB’s L&FT.


  6. 1 Cent, No. 200, 1988.
    A chapbook magazine of poetry, prose, and art, in 2 volumes, series published/distributed by jwcurry. Vol. 1 includes “Teeth” by JMB, and “A Child Size Arm” by C. Mehrl Bennett and JMB. The editor thanks JMB. This is also Industrial Sabotage, No. 44. Four copies.


  7. Scavenger’s Newsletter, No. 56 1988.
    A newsletter for small press writers and artists, edited by Stuart Napier and Billy Wolfenbarger. A review of New Word, No. 3, by T. Winter-Damon, mentions JMB as a contributor.


  8. Kanora, No. 26-27, 1988.
    Literary journal published in Calarca, Columbia. Includes a poem by JMB, probably translated by him from the original “Floating Flame”: “Una Llama que Flota”.


  9. Where Even the Factories Have Lawns, 1988.
    A small book of poetry by jwcurry and George Swede, published by Gesture Press. A list of acknowledgements includes Lost and Found Times.


  10. Fine Madness, Vol. 5, No. 2, 1988.
    A magazine of poetry and review, published by Sean Bentley, Louis Bergsagel, et al. A poem by JMB titled “Worm Boy” is included. Also contains work by Sheila Murphy and many others.


  11. Kanora, No. 23-24, 1988.
    Literary journal published in Calarca, Columbia. Includes a review, in Spanish, of JMB’s L&FT.


  12. Silk Star Ship, No. 2, 1988.
    A magazine of poetry, art, and prose produced and edited by City of Steel Graphicpress, published by Richard Spann. Includes five poems by JMB: “Dropping the Leaves”, “Coming”, “Equinox”, “The Curve”, and “The Difficulties”. Contributors are David Valentino, Edward Mycue, Thomas Zimmerman, and others.


  13. Noospapers, No. 6, 1988.
    A magazine of short fiction, poetry, art, visual poetry, etc. A calligraphic visual poem with graphic border by JMB is included. An index of magazines also lists JMB’s L&FT. Other contributors are G. Huth, Jake Berry, Bob Grumman, Mike Miskowski, Richard Kostelanetz, Guy Beining, Vittore Baroni, Tom Whalen, Mike Gunderloy, Karl Kempton, and others.


  14. Art Dog, Vol. 1, No. 10, 1988.
    A one-sheet broadside publication of poetry and short fiction. Includes a poem by JMB titled “The Curve”. Three copies.


  15. Participants’ list for “Exposição Internacional de Desenhos”, 1988.
    From a show of drawings at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianápolis, Brasil. JMB is listed as a participant.


  16. Quick Brown Fox, Issue 7, 1988.
    A three-sheet publication of poetry edited by K.K. Shields. A poem by JMB titled “Breaking the Window” is included along with work by Bill Shields, Keith Dodson, Colin Macleod, Jake Berry, B. Z. Niditch, and others. Two copies.


  17. Level, No. 13 (The Devil Himself), 1988.
    A loose-leaf mail art magazine in a plastic bag. Contributors are Serse Luigetti, Temple ov Psychick Youth [Genesis P. Orridge], Minoy, and others. A cassette tape of poetry is also included which features ‘3 Big Snot Poems’ by JMB.


  18. Yak, spring 1988.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and photography, edited by Sarah Cooper and Michael Redhill. Printed by Continental Press. Includes two poems by JMB: “The Refrigerator” and “The Abandoned”.


  19. PLGC Newsletter, Vol. 14, No. 4, 1988.
    A newsletter from the Poets’ League of Greater Cleveland. Includes an article by JMB on JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods titled “Historical Mutterings on Luna Bisonte Prods”. Includes a bibliography of works published. Issue also features work by Joel Lipman.


  20. Factional Fuckheads, 1988.
    A book of poetry, prose and art, edited by Ron Androla and published by Kurt Nimmo. Includes a poem by JMB titled “The Staff”. Other contributors are Cheryl Townsend, Pat McKinnon, Michael Basinski, and others.


  21. In Flux, No. 10, 1988.
    A magazine of fiction, poetry, and art, edited by Richard Spann. Includes three poems by JMB: “The Roof Ripped Off”, “The Mortal”, and “Wanting You”. Also includes poetry by Thomas Zimmerman.


  22. Liberry News Nosey, 1988.
    A farcical/comic newsletter based on the OSU libraries.


  23. Artcrimes, Vol. 1, No. 5, 1988.
    A magazine of art and poetry, edited by M. Jay Craig and gdhay. Includes an original drawing and three poems titled “Diver”, “Fumbling the Buttons”, and “The Difficulties”, by JMB. Also features work by John Byrum, Ryosuke Cohen, Luigi Bob Drake, Mark Bloch, D. Albrecht, Giovanni Strada, Carlo Pittore, Shozo Shimamoto, and others.


  24. Advertisement for Noospapers, No. 6, 1988.
    Ad for a magazine of short fiction, poetry, art, visual poetry, etc. A list of contributors includes JMB. Three copies.


  25. Paper Radio, No. 4, 1988.
    A magazine of fiction, art, and poetry, edited by Neil Kvern, Olav Kvern, and Dagmar Howard. Includes a poem by JMB titled “Every Day”. Also includes work by Tom Whalen and others.


  26. Lactuca, No. 9, 1988.
    A magazine of poetry and short fiction edited by Mike Selender. An index of magazines lists JMB’s Lost and Found Times, along with contact information.


  27. Wasteside Development, 1988.
    A publication of art, poetry, and collage, edited by Mike Miskowski. Includes a calligraphic poem and two ts poems by JMB titled “Fan” and “Breaking the Window”. Contributors are Musicmaster, Jake Berry, Malok, t. Winter-Damon, Ivan Argüelles, Chris Winkler, Miekal And, G. Huth, Mike Miskowski, Harry Polkinhorn, Edward Mycue, Dan Raphael, Greg Evason, and others.


  28. Feh!, No. 4, 1988.
    A magazine of poetry and art, edited by Simeon Stylites. The issue features a poem by JMB titled “Sodden Walking”. Contributors are Andrew Savage, Simeon Stylites, Charles Bukowski, and others. Also includes a handwritten letter from the editor to JMB.


  29. Vice Versa, Vol. 3, No. 1, 1988.
    A magazine of fiction and poetry, edited by Jean Lyons, Dennis Jenks, et al. Includes a poem by JMB titled “Dogged Motel”. Also contains work by Patrick McKinnon, and others. Two copies.


  30. The Ohio State Lantern, Nov. 30th, 1988.
    Campus newspaper for students and faculty of the Ohio State University. Includes an article titled “Off-the-wall music groups help charity in Trash Fest” by Allen Hunker. The article mentions a poetry reading performance by JMB accompanied by jazz music, held at Stache’s in Columbus.


  31. Page 9/10 from The Ohio State Lantern, Nov. 30th, 1988. Cf. folder 1735.




Box 96

Folder Number #1737-1772

  1. Untitled chapbook of poetry by JMB, [ca. 1988?].
    A one-sheet folded book containing an untitled calligraphic poem that continues along all four pages and four ts poems: “Short Choke”, “Hanging Coat”, “The Two Years”, and “The Empty Air”. JMB’s name is also handwritten at the top of the first page. Three copies. [ Intended for an edition of The Acts The Shelflife, to have been assembled by Xexoxial Endarchy].


  2. Cup Full of Head, 1988.
    A chapbook publication of poetry, art, and prose by Rupert Wondolowski. A list of magazines to previously publish some of the material includes JMB’s L&FT. A handwritten letter from Wondolowski to JMB is laid in.


  3. PLGC Newsletter, Vol. 15, No. 2/3, 1988.
    A newsletter from the Poets’ League of Greater Cleveland, edited by John Stickney. Includes a poem titled “Blow” (by Spryszak?) from Lost and Found Times, No. 24.


  4. The Voice of Zewam, No. 7, 1988.
    A magazine of letters, fiction, poetry, photocopy art, etc., edited by Brendan W. Donegan. Includes a poem by JMB titled “Coolant”. Contributors are Greg Evason, Wharton Hood, and others. Two copies.


  5. Lactuca, No. 11, 1988.
    A magazine of poetry and short fiction edited by Mike Selender. An index of magazines lists JMB’s Lost and Found Times, along with contact information. Contains work by Lyn Lifshin and many others.


  6. Moonhead News, No. 79, 1988.
    A one-sheet chapbook of prose, poetry, and art, edited by Al Ackerman A prose piece titled “Raisins from Hell” makes reference to Moonhead “Spurt” Bennett [JMB]. Sent to JMB by Al Ackerman. Includes decorated envelope. Two copies.


  7. Fennel Stalk, No. 6, 1988.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, edited by Peter Bailey, Karen Bowden, and Ron Dickson. Includes two poems by JMB: “The Dad” and “Facecloth”. Contributors are Lyn Lifshin, Sheila Murphy, Paul Weinman, and many others. Includes a short biographical note on each of the contributors.


  8. Fell Swoop, No. 11/12, 1988.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, usually edited by XJ Dailey. Issue 11/12 has special guest editor Chris Toll. Includes a poem by JMB titled “The Loop”. Contributors are Sheila Murphy, Joel Dailey, and many others.


  9. PLGC Newsletter, Vol. 13, No. 4, 1988.
    A newsletter from the Poets’ League of Greater Cleveland, edited by John Stickney. Includes a review of JMB’s L&FT, No. 21/22.


  10. Exhibition Mail Art, 1988.
    Catalog for a mail art exhibition in Jambes, France [or Malonne, Belgium?]. An envelope by JMB is reproduced.


  11. PLGC Newsletter, Vol. 14, No. 1/2, 1988.
    A newsletter from the Poets’ League of Greater Cleveland, edited by John Stickney. Includes an excerpt from JMB’s Cascade. Cf. folder 1436.


  12. Untitled publication (ed. Dazar), 1988.
    A book of poetry, art, and prose, edited by Dazar. Includes two calligraphic visual poems with graphic border, an original drawing, and seven ts poems by JMB: “The Disconnection”, “The Bulb and the Brick”, “What’s Ahead”, “Fumbling the Buttons”, “Wind and Watch”, “Muddy Shovel”, and “Dead”. Contributors are Al Ackerman, Buz Blurr, Dazar, Bill Shields, Mumbles, and Delux.


  13. Libro Objeto X Correo, 1988.
    Catalog for an exhibition of artists’ books in Mexico City. Books by JMB and JMB / C. Mehrl Bennett are illustrated.


  14. “Concrete Blocks” postcards, 1988.
    A set of four postcards by JMB featuring an original drawing titled “Twitching Johnee”, and three poems: “Water Water”, “Puking”, and “Aquarius”. Published by Luna Bisonte Prods. Eight copies.


  15. Advertisement for Wasteside Development, 1988.
    A postcard featuring artwork on one side and information for the 1988 issue on the reverse. JMB is listed as a contributor. Three copies.


  16. Participant list for “Exposición Internacional de Arte Postal En Granada, Homenaje A Federico García Lorca”, 1988.
    A mail art exhibition in Granada, Spain. JMB is listed as a participant.


  17. Advertisement for “Prints & Postcards”, 1988.
    An exhibition held at the Columbus public main Library from June 8th – July 2nd. The ad lists a show titled “Reprint Original Reprint” of work by Joel Lipman.


  18. Japan Travel Diary, 1988.
    A publication of John Held, Jr.’s travels in Japan from July 28th – Aug 14th. A list of contributors to the “Hiroshima/The Bomb/Peace in an Open World” mail art show includes JMB.


  19. Participant list for “5th Annual Mail Art Show”, [1988].
    A mail art show held at Hartwick College. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  20. Rubberstampmadness, Vol. 8, Issue 39, 1988.
    A tabloid-style magazine of rubberstamp art, news, and articles. An article titled “Mail Art Today – The Eternal Network” by John Held, Jr. mentions JMB as a mail artist.


  21. Get Smart, Vol. 1, No. 3, 1988.
    A magazine of poetry, articles, poetry, art, etc., edited by John F. Kelly. Includes a poem by JMB titled “The Submergence”.


  22. After The End, No. 7, 1988.
    A magazine of “contemporary visual and language art”, edited by Greg Evason. Includes a short calligraphic visual poem by JMB with graphic border. Also includes work by Mike Miskowski, Evason, Jake Berry, Guy R. Beining, bpNichol, Daniel F. Bradley, and others.


  23. PLGC Newsletter, Vol. 14, No. 3, 1988.
    A newsletter from the Poets’ League of Greater Cleveland, edited by John Stickney. A paragraph on Generator, No. 2, lists JMB as a contributor to the issue.


  24. Columbus Art, Vol. 9, No. 4, 1988.
    A quarterly tabloid covering cultural events in central Ohio. No apparent references to JMB.


  25. Box of Water, Vol. 1, No. 4, 1988.
    A magazine of visual and text experimentation, edited by Stephen Perkins. An index of magazines lists JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods along with contact information. Issue features work by Scott Dohring, Jon Held Jr., Leonhard Frank Duch, Luc Fierens, Scott Macleod, Minoy, Mike Miskowski, Carlo Pittore, and others.


  26. Scavenger’s Newsletter, No. 47, 1988.
    A newsletter for small press writers and artists, edited by Stuart Napier and Billy Wolfenbarger. Includes a review by t. Winter-Damon of JMB’s No Boy (cf. folder 1088).


  27. Catalog for “Dreams”, or “Life in the South” mail art show, 1988.
    A mail art show held at the Kentuck Museum in Northport Alabama from Jan. 17th – Feb. The show was organized by Miz Mimi. JMB is listed as a contributor. Catalog contains work by Lucien Suel, Gerard Barbot, Vittore Baroni, John Held, and others.


  28. Arte Postale, No. 57, 1987, postmarked 1988.
    A magazine of ‘mail art mediation’ collected by Vittore Baroni. The theme of the issue is ‘The Box Game’ A list of box-makers includes JMB. Issue features work by Mark Pawson, Robin Crozier, S. Gustav Hägglund, Clemente Padín, Jürgen Olbrich, Carlo Pittore, and others. Also included is an Arte Postale magazine catalog.


  29. Brain Cell Stickers, 1988.
    Stickers from Ryosuke Cohen that are personalized with JMB’s name and a Brain Cell Noism! Logo. 17 copies and a black & white non-sticker copy.


  30. Abide / Drill (1 Cent 208), 1988.
    A small one-sheet publication with ‘Abide’ and ‘Drill’ rubberstampings. Published by Luna Bisonte Prods as part of jwcurry’s 1 Cent series. Three copies.


  31. Geek Maggot Bingo, 1988.
    A magazine of art, poetry, and prose. A poem by JMB titled “Lactation” is included. Contributors are Hal J. Daniel III, and others.


  32. Program for a sound art festival, [1988].
    Program for a festival in Cleveland that included performances by JMB, John Giorno, Jack Wright, Luigi – Bob Drake, Kristen Ban Tepper, and others. Three copies.


  33. An Encyclopedia about Anyone, 1988.
    A faux encyclopedia of artists listed alphabetically by first name with prose or poetry as entries. Compiled by Linda Day. Includes an untitled poem by JMB. Contributors are Bern Porter, Bob Grumman, Chris Winkler, De Villo Sloan, Dazar Omahaha, G. A. Huth, Guy Beining, Jake Berry, Luc Fierens, Malok, Michael Gunderloy, Mimi Holmes, Minoy, Vittore Baroni, and others.


  34. E.S.T.U.D.I.O., No. 12, 1988.
    A magazine of ‘alternative arts’, published by Sheila Holtz. Includes a review of JMB’s Blur and Ax Tongue by Bob Grumman. Issue features work by Pat Fish, Creative Thing, Dazar, Dogfish, Mimi Holmes, Sheila Holtz, Minoy, Bern Porter, Paul Weinman, and others.


  35. Advertisement for “Drawing Our Own Conclusions”, 1988.
    An art exhibition held at the Fort Hayes School for the Visual Art, Ohio, from July 27th – Sept. 16th. The show was curated by Rod Bax and Judy Hagan. JMB is listed as a featured artist. Two copies.


  36. The Circus Bee, Issue 54, 1988.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, edited by Al Ackerman. Includes three poems by JMB: “Flush”, “Result” and “Mud”. Contributors are Bill Shields, Buz Blurr, Daniel F. Bradley, Greg Evason, Keith Dodson, Paul Weinman, Rupert Wondolowski, and others. Three copies. Two include a supplement titled Hidden Love Romance, edited by Renfro Duggs, that features poetry by Bill Shields, Susan Young, and art by Laurel McElwain, Mike V.D., and Putz.




Box 97

Folder Number #1773-1791

  1. Kostar Kravat Mailart Network, 1988.
    A catalog of a mail art “action” organized by Aristide. A listing of mail artists includes JMB. JMB’s phrase “sponge mirror” is included on Ryosuke Cohen’s piece on inside back cover.


  2. Poster and participant list for the “Masks” project, 1988.
    A mail art project organized by Sofia Martinou in Athens, Greece, in 1988. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  3. Participant list for the 1988 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, 1988.
    The list includes JMB with a work titled “Smearee” in the Professional Division.


  4. The Creative Discourse, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1988.
    A tabloid-style magazine of news, poetry, interviews, etc., edited by William M. Van Horn. A participant list for the “1st Annual Performance Party and Mail-In Art Show”, organized by Steve Shain and Van Horn, lists JMB as a contributor.


  5. Catalog and participant list for “Mail Art Show Sunyab”, 1988.
    A mail art show from March – April 1988, held at the Lockwood library in Buffalo, NY. A submission list includes JMB as a contributor. Catalog contains work by Genesis P. Orridge, Monte Cazazza, and others.


    • 1777a. Untitled publication (ed. Dazar), 1988. A book of poetry, art, and prose, edited by Dazar. Cf. folder 1748.


  6. Poster for the “Fourth Metaphysical Telepathic Exhibition”, 1988.
    A mail art exhibition held on May 21st, 1986 in Poland. JMB is listed as a contributor. Organized by Andrzej Dudek Durer.


  7. Catalog for “Sculpture Inside Outside”, 1988.
    An art and performance exhibition held at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis from May 22nd – Sept. 1988. Includes references to Ray Johnson, Crackerjack Kid, Music Master, Andre Codrescu, and Scott Helmes. JMB probably had a rubberstamp in the mail art project referred to.


  8. Score Sheets, 1988.
    Score Sheets is a series of broadsides edited by Crag Hill. This group includes nos. 7 (5 copies; by JMB), 9, 10, 11, two unnumbered issues, and 3 flyers. In a screen-printed envelope.


  9. Recent Worms, 1988.
    A set of stamps by JMB featuring calligraphy and drawings. The stamps were printed by Jon Held Jr. Includes a handwritten letter from Held Jr. Eight copies. Sent to JMB on Jan. 25th, 1988.


  10. Recent Worms, 1988.
    A set of stamps by JMB featuring calligraphy and drawings. The stamps were printed by Jon Held Jr. on gummed paper. Includes a handwritten letter from Held Jr. Six copies. Sent to JMB on Jan. 27th, 1988.


  11. Pliego de Murmurios, No. 91, 1988.
    A folded Spanish poetry broadside edited by Juan Luis Pla Benito. JMB is mentioned in the books reviewed section.


  12. A Voice without Sides, No. 2, 1988.
    A loose-leaf publication edited by G. Huth. Includes a rubberstamp label “Jiggling” by JMB. Also includes work by Huth, Mike Miskowski, and Joel Lipman. Publication is in cloth bag.


  13. Sick Roof, No. 1, 1988.
    A one-sheet folded chapbook of poetry, edited by Mumbles. Includes a poem titled “Everything Everything” by JMB. Contributors are Bob Z., Jake Berry, Keith Dodson, Bill Shields, and others. Three copies.


  14. Subway Artifacts,1988.
    A small press newsletter edited by T. Winter Damon. Includes a handwritten letter to JMB from Damon on the reverse side. JMB is also listed as a contributor to Atticus Review, Spring 1987 and This is Important, No. 7, 1988.


  15. Advertisement for MallLife, 1988.
    A postcard ad for the MallLife, No. 15, audiocassette. Lists JMB as a contributor.


  16. Pliego de Murmurios, Nos. 82, 84, 1988.
    A folded Spanish poetry broadside edited by Juan Luis Plan Benito. No. 82 (2 copies) includes a poem by JMB, “Baño”, translated into Spanish by the author.


  17. Ltd Attn Span, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1988.
    A one-sheet newsletter of art and poetry published by Mumbles publications. Includes a poem by JMB titled “Scrotal”. Contributors are Al Ackerman, Jake Berry, and others. Three copies.


  18. Push Machinery, No. 12, [1988].
    A magazine of prose, art, poetry, visual poetry, etc., edited by Daniel F. Bradley in Toronto. Includes a rubberstamping by JMB: “Twist-On Standard Nipple Unit”. Contributors are Greg Evason, Bradley, Randall Brock, and others. Two copies.


  19. Advertisement for “Eco-Core Sampling Project”, 1988.
    Postcard invitation to a window installation by Steve Bradley held in Tallahassee, Florida on Feb. 19th. This installation included debris with JMB’s name on it.




Box 98

Folder Number #1792-1827

  1. Next Exit, No. 12, 1988.
    A magazine of poetry, edited by Eric Folsom. An index of mail received includes JMB’s L&FT, No. 21/22. Contributors are B.Z. Niditch, Lyn Lifshin, Sheila Murphy, and others.


  2. Whap! Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 1, 1988.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, edited by Glans. T. Sherman [Al Ackerman]. Includes a poem by JMB titled “Drinking the Broom”. Contributors are Bill Shields, John E. Mumbles, Al Ackerman, and others. Three copies.


  3. Art: Mag, No. 10, 1988.
    A magazine of art, prose, and poetry, edited by Peter Magliocco.. Includes two poems by JMB: “Going Blind” and “Sodden Waking”. Contributors are Paul Weinman, B.Z. Niditch, Sigmund Weiss, Lyn Lifshin, and many others.


  4. The Frontier Junction, No. 66666666…, 1988.
    A magazine of art, poetry, and prose, edited by Johnny Frontier. Includes three poems by JMB: “Fumbling the Buttons”, “The Bulb and the Brick”, and “Emptying”. Contributors are Jake Berry, Bob Black, Daniel Bradley, Pat McKinnon, Chris Winkler, and others.


  5. Artspace, Vol. 11, No. 1, 1988.
    A free publication by the Ohio Arts Council to provide information on local artists and events. JMB is listed as a recipient of a $2500 grant in the Media Arts category for 1989.


  6. Participant list for “Mona Lisa Mail Art Show”, 1988.
    Documentation for a mail art show held in Poland. Organized by Tomasz Schultz. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  7. Silk Star Ship, No. 1, 1988.
    A magazine of poetry and prose produced and edited by City of Steel Graphicpress, published by Richard Spam. Includes a poem by JMB titled “The Coil”. Contributors are Edward Mycue, Thomas Zimmerman, and others.


  8. Moonhead News, No. 79, 1988.
    A one-sheet chapbook of prose, poetry, and art, edited by Al Ackerman. A prose piece by Moonhead Leonard makes reference to ‘Moonhead Bennett’ (JMB). A poem titled “Moonostomy” by Moonhead Bennett is also included. Four copies sent in two envelopes; one of the envelopes is decorated and includes two small newspaper clippings and a ts letter from Ackerman [ “The CP”] to JMB.


  9. Cult Comix, No. 9, 1988.
    A magazine of art and poetry, published by Mumbles Publications. Includes an original drawing by JMB titled “Johnee Blows”. Contributors are Dazar, Al Ackerman, and others. Two copies.


  10. Mr. Verlin’s Zono Comix, 1988.
    A comic book by Rik Livingston, published by Thunder Bass Press. The acknowledgements section lists JMB’s L&FT as a publication to previously publish some of the comics in the book.


  11. Editing Beckett, 1988.
    A mail art project inspired by Foirades/Fizzles, a collaborative book by Samuel Beckett and Jasper Johns. Includes a collage poem and a calligraphic poem with rubberstampings and photocopy manipulation by Margy Ligon and JMB. Contributors are Lon Spiegelman, Joel Lipman, Musicmaster, Guy Bleus, Ray Johnson, Robin Crozier, Crackerjack Kid, David Cole, Ko De Jonge, Shozo Shimamoto, Jürgen Olbrich, G. X. Jupitter-Larsen, Clemente Padín, Vittore Baroni, Klaus Groh, Cavellini, Paulo Bruscky, and many others.


  12. Prehistoric Life Magazine, June/July 1988.
    A magazine of art and photography. A drawing titled “No” by JMB is included. Contributors are Carlo Pittore, State of Being, Barbot, Jake Berry, Al Ackerman, Omahaha, Ruggero Maggi, Jon Held Jr., Prince World, Carol Stetser, Guy R. Beining, Music Master, and many others.


  13. Unowned Worlds, “Double Peach”, 1988.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, published by the Harry Bates Club [Al Ackerman]. Contributors are Mumbles, Dazar, Ackerman, Jack A Withers Smote [here, Smote is JMB and possibly Ackerman], and others. Five copies.


  14. Art: Mag, No. 6, 1988.
    A magazine of art, prose, and poetry, edited by Peter Magliocco. Includes a poem titled “The Thought” by JMB. Contributors are B.Z. Niditch, Lyn Lifshin, and others.


  15. Advertisement for “International Traveling Exhibition Mail Art to Help the Sahel”, 1988.
    Announcement for a mail art show in Salamanca, Spain and other locations; JMB had work in it.


  16. The Monthly…Bulletin, No. 60, 1988.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, edited by T. S. Child. A fiction story titled “Feebo’s House” by Bimb Whittier [Al Ackerman] includes a character named Bennett, which is probably based on JMB. Two copies.


  17. Moonhead News, No. 79, 1988.
    A one-sheet chapbook of prose, poetry, and art, edited by Al Ackerman. An index of new members lists Moonhead Bennett [JMB]. Three copies.


  18. Blank, summer 1988.
    A newsletter for ‘Individual Artists of Oklahoma’. A list of contributors to the “Neighborhood Dogs” mail art show at I.A.O., June 1988, includes JMB.


  19. Artifact Collective Texts, No. 1, 1988.
    A magazine of poetry, art, and prose, edited by Jake Berry. Includes four poems by JMB: “Sleep Lunge”, “Almost Time”, “The Abandoned”, and “Omeyocán”. Contributors are Mike Miskowski, Ivan Argüelles, Greg Evason, Harry Polkinhorn, G. Huth, Malok, Chris Winkler, Dan Raphael, Jack Foley, Richard Kostelanetz, and others.


  20. Art: Mag, No. 9, 1988.
    A magazine of art, prose, and poetry, edited by Peter Magliocco. Includes a poem by JMB titled “Almost Time”. Contributors are Steve Richmond, Edward Mycue, G. Huth, Thomas Zimmerman, Hal J. Daniel III, and others. A supplement to the issue, a chapbook of poetry and art titled “Sleep Enveloped by Ancient Times” by Sigmund Weiss is included.


  21. Poked with Sticks, No. 2, 1988.
    A magazine of poetry, visual poetry, prose, and art, edited by Stephen E. Includes four poems by JMB titled “Shrieking Shirker”, “Sentient”, an untitled calligraphic poem, and “All That Food”. Contributors are Joel Lipman, Paul Weinman, Miekal And, and others. Envelope contains a handwritten note from Stephen E. and several photocopied images.


  22. Cult Comix, No. 10, 1988.
    A magazine of art and poetry, published by Mumbles Publications. Includes two poems by JMB: “Hat Lapse” and “Aquarius”. Contributors are Chris Winkler, Bob Black, Jake Berry, Al Ackerman, Malok, Mike Miskowski, Bill Shields, Dadata, G. Huth, Dazar, and others.


  23. Participant list for “St. Valentine Day Mail Art Show”, 1988.
    A mail art show held at the Photographic Gallery in Saskatoon, Canada, in 1988. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  24. The Primal Plunge catalog, 1988-1989.
    A catalog of alternative magazines and books. An advertisement for Nightmares of Reason lists JMB as a contributor.


  25. Announcement for Mundi, 1988.
    Announcement for Argentine literary journal, issue No. 3-4, which includes 3 poems by JMB.


  26. Letter from George Myers Jr., 1988.
    A letter commenting on the temporary decision not to publish Alphabets Sublime. Also included is an advertisement for Cumberland Journal, which features an ad for Alphabets Sublime that lists JMB as a contributor.


  27. Participant list for (Hemi’s 50th Birthday), 1988.
    A mail art project organized by Angela and Henning Mittendorf. JMB is listed as a contributor. An art collage is also included.


  28. 78th Annual Columbus Art League Exhibition Catalog, 1988.
    An art exhibition held at the Columbus Museum of Art from July 24th – Aug 26th. The catalog includes a reproduction of an original acrylic and pencil drawing with calligraphic writing by JMB titled “Johnee Sinks”, which received an award. Five copies.


  29. Catalog for “Time 88”, 1988.
    A mail art project exhibited at Artestudio in Bergamo, Italy, from April 9th – 24th. Catalog includes a calligraphic artwork by JMB with graphic border. Contributors are Paulo Bruscky, Shozo Shimamoto, Cavellini, Vittore Baroni, Luc Fierens, Ruggero Maggi, Ko De Jonge, Anna Banana, Clemente Padín, Piotr Rypson, Radio Free Dada, Buz Blurr, Robin Crozier, Giovanni Fontana, Daniel Daligand, Robert Rehfeldt, Giovanni Strada, Chris Winkler, Fernand Barbot, Ryosuke Cohen, Gerard Barbot, John Held Jr., Galantai-Artpool, Rod Summers, Serge Segay, Carlo Pittore, Guy Bleus, Joachim Frank, Henning Mittendorf, Edgardo-Antonio and Tana Vigo, Emilio Morandi, Guillermo Deisler, Klaus Groh, and many others.


  30. Art?-Com On! [Artcomnet], [No. 25?], 1988.
    A newsletter for mail artists, poets etc., edited by Joachim Frank. Includes a calligraphic work by JMB [“this is not art”] with a “snot” rubberstamp label. Contributors are Mark Bloch, Klaus Peter-Fuerstenau, Gail Alien, Juergen Kierspel, Mark Pawson, Steve Random, George Myers Jr., Joel Lipman, Mick Mather, David Cole, Joachim Frank, Juergen Olbrich, Ruggero Maggi, and others.


  31. Super Trouper, Issue 5, 1988.
    Super Trouper is a supplement to International Melodic Scribble edited by Andrew Savage that includes reviews and poetry. The issue includes an untitled ts poem by JMB. A second copy of the page that includes JMB’s poem is included.


  32. Participant list for “The Works” mail art project, 1988.
    A mail art exhibition held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, from June 30th – July 10th. Participant’s list includes JMB. Also included is an invitation for “The Works” 2nd mail art exhibition.


  33. Catalog for first annual “Scrabble in the Home”, 1988.
    An exhibition of art on Jan. 1st, 1988, at the home of Charles E. S. Goldstein in Berkeley. California. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  34. Alabama Dogshoe Moustache, No. 2, 1988.
    A one-page publication of poetry, edited by G. Huth. Includes a poem titled “Drift” by JMB. Other contributors are Randall Brock, Brendan Donegan, John Eberly, and Mike Miskowski. Two copies. A letter from G. Huth to JMB is also included in the envelope.


