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Antioch Scratch was a broadside published in 1988 in Yellow Springs, Ohio, U.S.A.
In early 1987, a student at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio was determined to be psychotic and removed from the campus, surprising him immensely.
The following year, in an attempt to inquire into the politics surrounding the previous year's expulsion, said student, having returned to the college, self-published a collection of miscellany he had written, both entirely on his own, and as homework for a poetry class, under the title "Antioch Scratch". The title was a reference to the weekly student newspaper, The Antioch Record.
The student was promptly re-expelled.
Other students cried foul, and a series of additional issues were created by remaining students, critical of the college administration's policies.
References to some of the poems appearing in March 1988's "Antioch Scratch #1" are apparent in surprising places, such as the lyrics to Madonna's "Bedtime Story." The handwritten portion might be referred to by the handwriting in http://vimeo.com/1976212