William Levy (author)
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
William Levy (January 10, 1939 – April 22, 2019) was an American writer, editor and former radio personality. He is the author and/or editor of such works as The Virgin Sperm Dancer, Wet Dreams: Films and Adventures, Certain Radio Speeches of Ezra Pound and Natural Jewboy.
In the sixties and seventies, he was founder and chief-editor of many magazines such as: The Insect Trust Gazette, International Times, SUCK, and The Fanatic. He contributed to High Times, Penthouse magazine, Het Gewicht, Ins & Outs, La Linea and Atom Club. He was a contributor to Andrei Codrescu's Exquisite Corpse and Libido.
In 1998, Mr. Levy was awarded the Erotic Oscar for writing at London's Sex Maniac's Ball. For 20 years non-stop, Mr. Levy's alter-ego, Dr. Doo Wop, could be heard weekly spinning groovy music across Amsterdam's airwaves.
Until his death following a long illness, Levy lived in Amsterdam with his wife, the literary translator Susan Janssen (translator of many works of Charles Bukowski and of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby).
Radio Patapoe, International Times, Otto Muehl, Insect Trust Gazette, The Tornado, Jim Haynes, Ira Cohen, The Insect Trust, Chris Kraus (American writer), Eddie Woods, Ins & Outs Press, Germaine Greer, Sexual Freedom Awards, Suck (publication)