  35. Participant list for “Art is Money”, 1988.
    Documentation of a mail art project by Ben Allen, Northern Ireland. JMB listed as a participant. Includes a letter from Allen.


  36. Page G-6 from The Columbus Dispatch, Aug. 14th, 1988.
    Section G-6 out of the daily newspaper from Columbus, OH. Features an article by Lesley Constable titled “Show draws visual conclusion”. The article references JMB’s drawings exhibited at the “Drawing Our Conclusions” show. Cf. folder 1771.




Box 99

Folder Number #1828-1866

  1. Advertisement for “Future Sight” and “78th Annual Columbus Art League Exhibition”, 1988.
    “Future Sight” is described as an “Innovations in Art Holography” exhibit at the Columbus Museum of Art from July 24th – Sept 4th. The “78th Annual Columbus Art League Exhibition” was exhibited at the CMA from July 24th – Aug. 26th. Cf. folder 1819.


  2. Participants list for “Drawing Our Own Conclusions”, 1988.
    An art exhibition held at the Fort Hayes School for the Visual Art, Ohio, from July 27th – Sept. 16th. The show was curated by Rod Bax and Judy Hagan. A short biography of JMB and a list of 21 mixed media works by JMB that were exhibited is included.


  3. Catalog and participant list for “Bodies of Water”, 1988.
    An international mail art exhibit held at from Sept. 26th – Nov. 23rd, probably held in Huntington Beach, California. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  4. Mail Art from Mumbles [John Eberly], 1988.
    Envelope includes a handwritten letter to JMB from John E., a photocopied page from Sound Choice magazine, No. 10, that includes a picture of The Mumbles [music group], an advertisement for Cult Comix, No. 10, and two pages of drawings by John E.


  5. Poster for “Portraits of Friends” 2nd international mail art exhibit, 1988.
    A mail art exhibit held in at the Kent Library in Kent, Washington, during Oct. 1988. JMB is listed as a contributor. Also includes an invitation for “Kent’s Third Annual International Mail Art Exhibit”.


  6. Alabama Dogshoe Moustache, No. 3, 1988.
    A small publication of poetry, edited by G. Huth. Includes a poem titled “The Beach”. Contributors are John Eberly, Crag Hill, Brendan Donegan, Jake Berry, and Daniel F. Bradley. Includes a holographic letter from G. Huth to JMB.


  7. Room 302 Books catalog, 1988.
    A list of books for sale compiled by jwcurry, focusing on Stuart Ross. Includes a listing for JMB’s Ant-Path, which was published by Ross.


  8. Post Nons, 1988.
    A small magazine of poetry published by Jake Berry’s Abscond Press. Includes a calligraphic poem by JMB and Jake Berry. Other contributors are Jack Foley, Ed Lawrence, Malok, and Mike Miskowski. Three copies. A holographic letter from Berry to JMB is included.


  9. “GCAC Individual Artists Fellowship Exhibition”, 1988.
    An exhibition presented by the Columbus Arts Festival in 1988. The exhibit featured work by John McClintock. A list of McClintock’s independent productions includes Mail Art Romance. Cf. folder 793.


  10. Participant list for “Winter in Chicago, Too”, 1988.
    A mail art exhibition organized by Artist Book Works in Chicago, Illinois. JMB is listed as a participant.


  11. Participant list for “The End of the Era”, 1988.
    A mail art exhibition held at the Village Gate Art Center in Rochester, New York, from May 7th – June 18th. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  12. Mail Art, 1988.
    Announcement for a mail art show in Maintal, Germany, September 1988. JMB was probably a participant.


  13. Z Miscellaneous, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1988.
    A newsletter for small press magazines and publications. Includes a review of JMB’s L&FT, No. 21/22.


  14. A reprint for World Literature Today [contemporary Japanese literature], summer 1988.
    A photocopied article titled “In Search of Epic: Gozo Yoshimasu’s ‘Osiris, the God of Stone”’ by James Morita. A handwritten note from Morita on the first page thanks JMB for his help.


  15. Subway Artifacts,1988.
    Pc of 2 pages from a small press newsletter edited by T. Winter-Damon. A review of Nightmares of Reason, No. 3, lists JMB as a contributor. JMB’s L&FT, No. 21/22 is also reviewed.


  16. Contributor list for the “Annotated Bibliography of Mail Art” project, 1988.
    A project organized by Jon Held Jr., with the help of Vittore Baroni. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  17. Poster for the “Sixth Metaphysical Telepathic Exhibition”, 1988.
    A mail art exhibition held on May 21st, 1987 in Poland. JMB is listed as a contributor. Organized by Andrzej Dudek Durer. Includes a handwritten note to JMB from Durer.


  18. Participant list for “The Figure: Alternative Visions”, 1988.
    A mail art exhibition probably held in Tallahassee, Florida. The show was organized by S. S. Bradley. JMB is listed as a contributor. Includes a ts letter to JMB from Bradley.


  19. Catalog for “A Quinientos Años de la Llegada de Colón a América”, 1988.
    A mail art exhibition held in Ibiza, Spain, from June – July 1988. Includes JMB’s “Recent Worms” [cf. folder 1781] and a drawing/calligraphic work with graphic border by JMB titled “Descubrimiento”. Catalog also features work by Edgardo-Antonio Vigo, Paulo Bruscky, Bern Porter, Private World, Daniel Daligand, Lucien Suel, Robin Crozier, Rod Summers / VEC, Ko De Jonge, Vittore Baroni, Giovanni Fontana, Cavellini, Ruggero Maggi, Guillermo Deisler, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, Klaus Groh, Jurgen Kierspel, Serge Segay, Clemente Padín, and many others.


  20. Participant list for “Babble – The Book of Tongues”, 1988.
    A mail art project organized by Bill Whorrall. JMB is listed as a contributor. Includes two photographs of a large piece of mail art from Boog.


  21. Information from the “Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition”, 1988.
    An art exhibition held in Columbus, Ohio from Aug. 4th – Aug. 24th. Envelope includes a ts letter from the General Manager Jack C. Foust, two programs, and seven returned registration forms for works by JMB, one of which was an acceptance for the show.


  22. Invitation to 48–Hour Magazine, 1988.
    “A multi-media performance of a literary magazine”. Held at “The Room Upstairs” in Austin, Texas, from 6 PM April 29th – 6PM May 1st. JMB is listed as an out-of-town contributor.


  23. Participant list for “Ray Johnson’s Fifths Letter Correspondence” [sic], 1988.
    A mail art project held in June/July in Holland. Organized by Jenny de Groot and Artpool. JMB is listed as a participant. Cf. folder 1853.


  24. Subway Artifacts,1988.
    A small press newsletter edited by T. Winter-Damon. A holographic note to JMB from Winter-Damon is written on the page. Includes a pc page from an unknown publication featuring a poem titled “Tribute to Nectar” by Winter-Damon.


  25. SkyViews, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1988.
    A magazine of art, prose, poetry, reviews, etc., edited by Phoebe Bosche, James Maloney, and Stephen Fischer. An index of magazines lists JMB’s L&FT, No. 21/22. Contributors are Buz Blurr, Minoy, and many others. Envelope also includes advertisements for events at the Red Sky Poetry Theatre, an advertisement for “Between Sentiment and Cynicism” discussion, a Spilled Ink summer 1988 catalog, and Censorship [a one page publication of poetry and prose].


  26. Participant list for “Festival Experimentalnebo umenie a literury”, 1988.
    A mail art exhibition in Hungary, organized by Artpool [Gyorgy Galantai]. JMB is listed as a participant. Cf. folder 1850.


  27. Smile History Lesson, 1988.
    A book of publication covers, each with the question “Is your name in this book?” Book by Mark Pawson and/or Cracker Jack Kid.


  28. Invitation for “recycling mail art projekt”, 1988.
    Invitation to a mail art project coordinated by Kollegium B.E.R.M. in Berlin.


  29. “Time 88” Mail Art Project, 1988.
    Announcements and participants’ list for a mail art show in Bergamo, Italy organized by Artestudio. JMB is listed as a participant.


  30. “La parola Pace non si Può Vaidere”, 1988.
    Announcement for a mail art show organized by Ruggero Maggi in Bologna, Italy, May-June 1988. Holographic note from Maggi says a work by JMB is in the show.


  31. Rant, No. 23, A,B,C, 1988.
    A publication of three sheets of stamps, edited by Creative Thing. Sheet A features a stamp designed by JMB. Contributors are Al Ackerman, Judith Hoffberg, Buz Blurr, Radio Free Dada, Christian Herman, Jeff Mullican, John Held Jr., Music Master, State of Being, Ruggero Maggi, Claudine Barbot, Arturo Fallico II, David Cole, Private World, Gerard Barbot, Fernand Barbot, Jürgen Olbrich, Keith Bates, and others. 1 copy of sheet A, two copies of sheet B, and three copies of sheet C.


  32. Mail art project for Darlene Altschul, 1988.
    A series of artists’ depictions of Altschul. JMB is listed as a contributor. Other contributors are Leavenworth Jackson, Al Ackerman, Mark Bloch, Carlo Pittore, Luc Fierens, Ryosuke Cohen, Ruggero Maggi, Gerard Barbot, Guy Bleus, Dazar Omahaha, Fran Rutkovsky, Guillermo Deisler, Radio Free Dada, and many others.


  33. Mail art from Tamotsu Watanabe, 1988.
    Envelope includes pc photographs of Ruggero Maggi, Gerard Barbot, Daniel Daligand, Ryosuke Cohen, Watanabe, Shozo Shimamoto, artwork, and a sheet of Stamp or Seal Networking artwork, which includes a rubberstamp label by JMB: “Snot”.


  34. Last Trax catalog, 1988.
    A catalog of the Trax series. JMB is listed as a contributor to the 1281, 0282, 0382, 0482, 0682, 1182, 0383, and 231086 editions. Envelope also includes four art postcards, a Last Trax vinyl record, and a visual poetry artwork by Vittore Baroni.


  35. Alabama Dogshoe Moustache, No. 1, 1988.
    A small publication of poetry, edited by G. Huth. The issue includes two copies of each poem on adhesive stickers. Includes a poem by JMB titled “Epitome”. Other contributors are Karl Kempton, Crag Hill, Greg Evason, Wharton Hood, and M. Kettner. two copies. A handwritten letter from Huth to JMB is also included.


  36. “The Message”, 1988.
    Documentation materials from a mail art show in Potsdam, East Germany. Probably organized by Robert Rehfeldt. JMB is listed as a participant.


  37. “Art is Money” participant list and catalog, 1988.
    A mail art project organized by Ben Allen. Includes an artwork by JMB. Contributors are Klaus Groh, Robin Crozier, Gerard and Fernand Barbot, Mark Pawson, Vittore Baroni, Scott Dohring, Jurgen Kierspel, Keith Bates, Private World, Anna Banana, and many others. Includes a postcard designed by Ben Allen, five brain cell stamps, three small artworks, and a request for postcards of Ireland.


  38. “Air Mail Project”, 1988.
    A mail art project organized by Mark Pawson. Envelope includes a list of participants, project info, seven postcards of original art and a letter to JMB from Pawson, which indicates that a “Vomit Here” sticker by JMB was used on a postcard in the show.


  39. “La Fine” Mail Art Project, 1988.
    Documentation for a mail art show in Caprino, Italy. Issued as an issue of Convoglio fanzine, No. 4. Includes a work by JMB.




Box 100

Folder Number #1867-1883

  1. Participant list for “Tarasco International Correspondence” show, 1988.
    An international mail art project organized by Gyorgy Galantai from July 24th – 30th, in Budapest, Hungary. JMB is listed as a participant. A photograph with George Orwell quote is included.


  2. Catalog for “Mail Art This is the End Catalogo Project”, 1988.
    A mail art project coordinated by Alberto Castelli in Caprino, Italy. A drawing and rubberstamp label collage by JMB is included. Other contributors are Ruggero Maggi, Emilio Morandi, Luc Fierens, Vittore Baroni, Clemente Padín, G. X. Jupitter-Larsen, Guillermo Deisler, Giovanni Strada, and others.


  3. Material from Bomb Shelter Press, 1988.
    Envelope includes art by Mike Miskowski and advertisements for publications of BSP. An ad for Malllife, No. 15, an audiocassette, lists JMB as a featured poet.


  4. Material from the “78th Annual Columbus Art League Exhibition”, 1988.
    An art exhibition held at the Columbus Museum of Art from July 24th – Aug. 26th. A notification form indicates that an acrylic and pencil work titled “Johnee Sinks” by JMB was included in the show.


  5. “What to Do”, 1988.
    Two copies of a broadside poem by JMB titled “What to Do”, published as VEC, No. 21, 1988, by Rod Summers in Maastricht, Netherlands.


  6. “World Message Art Event in IIDA", 1988.
    Documentation of mail art events held in Nagano, Japan, also called “Death Message Art Project”. JMB listed as a participant.


  7. In The Mail, 1988.
    Two magazines of art edited by T.H., published by Wordless Press. In The Mail, Feb. 1988, includes a visual poem by JMB (and a note from the editor apologizing for printing it upside down). Also Collaborator, a chapbook of collage.


  8. Membership Roster for the Columbus Art League, 1989.
    A short pamphlet with listings of CAL presidents and members. Both JMB and CMB are included in the roster, along with their contact information.


  9. Brain Cell, No. 141, 1989.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by JMB, Fernand and Claudine Barbot, Ruggero Maggi, Klaus Groh, Ryosuke Cohen, and many others.


  10. Brain Cell, No. 133, 1989.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by Cracker Jack id, Mark Bloch, JMB, Rod Summers, Daniel Daligano, G. Deisler, Henning Mittendorf, Klaus Groh, Ryosuke Cohen, and many others.


  11. The Wire, Vol. 9, No. 26, 1989.
    A small press magazine of poetry, edited by Sharon Wysocki. A poem by JMB titled “Just Work”. Also features work by Paul Weinman and others.


  12. Brain Cell, No. 143, 1989.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by JMB, Mark Bloch, Klaus Groh, Giovanni Strada, Guy Bleus, Ryosuke Cohen, and others.


  13. 1990 Poet’s Market, 1989.
    A reference guide for where and how to publish poetry, edited by Judson Jerome. The list of publishers includes a paragraph on JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods.


  14. Blades, No. 27, 1989.
    A small magazine of poetry, prose, and graphics, edited by Joann Balangit and Francis Poole. Includes a poem by JMB titled “Built on Hope”. Contributors are Poole, Balangit, Joel Lipman, Andrei Codrescu, and others.


  15. Ohio Writer, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1989.
    A newsletter of reviews, events, and news, edited by Mary Grimm, Susan Grimm, Jeff Erdie, and Kristin Blumberg. Includes a review of JMB’s Ax Tongue audiocassette. Cf. folder 1280. Two copies.


  16. Ohio Writer, Vol. 3, No. 5, 1989.
    A newsletter of reviews, events, and news, edited by Mary Grimm, Susan Grimm, Jeff Erdie, and Kristin Blumberg. A review of Artcrimes, No. 7, makes reference to JMB as a contributor.


  17. International Directory of Little Magazines and Small Presses, 25th edition, 1989-90.
    Extensive list of publications edited by Len Fulton. Includes JMB’s L&FT and Luna Bisonte Prods, offering short synopses of each.




Box 101

Folder Number #1884-1898

  1. A Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers 1989 – 90 edition, 1989.
    A large publication of over six thousand writers, published by Poets and Writers, Inc. The directory lists JMB with contact information and a sample bibliography.


  2. Central Park, No. 16, 1989.
    A large publication of fiction, essays, art, collage, drama, and poetry, edited by Eve Ensler, Richard Royal, and Stephen-Paul Martin. Includes a poem by JMB titled “Wet Veteran”. Also features work by Jake Berry, Eve Ensler, Bruce Andrews, Spencer Selby, Erik Belgum, Dennis Barone, and many others.


  3. Mundi, No. 5, 1989.
    Literary journal published in Cordoba, Argentina, edited by Emilio Sosa López and Armando Zárate. Includes 4 poems by Bob Heman translated into Spanish by JMB.


  4. Caliban, No. 6, 1989.
    A book-sized magazine of prose, poetry, photography, and art, edited by Lawrence Smith. Includes four poems by JMB: “The Corpse”, “I Care Its Us”, “Scaling Oh Scaling”, and “Dig Its”. Also, in “contributor’s advice” section, “Promised Literature”. Contributors are Edward Mycue, Ira Cohen, Nico Vassilakis, Andrew Joron, and many others.


  5. Caliban, No. 7, 1989.
    A book-sized magazine of prose, poetry, photography, and art, edited by Lawrence Smith. Includes three untitled drawings and three poems by JMB: “Showering”, “Pico Mojado”, and “Eating”. Contributors are Ivan Arguëlles, John Stickney, Ira Cohen, Richard Kostelanetz, Guy R. Beining, Tom Whalen, Philip Lamantia, and many others.


  6. Factsheet Five, No. 32, 1989.
    A magazine of reviews and articles on music, poetry, and books, edited by Michael Gunderloy. Includes a review of JMB’s Lice poetry chapbook.


  7. NRG, No. 29, 1989.
    Tabloid-style magazine devoted to poetry, prose, and visual poetry, edited by Dan Raphael. A review of Sub-Rosa lists JMB as a contributor. Two copies.


  8. Tide, 1989.
    A short chapbook of poetry and graphics by JMB, published by Luna Bisonte Prods. Includes four ts poems: “Tide”, “Luz”, “Pool”, and “Knives in a Drawer”. Ten copies.


  9. Brain Cell, No. 121, 1989.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by JMB, Mumbles, Arturo Fallico, David Greenberger, Harry Polkinhorn, Klaus Groh, Jurgen Kierspel, G. Deisler, Giovanni Strada, Ryosuke Cohen, and many others.


  10. Brain Cell, No. 130, 1989.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by JMB, Cracker Jack Kid, Jon Held Jr., Mumbles, David Greenberger, Klaus Groh, Mark Pawson, Ryosuke Cohen, and others.


  11. Lactuca, No. 12, 1989
    A magazine of poetry and short fiction edited by Mike Selender. An index of magazines lists JMB’s Lost and Found Times, along with contact information. Contains work by Hal Daniel, Sigmund Weiss, and many others.


  12. NRG, No. 31, [1989/1990].
    Tabloid-style magazine devoted to poetry, prose, and visual poetry, edited by Dan Raphael. Includes a review of JMB’s Swelling. Includes work by Nico Vassilakis, Noemie Maxwell, Harry Polkinhorn, Thomas Taylor, and others.


  13. The Wire, Vol. 9, No. 24, 1989.
    A small press magazine of poetry, edited by Sharon Wysocki. Includes a poem by JMB titled “Diarrhoea”. Contributors are Paul Weinman, Niditch, and others.


  14. Sick Roof, No. 4, 1989.
    A one-sheet folded chapbook of poetry, edited by Mumbles. Includes a poem by JMB titled “Corporate Education”. Contributors are Bill Shields, G. Huth, Nico Vassilakis, Mike Miskowski, and others. Three copies. The envelope also contains a handwritten letter from the editor to JMB.


  15. Sick Roof, No. 3, 1989.
    A one-sheet folded chapbook of poetry, edited by Mumbles. Includes a poem by JMB titled “Ingeniero”. Contributors are Keith A. Dodson, G. Huth, Mad Dog Shields, John Eberly, Paul Weinman, F. C. Jerkoffsky, and others.




Box 102

Folder Number #1899-1926

  1. Sick Roof, No. 2, 1989.
    A one-sheet folded chapbook of poetry, edited by Mumbles. Includes a poem by JMB titled “The Golden Rule”. Contributors are Bob Z., Keith Dodson, Bill Shields, and others. Three copies. Envelope includes a letter to JMB from Mumbles.


  2. Sick Roof, No. 5, 1989.
    A one-sheet folded chapbook of poetry, edited by Mumbles. Includes a poem by JMB titled “Promised Literature”. Contributors are John Eberly, Mad Dog Shields, and others. Three copies. Includes a holographic letter from Mumbles.


  3. Sick Roof, No. 6, 1989.
    A one-sheet folded chapbook of poetry, edited by Mumbles. Includes a poem by JMB titled “Sick Roof”. Contributors are Lyn Lifshin, and others. Three copies. Envelope also includes a handwritten letter from the editor to JMB with a drawing on the reverse-side.


  4. Brain Cell, No. 159, 1989.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by JMB, David Greenberger, Dogfish, Ruggero Maggi, Lucien Suel, Luc Fierens, Klaus Groh, Ryosuke Cohen, and many others.


  5. Brain Cell, No. 148, 1989.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by JMB, Ryosuke Cohen, Leavenworth Jackson, Klaus Groh, G. Deisler, Keith Bates, and many others.


  6. Alabama Dogshoe Moustache, No. 5, 1989.
    A publication of art, prose, and poetry, edited by G. Huth. Includes a calligraphic poem with drawing and graphic border by JMB. Contributors are Patrick McKinnon, Mike Miskowski, Guy R. Beining, Bill DiMichele, G. Huth, John Byrum, Bob Grumman, Joel Lipman, and others.


  7. Brain Cell, No. 161, 1989.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by JMB, Ryosuke Cohen, Carol Stetser, Leavenworth Jackson, Radio Free Dada, Buz Blurr, Robin Crozier, Klaus Groh, Giovanni Strada, Clemente Padín, Ko De Jonge, and many others.


  8. Brain Cell, No. 153, 1989.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by JMB, Ryosuke Cohen, Mumbles, Arturo Fallico, Giovanni Strada, Klaus Groh, G. Deisler, Clemente Padín, and many others.


  9. Factsheet Five, No. 33, 1989.
    A magazine of reviews and articles on music, poetry, and books, edited by Michael Gunderloy. May contain references to JMB.


  10. Polartiz Etzeztz, 1989.
    A magazine from Australia of art, poetry, and visual poetry, edited by Pete Spence. Includes four poems by JMB: “The Gutter”, “Through the Door”, “Civil”, and “What was Started”. Contributors are Giovanni Strada, Sheila Murphy, Jake Berry, and others. A letter from the editor to JMB is included.


  11. Polartiz Etzeztz, 1989.
    A magazine of art, prose, poetry, and visual poetry, edited by Pete Spence. Includes five poems by JMB: “Paving the Way”, “Viaje Inevitable”, “Flailing through Time”, “Showering”, and “A Brain” (written with Jake Berry). Also includes reviews of JMB’s Regression and Drill from Factsheet Five, No. 30.


  12. Factsheet Five, No. 31, 1989.
    A magazine of reviews and articles on music, poetry, and books, edited by Michael Gunderloy. Includes a review of JMB’s L&FT, No. 24.


  13. Shattered Wig Review, No. 4, 1989.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, edited by Rupert Wondolowski and Loquacious Borgnine. Includes three poems by JMB: “Fortuna”, “Clawing the Stool”, and “Damp Spot”. Contributors are Jake Berry, Al Ackerman, Eel Leonard, Dan Raphael, Chris Winkler, Malok, and many others.


  14. Polartiz Etzeztz, 1989.
    A magazine from Australia of art, prose, poetry, and visual poetry, edited by Pete Spence. Includes two poems by JMB: “Waiting for Socks” and “Late Syndrome”. Contributors are Clemente Padín, Serse Luigetti, Guy Bleus, and others.


  15. Peels 1989.
    A short handmade conceptual chapbook featuring a collage work by JMB. A small piece of paper with “Peel” printed on it is taped to the page. Three copies in titled envelope.


  16. Factsheet Five, No. 34, 1989.
    A magazine of reviews and articles on music, poetry, and books, edited by Michael Gunderloy. Includes a review of JMB’s L&FT, No. 25.


  17. Artcrimes, No. 7, 1989.
    A magazine of art and poetry, edited by Christopher Franke. Includes two poems by JMB: “The Bulb and the Brick” and “Schools Out”. Contributors are John Byrum, Christopher Franke, Richard Kostelanetz, Joel Lipman, Gerald Locklin, and many others. Includes an advertisement for a publication reading held in Cleveland on June 17th, featuring reading by JMB.


  18. The Librarian for the Criminally Insane, 3rd Edition, 1989.
    A publication featuring a long poem by Jack A. Withers Smote [Smote is JMB and Al Ackerman here]. Published by Piss on a Convict Press. Five copies.


  19. The Librarian for the Criminally Insane, 5th Edition, 1989.
    A publication featuring a long poem by Jack A. Withers Smote [Smote is JMB and Al Ackerman here]. Published by Piss on a Convict Press. Four copies.


  20. Work Cases, 1989.
    A chapbook of rubberstamp labels and graphics by JMB and Robin Crozier. Five copies signed by authors. A holographic letter from Crozier to JMB is included.


  21. Brain Cell Labels, 1989.
    Labels from Ryosuke Cohen that are personalized with JMB’s name and a “Brain Celler” Noism! Logo. 10 copies.


  22. Lost and Found Times, No. 25, 1989.
    JMB’s magazine of poetry, prose, art, etc., published through Luna Bisonte Prods. JMB’s contributions include two rubberstamp text/graphic collages with Jake Berry, a calligraphic visual poem with Luigi-Bob Drake, a ts poem titled “Chapter Seven” with Robin Crozier, a ts poem titled “Like the Pair of Trousers” with T. Winter-Damon, a ts poem titled “The Gutter” with Jake Berry, a ts poem titled “Short Dog” with T. Winter-Damon, three ts poems titled “What was Started”, “Through the Door”, and “Civil” with Sheila Murphy, a ts poem titled “Like a Hose” with Luigi-Bob Drake, two ts poem titled “Fourteen Lots” and “Cold Nude” with Michael Dec, a “Throne Fog” rubberstamp label and eight solo ts poems: “Mole Angelico”, “Bets”, “Paraiso”, “Forestation”, “Libro”, “Defectoral Process”, “Speaking”, and “Rice”. Contributors are Al Ackerman, Vittore Baroni, Guy R. Beining, Ben Bennett, C. Mehrl Bennett, John Berndt, Jake Berry, Daniel F. Bradley, Jonathan Brannen, John Buckner, Robin Crozier, dadata, Hal J. Daniel III, Michael Dec, Luigi-Bob Drake, John Eberly, Greg Evason, Bob Grumman, S. Gustav Hägglund, Matt Jasper, M. Kettner, Lyn Lifshin, Serse Luigetti, Malok, Mike Miskowski, John E. Mumbles, Sheila Murphy, Francis Poole, Fran Rutkovsky, Glans T. Sherman, Bill Shields, Byron Smith, Pete Spence, Spryszak, Thomas Taylor, Nico Vassilakis, Paul Weinman, Chris Winkler, T. Winter-Damon, Rupert Wondolowski, and many others. Six copies.


  23. Full Penny Jar, 1989.
    A chapbook of art, prose, visual poetry, and poetry, by M. Kettner with illustrations by Mike Miskowski. Published by Runaway Spoon Press. Includes work by Noemie Maxwell and Nico Vassilakis. Kettner thanks JMB’s L&FT. Two copies.


  24. Lice, [Cehsoikoe Lonesome Poets Series, No. 3] 1989.
    A chapbook of poetry and graphics by JMB, published by Grinding Wheels Enterprises as Cehsoikoe Lonesome Poets Series, No. 3. Four copies.


  25. Next Exit, No. 14, 1989.
    A magazine of poetry, edited by Eric Folsom. Includes a review of JMB’s L&FT, No. 23. Contributors are Lyn Lifshin, B. Z. Niditch, Daniel F. Bradley, Greg Evason, Sheila Murphy, and others.


  26. News Nosey, November 1989.
    A farcical/comic newsletter based on the OSU libraries. Includes a humorous reference to JMB as “Johnnie Bendix”.


  27. The Duplex Planet, No. 99. 1989.
    A magazine of poetry, edited by David Greenberger. A poem by Ernest Noyes Brookings that appears in the issue was previously published in JMB’s L&FT, No. 21/22.


  28. News Nosey, March 1989.
    A farcical/comic newsletter based on the OSU libraries. Includes a review of John Bandit’s [JMB’s] Cosmic Slime Chants, published by Luna Bisonte Prods.




Box 103

Folder Number #1927-1952

  1. Columbus Art, Vol. 10, No. 6, 1989.
    A quarterly tabloid covering cultural events in central Ohio. Includes an announcement for JMB’s performance with Byron Smith and Jim Wiese at the First Avenue Office Center in Columbus, Ohio on Nov. 4th. A photograph of JMB taken by Mary Albrecht is included. Five copies.


  2. Latin American Studies Newsletter, No. 29, 1989.
    A publication put out for the Latin Americanist and Hispanic community at Ohio State University, edited by JMB. A review by JMB of EL Hablador by Mario Vargas Llosa is included. Six copies.


  3. Ice River, No. 5, 1989.
    A magazine of fiction, poetry, reviews, art, etc., edited by David Memmott, Nico Vassilakis, Noemie Maxwell, et al. Includes a poem by JMB titled “Escape Entry”. Contributors are Peter Magliocco, Richard Kostelanetz, T. Winter-Damon, Noemie Maxwell, and many others. Two copies.


  4. Short Fuse, Issue 42, 1989.
    A magazine of art and poetry, founded by Holden and Zero. Includes three poems by JMB: “False Self, “The Empty Art”, and “Referential”. Contributors are Sigmund Weiss, and many others. Two copies.


  5. Advertisement for “Latin American Film Festival”, [1989?].
    Ads for a festival presented in part by the Latin American Reading Room at the Ohio State University Library. Three copies. Festival was organized by JMB.


  6. Aguja, 1989.
    An audiocassette recorded live at the Cleveland Public Theatre on April 29th. The performance features poetry readings and alto sax by JMB, synthesizers and trumpet by Byron Smith, and bass and soprano sax by Jim Wiese. Published by Luna Bisonte Prods.


  7. Advertisement for Malllife, No. 17, 1989.
    An advertisement that lists JMB as one of the contributors to Malllife No. 17.


  8. Peckerwood, No. 5, 1989.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, edited by Ernie Ourique in Toronto. Includes three poems by JMB: “Reproachment”, “The Stiff”, and “The Splash”. Two copies. A short note from the editor to JMB is also included with the magazine.


  9. Tramp, No. 6, 1989.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, edited by Alan Howard. Includes two poems by JMB: “About Hammers” and “La Vuelta”. Contributors are Gerard Locklin, Paul Weinman, Sheila Murphy, Edward Mycue, and many others.


  10. Green’s Magazine, Vol. 18, No. 1, 1989.
    A magazine of poetry and fiction, edited by David Green, Dr. L.A.A. Hading, et al, in Regina, Saskatchewan. Includes a poem titled “Inhalation” by JMB. Includes work by Sheila Murphy, B. Z. Niditch, and many others.


