In its masthead, Love credited Al(bert) (James) Young, 1939-, and for a time, an organization calling itself the East Bay Sexual Freedom League as editors. It was irregularly published from 1966- in Berkeley, California and was a small, low-budget, avant-garde magazine. In order to differentiate itself from other magazines with the same name, Love contained secondary titles like: "Incorporating Intercourse" and "Incorporating Hate." Published 3 times per year in 1966 ([monthly] in 1967), it cost $1 per issue and between $0.25-0.35 in 1967. Issues were 23cm. with illustrated covers containing black and white illustrations and photographs accompanying the text.
During the period that Love was published, Young, also known as a poet, musician, novelist and screenwriter, was a DJ and a writing instructor at the San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, California, as well as a contributor to Love and other literary magazines. Love contained poetry, prose, commentary, art, short stories, plays, interviews and explored the cultural currents of the time. Contributors included: Ronald Dahl, Kay Boyle, Denise Levertov, Jim Harrison and John Sinclair (see container list). In late 1967, Love ran out of funds and was absorbed into Al Young's other simultaneous editorial venture, the poetry magazine: Loveletter .
Note: Copies of the magazine are not part of this archive but are available in the Fales Collection.
- Lee, Don. About Al Young: a Profile. Ploughshares. Boston: Emerson College, Spring, 1993. [Online http://www.pshares.org]. Feb. 25, 2002.
- Love. Berkeley, Cal., East Bay Sexual Freedom League. [etc.] 1966-. v. 1, no. 1, v. 2, no. .
- Loveletter. Palo Alto, Cal., Al Young. . v. , no. 4, 5, and 6.
- Contemporary Authors Online. The Gale Group, 2001. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: The Gale Group. 2002. (http://www.galenet.com/servlet/BioRC)
From the guide to the Love Magazine Archive, 1965-1968, (© 2012 Fales Library and Special Collections)