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“Blake’s Day” was recently celebrated at the University of Iowa, as reported in an article by Gail Marshall in Middle Earth (I, 6), an underground newspaper. (Professor Grant has kindly sent a xerox copy.) The events included readings, “a dance ballet based on The Mental Traveller” and “a three-piece slide show of Blake’s paintings of saints and serpents flanked by modern photos of screaming Negroes, machine-gun-shooting Black Berets, and pastoral childhood scenes . . . accompanied by a tape montage of voices (both adult and child) reading from Songs of Innocence and Experience, Jerusalem, etc.” Groovy!