  11. Lost and Found Times, No. 24, 1989.
    JMB’s magazine of poetry, prose, art, etc., published through Luna Bisonte Prods. JMB’s contributions include two ts poems titled “Flopping”, “Ambiente Contaminado” and two untitled ts poems with Paul Weinman, a ts poem titled “Whore not Rubber” with Chris Winkler, a ts poem titled “Bela and Minnie” with John Eberly, an untitled poem with Jake Berry, two untitled ts poems with T. Winter-Damon, a ts poem titled “Ballpeen” with Michael Dec, two untitled ts poems with Sheila Murphy, a ts poem titled “Poem #2” and a visual poetry drawing with Daniel F. Bradley, an untitled ts poem with C. Mehrl Bennett, a drawing/calligraphy artwork, and five ts poems by JMB only: “The Second Generation”, “Alternator”, “Aguja”, “So Far Upstream”, and “Luz Y Poder”. Contributors are Al Ackerman, Ivan Arguëlles, Guy R. Beining, Ben Bennett, C. Mehrl Bennett, Jake Berry, Daniel F. Bradley, Ernest Noyes Brookings, John Buckner, John Byrum, Robin Crozier, Michael Dec, John Eberly, Greg Evason, Blair Ewing, Chris Franke, Bob Grumman, S. Gustav Hägglund, G. Huth, F. C. Jerkoffsky, M. Kettner, Eel Leonard, Lyn Lifshin, Malok, Mike Miskowski, Sheila Murphy, Edward Mycue, B. Z. Niditch, Michael Northrop, Francis Poole, Andrew Savage, Byron Smith, Spryszak, Nico Vassilakis, Paul Weinman, Chris Winkler, T. Winter-Damon, Rupert Wondolowski, and many others. Eight copies.


  12. A StrayngeCatalogue, 1989.
    The official Runway Spoon Press catalogue by Bob Grumman. Includes a poem titled “Conditional Release” by JMB and a drawing by Al Ackerman, from Swelling by JMB and Ackerman.


  13. Poetic Space, Vol. 4, No. 7, 1989.
    A magazine of art, poetry and fiction, edited by Don Hildenbrand et al. Includes a poem by JMB: “Training”. Contributors are Sheila Murphy, Paul Weinman, and others. Two copies.


  14. Alabama Dogshoe Moustache, No. 4, 1989.
    A publication of art, prose, and poetry, edited by G. Huth. Includes a poem titled “Hand Towel” by JMB. Contributors are Bob Grumman, Jack Moskovitz, Brendan Donegan, Randall Brock, Daniel F. Bradley, and Huth. Two copies.


  15. The Nocturnal Lyric, No. 12, 1989.
    A magazine of art, prose, and poetry, edited by Susan and Robin. Includes a poem titled “Swimming” by JMB.


  16. The Plastic Tower, Issue 1, 1989.
    A quarterly magazine of poetry, edited by Carol Brown, John Driscoll, Roger Kyle-Keith, and Sylvia Byrd. Includes a poem titled “Therpathetic” by JMB. Contributors are Blair Ewing, Lyn Lifshin, and many others. Includes a call for submissions for JMB’s L&FT.


  17. Black River Review, No. 5, 1989.
    An Ohio magazine of poetry, essays, and art, edited by Jack D. Smith, Kaye Coller, et al. Includes a poem by JMB titled “The Last Kin”. Also features work by Geoffrey Cook, and many others.


  18. Ransom, No. 5, 1989.
    A magazine of poetry and art, edited by Alan Howard. Includes a poem by JMB titled “The Steps”. Contributors are Sheila Murphy, Steve Richmond, Lyn Lifshin, B. Z. Niditch, Ivan Arguëlles, and others.


  19. The Paper Bag, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1989.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, edited by Michael and Deborah Brownstein. A poem titled “The Slap” by JMB is included. A short biography of each contributor is included. Contributors are M. Kettner, Walt Philips, and many others.


  20. Poked with Sticks, No. 3, 1989.
    A magazine of poetry, visual poetry, prose, and art, edited by Stephen E. Toth. Includes a poem titled “The False Self” and a calligraphic work with graphic border by JMB. Contributors are Chris Winkler, Jake Berry, Paul Weinman, Lyn Lifshin, Mike Miskowski, Miekal And, John Eberly, Toth, Joel Lipman, Giovanni Strada, Luc Fierens, and many others. Includes a short handwritten note from the editor to JMB.


  21. Columbus Art, Vol. 10, No. 5, 1989.
    A quarterly tabloid covering cultural events in central Ohio. Photo on cover by Mary Albrecht was taken at JMB’s house during a “hat” party, and shows David Ettinger and Ellie Nowells with hats. Two copies.


  22. Next Exit, No. 15, 1989.
    A magazine of poetry, edited by Eric Folsom. Includes a review of JMB’s L&FT. Contributors are Greg Evason, Lyn Lifshin, and others.


  23. Cehsoikoe, No. 8, 1989.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, edited by John Porcellino. Includes two poems by JMB: “Sleep Lunge” and “Hiding the Dig”. Contributors are Edward Mycue, Paul Weinman, Sigmund Weiss, and others. Includes a handwritten note from the editor to JMB.


  24. Small Press Review, Vol. 21, No. 4, 1989.
    Review magazine focusing on underground authors and poets, edited by Len Fulton. Includes a review of Shattered Wig Review, which lists JMB as a recent contributor.


  25. Truly Fine Press, Spring 1989.
    Tabloid-style literary magazine, edited by Jerry Madson. Includes two poems by JMB: “Platonic Love” and “Whirlpool”. Includes work by Sheila Murphy, B. Z. Niditch, Lyn Lifshin, Andrew Savage, Richard Kostelanetz, Judson Crews, Paul Weinman, Randall Brock, and many others. Two copies.


  26. Malthus, Issue 4, 1989.
    A magazine of poetry, art, and visual poetry, edited by Dale Jenson. Includes an untitled calligraphic poem by JMB. Contributors are Karl Kempton, Ivan Arguëlles, Richard Kostelanetz, Crag Hill, Paul Weinman, G. Huth, Greg Evason, Jake Berry, T. Winter-Damon, Dan Raphael, Mike Miskowski, jwcurry, Malok, Ed Mycue, Harry Polkinhorn, and many others. Includes a short handwritten note from the editor to JMB.




Box 104

Folder Number #1953-1977

  1. Drill, 1989.
    An audiocassette recording of poetry readings by JMB. Published by Luna Bisonte Prods.


  2. Pliego de Murmurios, No. 102, 1989.
    A folded Spanish poetry broadside edited by Juan Luis Pla Benito. Lists L&FT, 23, in books received column.


  3. Ice River, No. 4, 1989.
    A magazine of fiction, poetry, reviews, art, etc., edited by David Memmott, et al. This issue guest-edited by Andrew Joron and others. Includes work by Ivan Argüelles, Lee Ballentine, Dan Raphael, and others. Includes an ad for Alternative Fiction and Poetry, No. 7, which lists JMB as a featured poet; and a listing of L&FT.


  4. Polartiz Etzeztz, 1989.
    A magazine from Australia of art, prose, poetry, and visual poetry, edited by Pete Spence. Includes two poems by JMB: “Stasis” and “Chattering Teeth”.


  5. Red Lines catalog, 1989.
    A catalog of past Red Lines issues. JMB is listed as a contributor in issue 9.


  6. Catalog for Idle Time Project, 1989.
    A mail art project organized by Idle Time. Includes a short calligraphic poem by JMB. Contributors are Guy Bleus, Keith Bates, Nunzio, Cavellini, and others.


  7. Windfall, No. 10, 1989.
    A magazine of poetry edited by Ron Ellis. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Fins”. Contributors are Lyn Lifshin, Edward Mycue, Dan Raphael, Paul Weinman, and many others.


  8. Spudburn, No. 5, 1989.
    A loose-leaf magazine of all original holographic art and poetry, published by Psycho Potato Press. Includes a sheet, which features a calligraphic “Peels” phrase by JMB. Contributors are Fernando Aguiar, Guy R. Beining, jwcurry, Greg Evason, Wharton Hood, and others. Edited by jwcurry.


  9. Columbus Alive, Vol. 1, No. 8, 1989.
    A Columbus, Ohio alternative newspaper focusing on the arts. Edited by Pat Schmucki and Jeff Reed. The calendar of upcoming events lists “Words of Art” an exhibition of drawings by JMB, mixed media works by Kris Harrison, photographs by Kent Bowser and collages by Judith Beckman, Jeffrey Briggs, and Claire Robertson, held at the First Avenue Office Center from May 1st – June 16th. A color photograph of JMB is featured on the cover of the entertainment section of the paper. Two copies and a third copy of the entertainment section.


  10. ND, No. 12, 1989.
    A magazine of interviews, art, poetry, and more, edited by Daniel Plunkett. An index of publications lists JMB’s L&FT, No. 23. Also includes a report on the “Hiroshima Shadow Project” by Ruggero Maggi.


  11. The Librarian for the Criminally Insane, 2nd Edition, 1989.
    A publication featuring a long poem by Jack A. Withers Smote [Smote is JMB and Al Ackerman here]. Published by Piss on a Convict Press. Five copies.


  12. The Quarterly, No. 10, 1989.
    A magazine of American writing and art, edited by Gordon Lish. Includes a poem by JMB titled “The Fear”.


  13. Cehsoikoe, No. 10, 1989.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, edited by John Porcellino. Includes four poems by JMB: “Hack Leaders”, “TVs and Presidents”, “What Burns”, and “Plumbing”. Contributors are Lyn Lifshin, Edward Mycue, Paul Weinman, Sigmund Weiss, and others. A handwritten letter from the editor to JMB is also included.


  14. Catalog for “MailArt für Hamburg”, 1989.
    Documentation for a mail art show in Hamburg. JMB and C. Mehrl listed as participants.


  15. Ear of Corn, Issue 10, 1989.
    A magazine of reviews, poetry, art, etc., edited by “Dave”, in Stow, Ohio. Includes three poems by JMB: “The Homeless”, The Tongueless” and “The Fleet”. Includes a review of JMB’s Aguja cassette tape. Contributors are Cheryl Townsend, Paul Weinman, and others. Also includes a short handwritten note from the editor to JMB.


  16. PLGC Poetry Calendar – April 1989.
    A calendar of events compiled by the Poets’ League of Greater Cleveland. The calendar lists the “Performance Art and Sound Festival” held at the Cleveland Public Theatre from Apr. 13th – 30th. The festival featured a poetry reading by JMB.


  17. What, No. 20, 1989.
    A tabloid-style magazine of poetry, fiction, drama, criticism, and art, from Toronto, edited by Jason Sherman and Jonathan Kahara. JMB listed as a distributor.


  18. What, No. 18/19, 1989.
    A tabloid-style magazine of poetry, fiction, drama, criticism, and art, from Toronto, edited by Jason Sherman and et al. An index of authors featured in issues 1-17, includes “Under the Woof” and “Dogged Motel” by JMB in issue 3. Issue features work by Greg Evason and others.


  19. Nexus, Vol. 24, No. 3, 1989.
    A magazine of photography, poetry, art, and reviews, edited by Bob Moore, Greg Wise, and John Solt. From Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. Includes a ts poem titled “Glasses”, a calligraphic phrase with graphic border and a drawing with graphic border by JMB. Contributors are Jud Yalkut, William Fox, Ira Cohen, Theodore Enslin, Bill Shields, and many others.


  20. Alabama Dogshoe Moustache, No. 6, 1989.
    A publication of art, prose, and poetry, edited by G. Huth. Includes an artwork with calligraphy and graphic border by JMB. Contributors are Jake Berry, Guy R. Beining, Paul Weinman, and others. Two copies.


  21. Tramp, No. 7, 1989.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, edited by Alan Howard. Includes two ts poems by JMB: “Washing the Face Off” and “Who’s Who?”. Contributors are Gerard Locklin, Bill Shields, Pat McKinnon, Judson Crews, Bob Z, Paul Weinman, and others.


  22. Artcrimes, No. 9, 1989.
    A magazine of art and poetry, edited by Steven Smith and Jim Lang. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Maintenance”. Contributors are Mark Bloch, John Byrum, Christopher Franke, and many others.


  23. Bogg, No. 61, 1989.
    A journal of North American and British writing, including poetry, short fiction, line art, reviews, essays, etc. Edited by John Elsberg, George Cairncross, Sheila Martindale, and Robert Boyce. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Exito”.


  24. Conditioned Response, No. 9, 1989.
    A magazine of poetry and art, edited by John McKinley. Includes a poem by JMB titled “What Looms”. Contributors are Paul Weinman, Ivan Arguëlles, Lyn Lifshin, Simon Perchik, Richard Kostelanetz, and others.




Box 105

Folder Number #1977-2004

  1. Blue Light Review, No. 12, 1989.
    A magazine of poetry, fiction, and reviews, edited by Paul Dilsaver. Includes two poems by JMB: “Letting Go” and “Bulb”. Contributors are Lyn Lifshin, Ivan Arguëlles, Nico Vassilakis, and many others.


  2. Cehsoikoe, No. 9, 1989.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, edited by John Porcellino. Includes three ts poems by JMB: “Worms Not Through Skin Yet”, “Yelling Shouting”, and “Washing Fruit”. Contributors are Judson Crews, Lyn Lifshin, Pat McKinnon, Edward Mycue, Paul Weinman, Sigmund Weiss, and others. Includes a handwritten letter from the editor to JMB.


  3. Impetus, No. 17, 1989.
    A magazine of poetry and art, edited by Cheryl Townsend and Jaye Watson. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Remember Their Name”. Contributors are Randall Brock, Lyn Lifshin, Gerard Locklin, Peter Magliocco, Sigmund Weiss, and many others.


  4. Ear of Corn, Issue 9, 1989.
    A magazine of reviews, poetry, art, etc., edited by “Dave”, from Stow, Ohio. Includes six poems by JMB: “Face of the Nation”, “Openings of the Body”, “The Big Sleep”, “Fear of Scissors”, “Pole Spitter”, and “Just a Vacuum Cleaner”. Contributors are Paul Weinman, Cheryl Townsend, and others.


  5. Third Lung Review, No. 5, 1989.
    An annually published magazine of poetry, edited by Tim Peeler and Penny Peeler. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Solstice”. Contributors are Charles Bukowski, Andrew Gettler, and many others.


  6. Art: Mag, No. 11, 1989.
    A magazine of art, prose, and poetry, edited by Peter Magliocco. Includes two ts poems by JMB: “Jerked Meat” and “Advance Man”. Contributors are B. Z. Niditch, Keith Dodson, Paul Weinman, and many others.


  7. The Librarian for the Criminally Insane, 4th Edition, 1989.
    A publication featuring a long poem by Jack A. Withers Smote [Smote is JMB and Al Ackerman here]. Envelope also includes Circle of Poop, a poetry book by Jool Poteau-Mitan (Al Ackerman). Both books published by Piss on a Convict Press.


  8. Famous Last Words, No. 16, 1989.
    A magazine of poetry edited by Jon King. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Some Other”. Contributors are Sheila Murphy, Paul Weinman, Sigmund Weiss, and others.


  9. Sir Realist, No. 3, 1989.
    A magazine of poetry, reviews, essays, etc., edited by Bob Ramsak. A review of Poked with Sticks, No 2, lists JMB as a contributor. Includes work by Jake Berry, Paul Weinman, Chris Winkler and others. A letter from the editor to JMB is also included.


  10. Pearl, No. 9, 1989.
    A magazine of poetry edited by Joan Jobe Smith, Marilyn Johnson, and Barbara Hauk. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “The Explanation”. Contributors are Gerald Locklin, Keith Dodson, Joann Balingit, Francis Poole, and many others.


  11. Psychopoetica, No. 14, 1989.
    A magazine of ‘psychologically-based poetry’, edited by Geoff Lowe, from the University of Hull, England. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Lunge”. Contributors are Sheila Murphy and many others.


  12. A Feeling of Infinity, No. 6, 1989.
    A small magazine of poetry and art, edited by Kim Kauffman. Includes three ts poems by JMB: “La Vuelta”, “Compression”, and “Lid”. Contributors are Keith Dodson, John Eberly, Mumbles, and others. Two copies. Sent to JMB in a decorated envelope, which also contains a handwritten note to JMB from the editor.


  13. The Rubber Fanzine, Vol. 4, No. 4, 1989.
    A magazine of art, edited by Rudi Rubberoid. Includes a drawing by JMB, carved as a rubberstamp by Franny Mae. Contributors are Al Ackerman, G. Huth, Leavenworth Jackson, Franny Mae, Ruggero Maggi, Henning Mittendorf, Mumbles, Musicmaster, Lon Spiegelman, and others.


  14. Laughing Bear Newsletter, No. 21, 1989.
    News from the Laughing Bear Press, as a supplement to Laughing Bear Magazine. Includes reviews of No Boy and Meat Dip by JMB. A photocopied page from No Boy is shown.


  15. A Feeling of Infinity, No. 5, 1989.
    A small magazine of poetry and art, edited by Kim Kauffman. Includes four ts poems by JMB: “What First School”, “Choked Down”, “Thigh Speech”, and “Clawing the Stool”. Four copies.


  16. Hungry Zipper, No. 2, 1989.
    A small original rubber-stamped publication featuring a poem by JMB and jwcurry, “the burst window”. Published by Curry.


  17. Turning Sights in a Circular Driveway, 1989.
    A chapbook of poetry by Stacey Sollfrey with illustrations by Louis Allam and an introduction by JMB. The book was published by Runaway Spoon Press. Three copies.


  18. Advertisement for Mallife, No. 16, 1989.
    An ad that lists JMB as a contributor to Malllife, No. 16.


  19. Aletheia Raped, 1989.
    A chapbook of poetry by Doru Chirodea with illustrations by Giulia Oretti and an introduction by Neil S. Kvern. JMB’s L&FT is listed in the credits.


  20. Generator, No. 3, 1989.
    A magazine of poetry, visual poetry, art, and photography, edited by John Byrum. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “What to Do”. Contributors are Ivan Arguëlles, Vittore Baroni, Guy R. Beining, Charles Bernstein, Jake Berry, Greg Evason, Peter Ganick, Bob Grumman, Julien Blaine, G. Huth, Sheila Murphy, Ruggero Maggi, George Myers Jr., Edward Mycue, John Stickney, and many others.


  21. Mallife, No. 17, 1989.
    A magazine of art, collage, reviews, writing, media, etc., edited by Mike Miskowski. Includes two ts poems by JMB: “Mano Blanca” and “Corporate Education”. Contributors are Paul Weinman, Jake Berry, dadata, Serse Luigetti, Vittore Baroni, Guy R. Beining, Chris Winkler, Al Ackerman, Miekal And, John Eberly, Spryszak, Nico Vassilakis, Bob Grumman, M. Kettner, Bob Black, Musicmaster, Harry Polkinhorn, Mark Pawson, Rupert Wondolowski, Fernand Barbot, De Villo Sloan, Mike Miskowski, Malok, John Byrum, and others. An index of small press magazines lists JMB’s L&FT, No. 24, and an index of audio publications lists JMB’s Aguja.


  22. Latin American Studies Newsletter, No. 28, 1989.
    A publication put out for the Latin Americanist and Hispanic community at Ohio State University, edited by JMB. Six copies.


  23. Poetic Space, Vol. 4, No. 6, 1989.
    A magazine of art, poetry and fiction, edited by Don Hildenbrand et al. Includes a ts poem by JBM titled “After”. Contributors are Lyn Lifshin, Gerald Locklin, Dan Raphael, Joan Jobe Smith, and others. Envelope also includes a handwritten note from the editor to JMB.


  24. Dornobber, 1989.
    A chapbook of poetry by Nico Vassilakis, published by Runaway Spoon Press. The publication features some of Vassilakis’ poems written calligraphically by JMB. Includes translations into Greek by Helen and Mary Bournas, and an introduction by M. Kettner. Three copies.


  25. Advertisement for Mallife, No. 18, audio, 1989.
    An ad that lists JMB as a contributor to the Mallife, No. 18, audiocassette. Three copies.


  26. bfp(h)aGe, 1989.
    An anthology of Canadian visual poetry and collage, edited by Sha(u)nt Basmajian and brian david J(o(h)n)ston. Published by Sober Minute Press, Toronto. Includes work by bpNichol, Greg Evason, jwcurry, Daniel f. Bradley, Sha(u)nt Basmajian and brian david J(o(h)n)ston. A biographical section on Daniel Bradley states that some of the featured work has appeared in JMB’s L&FT. The book is signed by the editors.


  27. Poster and material from the “International Artists’ Books and Mail Art Review”, 1989.
    An exhibition of artists’ books and mail art, held during May at the Milan Art Center, Italy. The show was organized by Ruggero Maggi and Liliana Artoni. JMB is listed as a contributor. A page of artwork by Maggi, an invitation to “The International Shadow Project”, and a ts letter to contributors are also included.


  28. Poetry Canada, Vol. 10, No. 1, 1989.
    A magazine of reviews, interviews, poetry, essays, and more, edited by Bev Daurio, Barry Dempster, et al. Includes an advertisement for concrete visual poems by JMB, Wharton Hood, Guy R. Beining, and Daniel F. Bradley. The ad features a calligraphic “Control” rubberstamp label by JMB.




Box 106

Folder Number #2005-2020

  1. People I Never Knew, 1989.
    A publication of art and writing, edited by Shane Paul. Signed by the editor. Includes a drawing by JMB. Contributors are Chris Winkler, Bern Porter, Ruggero Maggi, Giovanni Strada, Lucien Suel, Mumbles, Guy Bleus, and others. Envelope includes a holographic note from the editor to JMB, five P.I.N.K. postcards and a sheet of artwork.


  2. Luna Bisonte Prods Catalog, No. 13, 1989.
    A catalog for JMB’s small press publications. Advertises work by Jud Yalkut, Al Ackerman, JMB, John McClintock, Bob Heman, C. Mehrl Bennett, Douglas Landies, Richard Kostelanetz, Michael Dec, Nick L. Nips, Kirk Robertson, Lyle Lee, Armando Zárate and Hugo Bastos. Includes samples of artwork and poetry by JMB. Three copies.


  3. Advertisement for Artcrimes, No. 7, 1989.
    Advertisement for Artcrimes issue, which was to feature two poems by JMB. Envelope includes a sheet of artwork and poetry by Christopher Franke and a note from [JMB?] to Franke.


  4. Paper Radio, No. 6, 1989.
    A magazine of fiction, art, and poetry, edited by Neil Kvern, and Dagmar Howard. An index of small press magazines lists JMB’s L&FT, No. 23. Contributors are Walt Philips, Joel Dailey, Guy R. Beining, Mike Miskowski, Dan Raphael, M. Kettner, Richard Kostelanetz, and others.


  5. No Meat in a Brownie, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1989.
    A sheet publication of poetry and art. Includes a poem titled “Marriage” by JMB. Contributors are Al Ackerman, Bill Shields, Jim Conatser, Mumbles, Duane & Ed, Dolly Brain Offenjerk, Dazar, and F. C. Jerkoffsky.


  6. New Hope International, Vol. 13, No. 2, 1989.
    A review supplement edited by Gerald England. The editorial states that JMB’s L&FT was received after the cut-off date for the issue.


  7. New Hope International, Vol. 13, No. 5, 1989.
    A review supplement edited by Gerald England. Includes reviews of L&FT, No. 23 and No 24.


  8. “The Shakestein Mystery”, 1989.
    A farcical report by Al Ackerman and John E. Mumbles. A picture of JMB wearing the “Shakestein” mask is included. Two copies.


  9. The Ohio State Lantern, May 2nd, 1989.
    Campus newspaper for students and faculty of the Ohio State University. Includes an article titled “Art league shows work” by Keith Ackerman, which includes quotes from JMB regarding his work in the “Words of Art” exhibit. Two copies.


  10. Bomb Shelter Props Catalog, April 1989.
    The catalog lists JMB as a contributor to Mallife magazine. Also features books by Jake Berry, dadata, Mike Miskowski, Dan Raphael, Chris Winkler, Guy R. Beining, Greg Evason, De Villo Sloan, and others.


  11. Library News Notes, Vol. 38, No. 38, 1989.
    A newsletter for the Ohio State University Libraries. The newsletter includes a paragraph on the publishing of JMB’s poetry chapbook Lice.


  12. Artspace, Vol. 12, No. 2, 1989.
    A free publication by the Ohio Arts Council to provide information on local artists and events. JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods is listed as a recipient of a $1338 grant in the Literature category for a Lost and Found Times cassette.


  13. Feh!, No. 6, 1989.
    A magazine of poetry and art, edited by Simeon Stylites. The issue features a poem by JMB titled “The Politicians”. Contributors are Jake Berry, and many others. The envelope includes a handwritten note to JMB from the editor.


  14. Sick Roof, No. 6, and Nostril, No. 1, 1989.
    Envelope includes two copies of Sick Roof (cf. folder 1901), Litterly, [part of Paul Weinman’s “white boy” satirical series.], and Nostril, which is a one-page folded publication of art, edited by John E. Mumbles. Nostril features work by Harry Bates, F. C. Jerkoffsky, and others. Sick Roof includes a poem by JMB, “Ingeniero”; and a poem by F. C. Jerkoffsky, “Who?”, which is a satire of JMB poem. 2 copies. A letter from Mumbles to JMB is also included, which has an orig. JMB label stuck to it.


  15. Nil, No. 1, 1989.
    A magazine of visual literature, edited by Markus Binner, in Köln, Germany. Includes two untitled calligraphic poems by JMB. Contributors are Fernando Aguiar, Jürgen Olbrich, Davi Det Hompson, Vittore Baroni, Serge Segay, and many others.


  16. Section D from The Columbus Dispatch, June 11th, 1989.
    Section D out of the daily newspaper from Columbus, OH. Features an article by Lesley Constable titled “Medium lacks message”. The article includes reviews of JMB’s work at the “Words of Art” exhibition held at the Columbus Art League.




Box 107

Folder Number #2021-2053

  1. Convolusions, Vol. .1, No. 2, 1989.
    A magazine of art and poetry from Australia, edited by Cerebral Shorts. Includes three ts poems by JMB: “Aquarius”, “Puking”, and “Brain”. Contributors are Serge Segay, Jenny De Groot, and others. Envelope includes a short handwritten note from the editor to JMB.


  2. SkyViews, Vol. 3, Nos. 4/5, 1989.
    A magazine of art, prose, poetry, reviews, etc., edited by Phoebe Bosche, James Maloney, and Stephen Fischer. Includes a review of Mallife, No. 16, which lists JMB as a contributor. SkyViews features work by Dan Raphael, Paul Weinman, G. Huth, Bob Grumman, Minoy, Serse Luigetti, Mike Miskowski, Greg Evason, and many others.


  3. Poster for “Rio Limpo, Rio Vivo”, 1989.
    Poster for a mail art show in Porto, Portugal. JMB listed as a participant.


  4. Unowned Worlds, Vol. 4, No. 9, 1989.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, published by the Harry Bates Club [Al Ackerman]. An editorial paragraph makes reference to “Plantation Proverbs” by JMB , Mumbles, and others.


  5. That Fucking Line That, 1989.
    A book of poetry and visual poetry by jwcurry. The acknowledgements section lists Lost and Found Times, and North American Neo-Surrealist Poetry (an article by JMB, 1989). A handwritten letter from jwcurry to JMB is included.


  6. Measures of Central Tendency, [No. 2], 1989.
    A magazine of art, prose, and poetry, edited by David Ross. Includes six ts poems by JMB: “Chattering Teeth”, “Being There”, “Spaghetti”, “La Amada Apenas Conseguida”, “Compression”, and “Overstanding”.


  7. Lilliput Review, No. 8, 1989.
    A small magazine of poetry and art, edited by D. Wentworth. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Lo Solido”. Contributors are Cheryl Townsend, Laurie Anderson, ave jeanne, Paul Weinman, Lyn Lifshin, and others. Envelope also includes a short note to JMB from the editor and a small sheet featuring artwork by Bobo and a poem by Wentworth.


  8. Columbus Art League Member Newsletter, Vol. 2, No. 3, 1989.
    The newsletter announces the first phase of the Fifth Annual Curated Exhibition, titled “Visual Witnesses”, held at the Cultural Arts Center from Jan. 7th – 28th. JMB is listed as one of the featured artists in the show.


  9. Circle of Poop, 1989.
    A book of poetry by Jool Poteau-Mitan [Bill Shields or John Eberly?]. Published by Piss on a Convict Press. Sent to JMB by Mumbles along with a handwritten letter and an advertisement for Jesse James historic sites. Piss On a Convict Press is an imprint used by several persons, including JMB.


  10. Catalog for “Mail Art” show, [1989].
    A mail art exhibition held in Galicia, Spain. The show was organized by Celso Paz Pintos, Arturo Miguel Hermida Paredes, and Jorge Riveiro Ruibal. A calligraphic poem by JMB titled “Flow of Truth” was included. Contributors are Private World, Edgardo –Antonio Vigo, Guy Bleus, Paulo Bruscky, A. Banana, Joel Lipman, Bern Porter, Daniel Daligand, Lucien Suel, Rod Summers, Vittore Baroni, Guillermo Deisler, Klaus Groh, Clemente Padín, and others.



  11. Unnon Theories, 1989.
    A book of prose, art, and visual poetry by Jake Berry. Seattle: Bomb Shelter Props, 1989. The book’s credits acknowledge JMB’s L&FT.


  12. Yeah…Six Billion, No. 2, 1989.
    A magazine of art, prose, and poetry, edited by Cory Cornett. Includes three ts poems by JMB: “So White”, “Clone”, and “Dunes”. A handwritten note from the editor to JMB is included in the envelope.


  13. Puds Spud, [1989].
    A chapbook of visual poetry by Robin Crozier and JMB. Five copies signed by the authors. Published by Crozier in Sunderland, England. The envelope includes a handwritten note to JMB from Robin Crozier.


  14. Participant list for “Winter in Chicago III”, 1989.
    An exhibition held in Chicago, IL, coordinated by Artists Book Works. JMB is listed as a participant.


  15. Participant list for “International Mail Art Exhibit – Bodies of Water”, 1989.
    A participant list for an exhibition in [Huntington Beach, California] that lists JMB as a contributor.


  16. Catalog for “Pony Express”, 1989.
    A catalog for a mail art exhibition held at the Junior College of Albany from Feb. 22nd – Mar. 14th, 1989. JMB is listed as a contributor. Two copies.


  17. Columbus Art League Member Newsletter, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1989.
    The newsletter announces the “Spirals and Cycles” exhibition held at the First Avenue Office Center in Nov. 1989. The exhibition featured work by JMB, John McClintock, Claudia Berlinski, Al Glann, Karen Lehner, and Bob Tavani.


  18. A Feeling of Infinity, No. 7, 1989.
    A small magazine of poetry and art, edited by Kim Kauffman. Includes three ts poems by JMB: “Pico Mojado”, “Throne Fog”, and “Delta”. Two copies. Includes a handwritten letter from the editor to JMB.


  19. Overage, 1989.
    A chapbook of art and rubberstamp labels by JMB and Robin Crozier. Signed by both authors. Published by Crozier in Sunderland, England.


