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Notes of a Dirty Old Man

Story written in 1973

When I first met Randall Harris he was 42 and lived with a grey haired woman, one Margie Thompson. Margie was 45 and not too handsome. I was editing the little magazine Mad Fly at the time and I had come over in an attempt to get some material from Randall.
Randall was known as an isolationist, a drunk, a crude and a bitter man but his poems were raw, raw and honest, simple and savage. ..

Magazines and periodicals

Los Angeles Free Press - No. 450 - March 2-12 - 1973
NOLA Express - No. 127 - March 16-29 - 1973

Alternate titles or versions, draft titles

A Shipping Clerk With A Red Nose

External links

Scan of magazine appearance (Los Angeles Free Press)
Scan of magazine appearance (NOLA Express)

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