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“The Executioner’s Song.” Fuck You/A Magazine of the Arts 7 (no. 5), September [23-25]. Poem. The magazine, 83 pages, is reproduced typescript on sheets of various colors, unbound, stapled. Edited by Ed Sanders (founder of “The Fugs,” described in 68.8), it contains poems by Allen Ginsberg, Robert Creely, William Burroughs, Charles Olson, Michael McClure, Judith Malina, Gary Snyder and several others. Mailer later used the poem’s title for chapter 15 of The Fight (75.12), and for The Executioner’s Song (79.14). Rpt: 66.11 (with slight changes and mistitled “The Executioners” in acknowledgments).

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