  20. Participant list for “Nemesis – Equality for All”, 1989.
    A mail art show held at the Memorial Gallery in Glassboro, New Jersey from Sept. 6th – 30th. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  21. Squirrel Nutkin(g), [Cehsoikoe Lonesome Poets Series, No. 4], 1989.
    A book of poetry by Cherry-Mouth Owlhead, “translated by John Porcellino”. Published by Grinding Wheels Enterprises. A list of other works in the series lists Lice by JMB. A small chapbook of art titled Twisted Line of Sight, [by John Porcellinio, 1990] is also included.


  22. Lettre Documentaire, 1989.
    Nos. 1, 2, 3 of Lettre Documentaire, edited by Philippe Billé, in Bordeaux, France. No. 3 includes a poem by JMB, “Visage Jaune”, translated from the original “Yellow Face” by Billé.


  23. Crash, [No. 15?], 1989
    Small original collage publication from Italy. This issue includes 2 original labels by JMB, “Mert”, and “Jiggling”.


  24. Meet the Presses – The Voice of the Small Press Beast, 1989.
    A tabloid-style newsletter published by the Toronto Small Press Book Fair, April 22nd, 1989. A list of small presses and literary magazines includes Proper Tales Press, which references published material by JMB.


  25. Photocopied pages from Who’s Who in Writers, Editors & Poets, 1989.
    An index of writers in the US and Canada from 1989 –1990. Edited by Curt Johnson and Frank Nipp. Published by December Press. The copied pages are the cover sheet and page 45, which lists JMB along with a bibliography.


  26. Looking for Mary Lou: Illegal Syntax, 1989.
    A book of poetry by Ivan Arguëlles and photography by Craig Stockfleth. Published by Rock Steady Press. The acknowledgements section lists JMB’s L&FT. Includes a ts letter from Arguëlles to JMB and the book is also signed by Arguëlles.


  27. Participant list for “News/Sinews II”, 1989.
    A mail art exhibit held at Leepa Galleries, Tarpon Springs, FL, from Sept. 1st – 30th.
    Curated by John Pyros. JMB is listed as a contributor. A postcard invitation to the “Wallpaper” mail art exhibition by Epistolary Stud Farm is also included. Two copies.


  28. Taproot, No. 14, [Textxmectica], 1989.
    A magazine of poetry and visual poetry, edited by Luigi-Bob Drake. Includes two short ts poems by JMB. Contributors are John Eberly, Mimi Holmes, G. Huth, Harry Polkinhorn, Bern Porter, State of Being, and others.


  29. Libraries Staff Forum, Vol. 1, No. 5, 1989.
    A newsletter for employees of the Ohio State University Libraries. An article titled “Staff exhibition case features Bennett’s work” makes reference to JMB’s L&FT, Luna Bisonte Prods, educational background, and more.


  30. “I Am Mail Art” project, [1989].
    A mail art project coordinated by Arturo Fallico II. A sheet of nine “I Am Mail Art” images includes a design by JMB. A note from Fallico to JMB is included.


  31. Columbus Art League Member Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 11, 1989.
    The newsletter’s Member News section includes an announcement of JMB’s Aguja cassette-tape along with ordering information.


  32. Hungry Zipper, Nos. 1, 2, 3, 1989.
    A small publication edited by Brian David Johnston in Windsor, Ontario. No. 1 features poetry by Johnston, No. 2 is a poem by JMB and jwcurry, 2 copies. [cf. folder 1992], and No. 3 features poetry by Greg Evason. Envelope includes a ts letter from Johnston to JMB.


  33. A World Bibliography of Mail Art, 1989.
    A large compilation by John Held Jr., published by the Dallas Public Library. Design by Julie Hagan Bloch. JMB is listed as a contributor.




Box 108

Folder Number #2054-2075

  1. Whitewall of Sound, No. 5, 1989.
    A magazine of art, photography, prose, and poetry, edited by Jim Clinefelter. Includes six ts poems by JMB: “Puking”, “Plumbing”, “Sax Gun”, “Diarrhoea”, “Social Responsibility”, and “Keening”. Also includes eight rubberstamp labels by JMB: “Jiggling”, “Flush”, “Drill”, “Squatting and Squawking”, “Falling Snake”, “Hello My Name is Unit”, “Actual Spit”, and “Be Blank”. Envelope includes a postcard from the editor to JMB.


  2. Red Wind, No. 2, 1989.
    A magazine of art, prose, and poetry, edited by S. Gustav Hägglund. Includes work with rubberstamped phrases by JMB. A letter from Hägglund to JMB is included.


  3. “A Quinientos Años de la Llegada de Colόn a América”, 1988-89.
    Catalogs from a mail-art exhibit held in Logroño, Spain, and Ibiza, Spain. The catalog from Logroño (2 copies) includes a JMB poem postcard “Water Water”; the catalog from Ibiza includes 2 JMB visual poems, “Sescubrimiento” and “Recent Worms”. Also includes many works by artists from Spain and around the world.


  4. Entropic Broadside, No. 5, 1989.
    A one-sheet legal-size broadside publication including a poem titled “Castle” by JMB and an untitled poem by Kendall Tessmer. Three copies.


  5. Kirjallisuushehti Optimistin, 10, 1989.
    Issue of a Finnish literary magazine that includes mail art. Includes work by Ray Johnson, Rea Nikonova, and others. JMB listed as a participant.


  6. Estudio, No. 14, 1989.
    An alternative arts magazine, published by Sheila Holtz. Includes a calligraphic poem by JMB titled “Promised Literature” with graphic border and “Aguja” rubberstamp label. Contributors are Robert Grumman, Christian Herman, Bern Porter, Paul Weinman, and others.


  7. “What the Broken Mirror Rejects”, 1989.
    A critical essay on poetry and literary theory outside academia by Janet Gray. Includes two ts poems by JMB: “Dig Its” and “What to Do”. Envelope includes a letter from JMB to Gray and a letter from Gray to JMB.


  8. Letter and Translations from Philippe Billé, 1989.
    Letter from Billé to JMB with drafts of 2 of JMB’s poems translated into French by Billé, “The Sight of Worms”, and “Yellow Face”. Also 2 issues of Billé’s magazine Documents-Pages, Sept. 1988, and April 1989. The letter discusses translation problems. Cf. folder 2064.


  9. Documentation for Monroe Community College show, 1989.
    A mail art show held at the Mercer Gallery, Rochester, New York, in 1989. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  10. “Bienal Internacional de Artes”, 1989.
    Poster and catalog for an art exhibition in Brusque, Santa Catarina, Brazil. The catalog is divided into 9 brochures. JMB is listed as participant in the “Desenho” (Drawing) category.


  11. Documents-Pages, 5, 1989.
    Issue of Philippe Billé’s magazine, which includes his translation of JMB’s “Sight of Worms” (“Vision de Vers”). An included letter from Billé discusses translation issues. Cf. folder 2061.


  12. “Ray Johnson Mail Art Show”, 1989.
    Poster / participants’ list for a mail art show focusing on Ray Johnson in Hungary, organized by G. Galàntai. JMB listed as a participant.


  13. W’ORCs, Vol. 4, NO. 11/12, 1989.
    A legal-size magazine of fiction, poetry and art from San Antonio. Includes five ts poems by JMB: “Lease”, “Timeless Motion”, “Late Syndrome”, “Last Stand”, and “rice”. Contributors are Mark Pauline, William Gibson, and many others.


  14. Hong, 1989.
    A small magazine of poetry, prose, art and photography, edited by Jonathan Falk in Eugene, OR. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Diarrhoea”. Envelope includes a short note from Falk to JMB.


  15. Participant list for “Contradiction”, 1989.
    A mail art show held in Tallahassee, Florida, on Nov. 11th, 1988. The documentation features a poem by JMB titled “Hiding the Find”. JMB is listed as a participant in the show.


  16. Advertisement for “The Words of Art”, 1989.
    Ad for an art show by the Columbus Art League from May 1st – June 16th. Featuring work by Judith Beckman, JMB, Kent Bowser, Jeffrey Briggs, Kris Harrison, and Claire Robertson. Four copies.


  17. Material from “Who’s Who in Writers, Editors, and Poets”, 1989.
    A ts letter to JMB stating that a career biography will appear in the third edition of Who’s Who in Writers, Editors & Poets.


  18. Red Herring, 1989.
    A magazine of art and poetry from Bath, England. Includes “Jiggling” and “Aguja” rubberstamp labels, a drawing, and a ts poem titled “Slurfing Sutra” by JMB. Contributors are Giovanni Strada, Serge Segay, Mark Pawson, Robin Crozier, Ryosuke Cohen, and others. Envelope includes a short holographic note to JMB from the unknown editor, a photograph, a pamphlet on letterboxes, and invitation to “The Three Chairs” stamp art project, and small accordion-fold book.


  19. Credenza, No. 6, 1989.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art. Includes a calligraphic/rubberstamp-label poem by JMB to Jake Berry and 3 ts poems by JMB: “Hail Hale”, “Speaking, Dying”, and “Prima Vera”. Contributors are Paul Weinman, Edward Mycue, and others. Two copies. Includes a handwritten letter from the editor, Amy Sundberg, to JMB.


  20. Catalog for “Mona Lisa” and other projects, 1989.
    A mail art exhibition organized by the Museo Internacional de Neu Art, held from Sept. 9th – Oct. 4th, 1988 at the Surrey Art Gallery in B.C., Canada. JMB is listed as a participant. A ts letter from “Walt Dizzy” (Ed Varney) at M.I.N.A. is included.


  21. Catalog from “Mail / Femail Art” exhibition, 1989.
    A mail art show held at the Chrysalis Gallery in Bellingham, Washington, in March, 1989. Coordinated by Renee Hudak, and Traci Lampman. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  22. Participant list for “The Last Decade 1980 – 1990 – 2000”, 1989.
    The 3rd international biennial of visual / experimental / alternative poetry in Mexico.
    Exhibited at the San Diego State University Art Gallery in Calexico, California, in Oct., 1989. The participant list includes only the North American section, which lists JMB. Two copies.




Box 109

Folder Number #2076-2117

  1. Poster for “Il Nostro Bel Planeta Azzurro”, 1989.
    Poster for a mail art show in Casel San Giorgio, Italy. JMB included among the participants.


  2. Postcard announcement for “Homenaje a Federico García Lorca”, 1989.
    Announcement fro the 1st mail art show, in Granada, Spain, focused on Lorca. JMB participated in this show.


  3. Catalog for “The International Shadow Project”, 1989.
    An art project exhibited at the San Diego State University Art Gallery in Calexico, CA., from Aug. – Sept., 1989. JMB is listed as a participant.


  4. Throne Fog, 1989.
    A chapbook of calligraphy and pasted image-clippings by JMB and Robin Crozier. Four copies, each signed by both Crozier and JMB; each one of 30 copies made. A holographic letter from Crozier to JMB is included, with a mesostic text based on JMB’s name on verso.


  5. Burning Press Catalog, No. 2, 1989.
    A catalog of works published by Cleveland-based Burning Press. Listings for Taproot, No. 1, and No. 3, Taperoot: Text/Textures, and Xmetric Text, all include JMB as a contributor.


  6. Puglia Fruit Market, No. 1, 1989.
    A magazine of poetry, visual poetry, and art, edited by Greg Evason and Daniel F. Bradley. Includes a ts poem by JMB and Bradley titled “poem.”. Also includes work by Evason, Jake Berry, and others.


  7. L’Duh, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1989.
    A magazine of poetry, art, and prose, edited by Al Ackerman. Includes three ts poems by JMB: “Camino Tributario”, “Golfo de Cortés” and “Milenarios”. Contributors are Bill Shields, John E. Mumbles, Musicmaster, Fran Jerkoffsky, Kim Kauffman, David Greenberger, Mike Miskowski, and many others.


  8. Columbus Art and Entertainment, June 1989.
    A magazine of art news for Columbus, Ohio, edited by Jo Ann Iven. A listing for the Columbus Art League lists JMB as a featured artist in “The Words of Art” (cf. folder 2069).


  9. Scoreview, No. 32, 1989/1990.
    A newsletter for small press works. Includes a review of JMB’s L&FT, unspecified edition. Three copies.


  10. Columbus Art League Member Newsletter, No. 60, 1989.
    No references to JMB.


  11. Participant list for University of Oklahoma – Mail Art Show, 1989.
    JMB is listed as a contributor to the exhibition.


  12. Page from Scavenger’s Newsletter, No. 60, 1989.
    Newsletter includes a review of JMB’s Regression.


  13. Pages 50-51 from Ear Magazine, 1989.
    A review of the “Sound Festival” held at the Cleveland Public Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio, from April 28th – 30th, 1989, which featured a poetry reading by JMB with musical accompaniment.


  14. Poster for Breathe on the Living, 1989.
    A 3-LP set of poetry and music produced by Nexus and Locust Records, edited by Bob Moore and others. JMB is listed as a featured artist.


  15. Fnord, No. 1, 1989.
    A magazine of art, prose, and poetry, edited by Paul Leonard, Seth Tisue, and Trace Brown. Includes five ts poems by JMB: “Barking and Barfing”, “The Fallacy”, “Hills”, “The Retarded”, and “What Did You Mean?”. Contributors are Paul Weinman, Edward Mycue, and others. A handwritten letter from Tisue to JMB is also included.


  16. The – Curvd H&Z, 399, Card 74, 1989.
    A postcard featuring a “The” image by JMB. The image is a photo, taken by JMB, of the word “THE” cut into the side of a dumpster with a welding torch. Five copies. Includes a holographic note from jwcurry.


  17. Caulk Whale, [1 Cent, 216], 1989.
    A small one-sheet poetry publication by Darrell Peters. Published by Luna Bisonte Prods as part of the series coordinated by jwcurry. Six copies. Poetry on a Sticker, No. 1, by Kim Kaufman is also included.


  18. Columbus Art League Member Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 3, 1989.
    An announcement for an exhibition at the OAC’s Gund Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, from Feb. 2nd – April 30th, titled “Retrospective: Introspection”. JMB was a contributor to the show.


  19. Participant list for “Art is Long, Experience Short, Life Deceiving”, 1989.
    An exhibition held at the Munson Williams Proctor Institute in Utica, New York. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  20. TasteBuds in Bed, 1989.
    A chapbook of art and poetry by Paul Weinman, published by Piss on a Convict Press. No apparent reference to JMB. [Piss on a Convict Press was an imprint used by JMB and others].


  21. Advertisement for “Spirals and Cycles”, 1989.
    An art exhibition held at the First Avenue Office Center, Columbus, Ohio, from Oct. 30th – Dec. 22nd. The opening reception featured a performance piece by JMB, with music by Byron Smith and Jim Wiese, and a video installation by John McClintock. Includes a statement by JMB.


  22. Meaning Meanings, 1989.
    An anthology of art, prose, and poetry, compiled by Peggy Lefler. Features a rubberstamp collage and three rubberstamp labels by JMB. Contributors are Crag Hill, bpNichol, Fernando Aguiar, Richard Kostelanetz, Daniel F. Bradley, jwcurry, G. Huth, Karl Kempton, Bill Gaglione, A. De Araujo, and many others. Two copies.


  23. Catalog for Columbus Art League’s “Fall Exhibition”, 1989.
    An art exhibition held at the Concourse Gallery, from Nov. 12th – Dec. 1st. JMB and C. Mehrl Bennett both had work on display.


  24. Albert Ayler Disappeared, 1989.
    A publication of poetry by F. A. Nettelbeck, published by Inkblot Press. Some of the poems previously appeared in JMB’s L&FT. A handwritten note is written on the title page to JMB from Nettelbeck.


  25. Catalog for “Container Con Amore”, 1989.
    A mail art exhibition held in Oldenzaal, Holland, organized by Jenny de Groot. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  26. Photocopied pages from Rampike, special issue, 1989.
    A copy of an article titled ‘Persistent Pattern” by Paul Dutton makes reference to JMB’s L&FT.


  27. Suffocation of the Mother (hysteria), 1989.
    A assembling compilation of art, produced by Lori Jordan Layne. Includes a text/graphic rubberstamp work by JMB titled “tu boca de perla derretida”. Contributors are State of Being, Christian Herman, Paul Weinman, Pat Fish, Minoy, G. Huth, and many others. Luna Bisonte Prods is listed as a resource and an advertisement for JMB’s audiocassette The Blur is included.


  28. Estudio, No. 13, 1989.
    An alternative arts magazine published by Sheila Holtz. Includes a calligraphic poem titled “Flow of Truth” by JMB. Includes an annex by Christian Herman. Contributors are Creative Thing, Robert Grumman, Geof Huth, Lori Jordan Layne, Bern Porter, Paul Weinman, and many others.


  29. A Voice Without Sides, No. 2, and dbqp, No. 47, 1989.
    AVWS is a loose-leaf art publication contained in a cloth bag, edited by G. Huth. Includes a “Jiggling” label poem by JMB as well as work by Joel Lipman, Huth, and Mike Miskowski. Dbqp, No. 47, is a “Snails” poem by JMB. Five copies. Envelope includes a holographic letter to JMB from Huth.


  30. Participant list for “Bookmarks”, 1989.
    A mail art project coordinated by Joh. Glaw in Gütersloh, Germany. JMB is listed as a participant.


  31. Poster for “Happily Ever After”, 1989.
    A mail art exhibition held at Neutral Ground in Saskatchewan, Canada, during May, 1989. Organized by Patrick Close. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  32. Material from Dbqp, 1989.
    Envelope includes a letter to JMB from G. Huth, Alabama Dogshoe Moustache, No. 5, (Cf. folder 1904), Dbqp, No. 73, by Guy. R. Beining, Dbqp, No. 77, which is a business card, Dbqp, No. 70, which features visual poetry by G. Huth, Dbqp, No. 72, which features work by Huth, Dbqp, Nos. 74 and 71, which feature phrases by Huth, and the Dbqp catalog, which lists’ JMB’s Snails (cf. folder 2104), along with A Voice Without Sides, No. 2, and Alabama Dogshoe Moustache, No. 4, with JMB listed as a contributor.


  33. “Salão Internacional de Arte Postal”, 1989.
    Participants’ list, letter and 2 installation photos for an exhibition of mail art in Barreiro, Portugal – probably the first of this annual exhibition. Folder includes the 2 pieces exhibited by JMB: 2 modified postcards, “Water Water” and “Coff Drop”. Cf. folder 2113.


  34. Participant list for “Bookmarks”, 1989.
    A mail art project coordinated by Joh Glaw. JMB is listed as a participant. Also includes a holographic note and original bookmark drawing by Glaw.


  35. Artists’ Books Checklist, 1989.
    A book exhibition titled “Artists’ Books: An Alternative Space for Art”, curated by Barbara Tannenbaum and held at the Akron Art Museum. JMB’s contributed works are Peels, Jiggling, Six Portraits, and Snake Girl.


  36. A Rough Draft re: Collaboration, 1989.
    A project organized by Luigi-Bob Drake, published by Burning Press. Includes a letter to Drake from JMB and many collaborative poems with JMB or poems previously published in L&FT. Included poets are Miekal And, Liz Was, Jake Berry, jwcurry, John Eberly, Crag Hill, Nico Vassilakis, Robin Crozier, Drake, Bob Grumman, and Kristen Ban Tepper. This is a first draft version of this publication. Envelope also includes a handwritten letter from Drake to JMB.


  37. “Arte Postal”, 1989.
    Documentation and participants’ list for a mail art show held in Monchique, Portugal at the Junta de Fregusia. JMB is listed as a participant.


  38. Announcement for Barreiro, Portugal mail art show, 1989.
    Postcard announcement for the mail art show documented in folder 2108.


  39. Material from Dbqp, 1989.
    Envelope includes a poem by G. Huth, Dbqp, No. 54, which features phrases by Huth, a handwritten letter from Huth to JMB, and a contributor list for Dbqp, No. 55.


  40. University School Alumni Association Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 3, and other material, 1989.
    A newsletter for graduates of University School, Columbus, Ohio. JMB is listed in the Alumni Association of the University School Directory.


  41. List of participants for Dada Page, 1989.
    A project organized by Robert Rupocinski in Izabelin, Poland. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  42. Catalog for “Picture Dictionary”, 1989.
    A large international mail art show held at the Studio Arts Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, from Oct. 10th – 21st, 1988. JMB is listed as a contributor.




Box 110

Folder Number #2118-2152

  1. Poster for “United We Stand”, 1989.
    A mail art exhibition held at De Media in Belgium, from May 5th – June 1st. JMB is listed as a participant.


  2. Photostatic, No. 32, OR, 121, 1989.
    A magazine of art edited by Don Milliken. The cover features a picture of JMB’s Dreams.


  3. Participant list for “That’s What I Like (or dislike) about the South”, 1989.
    A mail art show held at the Greensboro Artists’ League Gallery, North Carolina, from July 7th – Aug. 25th. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  4. “Strange People” mail art project, 1989.
    Documentation for a mail art project organized by Achim Weigelt in Bielefild, Germany. Consists of 2 small booklets, one listing JMB as a participant and one with JMB’s poem “Water Water”. Includes a letter and envelope from Weigelt.


  5. Participant list for “Birthday Party”, 1989.
    An international mail art exhibition in Kent, Washington, from Nov. 2nd – 29th. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  6. Dbqp, No. 56, 1989.
    The Subtle Journal of Raw Coinage, No. 18, featuring words by G. Huth, JMB, Greg Evason, and others. JMB’s word is “Thingk”. Four copies. A handwritten note from Huth to JMB is included.


  7. Catalog for “Hommage A Joseph Beuys”, 1989.
    Catalog for a mail art show devoted to Beuys, held in La Seyne-sur-men, France, and Düsseldorf, Germany. JMB listed as a contributor.


  8. “La Exposição de Arte Postal”, 1989.
    Catalog in the form of 29 unbound cards for a mail art show in Amadora, Portugal. JMB’s “Twitching Johnee” is reproduced in catalog, along with work by many others.


  9. Participant list for “Ray Johnson’s Fifths Letter?”, 1989.
    A mail art exhibition held in Hungary from Feb. 2nd – Apr. 2nd. Organized by G. Galantai -Artpool. JMB is listed as a participant.


  10. Material from “Shiga-Art of Today and Tomorrow”, 1989.
    An art exhibition in Shiga, Japan, from Sept. 16th – Oct. 1st. Includes a travel guide for Shiga, a postcard, and a participant list, which includes JMB.


  11. Paper Radio, No. 7, 1989.
    A loose-leaf magazine of art, poetry, and prose, (includes one group of saddle-stapled pages), edited by Neil Kvern. Includes a drawing/graphic collage with an untitled calligraphic poem and three ts poems by JMB: “Wash Time”, “Lash”, and “Choked Down”. Contributors are Clemente Padín, Mike Miskowski, Guy R. Beining, Kvern, Spryszak, Dan Raphael, B. Z. Niditch, Cheryl Townsend, and others.


  12. Material from “The Artists’ Doll Show”, 1989.
    An art exhibition held at C.A.G.E. gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio, from March 31st – April 14th. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  13. Ecstasy, No. 1, 1989.
    A magazine of art, prose, and poetry, published in Melbourne, Australia. Includes a “Throne Fog” rubberstamp label and two ts poems by JMB: “The Snip” and “Looks that Kill”. A note from the editor to JMB is included.


  14. Material and participant list for “Money Book III”, 1989.
    A mail art project coordinated by Ben Allen, in Ireland. JMB is listed as a participant. A handwritten letter from Allen to JMB is included. Two modified “lever hosing” pieces of currency are reproduced in the catalog.


  15. Strange People, 1989.
    Documentation of a mail art project organized by Achim Weigelt in Bielefeld, Germany. Includes several watercolor paintings and other material, and 2 small booklets with JMB’s contact info, a photo by JMB (probably of his son John A. Bennett), and 2 poems: “Sonny Boy” and “Dog Boy”.


  16. Participant list from “Recycling Mail Art Projekt”, 1989.
    A mail art project exhibited in E. Berlin, Germany. JMB is listed as a contributor. Postcards included feature work by Robert Rehfeldt, Gerard Barbot, Guillermo Deisler, and others.


  17. Material from Mark Pawson, 1989.
    Envelope includes an advertisement for self-designed badges, an advertisement for a Cavellini toilet seat, “Aggressive School of Art” stickers, a ts letter from Pawson (London, England) to JMB, a collage of photocopied envelopes.


  18. “Post Art II”, 1989.
    Announcement of a mail art show in Lambeth, England. Includes 2 photo prints of JMB’s “Actual Spit” piece in the show and installed in a public place outside.


  19. Catalog for “Mail Art Bookmarks”, [1990].
    An exhibition held in Gutersloh, Germany, coordinated by Joh. W. Glaw. JMB is listed as a contributor. Includes a holographic letter from Glaw to JMB.


  20. A Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers 1991 – 92 edition, 1990.
    A large publication of over six thousand writers, published by Poets and Writers, Inc. The directory lists JMB with contact information and a sample bibliography.


  21. Pliego de Murmurios, No. 106, 1990.
    Spanish poetry magazine, which lists L&FT, in its publications, received column.


  22. Factsheet Five, No. 39, 1990.
    A magazine of reviews and articles on music, poetry, and books, edited by Michael Gunderloy. Includes a review of Anomaly 2, a spoken word cassette-tape featuring work by JMB. L&FT is also mentioned.


  23. Polartiz Etzeztz, Jan. 1990.
    A magazine of art, prose, poetry, and visual poetry, edited by Pete Spence, in Elwood, Australia. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Wake”. Contributors are Carol Stetser, Peter Murphy, Giovanni Fontana, Sheila Murphy, Cerebral Shorts, and others.


  24. The (Something), Vol. 6, No. 5, 1990.
    A magazine of prose, poetry, visual poetry, and art, edited by Mark M. and Dan Neilsen. Includes a ts poem titled “Route 66” by JMB. Contributors are Paul Weinman, Joel Dailey, Cheryl Townsend, B. Z. Niditch, Greg Evason, Jake Berry, Malok, Gerald Locklin, and others.


  25. 1 Cent, No. 260, 1990.
    A publication from Toronto featuring reviews of small press works, edited by jwcurry. Includes reviews of JMB’s Tide, Milk, and Burgers on the Moon [with Benjamin Bennett]. Two copies.


  26. Fnord, No. 2, 1990
    A magazine of art, prose, and poetry, edited by Paul Leonard and Seth Tisue. Includes three calligraphic poems with graphic border by JMB, titled “Slammer”, “Beso Mortal” and “Low Surf in the Sales Racket”. Contributors are Bob Black, Malok, G. Huth, and others. Two copies.


  27. Co-Labor-ative Writing, 1990.
    A collection of work from the ColLaboration Projekt, published by Burning Press, probably edited by Luigi-Bob Drake and jwcurry. Includes extensive references to JMB and L&FT. Includes collaborative work by JMB with Robin Crozier, Al Ackerman, C. Mehrl Bennett. Geof Huth, Bob Grumman, jw curry, Peggy Lefler, Luigi-Bob Drake, Jake Berry, Paul Weinman, Musicmaster, T. Winter-Damon, and Sheila Murphy. Also includes commentary by JMB and a select bibliography. Two copies.


  28. The Seer in the Weird, [1990].
    A four-page publication of art, prose, and poetry, edited by Jake Berry. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “The Loud Shirt”. Also includes work by Jake Berry, Mike Miskowski, Richard Kostelanetz, Harry Polkinhorn, Jack Foley, and others.


  29. Laughing Bear Newsletter, No. 22, 1990.
    News from the Laughing Bear Press, as a supplement to Laughing Bear Magazine. Includes an advertisement for Hybernatin’, a cassette tape featuring JMB’s No Boy, read by Eleanor Crockett, along with work by Crockett and music by Tom Person.


  30. Brain Cell, No. 178, 1990.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by JMB, Ryosuke Cohen, Arturo Fallico, Mumbles, John Held Jr., Klaus Groh, Ruggero Maggi, Rod Summers, and many others.


  31. Next Exit, No. 17, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry, edited by Eric Folsom. Includes a short review of Lens Rolled in a Heart, by Sheila Murphy and JMB. A holographic letter from Folsom to JMB is included.


  32. Brain Cell, No. 172, 1990.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by JMB, Ryosuke Cohen, Mumbles, Carol Stetser, Dogfish, Giovanni Strada, G. Deisler, Luc Fierens, and many others.


  33. Brain Cell, No. 171, 1990.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by JMB, Ryosuke Cohen, Private World, Fernando Barbot, John Held Jr., Klaus Groh, Lucien Suel, Greg Evason, Cesar Espinosa, Cerebral Shorts, and many others.


  34. Brain Cell, No. 170, 1990.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by JMB, Ryosuke Cohen, Ruggero Maggi, Vittore Baroni, Musicmaster, Carlo Pittore, Red Herring, Klaus Groh, Rod Summers, and many others.


  35. Tramp, No. 9, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, edited by Alan Howard. Includes two poems by JMB: “The Thought” and “Heavenly Light”. Contributors are Gerald Locklin, Hal J. Daniel III, B. Z. Niditch, and others.




Box 111

Folder Number #2153-2161

  1. 1991 Poet’s Market, 1990.
    A reference guide for where and how to publish poetry, edited by Judson Jerome. The list of publishers includes a paragraph on JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods.


  2. Brain Cell, No. 199, 1990.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by JMB, Ryosuke Cohen, Mark Bloch, Arturo Fallico, Creative Thing, State of Being, Epistolary Stud Farm, Malok, Cracker Jack Kid, John Held Jr., Giovanni Strada, Klaus Groh, and many others.


  3. Famous Last Words, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry edited by Jon King. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Maya”. Also contains work by Ivan Arguëlles, and others.


  4. Tramp, No. 8, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, edited by Alan Howard. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Stone with a Hole”. Contributors are B. Z. Niditch, Jonathan Levant, Gerald Locklin, Paul Weinman, Joel Dailey, Walt Phillips, and others.


  5. Pliego de Murmurios, No. 103, 1990.
    Spanish poetry magazine that lists JMB’s Regression in its publications received column.


  6. Factsheet Five, No. 40, 1990.
    A magazine of reviews and articles on music, poetry, and books, edited by Michael Gunderloy. Includes a review of the double-chapbook Son of Ack’s Hacks by Al Ackerman and Travesties of John M. Bennett Poems by Any Salyer. The book features modified work by JMB and was published by Luna Bisonte Prods.


  7. New Hope International, Vol. 14, No. 2, 1990.
    A review supplement edited by Gerald England. Includes a review of JMB’s Milk, which was published by Luna Bisonte Prods.


  8. Ohio Writer, Vol. 4, No. 1, 1990.
    A newsletter of reviews, events, and news, edited by Mary Grimm, Susan Grimm, Jeff Erdie, and Kristin Blumberg. Includes a short review of JMB’s Lice, which was published by as part of the Cehsoikoe Lonesome Poets Series.


  9. Poetic Space, Vol. 4, No. 8, 1990.
    A magazine of art, poetry and fiction, edited by Don Hildenbrand et al. Includes two ts poems by JMB: “Epitome” and “Truth in Lies”. Also includes work by Jonathan Levant and others.




Box 112

Folder Number #2162-2185

  1. Umbrella, Vol. 13, No. 2, 1990.
    A magazine offering reviews of artists’ books, periodicals, exhibitions, etc., edited by Judy Hoffberg. Includes reviews of Lens Rolled in a Heart by JMB and Sheila Murphy, Wood Nymphs of the Sahara by JMB and Musicmaster, and a set of 16 computer typeset poetry cards, published by Luna Bisonte Prods.


