Monday, March 07, 2011

LZ = LIONEL ZIPRIN NOT LOUIS ZUKOFSKY

Of the five poets Asa Benveniste's Atoz Formula is dedicated to, it turns out "LZ" is not Louis Zukofsky but NYC poet and rabbi Lionel Ziprin. What are the odds, right? Kyle Schlesinger was kind enough to alert me to this fact after receiving a message from poet and film critic Bill Sherman. Schlesinger also forwarded a link to the following short film, a wonder to behold:





Stranger still, it seems Ziprin did a stint during the mid 1960s as a comic book writer for Dell Publishing: "... I wrote a series of comic books on every battle in the Pacific and European theaters."