  2. Latin American Studies Newsletter, No. 30, 1990.
    A publication put out for the Latin Americanist and Hispanic community at Ohio State University, edited by JMB. Includes a review by JMB of Folklore Americano. Five copies.


  3. Free Lunch, No. 4, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry edited by Ron Offen. This issue has all the poems published anonymously. JMB’s poem is titled “Forestation”.


  4. Radio Void, No. 11, 1990.
    A magazine of art, poetry, and fiction, edited by Terence Charles, John Grey, Chris Pierson. Includes an advertisement for JMB’s Milk and a ts poem by JMB titled “Excuses”. Contributors are Cheryl Townsend, Jonathan Levant, Walt Philips, and many others. Two copies.


  5. Columbus Art, Vol. 11, No. 5, 1990.
    A quarterly tabloid covering cultural events in central Ohio. Includes a review of “The Fifth Annual Curated Exhibition 1990”, an art show that featured work by JMB and many others. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Before After” and a drawing with graphic border titled “Tolled” by JMB. Four copies.


  6. Peckerwood, No. 7, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, edited by Ernie Ourique. Includes three ts poems by JMB, “Triggered Recollections”, “Home”, and “Crematorium”. Two copies.


  7. Thumbscrew, No. 7, 1990.
    A small magazine of prose, art, and poetry, edited by Todd Mecklem. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “First Release”. Contributors are Paul Weinman, Jack Moskovitz, Jonathan Falk, and others. Includes a short handwritten note from the editor to JMB.


  8. Laughing Bear Newsletter, No. 25, 1990.
    News from the Laughing Bear Press, as a supplement to Laughing Bear Magazine, edited by Tom Person. Includes a review of JMB’s L&FT, No. 25.


  9. Ice River, No. 6, 1990.
    A magazine of fiction, poetry, reviews, art, etc., edited by David Memmott et al. Includes a ts letter to subscribers that lists L&FT as a participant in the exchange program with Ice River.


  10. Peckerwood, No. 6, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, edited by Ernie Ourique. Includes five ts poems by JMB titled “The Veils of Speech”, “Rice”, “Tempus Fugit”, “Progressive Thought”, and “Blank Critics”. Also features work Al Ackerman, Christopher Wood, and others. Includes a handwritten letter from Ourique to JMB. Two copies.


  11. Caliban, No. 8, 1990.
    A book-sized magazine of prose, poetry, photography, and art, edited by Lawrence Smith. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Declension”. Contributors are Ivan Arguëlles, Dan Raphael, Bob Heman, Jonathan Levant, Lyn Lifshin, Simon Perchik, Guy R. Beining, Mary Rutkovsky-Ruskin, and many others.


  12. Mundi, No. 7, 1990.
    Argentine literary journal. Includes an article in Spanish by JMB, “La Poesía Neo-Surrealista Norteamericana”. Three copies.


  13. The (Something), Vol. 6, No. 2, 1990.
    A magazine of prose, poetry, visual poetry, and art, edited by Mark M. and Dan Neilsen. Includes a ts poem titled “Flailing through Time” and a calligraphic poem with rubberstamp border by JMB. Contributors are B. Z. Niditch, Cheryl Townsend, and others.


  14. The Plastic Tower, No. 4, 1990.
    A quarterly magazine of poetry, edited by Carol Brown and Roger Kyle-Keith. Includes a ts poem titled “Pulling the Plug” by JMB. Contributors are Lyn Lifshin, Jonathan Levant, B. Z. Niditch, Paul Weinman, and others.


  15. What, No. 24, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry, fiction, drama, criticism, and art, edited by Kevin Connolly et al. [Mentions JMB in bio of Stuart Ross].


  16. The Nocturnal Lyric, No. 14, 1990.
    A magazine of art, prose, and poetry, edited by Susan and Robin. Includes a ts poem titled “Mother” by JMB. Includes work by Judson Crews and others.


  17. The Gamut, No. 30, 1990.
    “A journal of ideas and information”, published through Cleveland State University and edited by Leonard Trawick, Louis Millic, et al. Includes an article titled “Micropress and the ‘Zines” by Charlotte Pressler, which makes reference to JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods.


  18. Temm, Vol. 1, No. 8, 1990.
    A small magazine of poetry, reviews and art, edited by Ken Wagner. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Urbe Quemada”. Also includes an advertisement for Turning Sights in a Circular Driveway by Stacey Sollfrey, which features an introduction by JMB. Contributors are B. Z. Niditch, Walt Phillips, Cheryl Townsend, and others.


  19. Credenza, No. 7, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art. Includes four ts poems by JMB: “Breakfast Lunch Dinner”, “All at Once” “Crematorium”, and “Talks”. Contributors are Jake Berry, Paul Weinman, Bob Black, and others. A short handwritten note from the editor to JMB is included. Two copies.


  20. Alabama Dogshoe Moustache, No. 8, 1990.
    A publication of art, prose, and poetry, edited by G. Huth. Includes a ts poem titled “Paper Sheets” by JMB. Envelope also includes pdqb, No. 7, a Christmas card, which features art by G. Huth and a handwritten note to JMB, a business card, and The Subtle Journal of Raw Coinage, No. 38.


  21. Peckerwood, No. 8, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, edited by Ernie Ourique. Includes two ts poems by JMB: “Span” and “Denunciation”. Two copies. Includes a handwritten note from the editor to JMB.


  22. Laughing Bear Newsletter, No. 27, 1990.
    News from the Laughing Bear Press, as a supplement to Laughing Bear Magazine, edited by Tom Person. Includes reviews of JMB’s Drill and Aguja; and Breathe on the Living, a 3-lp set that featured work by JMB and Byron Smith, among others.


  23. The Impossible Utterance, No. 5, 1990.
    A magazine of prose, edited by Brad Russell and Seth Tisue. Features artwork and prose by John Eberly. An index of back-issues lists JMB as a contributor to No. 1 and No. 2.


  24. Generator, No. 4, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry, visual poetry, art, and photography, edited by John Byrum. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Appropriate Speech”. Contributors are Peter Ganick, Vittore Baroni, Guy Beining, Dadata, Christopher Franke, Bob Grumman, G. Huth, Ruggero Maggi, Sheila Murphy, Dan Raphael, Leonard Trawick, and many others.




Box 113

Folder Number #2186-2205

  1. Free Lunch, No. 5, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry edited by Ron Offen. JMB is listed as a contributor to No. 4.


  2. Bogg, No. 66, [1990/91].
    A journal of North American and British writing, including poetry, short fiction, line art, reviews, essays, etc. Edited by John Elsberg, George Cairncross, Sheila Martindale, and Robert Boyce. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Blurting”. Contributors are Walt Phillips, Pat McKinnon, and many others.


  3. The Plastic Tower, No. 3, 1990.
    A quarterly magazine of poetry, edited by Carol Brown and Roger Kyle-Keith. Includes two poems by JMB titled “Lettuce” and “Overstanding”. Contributors are Lyn Lifshin, Cheryl Townsend, and many others.


  4. Next Exit, No. 16, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry, edited by Eric Folsom. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Was I Am You”. Contributors are jwcurry, Sheila Murphy, B. Z. Niditch, Greg Evason, and others. A short handwritten note from the editor to JMB is included.


  5. Factsheet Five, No. 35, 1990.
    A magazine of reviews and articles on music, poetry, and books, edited by Michael Gunderloy. Includes a review of JMB’s Tombesence, a single poem published on a business-card-sized sheet.


  6. Nexus, Vol. 25, No. 2, 1990.
    A magazine of photography, poetry, art, and reviews, edited by Bob Moore et al. JMB is listed in the acknowledgements. Includes work by Ira Cohen and others. A holographic letter from Moore to JMB is included.


  7. Tin Wreath, No. 15, 1989/1990.
    A magazine of poetry edited by David Gonsalves. Includes three ts poems by JMB: “Dim Stain”, “The Disappeared”, and “Postcards”. Contributors are Walt Phillips, Andrew Gettler, Lyn Lifshin, and others. Two copies.


  8. Snow Summits in the Sun, 1990.
    An anthology of poetry and prose poems, edited by Blair Allen. Published as Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 of the Cerulean Press Mini Anthology Series. Includes three ts poems by JMB: “The Cell”, “Closet Death”, “Sleeping in the Alley”, seven rubberstamp label poems, and a biography of JMB. Contributors are Lyn Lifshin, Richard Kostelanetz, Ave Jeanne, David Cole, Ivan Arguëlles, Sigmund Weiss, and many others.


  9. Syzygy, No. 1, 1990.
    A magazine of articles, prose, poetry, art, etc., edited by Seth Tisue and Brad Russell. Includes two calligraphic poems with graphic border by JMB. Includes work by Miekal And, Musicmaster, Guy R. Beining, Jake Berry, Greg Evason, G. X. Jupitter-Larsen, an interview with Bob Black, and work by many others. Also includes a review of JMB’s L&FT, No. 25.


  10. Tin Wreath, No. 18, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry edited by David Gonsalves. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Ant Insertion”. Contributors are Walt Phillips, Sheila Murphy, and others. Two copies.


  11. Temm, Vol. 1, No. 4, 1990.
    A small magazine of poetry, reviews and art, edited by Ken Wagner. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Last Words” and an advertisement for L&FT. Contributors are Jonathan Levant, Paul Weinman, Stacey Sollfrey, Sigmund Weiss, and others. A letter from the editor to JMB is included.


  12. Shattered Wig Review, No. 5, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, edited by Rupert Wondolowski and Loquacious Borgnine. Includes two ts poems by JMB: “Fumbling the Buttons” and “Limping and Smiling”. Contributors are Al Ackerman, Pat McKinnon, B. Z. Niditch, Lyn Lifshin, Sheila Murphy, Dan Raphael, Jake Berry, and others. Also includes a short handwritten note from the editor to JMB.


  13. Brain Cell, No. 188, 1990.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by JMB, Ryosuke Cohen, Mumbles, John Held Jr., Musicmaster, Arturo Fallico, Mark Bloch, Carol Stetser, G. Deisler, Robert Rehfeldt, and many others.


  14. Small Press Review, Vol. 22, Nos. 7-8, 1990.
    Review magazine focusing on underground authors and poets, edited by Len Fulton. Includes an advertisement for Snow Summits in the Sun, which lists JMB as a contributor.


  15. Factsheet Five, No. 37, 1990.
    A magazine of reviews and articles on music, poetry, and books, edited by Michael Gunderloy. Includes a review of Poked with Sticks, No. 3, which lists JMB as a contributor.


  16. Poetic Space, Vol. 4, No. 9, 1990.
    A magazine of art, poetry and fiction, edited by Don Hildenbrand et al. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Choked Down”. Contributors are Walt Phillips, Edward Mycue, Lyn Lifshin, and others.


  17. Caliban, No. 9, 1990.
    A book-sized magazine of prose, poetry, photography, and art, edited by Lawrence Smith. Includes two calligraphic poems by JMB with graphic border. Contributors are Sheila Murphy, Edward Mycue, Nico Vassilakis, Simon Perchik, B. Z. Niditch, Guy R. Beining, and others.


  18. ND, No. 13, 1990.
    A magazine of interviews, art, poetry, and more, edited by Daniel Plunkett. Includes a review of Aguja “Live at Cleveland Public Theatre”, an audiocassette of spoken word by JMB.


  19. Ear of Corn, Issue 11, 1990.
    A magazine of reviews, poetry, art, etc., edited by David Schall. Includes two ts poems by JMB: “The Bread” and “Angling”. Contributors are Oberc, Sigmund Weiss, Cheryl Townsend, Jonathan Levant, and others.


  20. Ohio Writer, Vol. 4, No. 2, 1990.
    A newsletter of reviews, events, and news, edited by Mary Grimm, Susan Grimm, Jeff Erdie, and Kristin Blumberg. Includes an article titled “Focus: Columbus Area Presses” by Kassie Rose, which includes information on Luna Bisonte Prods.




Box 114

Folder Number #2206-2224

  1. Truly Fine Press, Spring 1990.
    Tabloid-style literary magazine, edited by Jerry Madson. Includes two ts poems by JMB: “Shovel of Time” and “Clouds”. Contributors are Shelia Murphy, B. Z. Niditch, Stacey Sollfrey, G. Huth, Randall Brock, Paul Weinman, Fernando Aguiar, Lyn Lifshin, Hal J. Daniel III, and others. Three copies.


  2. Fennel Stalk, No. 9, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, edited by Peter Bailey, Karen Bowden, and Ron Dickson. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Text”. Contributors are Walt Phillips, Christopher Woods, and many others.


  3. Poetry Motel, No. 15, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry and graphic art, edited by Patrick McKinnon and Bud Backen. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “The Cost”. Contributors are Jesse Glass Jr., McKinnon, Rob Androla, Bob Z., and others.


  4. Third Lung Review, No. 6, 1990.
    An annually published magazine of poetry, edited by Tim Peeler and Penny Peeler. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “The Straight Truth”. Contributors are Judson Crews, Sheila Murphy, Pat McKinnon, Charles Bukowski, and others.


  5. Factsheet Five, No. 36, 1990.
    A magazine of reviews and articles on music, poetry, and books, edited by Michael Gunderloy. Includes a review of Alabama Dogshoe Moustache, No. 7, which lists JMB as a contributor.


  6. Ohio Writer, Vol. 4, No. 5, 1990.
    A newsletter of reviews, events, and news, edited by Mary Grimm, Susan Grimm, Jeff Erdie, and Kristin Blumberg. Includes reviews of JMB’s Milk and L&FT, No. 25. Two copies.


  7. International Directory of Little Magazines and Small Presses, 26th edition, 1990-91.
    Extensive list of publications edited by Len Fulton. Includes JMB’s L&FT and Luna Bisonte Prods, offering short synopses of each.


  8. Cehsoikoe, No. 11, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, edited by John Porcellino. Includes two ts poems by JMB: “Convalesence” and “Shore”. Contributors are Judson Crews, M. Kettner, Jonathan Levant, Lyn Lifshin, Oberc, Walt Phillips, Porcellino, Stephen Toth, Paul Weinman, Sigmund Weiss, and others. A handwritten note from the editor to JMB is included.


  9. Factsheet Five, No. 38, 1990.
    A magazine of reviews and articles on music, poetry, and books, edited by Michael Gunderloy. Includes a review of Temm, Aug.-Sept., which lists JMB as a contributor.


  10. Feh!, No. 8, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry and art, edited by Simeon Stylites. Includes an untitled drawing by JMB. Contributors are Andrew Savage, Bob Black, Simeon Stylites, Jake Berry, Bob Z., Oberc, and others.


  11. Umbrella, Vol. 13, No. 1, 1990.
    A magazine offering reviews of artists’ books, periodicals, exhibitions, etc., edited by Judy Hoffberg. Includes a listing for the “Writing, Vision, Visual Writing” exhibition at the School of Fine Arts, Main Gallery, Willoughby, OH, from Mar. 4th – 31st. The show featured work by JMB, John Byrum, and others.


  12. Library News Notes, Vol. 39, No. 32, 1990.
    A newsletter for the Ohio State University Libraries. The newsletter includes an announcement for the publication of JMB’s Wood Nymphs of the Sahara, with Musicmaster.


  13. Atticus Review, No. 18, 1990.
    A California-based magazine of poetry, criticism, short fiction, and art, edited by Harry Polkinhorn and David Quattrociocchi. Includes a long ts poem by JMB titled “River”. Contributors are Mike Miskowski, Ivan Arguëlles, Jake Berry, Dan Raphael, Joel Lipman, Chris Winkler, Richard Kostelanetz, Geof Cook, and others.


  14. Laughing Bear Newsletter, No. 29, 1990.
    News from the Laughing Bear Press, as a supplement to Laughing Bear Magazine. Includes references to the design of JMB’s No Boy.


  15. PLGC Newsletter, Vol. 16, No. 2, 1990.
    A newsletter from the Poets’ League of Greater Cleveland, edited by John Byrum. Includes the word “Utter”, a word used by Byrum and made into a rubberstamp label poem by JMB. Issue also contains 2 short articles by Bob Grumman. Cf. folder 2271.


  16. Latin American Studies Newsletter, No. 31, 1990.
    A publication put out for the Latin Americanist and Hispanic community at Ohio State University, edited by JMB. JMB is listed as a contact for the Acting Bibliographer. Four copies.


  17. Latin American Studies Newsletter, No. 32, 1990.
    A publication put out for the Latin Americanist and Hispanic community at Ohio State University, edited by JMB. Includes an announcement for El Sendero Luminoso (The Shining Path) in context: an annotated bibliography of monographs in the OSU Libraries, by JMB. Five copies.


  18. Modom, No. 4, 1990.
    A one-sheet publication of art and poetry. Includes a calligraphic poem titled “Loss” by JMB. Contributors are Malok, Greg Evason, John Eberly, G. Huth, Chris Winkler, Mike Miskowski, Spencer Selby, and others. Two copies.


  19. Burgers on the Moon, 1990.
    A book of drawings, and calligraphic and ts poetry by Benjamin Karl Bennett, JMB’s son. Published by Luna Bisonte Prods. Also includes some collaborative work with JMB. Four copies.




Box 115

Folder Number #2225-2255

  1. NRG, No. 32, 1990.
    Tabloid-style magazine devoted to poetry, prose, and visual poetry, edited by Dan Raphael. Includes two ts poems by JMB: untitled and “Moldy Soup”. Contributors are Ivan Arguëlles, Jake Berry, David Cole, Sheila Murphy, Walt Philips, Bob Grumman, Edward Mycue, Dan Raphael, B. Z. Niditch, Mike Miskowski, Thomas Taylor, Marilyn Rosenberg, and others. Two copies.


  2. Lightworks, No. 20/21, 1990.
    A magazine of art, music, photography, and articles. Includes a review of L&FT, No. 26. Also includes articles/interviews featuring Al Ackerman, John Held Jr., Richard Kostelanetz, Monty Cantsin, along with work by Keith Bates, Luc Fierens, FaGaGaGa, Cracker Jack Kid, Henning Mittendorf, and others.


  3. Taproot, No. 17/18, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry and visual poetry, edited by Luigi-Bob Drake. Includes two ts poems by JMB: “Antsy” and “Aubade”. Contributors are Guy Beining, John Byrum, FaGaGaGa, Lyn Lifshin, Drake, Jack Moskovitz, Dan Raphael, Stacey Sollfrey, and others.


  4. Contact / II, Spring, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry, reviews, and articles, edited by Maurice Kenny and J. G. Gosciak. Includes two ts poems by JMB: “Abundant Paradigm” and “Diamond Transform”. Also includes work by Richard Kostelanetz, Simon Perchik, B. Z. Niditch, and others. Two copies.


  5. Thirteen Poetry Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 2, 1990.
    A quarterly magazine of poetry and reviews, edited by Ken Stone. Includes 12 13-line ts poems by JMB. Contributors are Lyn Lifshin, Sigmund Weiss, Andrew Gettler, and others. Two copies.


  6. Temm, Vol. 1, No. 3, and Heathenzine, No. 2, 1990.
    Temm is a small magazine of poetry, reviews and art, edited by Ken Wagner. Includes an advertisement for L&FT. Contributors are Lyn Lifshin, Cheryl Townsend, Stacey Sollfrey, Edward Mycue, and others. Heathenzine is a magazine of poetry, art, and reviews, also edited by Ken Wagner. Includes four ts poems by JMB: “Mammalia”, “Tableland”, “A Memory”, and “Coming”. Contributors are Andrew Gettler, Lyn Lifshin, Stacey Sollfrey, Paul Weinman, Cheryl Townsend, and others. A handwritten letter from the editor to JMB is also included.


  7. Lilliput Review, No. 14, 1990.
    A small magazine of poetry and art, edited by D. Wentworth. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “That Murky Light”. Contributors are M. Kettner, Jonathan Levant, Nico Vassilakis, Lyn Lifshin, and others. Includes a ts note from the editor to JMB.


  8. Columbus Art, Vol. 11, No. 1, 1990.
    A quarterly tabloid covering cultural events in central Ohio. Includes a participant list for the 1989 Columbus Art Fall Exhibition, which lists work by JMB and C. Mehrl Bennett.


  9. The Impossible Utterance, No. 2 and No. 1, 1990.
    A magazine of prose, edited by Brad Russell and Seth Tisue. No. 1 features a ts poem by JMB titled “No Hymen”. Contributors are Jake Berry, Greg Evason, G. Huth, Edward Mycue, and Philip Hughes. No. 2 features a drawing by JMB on the cover and a ts poem titled “Lactation”. Contributors are Jake Berry, Greg Evason, G. Huth, and Jonathan Levant.


  10. Asylum, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1990.
    A magazine of reviews, essays, and notes, edited by Greg Boyd. Includes a review of JMB’s L&FT, No. 25.


  11. Scratch, No. 3, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry, art, and prose, edited by Mark Robinson. Includes four ts poems by JMB: “Teatro Del Mundo”, “Política Erótica”, “Speaking in Sign”, and “Not Another Word”.


  12. Poked with Sticks, No. 4, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry, visual poetry, prose, and art, edited by Stephen E. Toth. Includes four ts poems by JMB: “Limping Smirk”, “Nest of Snakes”, “Expulsion”, and “Pole Spitter”. Contributors are Stephen Toth, Paul Weinman, Judson Crews, M. Kettner, Cheryl Townsend, Joel Lipman, Jake Berry, Dadata, Stacy Sollfrey, Chris Winkler, Luc Fierens, and others.


  13. Noospapers, No. 7, 1990.
    A magazine of short fiction, poetry, art, visual poetry, etc. Includes a drawing by JMB titled “Dogee”. Contributors are Miekal And, Zen Sutherland, Mike Miskowski, Jake Berry, Edward Berlinski, Guy Beining, Bob Black, Harry Polkinhorn, Dadata, and others.
    Three copies. A copy of an essay titled “Theatre of the Moment & Against Improvisation” by Jack Wright.


  14. Lynx, Spring/Summer 1990.
    A tabloid-style magazine of essays, poetry, prose, reviews, etc., edited by Terri Lee Grell. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Daughter”. Three copies. A handwritten note from the editor to JMB is included.


  15. Wood Nymphs of the Sahara, 1990.
    A chapbook of poetry, and visual poetry by Musicmaster and JMB, along with a preface by Al Ackerman and collage art by others. Six copies.


  16. El Sendero Luminoso (The Shining Path) in context: an annotated bibliography of monographs in the OSU Libraries, 1990.
    A bibliography compiled, annotated and introduced by JMB for the Latin American Studies Reading Room of the Ohio State University Main Library. 26 pages. Four copies.


  17. Underpass, No. 4, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry and art, edited by Barry Hammond. Includes three ts poems by JMB: “Política Erótica”, “Emptying”, and “Camino Tributario”. Contributors are M. Kettner, Brian David Johnston, Sheila Murphy, B. Z. Niditch, and others. Two copies.


  18. Temm, July 1990.
    Temm is a small magazine of poetry, reviews and art, edited by Ken Wagner. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “A Memory”. Contributors are Lyn Lifshin, Patrick McKinnon, Oberc, Stacey Sollfrey, Sigmund Weiss, and others.


  19. Industrial Sabotage, No. 50, 1990.
    A small Canadian magazine of poetry, edited by jwcurry. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Meat in a Mirror”. Contributors are Greg Evason, Harry Polkinhorn, B. DiMichele, Luigi-Bob Drake, MB Duggan, Jesse Glass Jr., Bob Grumman, G. X. Jupitter-Larsen, bpNichol, and others.


  20. Membership Roster for the Columbus Art League, 1990.
    A short pamphlet with listings of CAL presidents and members. Both JMB and CMB are included in the roster, along with their contact information.


  21. Ash, No. 5, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry, art, and prose, edited by David Wyder. Includes three ts poems by JMB: “Use it or”, “John Also”, and “Result”. Contributors are Judson Crews, Greg Evason, Edward Mycue, Sigmund Weiss, and others. A short handwritten note from the editor to JMB is included. The rubberstamp phrase “Lip Bomb” in Greg Evason’s collage is probably by JMB.


  22. Asylum, Vol. 5, No. 4, 1990.
    A magazine of reviews, essays, and notes, edited by Greg Boyd. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Closet”. Also includes an advertisement for MallLife, No. 18, audio, which lists JMB as a featured poet. Contributors are B. Z. Niditch, Spryszak, and others. Two copies.


  23. Details Member Newsletter, Vol. 2, No. 7, 1990.
    A newsletter for members of the Columbus Art League. The newsletter announces the publication of Lens Rolled in a Heart, by JMB and Sheila Murphy.


  24. Details Member Newsletter, Vol. 2, No. 9, 1990.
    A newsletter for members of the Columbus Art League. The newsletter announces the members who exhibited work in the State Fair Fine Art Exhibition, including JMB and C. Mehrl Bennett.


  25. Heathenzine, Vol. 1, No. 3, 1990.
    Heathenzine is a magazine of poetry, art, and reviews, edited by Ken Wagner. Includes a ts poem by JMB tilted “Looking Up” and an advertisement for Milk, by JMB. Also includes an advertisement for Turning Sights in a Circular Driveway, by Stacey Sollfrey, that includes an excerpt from the forward, which was written by JMB. Contributors are Lyn Lifshin, Edward Mycue, Cheryl Townsend, Paul Weinman, Andrew Gettler, Pat McKinnon, Stacey Sollfrey, and others.


  26. Brain Cell, No. 179, 1990.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by JMB, Ryosuke Cohen, Paul Rutkovsky, Mark Bloch, David Greenberger, Jurgen Kierspel, Klaus Groh, and others.


  27. Details Member Newsletter, Vol. 2, No. 5, 1990.
    A newsletter for members of the Columbus Art League. The newsletter announces the publication of JMB’s Milk, and also mentions his performance at Cleveland State University and a slide lecture at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center.


  28. “I Exposicón Internacional de Arte Postal en Granada”, 1990.
    Brochure for an exhibition of mail art, “Homenaje a Federico García Lorca”, held in Granada. JMB had work in this show.


  29. Details Member Newsletter, Vol. 2, No. 9, 1990.
    A newsletter for members of the Columbus Art League. The newsletter announces the release of Live Chains: Poetry Performances, an audiocassette featuring poetry readings by JMB with music accompaniment.


  30. Advertisement for Postal Cassest, No. 2, 1990.
    Ad for a series of postal audio collaborations. No. 2 features work by JMB, Walter Drake, Dave Clark, Jack Foley, and Jake Berry.


  31. Laughing Bear Newsletter, No. 32, 1990.
    News from the Laughing Bear Press, as a supplement to Laughing Bear Magazine, edited by Tom Person. Includes an article titled “The Surviving Small Press: Binding” that makes reference to three books published in packets by JMB. The article is probably by Person. A handwritten letter from Person to JMB is also included.




Box 116

Folder Number #2256-2283

  1. The Paper Bag, Vol. 2, No. 3, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, edited by Michael and Deborah Brownstein. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Libro”. Also includes work by Walt Philips, Simon Perchik, and others.


  2. Dreams & Nightmares, No. 32, 1990.
    A magazine of art and poetry, edited by David Kopaska-Merkel. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Enarmoured from Death”. Also includes work by Paul Weinman, and others.
    Two copies.


  3. on metascrotum and infra deaths, 1990.
    A chapbook of poetry by Doru Chirodea with illustrations by Giulia Oretti and an introduction by JMB. Published by Runaway Spoon Press. L&FT is also listed in the credits. Three copies.


  4. Details Member Newsletter, April 1990.
    A newsletter for members of the Columbus Art League. The newsletter announces JMB’s participation in the “Writing Vision Visual Writing” exhibit in Willoughby, OH.


  5. Heathenzine, Vol. 1, No. 4, 1990.
    Heathenzine is a magazine of poetry, art, and reviews, edited by Ken Wagner. Includes an advertisement for Turning sights in a circular driveway, by Stacey Sollfrey, with an introduction by JMB. Contributors are Judson Crews, Walt Philips, Stacey Sollfrey, Paul Weinman, and others.


  6. Milk, 1990.
    A chapbook of poetry by JMB, published by Luna Bisonte Prods. Also includes a cover drawing by JMB and rubberstamp designs. Eight copies.


  7. Salon, No. 8, 1990.
    A ‘journal of aesthetics’, featuring art, prose, comics, and poetry, edited by Pat Hartman. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Peels”.


  8. Jaundiced Eye, No. 1, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, edited by Dave Crowley. Includes three ts poems by JMB: “Fever Lever”, “Sick Rich”, and “Fire Fire”. Contributors are Paul Weinman, Sigmund Weiss, Walt Phillips, and others.


  9. One Page, 1990.
    A legal-size publication of poetry, edited by Bill Shields. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Brush with Death”. Contributors are Eel Leonard, Joan Jobe Smith, B. Z. Niditch, and others. Three copies.


  10. Advertisement for Underpass magazine, 1990.
    JMB is listed as a contributor to No. 4.


  11. Sideshow, No. 2, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry, art, and prose, edited by Glen Armstrong and Nancy Brosky. Includes two ts poems by JMB: “Feeding” and “Claim”. Contributors are Sheila Murphy, Andrew Gettler, Guy Beining, Ivan Arguëlles, and others.


  12. This Week, Clintonville edition, June 4th, 1990.
    A news tabloid for residents of Clintonville, OH. The front page features a color photo of JMB performing “Chains” with two musicians, and an article titled “The Write Stuff” by Mike Overly, which describes JMB’s life and poetry. Pg. 12 also shows a picture of JMB performing with James Wiese [Jim Wiese], playing saxophone, and a picture of Byron Smith playing keyboard. Four copies. A handwritten note from Edward Lense is included.


  13. American Writing, No. 2, 1990.
    A magazine of prose and poetry, edited by Alexandra Grilikhes et al. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Guest”. Contributors are Tom Whalen, Nico Vassilakis, and others.


  14. Your Elbow, No. 3, 1990.
    A magazine of art, prose, and poetry, edited by Erika Schlaeger and Kim Koch. Includes four ts poems titled “The Deflection”, “Water Water”, “Seabirds” and “The Clock” by JMB. Contributors are Jonathan Levant, Paul Weinman, Sigmund Weiss, Pat McKinnon, and others. A handwritten letter to JMB from “A. Razor” is included.


  15. Toad Hiway, No. 3, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry and fiction, edited by Doug Martin, Brian Beatty, John Colvin, et al. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Face of the Nation”. Contributors are Judson Crews, Hal J. Daniel III, Lyn Lifshin, and others.


  16. PLGC Newsletter, Vol. 16, No. 2, 1990.
    A newsletter from the Poets’ League of Greater Cleveland. Includes a handwritten note to JMB from John Byrum. Cf. folder 2220.


  17. The (Something), Vol. 6, No. 4, 1990.
    A magazine of prose, poetry, visual poetry, and art, edited by Mark M. and Dan Neilsen. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Carpe Diem”. Contributors are Joel Dailey, Paul Weinman, Jonathan Levant, Cheryl Townsend, B. Z. Niditch, and others.


  18. Lynx, Autumn 1990.
    A tabloid-style magazine of essays, poetry, prose, reviews, etc., edited by Terri Lee Grell. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Por Y Para”. Contributors are Edward Mycue, Bob Grumman, and others. Three copies.


  19. Dusty Dog Reviews, No. 1, 1990.
    A magazine of small press publication reviews, edited by John Pierce. Includes a review of JMB’s L&FT, No. 26, and Poetry Motel, No. 15, which lists JMB as a contributor.


  20. Electronic Cottage, No. 4, 1990.
    A magazine of interviews, reviews, and articles, edited by Hal McGee. Includes an advertisement that lists JMB as a featured artist in No. 5.


  21. The Nocturnal Lyric Author’s Booklet, 1990.
    A biographical index of authors that have appeared in Nocturnal Lyric. Includes JMB who submitted work to No. 12.


  22. Poetry Halifax Dartmouth, No. 36, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry and reviews, edited by Joe Blades and Eleonore Schonmaier. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Aquarius”.


  23. Convolusions, Vol. .2, No. 2, 1990.
    A magazine of art and poetry, edited by Cerebral Shorts. Contributors are Jürgen Olbrich, Guy Bleus, Malok, and others. A short note from the editor to JMB is included. Includes a collage by Malok that uses a rubberstamp label made by JMB from a phrase by Malok.


  24. Art-core, No. 7, 1990.
    A magazine of art, poetry, and prose. Includes two ts poems by JMB: “Continuo” and “Biblioteca”. Contributors are Cheryl Townsend, Oberc, Sigmund Weiss, Jonathan Levant, Paul Weinman, and others.


  25. Lens Rolled in a Heart, 1990.
    A chapbook of collaborative poetry by JMB and Sheila Murphy, published by Etymon Press. Five copies.


  26. Art-core, No. 8, 1990.
    A magazine of art, poetry, and prose. Includes a calligraphic poem by JMB titled “Slammer”. Contributors are Fagagaga, Paul Weinman, Sigmund Weiss, Cheryl Townsend, Oberc, and others.


  27. The (Something), Vol. 6, No. 3, 1990.
    A magazine of prose, poetry, visual poetry, and art, edited by Mark M. and Dan Neilsen. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Just Work”. Contributors are Jake Berry, Paul Weinman, Cheryl Townsend, B. Z. Niditch, and others.


  28. Big Hammer, No. 2, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, edited by David Roskos. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Stasis”. Contributors are Sigmund Weiss, M. Kettner, Lydia Lunch, Bill Shields, Andrew Gettler, Paul Weinman, and many others. A handwritten note from the editor to JMB is included.




Box 117

Folder Number #2284-2299

  1. The Coventry Reader, Vol. 3, No. 1, 1990.
    A tabloid-style magazine of poetry, edited by Mark Hopkins et al. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Through Storms”. Contributors are Michael Basinski, Lewis Lacook, Fagagaga, Musicmaster, and others. Three copies.


  2. Tin Wreath, No. 19, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry edited by David Gonsalves. Includes a reference to JMB in an anonymous letter. Contributors are Jonathan Levant, Lyn Lifshin, B. Z. Niditch, Sheila Murphy, and others. Envelope contains a short note to JMB from the editor, along with a pc of two letters sent to Gonsalves, which make reference to JMB.


  3. Participant list for “7th Annual Fla. State Mail Art Conference”, 1990.
    A mail art show held on Sept. 29th, Tarpon Springs Florida. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  4. Laughing Bear Newsletter, No. 33, 1990.
    News from the Laughing Bear Press, as a supplement to Laughing Bear Magazine. Includes a 1990 Newsletter Index, which lists reviews of JMB’s Milk, L&FT, and Benjamin Karl Bennett’s Burgers on the Moon. Envelope also contains A History in Smallwood Cuts, a poetry chapbook by Eric Basso, published by Laughing Bear Press.


  5. “Le Folklore Poétique”, 1989.
    Brochure for a poetry and mail art festival held in Québec Dec. 1 –20, 1989. organized by Jean-Claude Gagnon and Thérèse Therrien. JMB is listed as a participant.


  6. Tempid, 1990.
    A single-sheet chapbook of ts poetry by JMB with calligraphic cover. Published by Luna Bisonte Prods. Eight copies.


  7. Abbey, No. 61, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, edited by David Greisman. Includes two ts poems by JMB: “The Frame” and “Result”. Includes a brief bibliography of magazines that have published JMB. Contributors are Stacey Sollfrey, Paul Weinman, Jonathan Levant, Walt Philips, Harry Calhoun, and others.


  8. Lost and Found Times, No. 26, 1990.
    JMB’s magazine of poetry, prose, art, etc., published through Luna Bisonte Prods. No. 26 also includes an audiocassette. JMB’s contributions include a calligraphic/rubberstamp visual poem by JMB with Jake Berry, two ts poems titled “Seabirds” and untitled with Musicmaster, two ts poems, untitled and “Or Maybe” with Daniel F. Bradley, an untitled ts poem with Luigi-Bob Drake, and four ts poems by JMB: “How I Miss That Meat”, “Moldy Soup”, “Gagging”, and “La Raza Cósmica”. The cassette tape also features poetry reading by JMB with music accompaniment by Ben and Squid Bennett, Dave Clark, Walter Drake, Dimthingshine, and Byron Smith. Contributors are Al Ackerman, Ivan Argüelles, Vittore Baroni, Jake Berry, Daniel F. Bradley, Ernest Noyes Brookings, Luigi-Bob Drake, Greg Evason, Bob Grumman, David Gonsalves, S. Gustav Hägglund, G. Huth, M. Kettner, Sheila Murphy, Musicmaster, Francis Poole, Fran Rutkovsky, Any Salyer, Byron Smith, Stacey Sollfrey, Nico Vassilakis, Paul Weinman, Jud Yalkut, and many others. The cassette-tape features work by Patrick McKinnon, Paul Weinman, Al Ackerman (read by JMB), Stacey Sollfrey, Robin Crozier, Bob Z., S. Gustav Hägglund, Byron Smith, Mike Miskowski, John Eberly, Vittore Baroni, Jake Berry, Malok, Harry Polkinhorn, Jim Wiese, and others. Four copies.


  9. Lettre Documentaire, No. 20, 1990.
    A French magazine edited by PH. Billé in Bordeaux, France. No. 20 is exclusively focused on JMB, with an article by Billé, and 6 poems translated by Billé: “Poche”, “Chateau”, “Sanitaire”, “Ici”, “Essuyage de sang” and “Flamme Flottante”. Seven copies. Includes a note from Billé and other printed matter.


  10. Unseen Comix, No. 2, 1990.
    A magazine of comics and poetry, edited by Wall-ter. Includes a ts poem by JMB.


  11. Participant List for “Sexism Racism Classism”, 1990.
    An international mail art exhibition held on Nov. 29th in Chicago, Illinois. JMB is listed as a participant. Mail art is included, which contains work by Clemente Padín.


  12. Participant list for Florida mail art shows, 1990.
    Participant list for “The Floating World of All Possibilities”, and “The Floating Theater, From Sulphur Springs to Tarpon Springs”. The exhibitions were shown at the Sixth Florida State Mail Artists Conference on Sept. 29th, in Tarpon Springs, Florida. The exhibitions were curated by Epistolary Stud Farm. JMB is listed as a participant.


  13. Photocopied article from Columbus Dispatch, Jan. 17th and 24th, 1990.
    An article about JMB featuring a picture of his work-area at the OSU library. The article appears under two titles in the two editions: “His poetry makes a picture, too”, “Clintonville resident’s poetry is a work of art”.


  14. Modom, 122990, 1990.
    A paper tree-ornament featuring a “Lice Pick” rubberstamp label by JMB. Two copies.


  15. Lettre Documentaire, Nos. 14, 15, 16, 1990.
    A French magazine edited by Ph. Billé in Bordeaux, France. No. 16 has an article on Al Ackerman. No. 14 lists other issues including work by JMB. Includes a letter from Billé asking about details of his translations of JMB’s poems, and other matters.


  16. Photocopied article from New Art Examiner, June 1990.
    An article titled “Writing Vision, Visual Writing”, reviewing an exhibition of work by JMB, John Byrum, Steven Smith, James Lang, and George Fitzpatrick, at the School of the Fine Arts in Cleveland, Ohio. Sent to JMB by Bob Grumman with a handwritten letter from Grumman, criticizing the NAE’s negative review of JMB’s work.




Box 118

Folder Number #2300-2329

  1. Unseen Comix, No. 19, 1990.
    A magazine of comics and poetry, edited by Wall-ter. May contain references to JMB. Includes a pc photo of C. Mehrl Bennett in the Bennett’s living room.


  2. Linden Lane Magazine, Vol. 9, Nos. 1,2, 1990.
    Cuban-American literary tabloid. Includes a poem by JMB, “Milenarios”. Two copies.


  3. La Exposição Internacional Arte Postal Barreiro, 1990.
    Catalog and photos for a mail art show in Barreiro, Portugal. JMB listed as a participant. Includes the 4 original visual poetry pieces exhibited by JMB.


  4. Advertisement for The Experiodicist, [ca. 1990 – 1995?].
    An ad that lists JMB as a contributor to the magazine.


  5. Span, 1990.
    A chapbook of poetry by JMB with an introduction by Ivan Argüelles. Published by the Runaway Spoon Press. Includes both ts poems and calligraphic poems with graphic borders. Six copies.


  6. Laughing Bear Newsletter, No. 23, 1990.
    News from the Laughing Bear Press, as a supplement to Laughing Bear Magazine, edited by Tom Person. Includes a review of JMB’s Milk.


  7. Participant list for unspecified project, 1990.
    A participant list, probably for a mail art project, that lists JMB as a participant. From “Joel 3” in Huntington, WV.


  8. Can(n)on, No. ¾, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry, visual poetry, and art, edited by Todd Bruce et al. Includes two ts poems by JMB: “Forced Confession” and “Lunge”.


  9. Mallife, No. 19, 1990.
    A magazine of art, collage, reviews, writing, media, etc., edited by Mike Miskowski. Includes two ts poems by JMB: “Budding Politic” and “Paraiso”. Contributors are Jake Berry, Malok, Pat McKinnon, Spryszak, Paul Weinman, Stacey Sollfrey, Minoy, Oberc, Chris Winkler, Al Ackerman, Sheila Murphy, Dadata, Bob Black, Popular Reality, Bob Z., Dan Raphael, Rupert Wondolowski, Spryszak, Vittore Baroni, Ruggero Maggi, and others.


  10. Catalog for “La Posta In Gioco”, 1990.
    Opulent catalog, with color reproductions, of a mail art show in Firenze, Italy, curated by Gianni Broi. A work by JMB, “Urn Bag”, is reproduced. Includes work and/or essays by Ry Nikonova, Serge Segay, John Held, Jr., Pavel Petasz, Edgardo Antonio Vigo, Guy Bleus, Vittore Baroni, Betty Danon, Emilio Morandi, Ko de Jonge, Rod Summers, César Figueiredo, Clemente Padín, David Cole, Fagagaga, Dick Higgins, Ray Johnson, Bern Porter, and many others.


  11. Retrofuturism, No. 13, 1990.
    An art magazine of articles and reviews, edited by the Tape-beatles. The listing of publications received includes Asylum, which lists JMB as a contributor.


  12. Ecstasy, No. 2, and Le Grunt, No. 1, 1990.
    Ecstasy is a small magazine of art, prose, and poetry, edited by ezbhit in Melbourne, Australia. Includes work by Fernand Barbot, Fagagaga, and others. Le Grunt is a one-sheet publication of poetry that features 3 ts poems by JMB, “Anda Andes”, “Shore”, and “Thief”, along with work by others. A short note from the editor to JMB is included.


  13. The Seer in the Weird, 1990.
    A folded broadside of poetry and visual poetry, edited by Jake Berry. Includes a poem by JMB titled “The Loud Shirt”. Contributors are Mike Miskowski, Richard Kostelanetz, Jack Foley, Jake Berry, Harry Polkinhorn, and others.


  14. Shrink-Wrap, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry, fiction, art, theatre, etc., edited by Patrick Finnegan and Tammy Stoner. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “To the Last Gasp-Quaff”. Also includes work by Fagagaga and others.


  15. Work by Ficus strangulensis, [1990’s].
    A mixed-media visual poetry work with three columns of typescript permutations and two attached foam letters. The words in the columns were created by a computer program from the letters in “John Michael Bennett”.


  16. Art: Mag, No. 12, 1990.
    A magazine of art, prose, and poetry, edited by Peter Magliocco. Includes a calligraphic poem by JMB with graphic border titled “Slammer”. Contributors are Walt Philips, Keith A. Dodson, Hal J. Daniel, and others.


  17. Spencer Selby’s list, [Early 1990’s?].
    A list of small press experimental poetry publications that includes JMB’s Lost and Found Times.


  18. Hæresis De, No. 11, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry, art, and prose. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Speed”. Contributors are Paul Weinman, B. Z. Niditch, and others.


  19. 1 Cent, No. 252, [Loss], 1990.
    A small one-sheet folded poetry broadside featuring a ts poem by JMB titled “Loss”. Ten copies.


  20. Psychopoetica, 1990.
    An anthology of dream-related poems by 54 poets, compiled and edited by Geoff Lowe, at the University of Hull, England. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Spaghetti”.


  21. Musicworks, No. 44, 1990.
    A Canadian magazine of music reviews, articles, etc., edited by Gayle Young. Includes an article about bpNichol by Paul Dutton, and two on Kurt Schwitters.. A handwritten letter to JMB from the business manager is included, asking for a copy of L&FT. Luna Bisonte Prods is listed as a source for new recordings.


  22. Spidereyes, No. 3, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry, fiction, and art, edited by M. Shane Reynolds. Includes two ts poems by JMB titled “Ingeniero” and “Shriveling”. Contributors are B. Z. Niditch, Jonathan Falk, Sigmund Weiss, and others.


  23. Stamp, Vol. 1, No. 4, 1990.
    A magazine of mail art, edited by Dorothy Patrick Harris. Includes a calligraphic poem by JMB titled “Dim Fence Spoke” with a “Throne Fog” rubberstamp border. Includes a ts letter to JMB from the editor. Contributors are Vittore Baroni, John Held Jr., Daniel Daligand, Luc Fierens, Malok, and others.


  24. Stamp, Vol. 1, No. 5, 1990.
    A magazine of mail art, edited by Dorothy Patrick Harris. Includes a drawing and calligraphic visual poetry collage with graphic border by JMB. Contributors are Jake Berry, Vittore Baroni, Daniel Daligand, Fagagaga, Luc Fierens, Malok, Mumbles, Clemente Padín, and others.


  25. Catalog for “Visual Witnesses”, 1990.
    An art exhibit held in Columbus Ohio at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center from Jan. 7th – 28th and at the Fort Hayes School for the Visual Arts from Feb. 14th – Mar. 14th. The catalog lists 9 acrylic and colored pencil drawings by JMB. A drawing titled “Tolled” is pictured and a ts poem by JMB titled “Before After” is also included. Four copies.


  26. 1 Cent, No. 250, 1990.
    A publication featuring reviews of small press works, edited by jwcurry. Includes a review of JMB’s L&FT, No. 25.


  27. Blue Ryder, No. 15, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry and excerpts from small press publications, edited by Ken Wagner and Catherine Downing. Includes six ts poems by JMB: “Nulo”, “No Talk Back”, “Drip Echo”, “Sedimental Education”, “Flood”, and “Wave”. Also includes work by Lyn Lifshin.


  28. Artspace, Vol. 13, No. 2, 1990.
    A free publication by the Ohio Arts Council to provide information on local artists and events. Includes an index of the Ohio Arts Council Awards Grants, which lists JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods as a recipient of a grant for $1,114.


  29. Update letter from Locust Press & Record Co., 1990.
    A letter announcing the relocating of Locust Press & Record Co. The letter also includes an ad for Locust Solace, an experimental magazine that lists JMB as a contributor.


  30. Electronic Cottage International Magazine Information Bulletin Winter, 1990-91.
    A newsletter that lists JMB as a contributor to Electronic Cottage, No. 5.




Box 119

Folder Number #2330-2358

  1. Artcrimes, No. 10, 1990.
    A magazine of art and poetry, edited by Beth Wolfe. Includes a calligraphy and rubberstamp word collage and two ts poems titled “Dressing” and “Flow of Truth” by JMB. Contributors are The Evolution Control Committee, Ryosuke Cohen, Fagagaga, Chris Franke, and others.


  2. W’ORCs, Vol. 5, No. 5, 1990.
    A legal-size magazine of fiction, poetry and art. Includes five ts poems by JMB: “Clarity”, “Long Speaking”, “Toward Light”, “Shore”, and “Streaks”. Contributors are Bill Shields, and others.


  3. The News Herald, Mar. 7th, 1990.
    The Life section from a newspaper from Cleveland Ohio. Includes an article titled “The Art of Writing” by Karen Sandstrom, which reviews the “Writing Vision, Visual Writing” art exhibition featuring work by JMB and others at the School of the Fine Arts in Willoughby, Ohio. Sent to JMB by Carlo Wolff, a Columbus childhood friend who lived in Cleveland in 1990.


  4. Catalog for the “Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition”, 1990.
    An art exhibition held in Columbus, Ohio from Aug. 2nd – Aug. 19th. Includes a listing for “Burning Pyramid” by C. Mehrl Bennett and “The Fog” by JMB.


  5. Participant list for “Post Office in the Forest”, 1990.
    A mail art exhibition at the Expo ’90 Inner Trip Pavilion, in Japan. JMB and Ben Bennett are listed as contributors.


  6. Blur, No. 5, 1990.
    The Boston Literary Review magazine, edited by Gloria Mindock-Duehr. Includes three ts poems by JMB: “Wiping the Blood”, “Automatic”, and “The Cake Walk”. Also contains work by Richard Kostelanetz and others. A handwritten letter from the editor to JMB is included.


  7. 1000 Pictures, 1990.
    A magazine of prose, art, and poetry, from Edinburgh Scotland, edited by David Hollis and Michael Deveron. Includes five ts poems by JMB: “Effect of Hope”, “Confessions”, “How I Miss that Meat”, “Still Faintly Ringing”, and “Sexual Commerce”. Envelope also includes a handwritten letter to JMB from Hollis and three small poetry chapbook publications: Low Dead Gun, Vol. 2, and two issues of The Insatiable Press.


  8. Bold Print, 1990.
    A magazine of art, prose, and poetry, edited by Kyle Hogg. Includes work by M. Kettner, Walt Philips, Judson Crews, Philip Hughes, Bill Shields, Guy R. Beining, Oberc, B. Z. Niditch, Paul Weinman, Stacey Sollfrey, Sigmund Weiss, Lyn Lifshin, Jake Berry, and many others. Envelope includes a handwritten letter to JMB from the editor.


  9. 1000 Pictures, 1990.
    A magazine of prose, art, and poetry, from Edinburgh Scotland, edited by David Hollis and Michael Deveron. Includes a ts poem and three visual poems by JMB: “Guile”, “Utter Utter”, “Mantric Release”, and “Groin”. Also contains work by Clemente Padín and others. A holographic letter from the editor to JMB is included.


  10. Survival Graphics 1990 Calendar, 1990.
    A calendar featuring 13 original silkscreen prints and poetry. Includes two ts poems by JMB: “Fever Lever” and “Laws Law”, for June, with graphic by David McLimans.


  11. ½ Life Network, No. 10, 1990.
    A loose-leaf magazine edited by Greg Greenzweig et al. Includes a postcard with a ts visual poem by JMB titled “Los de Arriba-Abajo”. Contributors are Arturo G. Fallico, Musicmaster, Epistolary Stud Farm, Pat Fish, Sheila Holtz, Bern Porter, State of Being, Carol Stetser, and others.


  12. Sensoria from Censorium, 1990.
    A large magazine of art, articles, interviews, and more, edited by John Marriott and Ich Neuman in Toronto. Includes three ts poems and one calligraphic poem with graphic border by JMB: “Refuge”, “Pululating Plaza”, “Aubade”, and “Slow Thief”. Also contains an advertisement for L&FT, No. 26. Contributors are Sheila Murphy, GG Allin, Ryosuke Cohen [Brain Cell], Vittore Baroni, John Held Jr., Mike Gunderloy, Serge Segay, Ruggero Maggi, Monty Cantsin, and others.


  13. Original Collage work by JMB and [Daniel F. Bradley?], 1990.
    A rubberstamp label, calligraphy and art work by JMB and Daniel F. Bradley on dark blue construction paper. A short handwritten note to JMB from Bradley is included.


  14. 1000 Pictures, No. 2, 1990.
    A magazine of prose, art, and poetry, from Edinburgh, Scotland, edited by David Hollis and Michael Deveron. Includes five ts poems by JMB: “The Tongueless”, “Smelling Out”, “The Fleet”, “Unlike”, and “Unless It’s Home”. Also contains work by Robin Crozier and others. Counter Information, No. 28, which is a news bulletin, a small chapbook of art and poetry titled Insatiable Press, and a short handwritten note from Hollis to JMB are included.


  15. Dialogue, Vol. 13, No. 2, 1990.
    Akron-based tabloid offering reviews and interviews with Ohio artists. Includes a review of “Writing Vision, Visual Writing” art exhibition featuring work by JMB and others at the School of the Fine Arts in Willoughby, Ohio, from March 4th – 31st. JMB’s calligraphic poem “Promised Literature” is shown.


  16. Catalog for “Trumball Art Gallery and The Kenneth Patchen Festival Small Press Exhibition”, 1990.
    An exhibition held at the Trumball Art Gallery in Warren, Ohio on April 27th, 1990. Organized by David McClintock and C. M. James. Postcards by JMB / Luna Bisonte Prods are listed as a sample of small press works available. A handwritten letter to JMB from one of the organizers is included.


  17. Documentation for a mail art show in Bremen, Germany, 1990.
    Consists of a large empty printed envelope documenting the show in Oct. 1990, organized probably by Klaus Groh and others. Back of envelope has a participants’ list, including JMB.


  18. Hope on a Rope, [Vol. 4, No. 7/8?], 1990.
    A magazine of art, prose, and poetry, edited by Nee. Includes a ts poem titled “Udder Force” and a calligraphic version of the poem with graphic border. Contributors are Malok, Paul Weinman, Al Ackerman, Jürgen Olbrich, and others. Envelope includes a handwritten letter from the editor to JMB and various pieces of mail art.


  19. 1000 Pictures, No. 3, 1990.
    A magazine of prose, art, and poetry, from Edinburgh, Scotland, edited by David Hollis and Michael Deveron. Includes five ts poems by JMB: “Submarine”, “Apertura Del Hombre”, “Bleached”, “That Messy Age” and “El Ninguneo”. Includes a handwritten note to JMB from Hollis, New Anarchist Review, No. 16, and Neighborhood Watch, summer 1990.


  20. Poster from “A Terra E Seus Terráqueos Em 88” and Wellcomet Boletim, No. 9, 1990.
    “A Terra E Seus Terráqueos Em 88” is a mail art show held in São Paulo, Brasil. JMB is listed as a participant. Wellcomet Boletim is a newsletter edited by Gilberto Prado and Lucia Fonseca.


  21. Bleak Heart, 1990.
    A one-time publication by Mad Dog Press. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Face of the Nation”. Contributors are Jake Berry, Cheryl Townsend, Keith Dodson, Judson Crews, Chris Winkler, Bill Shields, Al Ackerman, John Eberly, and others. Two copies.


  22. Advertisement for free lunchtime art programs, 1990.
    A program sponsored by the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department at the Columbus Cultural Art Center. January 25th lists JMB as the moderator. Two copies.


  23. Advertisement for Suburban Wilderness Aural Library, [ca. 1990?].
    An index of audiocassette recordings that includes JMB’s Ax Tongue.


  24. Advertisement for Plaster Cramp Press, 1990.
    An ad that lists The Impossible Utterance, No. 2, which features work by JMB.


  25. Margaret Freeman Digest, Vol. 3, No. 11, & Vol. 2, No. 10, 1990.
    A magazine of art and prose, edited by Mielle Christophe. Vol. 3, No. 11 includes JMB’s “Try Suicide” rubberstamp label. Vol. 2, No. 10, includes work by Malok. Envelope also includes various pieces of mail art.


  26. Card from “The Earth Forever”, 1990.
    A mail art show in Japan that included work by JMB. Two photos and a note from the organizer are included.


  27. Page 7-h from The Columbus Dispatch, Jan. 14th, 1990.
    Section G-6 out of the daily newspaper from Columbus, OH. Features an article titled “‘Witnesses’ looks like a winner” by Jacqueline Hall, which reviews the “Columbus Art League Annual Curated Exhibition” at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center. Includes reviews of JMB’s artwork, which was presented in the show.


  28. New Hope International Vol. 14, No. 2, Review Supplement, 1990.
    A review supplement edited by Gerald England. Includes a review of JMB’s Milk.


  29. Christmas postcard, [1990’s].
    A Christmas postcard designed by JMB and C. Mehrl Bennett. Features rubberstampings.




Box 120

Folder Number #2359-2397

  1. Satori, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1990.
    A magazine of photography, interviews, fiction and poetry, edited by Gary Green and Pat Sims. Includes a ts poem by JMB: “how I miss that meat”. Contains work by Guy Beining and others. Two copies.


  2. Electronic Cottage International Magazine Information Bulletin, winter 1990-1991.
    An advertisement that lists issue five and Compilation Cassette Series, Vol. 1, which include JMB as a contributor.


  3. Advertisement for Generator Press, 1990.
    An ad that lists Generator, No. 4, which includes JMB as a contributor.


  4. Electronic Cottage International Magazine Information Bulletin, Summer-Fall 1990-1991.
    An advertisement that lists issue five and Compilation Cassette Series, Vol. 1, which include JMB as a contributor.


  5. The Clarke A. Sany Newsletter, Vol. 5, No. 4, 1990.
    A magazine of art and writing, probably edited by Any Salyer. Includes unspecified work by JMB, Eel Leonard, and others, combined and transmogrified by Salyer. Three copies. A handwritten note from the editor to JMB is included.


  6. Lunk, 1990.
    A magazine of prose and poetry, edited by Bart Solarczyk. Includes a ts poem by JMB: “Sudden Reversal”. Contributors are Bill Shields, Judson Crews, Keith Dodson, Ron Androla, and others.


  7. The Clarke A. Sany Newsletter, au(o)ral issue, 1990.
    A magazine of art and writing, probably edited by Any Salyer. Includes work by Al Ackerman. JMB is listed as “Axing President” of the Clarke A Sany Fan Club. Two copies. A note from the editor to JMB is included.


  8. Novel Approach, 1990.
    A mail art assemblage collected by the Avant Garde Museum of Temporary Art, published by Plaster Cramp Press / Xeroxial Editions, and edited by Miekal And and Elizabeth Was. Includes several mail-art pieces and other works by JMB. Contributors are Patrick McKinnon, Harry Polkinhorn, Clemente Padín, Buz Blurr, Jake Berry, Minoy, Chris Winkler, John Byrum, Jürgen Olbrich, Stephen Toth, Serge Segay, Ruggero Maggi, Fagagaga, Geof Huth, Musicmaster, Luc Fierens, Giovanni Strada, Bern Porter, Guy Bleus, F. C. Jerkoffsky, Mumbles, Klaus Groh, Malok, Mike Miskowski, Robin Crozier, John Held, Seth Tisue, and many others.


  9. Brain Cell Stickers, 1990.
    Stickers from Ryosuke Cohen that are personalized with JMB’s name and a Brain Cell Noism! logo. 12 copies.


  10. Invading Reagan, 1990.
    A publication of poetry, artwork, and collage by Stephen-Paul Martin. JMB’s L&FT is listed as a magazine to previously publish some of the material. A handwritten letter from Martin to JMB is included.


  11. “Entering the Exit”, [One Cent, No. 268], 1990.
    A one-sheet folded publication featuring drawing and a calligraphic poem titled “Entering the Exit” by JMB. Published by JMB for jwcurry’s One Cent series. Six copies.


  12. The Clarke A. Sany Newsletter, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1990.
    A magazine of art and writing, edited by Any Salyer. Includes unspecified work by JMB, Al Ackerman and G. Byjczyk D. D. S., all combined and transmogrified by Salyer. Two copies.


  13. Set of postcards by JMB, 1990.
    Four different poetry postcard designs by JMB with computer typesetting by Dean Bandes, published by Luna Bisonte Prods. Features one of four visual poems on each: “Los de Arriba-Abajo”, “Groin”, “Mantric Release”, and “Guile”. Four sets.


  14. Catalog for “Fanzine as an … Object”, 1990.
    A mail art project probably organized by the Small Mags Archive c/o De Media in Belgium. The project was exhibited in Belgium, West-Germany, England, and France from Sept. – Nov. JMB is listed as a participant.


  15. Alabama Dogshoe Moustache, No. 7, 1990.
    A publication of art, prose, and poetry, edited by G. Huth. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Thigh Speech”. Also contains work by Paul Weinman, Stacey Sollfrey, and others. Two copies. A handwritten note from Huth to JMB and a photocopied article from The Times Union, May 3rd, 1990, titled “Poetry comes around again”.


  16. Participant list for “Night Life Quilt”, 1990.
    A mail art project to gather designs for a quilt, organized by Marion Lebow. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  17. Correspondence from Brian David Johnston, 1990.
    Envelope includes a ts letter to JMB from Johnston, a photocopied obituary for Shaunt Basmajian, and three copies of Hungry Zipper, No. 4, which features a short ts poem titled “Sleeping on it” by JMB and artwork by Guy R. Beining.


  18. Popular Reality Adventure Catalog, [ca. 1990].
    A catalog of works available for order from Popular Reality. JMB is listed as a contributor to The Popular Reality Multi-Hour Mind-Reprogramming Acid Party Video Compilation and The Big Schmooze.


  19. Poets, Painters, Composers, No. 5, 1990.
    A magazine of prose, poetry, and art, edited by Joseph Keppler and Carl Diltz. Includes four ts poems by JMB: “Forgetting Nothing”, “It”, “Gloves”, and “Irony”. Contributors are Geof Huth, T. Winter-Damon, Richard Kostelanetz, William DiMichele, F. A. Nettelbeck, Joachim Frank, Crag Hill, Fernando Aguiar, LeRoy Gorman, Dan Raphael, Ivan Argüelles, and many others.


  20. Catalog for “Simulacrum”, 1990.
    A mail art show held at Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, IA, during January 1990. Organized by Mimi Holmes. JMB is listed as a participant.


  21. Mumbles, No. 7, 1990.
    A publication of art and comics by John E. Mumbles. JMB’s L&FT is listed as a publication to previously publish some of the included work. Includes a handwritten letter from Mumbles to JMB.


  22. Participant list for “TomArte”, 1990.
    An art exhibition held at the Centro Cultural B. Rivadavia in Argentina. JMB is listed as a participant.


  23. Sud~Aca Arte, 1990.
    Brochure for an experimental poetry festival held in Mexico in July, 1990: “Ill Bienal y Coloquio-Festival de Performance y Poesía Experimental en México”. JMB had work in the exhibition.


  24. “Damaged During Transit”, [1990’s ?] .
    A mail art assemblage of avant-garde art and found objects, organized by Patricia Collins. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  25. Mike Film Distribution Form, No. 6, 1990.
    Distribution documentation for a microfilm project designed to provide artists with one-frame stills from films of art objects, which each artist would then use for something. Organized by Tentatively, A Convenience. Edition includes a pc reproduction of a postcard from JMB. Correspondents include Mark Pawson, State of Being, and others.


  26. Correspondence from Mike Miskowski, 1990.
    Envelope includes a ts letter from Miskowski to JMB, ads for Malllife, No. 19 (mentioning JMB), Spiral Cassest, an art exhibit featuring work by Mike Miskowski, Peter Ragan, and Chris Winkler, held in Phoenix, AZ.


  27. Catalog for “the Fifth Annual Intergalactic Festival of the Swamps”, 1990.
    A mail art exhibition held in Madison, WI, during Aug. 1990, at the annual Festival of the Swamps Organized by Liz Was and Miekal And. JMB is listed as a participant.


  28. Mike Film Distribution Form, No. 7, 1990.
    Distribution form for a microfilm project organized by Tentatively, A Convenience, designed to provide artists with one-frame stills from films of art objects. Edition includes correspondence from Malok, Bob Black, State of Being, Bern Porter, Fagagaga, and others. Includes a reproduction of a postcard from JMB detailing his activity with the film.


  29. Participant list for “3rd Annual International Mail Art Exhibition”, 1990.
    A mail art exhibition held at the Mercer Gallery at the Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY, in 1990. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  30. Correspondence from Musicmaster, 1990.
    Envelope includes a ts letter from Musicmaster to JMB, poetry by Musicmaster, Dogs without Cars, No. 3, and a poem titled “Knot”, which is dedicated to JMB.


  31. Sleef, Vol. 11, No. 3, [Nov. 3rd], 1990.
    A folded broadside of calligraphic poetry and drawing by JMB. Published by Wetting the Bed Press, (usually an imprint of Luna Bisonte Prods). Also features a poem by Al Ackerman written in calligraphic form by JMB. Two copies.


  32. Meat, Vol. 3, No. 11, [Mar. 11th], 1990.
    A folded broadside of ts poetry by JMB, Jake Berry, and Eel Leonard. Edited by Al Ackerman. JMB’s poem is titled “New Laundry”. Three copies.


  33. Meet, 1990.
    A folded broadside of art, edited by Al Ackerman. Includes a calligraphy/drawing work by JMB and artwork by Ackerman. Three copies.


  34. Seethe, [Modom 333.38], 1990.
    A folded broadside of art and calligraphic poetry by JMB. Published by Wetting the Bed Press, (Luna Bisonte Prods).


  35. Yeets, Vol. 11, No. 24, [Nov. 24th], 1990.
    A folded-broadside of art and poetry published by Wetting the Bed Press (Luna Bisonte Prods). Includes two ts poems by JMB: “L’Age D’or” and “Flayed Song”. Also includes a drawing by JMB. Other featured poets are Stacey Sollfrey, John Eberly, Al Ackerman, and Byron Smith.


  36. Teet, Vol. 25, No. 11, 1990.
    A folded broadside of art and calligraphic poetry by JMB. Published by Wetting the Bed Press (Luna Bisonte Prods).


  37. Catalog for “1789”, 1990.
    An art exhibition in France, organized by Lucien Suel and Francis Billiau. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  38. Son of Ack’s Hacks / More Travesties of JMB Poems, 1990.
    A publication of modified versions of JMB’s poetry by Al Ackerman and Any Salyer. Published by Luna Bisonte Prods. Nine copies.


  39. Catalog of Laugh in the Dark rubberstamp works, 1990.
    A Cleveland, OH, based company specializing in rubberstamps. Includes a “Speeding Meat” design that is by JMB.




Box 121

Folder Number #2398-2408

  1. Live Chains, 1990.
    A 90-minute audiocassette recording of live poetry performances by JMB. Recorded at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center on May 19th, 1990, at the School of Fine Arts, Willoughby, OH, Mar. 10th, 1990, and Cleveland State University, Jan. 23rd, 1990. Published by Luna Bisonte Prods.


  2. Pips, Feb. 1990.
    A magazine of art, prose, and poetry, edited by Claudia Pütz. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Mishun” and three rubberstamp labels by JMB. Contributors are Robin Crozier, Ruggero Maggi, Guillermo Deisler, Richard Kostelanetz, Jürgen Olbrich, and many others.


  3. The Clarke A. Sany Newsletter, Vol. 4, No. 2, 1990.
    A magazine of art and writing, this issue probably edited by Al Ackerman. Includes unspecified work by JMB and a story titled “Clarke A. Sany Meets John M. Bennett”. Also features work by Sheila Murphy and John Berndt. Cf. folder 2364, 2365. 2370. The work of all 3 writers has been combined and transmogrified by Any Salyer.


  4. Catalog for “Progetto Pittura Postale”, 1990.
    A mail art project organized by the Matteo Cagnola – Mail Art Archive in Italy. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  5. Modom, No. 777.7, 1990.
    A cloth bag containing a cut-up poem by JMB. Produced by JMB in the series organized by Jake Berry.


  6. Ode to Stone, 1990.
    A publication of poetry by Shirō Hara, translated into English by James R. Morita and published as Cornell University East Asia Papers, No. 52. Includes an acknowledgement to JMB for critiquing an earlier draft.


  7. Catalog for “1a Exposición Internacional de Arte Postal en Granada Homenaje A Federico García Lorca”, 1990.
    Catalog for a mail art show in honor of Lorca. JMB listed as a participant. Many color and black and white illustrations.


  8. Johnee’s Box, 1990.
    A limited edition box of material by JMB, published by Luna Bisonte Prods. Includes two audiocassette recordings of JMB [Live Chains and The Blur], 30 previously published chapbooks and folded broadsides dated from 1975 – 1990, as well as some previously unpublished material: an “Utter Utter” hat, a collection of 26 broadsides, a photograph of JMB, 12 postcards, a “Throne Fog” label pack, a Luna Bisonte Prods catalog, and a Big Notes Catalog. Number 1 of 15. Signed by JMB.


  9. Proofs from Underpass Press, 1990.
    Proofs of three poems and the “contributors section” sent to JMB for validation before appearing in Underpass magazine.


  10. Catalog for “Karenni Stamps Project”, 1990.
    A mail art project of artists’ postage-stamp designs by 200 mail artists. Catalog includes a drawn design by JMB.


  11. Advertisements for “Visual Literature”, [1990’s].
    An exhibition held at the Joyce Porcelli Gallery in Cleveland. Includes work by JMB, John Byrum, George Fitzpatrick, Joel Lipman, George Myers, Jr., and Joyce Porcelli.




Box 122

Folder Number #2409-2456

  1. Catalyst, No. 18, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry and visual poetry in three separate volumes: Kyotolyst, Xeroxalyst, and Visualyst. Edited by M. Kettner, David Lloyd Whited, and Kathleen K. Visualyst features 28 short calligraphic poems under the titled “Recent Worms” by JMB and a calligraphy/drawing work. Catalyst, No. 18, also features work by Brian David Johnston, Bob Grumman, Daniel F. Bradley, Greg Evason, Crag Hill, Fernando Aguiar, Chris Winkler, Guy R. Beining, T. Winter Damon, G. Huth, Shaunt Basmajian, Leroy Gorman, Wharton Hood, H. F. Noyes, Jesse Glass, Jr., Randall Brock, Jonathan Levant, Sheila Murphy, Irving Weiss, Ivan Arguëlles, M. Kettner, Stacey Sollfrey, Sheila Murphy, jw curry, Andrew Savage, Richard Kostelanetz, Gerald England, Keith Dodson, Nico Vassilakis, and many others.


  2. Catalog for the “International Shadows Project”, 1990.
    An art exhibit held in Milwaukee, WI, from June 17 – Aug. 6, 1990. Curated by Karl Young. JMB is listed as a contributor to the show.


  3. Sexual Commerce, 1990.
    A poem by JMB with color text and graphic border, set and printed by C. M. James. Stored in a titled envelope with rubberstamp labels, published by Fantome Press. An ordering form for Fantome Press is included. Three copies.


  4. “Tombesence” – Dbqp, No. 86, 1990.
    A ts poem by JMB titled “Tombesence” printed on business cards and published as part of G. Huth’s Dbqp series. A short note from Huth to JMB is included. Six copies.


  5. Participant list for “The Time: The Watches?”, 1990.
    A mail art project by Mario Lido in Italy. JMB is listed as a participant.


  6. Modom, No. 5, 1990.
    A one-sheet publication of art and poetry, published by Jake Berry. Includes a calligraphic untitled poem and a ts poem titled “The Refusal” by JMB. Also includes work by Malok, Bill Shields, Bob Grumman, Mike Miskowski, Jack Foley, Chris Winkler, and others. Two copies. Also includes a holographic letter from Jake Berry to JMB and two poems: “Prophetics No. 14” and “Prophetics No. 15”.


  7. Catalog for “Transport/Transit Junctions”, 1990.
    A mail art project exhibited at the Palthe-Huis historic museum in Oldenzaal, Holland, from Feb. 12 – July 1, 1990. JMB is listed as a participant.


  8. Page D-1 from The Columbus Dispatch, Feb. 23, 1990.
    Section D-1 out of the daily newspaper from Columbus, OH. Features an article by Bill Elchenberger titled “Radio Free Columbus” that includes reference to JMB, whose poetry was played on WCBE (90.5 FM - Columbus).


  9. Catalog for “Crosswords”, 1990.
    A mail art project organized by Robert Roscoe. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  10. Catalog for “Dead Celebrities”, 1990.
    A mail art project exhibited at the Windsor Arts Centre in England. Organized by Carl Stevenson. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  11. Participant list for “International Mail Art”, 1990.
    A mail art exhibition held at the Bath International Festival in Bath, England. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  12. Participant list for “Strange People/Freaks – in past and present” and “Children”, 1990.
    Two mail art projects organized by Achim Weigelt in West Germany. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  13. Word of the Voiceless Voice, [1990].
    A folded broadside of drawing and calligraphic poetry by JMB. Two copies.


  14. Letter from Richard C. Pfeiffer, Jr., 1990.
    A short holographic letter to JMB from Richard C. Pfeiffer, Jr., State Senator, with an article from The Columbus Dispatch titled “His poetry makes a picture, too” (Cf. folder 2296).


  15. Participant list for “Flower” 1990.
    A mail art exhibition held at the Russell Sage College in Troy, NY, organized by Harold Lohner. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  16. “Voluntuary”, 1990.
    A sticker featuring a ts poem by JMB. Envelope includes a letter from Billy Haddock, to Al Ackerman. Five copies.


  17. WCSB 89.3 FM playlist, Aug. 1990.
    Playlist for the Cleveland State University radio station for August. Includes the L&FT, No. 26, cassette.


  18. Postcard from “Terrestrial Art Post Office in Gaya”, 1990.
    An exhibition of mail art in Japan from Nov. 1st – 9th. JMB was a contributor. Postcard includes the exhibition’s own postmark.


  19. Participant list for “Condom 3”, 1990.
    A mail art project organized by Franziska Pfeiffer in Berlin, Germany. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  20. Crash, No. 18, 1990.
    A small magazine of original postage stamps, edited by Franco Piri Focardi. Includes 5 designs by JMB. Paesaggi Nervosi, a book of art by Focardi is also included.


  21. Catalog for “Beuys & Girls”, 1990.
    A mail art project exhibited at the Nomad Museum in Portugal. JMB is listed as a participant.


  22. “The social responsibility of the artist is to comment pleasingly”, 1990.
    A collection of statements by mail artists on the social responsibility of the artist. Includes statements from Al Ackerman, Miekal And, Vittore Baroni, JMB ( also includes JMB’s poem “Política Erótica”), Guy Bleus, Mark Bloch, Crackerjack Kid, David Cole, Epistolary Stud Farm, Daniel Daligand, Fagagaga, Luc Fierens, Dick Higgins, Ray Johnson, Ruggero Maggi, Bern Porter, Pawel Petasz, Lon Spiegelman, State of Being, Rod Summers, and others.


  23. Afterwords catalog, [1991].
    A catalog of small press publications sold by Afterwords, a distributor based in Montreal, Canada. Includes JMB’s Mindless Drivel. Also includes a catalog of poetry publications titled Fingerprinting Inkoperated. The catalogs feature artwork by Greg Evason.


  24. Catalog for “What Changes?”, exhibition, 1990.
    An art exhibition held in England during June 1990. JMB is listed as a contributor. Includes a short note to JMB from an unknown correspondent, “OJ”.


  25. The Impossible Utterance, No. 6, 1990.
    A magazine of prose, edited by Brad Russell and Seth Tisue. Features two ts poems by JMB: “Leach” and “Now Now”. Other contributors are Guy Beining, Crag Hill, jwcurry, Kim Kauffman, and Angela Mark. Also includes advertisements for The Impossible Utterance, Nos. 1,2, Fnord, No. 2, and Novel Approach, all of which list JMB as a contributor.


  26. Brain Cell Designs, 1990.
    Designs from Ryosuke Cohen that are personalized with JMB’s name and a Brain Cell Noism! Logo. 13 copies.


  27. Form letter from the Museo Internacional de Electrografía, 1990.
    A letter to JMB stating that his works are on display at the Museo Internacional de Electrografía at the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha in Spain.


  28. Letter from Wall-ter, 1990.
    A holographic letter to JMB from Wall-ter.


  29. Information from “La Posta in Gioco”, 1990.
    A mail art exhibition held in Firenze, Italy , from Nov. 15 – 28, 1990. JMB contributed work to the show.


  30. The Wugiss, No. 9,946,321, 1990.
    A magazine of art, prose, and poetry, edited by Nee. Includes 2 ts poems titled “Bleached”, “Submarine”, and a calligraphic poem by JMB. Also includes work by Sigmund Weiss, Malok, White Boy, Al Ackerman, and others. Envelope includes a holographic note to JMB from the editor.


  31. Neighbornews, Jan. 17, 1990.
    A supplement to The Columbus Dispatch for the Beechwold, Clintonville, Northland, Minerva Park, New Albany, and Westerville communities. Includes an article titled “His poetry makes a picture, too” [Cf. folder 2296].


  32. Stamp art poster, 1990.
    A poster of original stamp art by mail artists, compiled by Friedhelm Schulz in Germany. The poster includes a design by JMB.


  33. Pc page from Catharsis, 1990.
    A magazine from Hampton, VA, featuring a review of JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods by Kyle Hogg. A short holographic note from Hogg to JMB is included.


  34. Images of Global Peace, 1990.
    A “micro-zine” of art, prose, and poetry, on a sheet of microfiche, edited by Brian Kasher. May contain work by JMB.


  35. Participant list for “Spaceship Earth” project, [1990-1991].
    A mail art project and traveling exhibition, curated by Ed Varney and Herb Gilbert. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  36. Lettre Documentaire, Nos. 12, 13, 1990.
    Two issues of the small magazine edited by Ph. Billé, in Bordeaux, France. No. 13 includes a response to JMB in an article about G. Huth’s “The Subtle Journal of raw Coinage”. Includes a letter to JMB from Billé.


  37. Participant list for “Cavellini e Il Suo Ambasciatore”, 1990.
    An international mail art project in homage of Cavellini, in Italy. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  38. The Stranger, Vol. 5, No. 10, 1990.
    A magazine of articles, poetry, and art, from Italy. JMB is listed in The Stranger’s Directory.


  39. Posters for “III Bienal Internacional de Poesía Visual, Experimental Y Alternativa”, [1990-1993].
    An art and poetry exhibition held in Mexico from July 5 – 14, 1990. Curated by Clemente Padín, Harry Polkinhorn, Fernando Aguiar, Paulo Bruscky, and others. The poster for the contributors for the United States includes a calligraphic poem with graphic border by JMB titled “Beso Mortal”. Also features work by Miekal And, Bob Grumman, John Byrum, Guy Beining, Chris Winkler, and others. A short biography of JMB is included o the reverse side.


  40. Poster for “Aonohall Mail Art Now”, 1989, postmarked 1990.
    An international mail art show held in Japan from Dec. 2 – 6, 1989. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  41. Printed Matter Bookstore – Books by Artists, 1990.
    Spring catalog for the Printed Matter Bookstore. Includes a listing for JMB’s The Blur audiocassette recording and chapbook.


  42. Material from the “Toroku Mail-Art Show”, 1990.
    An international exhibition held in Japan from March – April, 1990. JMB was a contributor to the show.


  43. Documentation for “Use It, Stop it, Post This!” mail art show, 1990.
    Participants’ list, including JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods, for a mail art project in Italy, organized by Arki Melandri.


  44. Correspondence from John Byrum, 1990.
    Envelope includes a holographic letter to JMB from Byrum and a pc copy of a review of “Writing Vision, Visual Writing” [cf. folder 2299].


  45. Memo(random) Memo(ry), May 25, 1990.
    One of the sheets from Robin Crozier’s mail art project. This one was filled out by JMB, who returned it to Crozier. Crozier sent it to someone else (unnamed) who returned it to JMB with comments.


  46. Catalog for “Le Opere De Mailartisti”, 1990.
    A mail art project curated by Lucioano Olivato in Verona, Italy. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “How I Miss that Meat”.


  47. “The International Art Show", 1990.
    Documentation of an art show at Iida City Museum, Japan. JMB listed as a participant.


  48. New Hope International, Vol. 15, No. 2, 1991.
    A review supplement edited by Gerald England. Includes a review of Son of Ack’s Hacks / More Travesties (Cf. folder 2396).




Box 123

Folder Number #2457-2461

  1. International Directory of Little Magazines and Small Presses, 27th edition, 1991-92.
    Extensive list of publications edited by Len Fulton. Includes JMB’s L&FT and Luna Bisonte Prods, offering short synopses of each.


  2. Mudfish, No. 5, 1991.
    A book-sized magazine of contemporary art and poetry, edited by Jill Hoffman. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “The Corn”. Also includes work by B. Z. Niditch and many others.


  3. 1992 Poet’s Market, 1991. A reference guide for where and how to publish poetry, edited by Judson Jerome. The list of publishers includes a paragraph on JMB’s Luna Bisonte Prods.


  4. Caliban, No. 10, 1991.
    A book-sized magazine of prose, poetry, photography, and art, edited by Lawrence Smith. Includes two ts poems by JMB: “The Story” and “Chance Mutterance”. Also contains work by John Stickney, Dan Raphael, Richard Kostelanetz, Ivan Argüelles, and others.


  5. Fe/Mail Art Dedicato Donna, 1991.
    Hardbound catalog with color plates, of a mail art show in Senigallia, Italy. JMB listed as a contributor.




Box 124

Folder Number #2462-2495

  1. Dreams & Nightmares, No. 34, 1991.
    A magazine of art and poetry, edited by David Kopaska-Merkel. Includes two ts poems by JMB: “Interring I” and “Delta”. Also features work by Paul Weinman and many others. Two copies.


  2. Impetus, No. 20, 1991.
    A magazine of poetry and art, edited by Cheryl Townsend. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Jerked Meat”. Also features work by Ron Androla, Michael Basinski, Andrew Gettler, Richard Kostelanetz, Lyn Lifshin, Ken Wagner, and others.


  3. Poetry Motel, No. 16, 1991.
    A magazine of poetry and graphic art, edited by Patrick McKinnon and Bud Backen. Edition is bound in a wallpaper cover. Includes work by Jesse Glass, Jr., Ron Androla, Dan Raphael, Mike Miskowski, Pat McKinnon, and others. An index of other magazines lists JMB’s L&FT. A holographic note to JMB from Patrick McKinnon is included.


  4. Peckerwood, No. 10, 1991.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, edited by Ernie Ourique. Includes two ts poems by JMB: “All Drown” and “Please”. A holographic letter from the editor to JMB is included.


  5. Peckerwood – Wild Mountain Thyme, 1991.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, edited by Ernie Ourique. Includes 3 ts poems by JMB: “Booked Back”, “The Lout”, and “Exhalation”. Also includes work by Charles Bukowski and others.


  6. Peckerwood, No. 12, 1991.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, guest edited by Yuki Hayashi and Sigrun Wister. Includes a collaborative ts poem by JMB and Sheila Murphy titled “Pit Won’t Leave” and 2 ts poems by JMB: “Sedimentation” and “Spilling”.


  7. Bogg, No. 66, 1991.
    A journal of North American and British writing, including poetry, short fiction, line art, reviews, essays, etc. Edited by John Elsberg, George Cairncross, Sheila Martindale, and Robert Boyce. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Transubstantiation”. Contributors are Ron Androla, LeRoy Gorman, and many others.


  8. Next Exit, No. 18, 1991.
    A magazine of poetry, edited by Eric Folsom. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Chain Cast”. Also features work by Leroy Gorman, Greg Evason, and others. A holographic letter from the editor to JMB is included.


  9. Blue Ryder, No. 18, 1991.
    A magazine of poetry and excerpts from small press publications, edited by Ken Wagner and Catherine Downing. Includes an advertisement for Feeling the Roof of a Mouth that Hangs Open by Stacey Sollfrey and Sheila Murphy, published by Luna Bisonte Prods; a sample poem titled “Talkies” is featured.


  10. Shattered Wig Review, No. 6, 1991.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, edited by Rupert Wondolowski and Loquacious Borgnine. Includes a calligraphic poem by JMB titled “That Murky Light” and a ts poem titled “Blesse”. Contributors are Sheila Murphy, Al Ackerman, Stacey Sollfrey, Keith Dodson, Lyn Lifshin, Paul Weinman, Jake Berry, Rupert Wondolowski, and others.


  11. Lactuca, No. 14, 1991.
    A magazine of poetry and short fiction edited by Mike Selender. An index of magazines lists JMB’s Lost and Found Times, along with contact information. Contains work by B. Z. Niditch, Judson Crews, Walt Phillips, and others.


  12. Shattered Wig Review, No. 7, 1991.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, edited by Rupert Wondolowski and Loquacious Borgnine. Includes 2 ts poems by JMB: “Invernal” and “For’s “Fate”. Contributors are Lyn Lifshin, Dan Raphael, Al Ackerman, Jake Berry, Sheila Murphy, Rupert Wondolowski, M. Kettner, and others.


  13. NRG, No. 33 & 1/3, 1991.
    Tabloid-style magazine devoted to poetry, prose, and visual poetry, edited by Dan Raphael. Includes 3 ts poems by JMB: “What History Sees”, “Vision”, and “Sighting” (with Stacey Sollfrey). Also includes reviews of L&FT, No. 26, and Live Chains. Contributors are Dan Raphael, Nico Vassilakis, M. Kettner, Paul Weinman, John Byrum, Greg Evason, B. Z. Niditch, Doru Chirodea, and others. Three copies.


  14. Lynx, Autumn 1991.
    A tabloid-style magazine of essays, poetry, prose, reviews, etc., edited by Nikka Benjamin and Terri Lee Grell. JMB has a link in at least one of the participation renga. Two copies.


  15. Brain Cell, No. 201, 1991.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by JMB, Ryosuke Cohen, Private World, Cracker Jack Kid, Dogfish, Carol Stetser, Giovanni Strada, Ruggero Maggi, G. Deisler, Klaus Groh, and others.


  16. Brain Cell, No. 209, 1991.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by JMB, Ryosuke Cohen, Arturo Fallico, Steve Random, Popular Reality, Fagagaga, John Held Jr. Dogfish, Klaus Groh, Jurgen Kierspel, Daniel Daligano, Guy Bleus, and others.


  17. Brain Cell, No. 213, 1991.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by JMB, Ryosuke Cohen, Joachim Frank, Fagagaga, Dogfish, John Held Jr., Giovanni Strada, Klaus Groh, Guy Bleus, and others.


  18. Brain Cell, No. 221, 1991.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by JMB, Ryosuke Cohen, Fagagaga, Cracker Jack Kid, Musicmaster, State of Being, John Held Jr., Giovanni Strada, Klaus Groh, Keith Bates, Pawel Petasz, Guy Bleus, and others.


  19. Solos, Duets, Trios, & Choruses, 1991.
    A book of visual poetry by Richard Kostelanetz, published by The Future Press and Open Meeting Books. Some of the material included was previously published in Lost & Found Times. The book is signed by Kostelanetz with a note to JMB.


  20. Giants Play Well in the Drizzle, No. 28, 1991.
    A magazine of poetry, edited by Martha King. A poem by JMB titled “Mano Bianca”. Contributors are Richard Kostelanetz, Paul Weinman, and others. A short ts note to JMB from the editor is included. Two copies.


  21. Giants Play Well in the Drizzle, No. 27, 1991.
    A magazine of poetry, edited by Martha King. A poem by JMB titled “Beso Mortal”. Contributors are Andrew Gettler, Cheryl Townsend, Michael Basinski, and others. A short ts note to JMB from the editor is included. Two copies.


  22. Brain Cell, No. 231, 1991.
    A mail art collage coordinated by Ryosuke Cohen. Edition features work by JMB, Ryosuke Cohen, Mark Bloch, Arturo Fallico, Malok, Giovanni Strada, Klaus Groh, G. Deisler, and others.


  23. Next Exit, No. 19, 1991.
    A magazine of poetry, edited by Eric Folsom. Contributors are Sheila Murphy, Gerald England, Greg Evason, Leroy Gorman, and others. A section of notes on the contributors lists A Rich Timetable and Appendices by Sheila Murphy, published by Luna Bisonte Prods.


  24. ND, No. 14, 1991.
    A magazine of interviews, art, poetry, and more, edited by Daniel Plunkett. Includes an index of publications, which lists JMB’s Milk.


  25. Dreams & Nightmares, No. 33, 1991.
    A magazine of art and poetry, edited by David Kopaska-Merkel. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Like a House Afire”. Contributors are Alan Catlin, Michael Brownstein, and others.


  26. The Plastic Tower, No. 7, 1991.
    A quarterly magazine of poetry, edited by Carol Brown and Roger Kyle-Keith. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Oh That Rising”. Contributors are Judson Crews, Gerald England, M. Kettner, Lyn Lifshin, Walt Phillips, Paul Weinman, Thomas Zimmerman, and others.


  27. Dreams & Nightmares, No. 35, 1991.
    A magazine of art and poetry, edited by David Kopaska-Merkel. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Entre Muros”. Also includes work by Judson Crews, Edward Mycue, and others. Two copies.


  28. Tin Wreath, No. 20, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry edited by David Gonsalves. Includes two ts poems by JMB: “Napping the Motor” and “The Parents”. Contributors are Lyn Lifshin, Jonathan Levant, and others. A holographic letter from the editor to JMB is included.


  29. Peckerwood, No. 9, 1991.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, guest edited by Yuki Hayashi and Sigrun Wister. Includes 5 ts poems by JMB: “Why Whines”, “Who Inhales without Smoking”, “Fleshing”, “Drinking the Broom”, and “Sick Roof”. Also contains work by Jonathan Levant and others. Two copies.


  30. Lynx, Spring/Summer 1991.
    A tabloid-style magazine of essays, poetry, prose, reviews, etc., edited by Nikka Benjamin and Terri Lee Grell. Includes a ts poem by JMB: “Opening”. Also contains work by Nico Vassilakis and many others. JMB included in at least one participation renga. Two copies.


  31. Laughing Bear Newsletter, No. 36, 1991.
    News from the Laughing Bear Press, as a supplement to Laughing Bear Magazine, edited by Tom Person. Includes a holographic note from the editor stating that JMB’s Live Chains and L&FT are reviewed in “New Pages”.


  32. Laughing Bear Newsletter, No. 41, 1991.
    News from the Laughing Bear Press, as a supplement to Laughing Bear Magazine, edited by Tom Person. Includes a review of Cold-Drill 1991, which lists JMB as a contributor to the publication.


  33. Blades, No. 28, 1991.
    A small magazine of poetry, prose, and graphics, edited by Joann Balangit and Francis Poole. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Speaking in Sign”. Also includes work by Poole, Balangit, Joel Lipman, and others.


  34. Black River Review, 1991.
    An Ohio magazine of poetry, prose, essays, and art, edited by Deborah Glaefke, Kaye Coller, et al. Includes a ts poem titled “The Bread” and two calligraphic poems by JMB. Contributors are Fagagaga, Lewis LaCook, Stacey Sollfrey, Lyn Lifshin, Philip Hughes, and others.




Box 125

Folder Number #2496-2517

  1. Spudburn, No. 6, 1991.
    A magazine of original art and poetry, published by Psycho Potato Press. Includes a short calligraphic poem by JMB. Contributors are Fernando Aguiar, jwcurry, Greg Evason, Wharton Hood, and others. Two copies.


  2. The Voice of Zewam, No. 9, 1991.
    A magazine of letters, fiction, poetry, photocopy art, etc., edited by Brendan W. Donegan. Includes a ts poem by JMB: “Death Desk”. Contributors are Philippe Billé, Guy Beining, Bob Black, jwcurry, Greg Evason, G. Huth, Walt Phillips, Paul Weinman, Sigmund Weiss, and others.


  3. Blue Ryder, No. 16, 1991.
    A magazine of poetry and excerpts from small press publications, edited by Ken Wagner and Catherine Downing. Includes an advertisement for More Travesties / Son of Ack’s Hacks [cf. folder 2396]. Includes work by Patrick McKinnon and others.


  4. Feh!, No. 11, 1991.
    A magazine of poetry and art, edited by Simeon Stylites. The issue features a ts poem by JMB titled “Bugging You”. Contributors are Oberc, Jake Berry, Andrew Savage, Simeon Stylites, John Eberly, Philip Hughes, and others. Envelope contains a short note to JMB from the editor.


  5. Feh!, No. 9, 1991.
    A magazine of poetry and art, edited by Simeon Stylites. The issue features a ts poem by JMB titled “One At a Blow”. Contributors are Simeon Stylites, Al Ackerman, Bob Black, Oberc, Andrew Savage, and others.


  6. The Clarke A. Sany Newsletter, Vol. 6, No. 2, 1991.
    A magazine of art and writing, edited by Any Salyer. Includes poetry by JMB, altered by Salyer in a feature titled “JMB meets Dr. Seuss –or- Spitting Son of Sam I Am”. Three copies, one with a hand-colored cover.


  7. Modom, No. 9, 1991.
    A one-sheet publication of art and poetry, edited by Jake Berry. Includes a calligraphic poem with graphic border titled “Ascetic Aesthetic” by JMB. Contributors are Jack Foley, Mike Miskowski, Dan Raphael, Stacey Sollfrey, Harry Polkinhorn, Malok, Al Ackerman, Richard Kostelanetz, Greg Evason, and others. Three copies.


  8. Factsheet Five, No. 43, 1991.
    A magazine of reviews and articles on music, poetry, and books, edited by Michael Gunderloy. Includes a review of Alabama Dogshoe Moustache, No. 10, which lists work by JMB, and JMB’s publications of poetry: Span, and Was Ah.


  9. Factsheet Five, No. 44, 1991.
    A magazine of reviews and articles on music, poetry, and books, edited by Michael Gunderloy. May contain references to JMB.


  10. Factsheet Five, No. 42, 1991.
    A magazine of reviews and articles on music, poetry, and books, edited by Michael Gunderloy. Includes a review of A Rich Timetable and Appendices, a book of poetry by Sheila Murphy and Stacey Sollfrey, published by Luna Bisonte Prods.


  11. Factsheet Five, No. 45, 1991.
    A magazine of reviews and articles on music, poetry, and books, edited by Michael Gunderloy. Includes a review of JMB’s Fenestration.


  12. The Paper Salad Poetry Journal, Vol. 2, 1991.
    A magazine of poetry edited by Eldon Holt, published by Paper Salad Press. Includes 3 ts poems by JMB: “Insection Dress”, “Lights Down”, and “Far Sore”. Contributors are Jonathan Levant, Michael Brownstein, B.Z. Niditch, Lyn Lifshin, M Kettner, Eldon Holt, and many others.


  13. Factsheet Five, No. 41, 1991.
    A magazine of reviews and articles on music, poetry, and books, edited by Michael Gunderloy. Includes a review of Alabama Dogshoe Moustache, No. 9, which lists JMB as a contributor.


  14. The Tongue Bearer’s Daughter / In The Velvet Darkness, 1991.
    A chapbook of poetry and art by Jake Berry and S. Gustav Hägglund, published by Luna Bisonte Prods. Eight copies.


  15. Blue Ryder, No. 20, 1991.
    A magazine of poetry and excerpts from small press publications, edited by Ken Wagner and Catherine Downing. Includes an advertisement for JMB’s Was Ah, a chapbook of poetry published by Burning Press. The ad features a ts poem titled “In Nomine Cyclus” by JMB.


  16. Teth, 1991.
    A book of poetry by Sheila Murphy, published by Chax Press. Lost and Found Times is listed as a publication that previously featured work by Sheila Murphy.


  17. Sad Isn’t the Color of the Dream, 1991.
    A book of poetry by Sheila Murphy, published by Stride. JMB’s L&FT is listed in the acknowledgements. A short holographic note to JMB from Murphy is also included.


  18. The Paper Bag, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1990.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, edited by Michael and Deborah Brownstein. Includes two ts poems by JMB: “The Overturned Flag” and “Was Ah”. Also features work by Stacey Sollfrey (who is listed as a contributor to L&FT in the biography section) and others.


  19. Blank Gun Silencer, No. 2, 1991.
    A magazine of art, prose, and poetry, edited by Dan Nielsen. An index of small press magazines lists JMB’s L&FT. Contributors are Charles Bukowski, Greg Evason, Christopher Franke, M. Kettner, Kurt Nimmo, Paul Weinman, and others.


  20. Barking Spider, No. 6, 1991.
    A magazine of art, prose, and poetry, edited by Johnny Spider. Includes eight ts poems by JMB: “The Clock”, “Palo Mayombe”, “Sleep Elimination”, “Squad”, “Omeyocan”, “So Far Upstream”, “Snapping Back”, and “Necrophagy”. Contributors are Jonathan Levant, Paul Weinman, Sigmund Weiss, and others.


  21. New Hope International, Vol. 15, No. 4, 1991/1992.
    A review supplement edited by Gerald England. Includes a review L&FT, No. 27, and a review of Co-labor-ative Writing, which makes reference to L&FT.


  22. Underpass, No. 5, 1991.
    A magazine of poetry and art, edited by Barry Hammond. Includes 3 ts poems by JMB: “Salt the Earth”, “Petro Season”, and “Hawser”. Contributors are Brian David Johnston, Sheila Murphy, B. Z. Niditch, Dan Raphael, and others. Includes a short holographic note from the editor to JMB.




Box 126

Folder Number #2518-2527

  1. Protea Poetry Journal, No. 6, 1991.
    A magazine of art, prose, and poetry, edited by Carol Gunther. Includes 2 ts poems by JMB: “Plain Talk” and “Utter Possibility”. Two copies.


  2. Radio Void, No. Vol. 2, No. 12, 1991.
    A magazine of art, poetry, and fiction, edited by Terence Charles, John Grey, Chris Pierson. Includes 2 ts poems by JMB: “The Big Sleep” and “Sheets”. Contributors are Cheryl Townsend, Oberc, Levant, Gerald England, and others. Includes a short note from the publisher to JMB.


  3. Author Index to Lilliput Review - Issues 1 -25, 1991.
    JMB is listed as a contributor to issues No. 8 and No. 14.


  4. Paper Radio, No. 9, 1991.
    A magazine of art, poetry, photography, and prose, edited by Neil Kvern. Includes 3 ts poems by JMB: “I Thaw”, “A Brain”, and “Persistence”. Contributors are Mike Miskowski, Minoy, Doru Chirodea, Stacey Sollfrey, Sheila Murphy, Ken Wagner, and many others.


  5. Lame Brain, No. 6, 1991.
    A magazine of poetry, art, and comics, edited by Brendan de Vallance. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “The Drive” Contributors are Nico Vassilakis, Ruggero Maggi, Jake Berry, Private World, F. C. Jerkoffsky, Creative Thing, Bern Porter, Mike Miskowski, Ruggero Maggi, Howard Bernstein, Malok, Lon Spiegelman, Vittore Baroni, Sigmund Weiss, Clemente Padín, and others. Envelope also includes a collage by JMB and Brendan de Vallance, and a holographic note to JMB.


  6. Blue Ryder, No. 17, 1991.
    A magazine of poetry and excerpts from small press publications, edited by Ken Wagner and Catherine Downing. Includes an advertisement for L&FT, No. 27.


  7. Spinne, 15, 1991.
    Assembling magazine compiled and curated by Dirk Frölich in Germany, in a hand-done stiff cover binding. Includes 4 poems by JMB: “Closet the Shirting”, “Shirting the Closet”, “Salute Cut”, and the calligraphic poem “Scratching’s Head”. Also includes work by Jürgen O. Olbrich, Ernst Brand, and others. No. 9 of 20 copies produced.


  8. Spinne, Omega, 1991.
    Assembling magazine compiled and curated by Dirk Frölich in Germany, in a hand-done stiff cover binding. Includes 5 poems by JMB, mostly visual: “got buks”, “In Center”, “Eggs of Ka”, “Sodden Waking”, and “A Ball”. Also includes work by Kimmo Framelius, Michael Leigh, Geza Perneczky, and others. No. 10 of 20 copies produced.


  9. 1000 Pictures, No. ?, 1991.
    A magazine of prose, art, and poetry, from Edinburgh Scotland, edited by David Hollis and Michael Deveron. Includes four ts poems by JMB: “Face Sink”, “El Hueso Grueso”, “Fenestration”, and “The Blue Plate”. Contributors are Guy Bleus, Hollis, Deveron, and others. A short holographic note to JMB from Hollis is included.


  10. Appointment in Santa Monica / Minotaur, No. 24, 1991.
    A book of poetry by Steve Richmond back-to-back with Minotaur: a magazine of poetry and prose, edited by Jim Gove et al. Minotaur includes 2 ts poems by JMB: “Keep” and “I’m Not Me”. Contributors are Geoffrey Cook, Judson Crews, Lyn Lifshin, Walt Phillips, Mark Weber, and others.




Box 127

Folder Number #2528-2552

  1. Red Dancefloor, Vol. 1, No. 3, 1991.
    A magazine of poetry edited by David Goldschlag et al. Includes two ts poems by JMB: “Amo” and “Crono”. Contributors are Geoffrey Cook, Guy Beining, Richard Kostelanetz, Gerald Locklin, B. Z. Niditch, and others. A short biographical statement about each poet is included.


  2. Dusty Dog, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1991.
    A magazine of poetry and photography edited by John Pierce. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Lagrimation”. Contributors are Lyn Lifshin, Keith Dodson, Philip Waterhouse, Hugh Fox, and others.


  3. Equations, 1991.
    A chapbook of poetry by Jake Berry with an introduction by Harry Polkinhorn, published by Runaway Spoon Press. JMB’s L&FT is included in the acknowledgements.


  4. Shrink Wrap, The Middle Issue, 1991.
    A magazine of art, poetry, and fiction, edited by Patrick Finnegan and Tammy Stoner. Includes two ts poems by JMB: “Throne Fog” and “Thoughts”. Contributors are Fagagaga, Stacey Sollfrey, Andrew Gettler, and others.


  5. Dusty Dog, Additional Issue, 1991.
    A magazine of poetry, reviews, and photography edited by John Pierce. Includes a review of JMB’s Milk. Includes work by Walt Phillips, Oberc, and others.


  6. The Wire, No. Vol. 13, Issue 30, 1991.
    A small press magazine of poetry, edited by Sharon Wysocki. A poem by JMB titled “What Spoke, Blew” is included. Contributors are Paul Weinman, Sheila Murphy, and others.


  7. Windows, Vol. 1, No. 3, 1991.
    A magazine of poetry, essays, prose, art, etc., edited by Don Hurd, John Marcell, Jesus Cardona, Ignacio Magaioni, et al. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Abalone”.


  8. Notes from the Underground, No. 6, 1991.
    A magazine of art, poetry, reviews, edited by Mark DuCharme. Includes 8 ts poems by JMB: “Slow Speech”, “Paleontology”, “Dawn”, “Transmittal”, “Loss”, “Handfall”, “Late Syndrome”, and “Snapping Back”. Contributors are Shelia Murphy, Dan Nielsen, and others.


  9. Fenestration, 1991.
    A book of 10 ts poems by JMB, published by Luna Bisonte Prods. 9 copies.


  10. The Fiction Review, No. 10, 1991.
    A magazine of fiction and poetry, edited by Bob Spryszak. Includes an announcement that JMB will be a contributor to the September issue. Contributors are Hugh Fox, Oberc, Jack Foley, Sheila Murphy, Jake Berry, Lorri Jackson, George Myers Jr., Richard Kostelanetz, Neil Kvern, and Nico Vassilakis.


  11. Venter, No. 4, 1991.
    A magazine of art, poetry, and prose, edited by Scott Means. Includes 2 ts poems by JMB: “Utter Utter” and “Har Har”. Contributors are Paul Weinman, Phillip Hughes, and others.


  12. Wormfeast!, No. 7, 1991.
    A magazine of art and poetry, edited by Llori Steinberg and Blaire Presley. Includes an index of magazines that lists L&FT.


  13. Feeling the Roof of a Mouth that Hangs Open / A Rich Time-Table and Appendices, 1991.
    A chapbook of poetry by Sheila Murphy (A Rich Time-Table and Appendices) and Stacey Sollfrey (Feeling the Roof of a Mouth that Hangs Open), printed back-to-back and published by Luna Bisonte Prods. 8 copies.


  14. Electronic Cottage, No. 6, 1991.
    A magazine of interviews, reviews, and articles, edited by Hal McGee. Includes an advertisement for Electronic Cottage, No. 5, which lists JMB as a contributor. Also includes work by Miekal And and Elizabeth Was.


  15. Electronic Cottage, No. 5, 1991.
    A magazine of interviews, reviews, and articles, edited by Hal McGee. Includes an extensive interview with JMB by Dimthingshine, featuring a photo of JMB by Mary Albrecht, a pc reproduction of the cover from Blur, a bibliography, and a calligraphic poem titled “A Man Which”. Also includes work by G. X. Jupitter-Larsen. Two copies.


  16. Artcrimes, No. 11, 1991.
    A magazine of art and poetry, edited by Ben Gulyas. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Praising Space”. Contributors are Michael Basinski, Cheryl Townsend, Charles Bukowski, Steve Richmond, Edward Mycue, Gerald Locklin, Mark Weber, and others.
    A short holographic note from the editor to JMB is included.


  17. Tight, 1991.
    A magazine of poetry and prose, edited by Ann Erickson. Includes 2 ts poems by JMB: “Cutter” and “The Speak Bone”. Contributors are Paul Weinman, Joel Dailey, Edward Mycue, Jack Foley, B. Z. Niditch, Stacey Sollfrey, Walt Phillips, and many others.


  18. The Nihilistic Review, Vol. 1, No. 3, 1991.
    A quarterly magazine of art, prose, and poetry, edited by Rick Gaddis and Camilla Danielson. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “The Kill”. Contributors are Cheryl Townsend, Lyn Lifshin, Hugh Fox, Charles Bukowski, and others. Also included is a copy of a poetry chapbook titled Anne’npaul’s Condensed Pubic Soup by Anne Detroit and Paul Weinman, published by Pessimism Press, Inc.


  19. Ash, No. 7, 1991.
    A magazine of art, poetry, and prose, edited by David Wyder. Includes 2 ts poems by JMB: “Todo Se Quema” and “In Nomine Cyclus”. Contributors are Judson Crews, M. Kettner, Dan Nielsen, Lawrence Oberc, Walt Phillips, Ken Wagner, Paul Weinman, Sigmund Weiss, and others.


  20. Tight, Vol. 2, No. 4, 1991.
    A magazine of poetry and prose, edited by Ann Erickson. Includes 2 ts poems by JMB: “Speaking” and “El Hueso Grueso”. Contributors are Paul Weinman, B. Z. Niditch, Ed Mycue, Jake Berry, M. Kettner, Stacey Sollfrey, Lyn Lifshin, Jonathan Levant, Sheila Murphy, and others.


  21. Ash, No. 8, 1991.
    A magazine of art, poetry, and prose, edited by David Wyder. Includes 4 ts poems by JMB: “Dolor De Cabezon”, “Urn Bag”, “Sweep”, and “Circo”. Contributors are Judson Crews, Jonathan Levant, B. Z. Niditch, Dan Nielsen, Lawrence Oberc, Walt Phillips, Stacey Sollfrey, Cheryl Townsend, Paul Weinman, Bob Z., and others.


  22. Ash, No. 6, 1991.
    A magazine of art, poetry, and prose, edited by David Wyder. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Lactation”. Contributors are Judson Crews, Greg Evason, Edward Mycue, Cheryl Townsend, Paul Weinman, Sigmund Weiss, and others. A short holographic note to JMB from the editor is included.


  23. Tight, Vol. 2, No. 3, 1991.
    A magazine of poetry and prose, edited by Ann Erickson. Includes 2 ts poems by JMB: “New Laundry” and “Compensation”. Contributors are B. Z. Niditch, Jake Berry, Sheila Murphy, Philip Waterhouse, Jonathan Levant, Walt Phillips, Ed Mycue, Richard Kostelanetz, and others.


  24. Crab Creek Review, Vol. 7, No. 2, 1991.
    A magazine of poetry and prose, edited by Linda Clifton. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Bye Bying”. Also contains work by Judson Crews and many others. A short biography is included for each contributor.


  25. Love Goddess Deluxe, No. 2, 1991.
    A magazine of interviews, art, and poetry, edited by Brian Horse and Matt Thomas. Includes 3 ts poems by JMB: “Abounding Offal”, “Chickens with Heads of Men”, and “One and Then”. Also contains work by Sigmund Weiss, and others.




Box 128

Folder Number #2553-2579

  1. Die Young, Spring 1991.
    A magazine of poetry, art, and prose; this issue was edited by Rod Summers. Includes 6 ts poems by JMB: “What to Do”, “Urbe Quemada”, “In Sensate”, “What History Sees”, “Uh-like”, and “Toxin”. Contributors are Jesse Glass, Jr., Piotr Rypson, Pawel Petasz, Teresinka Pereira, and others.


  2. Latin American Studies Newsletter, No. 35, 1991.
    A publication put out for the Latin Americanist and Hispanic community at Ohio State University, edited by JMB. Includes a review by JMB of Cuba, Las Esructuras Del Poder: La Elite by Manuel Sánchez Pérez. Five copies.


  3. “Exposição Internacional de Arte Postal”, 1991.
    Participants’ list for a mail art show with the theme of “A Paz”, held in Barreiro, Portugal. JMB is listed.


  4. The Fiction Review, No. 11, 1991.
    A magazine of fiction and poetry, edited by Bob Spryszak. Includes a photograph of JMB by Mary Albrecht, 9 rituals and two poems respectively titled “Door in Pieces”, “Buried Basement”, “Grease Piece”, “Motel Burning”, “Tooth Decay”, “Merchandise Piece”, “Administration Piece”, “Try Suicide”. “Blade Rubber”, “Trace”, and “The Fingers Filter”. Also contains work by Rupert Wondolowski and others.


  5. 81st Annual Columbus Art League Exhibition Catalog, 1991.
    An art exhibition held at the Columbus Museum of Art from May 5th – June 14th. The catalog includes a listing for a work by JMB titled “Stezing”, [i.e., “seizing”].


  6. Tight, June 1991.
    A magazine of poetry and prose, edited by Ann Erickson. Includes four ts poems by JMB: “Lung”, “O Thief Awake”, “Voy a Envejecer”, and “Denunciation”. Contributors are Ann Erickson, M. Kettner, Walt Phillips, Randall Brock, Ed Mycue, B. Z. Niditch, Michael Brownstein, Sheila Murphy, Stacey Sollfrey, and many others.


  7. Venter, No. 3, 1991.
    A magazine of art, poetry, and prose, edited by Scott Means. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Illuminati”.


  8. Printed Matter bookstore at Dia – Catalog, 1991.
    A catalog of small press works. No direct reference to JMB.


  9. Cabaret Vert, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1991.
    A magazine of poetry, art, reviews, articles, etc., edited by Beth Learn et al. Includes 6 ts poems by JMB: “Lease Release”, “Entre Muros”, “Guile”, “Shedding Floor”, “Enarmoured from Death”, and “Hunger’s Head”. Contributors are bpNichol, Sheila Murphy, Dan Raphael, and others.


  10. Xenophilia, No. 3, 1991.
    A magazine of art, prose, and poetry, edited by Joy Oestreicher. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Strings ‘n Knifes”. Contributors are Thomas Zimmerman, B. Z. Niditch, Hugh Fox, T. Winter-Damon, Andrew Gettler, and others.


  11. Catalog for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, 1991.
    A mail art show held from July 15th – Aug. 12th in Royal Oak, Michigan. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  12. Journal of Sister Moon, No. 4, 1991.
    A magazine of art, prose, and poetry, edited by Amy Bowling. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Dressing”. Contributors are Sheila Murphy, Jonathan Levant, Cheryl Townsend, Gerald England, and others. A holographic note to JMB from the editor is included.


  13. Windows, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1991.
    A magazine of poetry, essays, prose, art, etc., edited by Don Hurd, John Marcell, Jesus Cardona, Ignacio Magaioni, et al. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Dissention”. Contains work by Simone de Beauvoir, Arseniy Tarkovsky, and others. A ts letter from Hurd to JMB is included.


  14. Poetry USA, No. 22, 1991.
    A tabloid-style magazine of poetry, art, and prose, edited by Jack Foley et al. Includes a calligraphic poem by JMB titled “Tercer Caso de Casa” and ts poem titled “Fold”. Contributors are Bob Grumman, Jake Berry, Dan Raphael, and others. Two copies. A letter to JMB from the editor is included.


  15. Toad & Rice, Vol. 1, Nos. 6 –8, 11, 1991.
    A magazine of interviews, poetry, articles, etc., edited by Increase Maready. An original ts letter from “John B”, [John Berndt?]. is with the magazine. Vol. 1, No. 6, includes a poem “Toad and Rice” by JMB (also in Vol.1, No. 8).


  16. The Café Review, Vol. 2, No. 6, 1991.
    A magazine of poetry and art, edited by Steve Luttrell and Mark Souders. Includes 2 ts poems by JMB: “The Index” and “Narseethis”. Contributors are Sigmund Weiss, Michael Brownstein, Jonathan Levant, and others.


  17. Documentation for “Small Books”, 1991.
    A mail art project organized by The Bag Lady. Catalog includes a reproduction of the cover of a book by JMB titled East, probably a one-of-a-kind artist’s book.


  18. Details Member Newsletter, Nov. 1991.
    A newsletter for members of the Columbus Art League. The newsletter announces that JMB and C. Mehrl Bennett are in a 3-person show held at the Art Gallery in Dayton, Ohio. The show was curated by Jud Yalkut. The newsletter includes a reproduction of an art image by JMB.


  19. Bomb Shelter Props catalog, No. 5, 1991/1992.
    A catalog of small press works from Arizona-based BSP. Includes a listing for Postal Cassest, No. 2, which features JMB, Dave Clark, Walter Drake, Jake Berry, and Jack Foley.


  20. Literary Magazine Review, Vol. 10, No. 1, 1991.
    A magazine of reviews, edited by G. W. Clift. Includes a review of JMB’s L&FT, Nos. 25, 26.


  21. Toad & Rice, Annual Edition, Jan. – Dec., 1991.
    A magazine of interviews, poetry, articles, etc. Contains work by Al Ackerman and others. Includes a poem by JMB, “Toad and Rice”. A ts letter from the editor to JMB is included.


  22. Paragraph, Vol. 13, No. 1, 1991.
    A magazine of fiction, art, reviews, etc., edited by Beverly Daurio et al. Includes a visual poem by JMB. Also contains work by jwcurry and others.


    • 2574a. Cold~Drill, 1991.
      An annual publication of art, poetry, and prose, from Boise State University. This issue edited by Bob Moore, Ira Cohen, Charles Henri Ford, et al. Includes a calligraphic poem by JMB titled “Explicitación” and two ts poems titled “The Fleet” and “Tempid”. An index of magazines received lists JMB’s L&FT, No. 26. Includes an interview with Philip Glass. Contributors are Miekal And, Ira Cohen, Hugh Fox, Charles Henri Ford, Richard Kostelanetz, John Solt, and many others. A compact disc of audio recordings by select contributors is packaged with the magazine.


  23. Lost and Found Times, No. 28, 1991.
    JMB’s magazine of poetry, prose, art, etc., published through Luna Bisonte Prods. JMB’s contributions include 6 collages with Arturo Fallico, a calligraphic poem titled “Forward Observation”, a collaborative poem titled “Chapter 9” with Robin Crozier, two collaborative poems titled “Forked I” and “The Lemurs” with Jake Berry, two collaborative poems titled “In the Imprints” and “What Singled” with Stacey Sollfrey, a collaborative holographic poem with C. Mehrl Bennett, three collaborative poems titled “Cages Slam Shut”, “Carnival Erupts”, “Where the Hats” with Sheila Murphy, a collaborative poem titled “Lamp on the Pants” with Squid Bennett, three collaborative poems titled “Salute Cut”, “Ring of Health”, “Bikini Beach Drowned Radio”, with Musicmaster, a collage with Daniel F. Bradley, and an untitled calligraphic poem. Contributors are Al Ackerman, Ivan Argüelles, Vittore Baroni, Guy Beining, Ben Bennett, C. Mehrl Bennett, Squid Bennett, Jake Berry, Daniel Bradley, John Buckner, Jonathan Brannen, John Byrum, James Cobb, Robin Crozier, Dadata, Arturo Fallico, Hugh Fox, Bob Grumman, Haddock, S. Gustav Hägglund, G. Huth, Peter Huttinger, M. Kettner, Richard Kostelanetz, Edward Lense, Joel Lipman, Malok, Noemie Maxwell, Mike Miskowski, Sheila Murphy, Musicmaster, Oberc, Walt Phillips, Dan Raphael, Fran Rutkovsky, Byron Smith, Jack A. Withers Smote, Stacey Sollfrey, Lon Spiegelman, Thomas Taylor, Nico Vassilakis, Bob Z., and others. Six copies.


  24. Cokefishing in Alphabeat Soup, 1991.
    A collaborative magazine of Cokefish and Alphabeat Soup. Includes two ts poems by JMB: “Brain” and “Losing Weight”. Contributors are Paul Weinman, Pat McKinnon, Charles Bukowski, Lyn Lifshin, Peter Magliocco, Cheryl Townsend, Alan Catlin, M. Kettner, B. Z. Niditch, Lawrence Oberc, and others.


  25. Participant list for “Is Freedom”, 1991.
    An international mail art project organized by the Maidstone Library Gallery in Maidstone, England. JMB is listed as a contributor.


  26. Latin American Studies Newsletter, No. 34, 1991.
    A publication put out for the Latin Americanist and Hispanic community at Ohio State University, edited by JMB. Includes reviews by JMB and reference to El Sendero Luminoso (The Shining Path) in context: an annotated bibliography of monographs in the OSU Libraries, by JMB. 5 copies.


  27. Latin American Studies Newsletter, No. 33, 1991.
    A publication put out for the Latin Americanist and Hispanic community at Ohio State University, edited by JMB. Includes a review by JMB of Bibliography of Women Writers from the Caribbean by Brenda Berrian and Aart Broek. 4 copies.




Box 129

Folder Number #2580-2615f

  1. Library News Notes, Vol. 40, No. 15, 1991.
    A newsletter for the Ohio State University Libraries. The newsletter includes an announcement for JMB’s poetry performance at the Millworks Gallery in Akron, OH, on Mar. 23rd with Jim Wiese and Squid Bennett.


  2. Catalog for “Jazz”, 1991.
    A mail art project exhibited at Millworks gallery in Akron , OH, from July 13th – Aug. 11th, organized by Fagagaga. Includes a drawing/rubberstamp/calligraphy collage by JMB.


  3. PLGC Newsletter, Vol. 17, Nos. 2,3, 1991.
    A newsletter from the Poets’ League of Greater Cleveland, edited by John Byrum. Includes an announcement for the publication of JMB’s Fenestration.


  4. Camellia, Vol. 3, Fall/Winter, 1991.
    A quarterly magazine of poetry and prose, edited by Tomer Inbar. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Coming”. Contributors are Stacey Sollfrey, Paul Weinman, B. Z. Niditch, M. Kettner, Lyn Lifshin, and others. A short note to JMB from the editor is included.


  5. The Signal, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1991.
    A magazine of ‘literature, art, and ideas’. Includes two ts poems by JMB: “A Glance Back Cast” and “Desire”. Contributors are Sheila Murphy, B. Z. Niditch, and others.


  6. Mirror Images, Vol. 2, 1991.
    A magazine of art, photography, and poetry. Includes a calligraphic poem by JMB. Contributors are Serge Segay, Angela & Henning Mittendorf, Giovanni Strada, Lon Spiegelman, and others.


  7. Genretrier, No. 1, 1991.
    An annual magazine of poetry, fiction, and art, edited by Mark Reynolds. Includes 3 ts poems by JMB: “The Long Root”, “Shore the Shore”, and “The Visible”. Also contains work by Sigmund Weiss and others.


  8. Abbey, No. 65, 1991.
    A magazine of poetry, prose, and art, edited by David Greisman. Contributors are Walt Phillips, Cheryl Townsend, Stacey Sollfrey, Sheila Murphy, and others. JMB is listed as a contributor to No. 61.


  9. Literary Scanner, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1991.
    A magazine of small press reviews edited by Maxwell Gaddis and Camilla Danielson-Oregon. Includes a review of JMB’s L&FT, No. 28.


  10. Nomad, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1990/1991.
    ‘An interdisciplinary journal of the humanities, arts, and sciences’ edited by H. Kurtz and Karl Schmidt. Includes two short calligraphic/rubberstamp works by JMB titled “I Lost My Glasses” and ‘The Ruined Grocery”. Also includes work by Fran Rutkovsky and others. Contains a holographic note from Kurtz to JMB.


  11. Advertisement for the Art Gallery in Dayton, OH, 1991.
    The ad lists an exhibition featuring Ray Must, artwork by C. Mehrl Bennett, and (word) art by JMB at the Art Gallery from Oct.24th – Nov. 30th. 5 copies.


  12. Lo Straniero, anno VI, No. 2, 1991.
    An Italian art tabloid, this issue focused on a mail art exhibit In Oxford, England. [JMB participated in this show but is not listed in this issue].


  13. 1 Cent, No. 271, 1991.
    A publication featuring reviews of small press works, edited by jwcurry. Includes a review of Spudburn, No. 5, which lists JMB as a contributor. 2 copies.


  14. The Experioddicist, 1991/1992.
    A folded broadside published by Jake Berry, that features five poems by JMB: “Surgical Light”, “Dry Surf”, “Falling on Man”, “Reign”, and “Brickegg”.


  15. Library News Notes, Vol. 40, No. 43, 1991.
    A newsletter for the Ohio State University Libraries. The newsletter includes an announcement that JMB received a grant from the Ohio Arts Council.


  16. Dbqp, No. 117, 1991.
    The Subtle Journal of Raw Coinage, No. 43, featuring words by G. Huth, Jonathan Brannen, bpNichol, Bob Grumman, Aram Saroyan, and George Swede. A handwritten letter to JMB from Huth is included, who published the magazine.


  17. Advertisement for “Recurrant Irritations Festival”, 1991.
    A festival held from Aug. 9-11, 1991. JMB, Mike Basinski, Mike Miskowski, Cheryl Townsend, and many others performed at the show.


  18. Retrofuturism, No. 14, 1991.
    An art magazine of articles and reviews, edited by the Tape-beatles. A listing of publications includes L&FT, No. 26. Contains work by Al Ackerman and others.


  19. Eotu, Feb. 1991.
    A magazine of art, prose, and poetry, edited by Larry Dennis et al. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Pouring”. Contains work by Edward Mycue and many others.


  20. Bakunin, Vol. 1, No. 4, 1991.
    A magazine of poetry, drama, and art, edited by Jordan Jones and Randall Forsyth. Includes a ts poem by JMB titled “Home”. Also contains work by Richard Kostelanetz, M. Kettner, Hugh Fox, and others. A holographic letter to JMB from Jones is included.


  21. Participant list for the Columbus Art League Fall Exhibition, 1991.
    An exhibition held at the Concourse Gallery from Nov. 4th – 29th. The show contained work by C. Mehrl Bennett, and a collaboration by JMB [wrongly called “John T. Bennett”] and Mary Albrecht. The latter piece won an award. Three copies.


  22. Catalog for “Myth America”, 1991.
    An international mail art show on exhibition in North and South Dakota in 1991 and 1992. JMB was a contributor to the show under the name of John M. Bitton.


  23. Flyer for 81st annual “Columbus Art League Exhibition”, 1991.
    An exhibition held at the Columbus Museum of Art during May, 1991.


  24. Place, 1991.
    A two-page publication of poetry by Bob Heman. L&FT is listed as a publication to previously publish some of the work.


  25. Dreaming, 1991.
    A staple-bound publication of poetry by Bob Heman. L&FT is listed as a publication to previously publish some of the work.


  26. Library News Notes, Vol. 40, No. 23, 1991.
    A newsletter for the Ohio State University Libraries. The newsletter includes an announcement for the publication of JMB’s poetry book, Was Ah [Burning Press].


  27. Mail Art Manual, 1991.
    A collection of statements, information, and reproductions of mail art. Mail artists who contributed statements include Fernando Aguiar, Anna Banana, Vittore Baroni, Crackerjack Kid, Klaus Groh, John Held Jr., Judith Hoffberg, Ray Johnson, Ruggero Maggi, Emilio Morandi, Jürgen Olbrich, Carlo Pittore, Shozo Shimamoto, Lon Spiegelman, Rod Summers, Serge Segay, Daniel Plunkett, Ken Friedman, and others. JMB is included in the information list.


  28. Lost and Fo