Remember I Did This For You press was conceived for reasons I am unable to fully recall. But seriously, its aim was essentially like that of most other mimeograph poetry presses: to publish the then younger poets whose work was worthy and unavailable in book form, to further establish those writers’ (and the publisher’s) reputations in the community of poets, and to reach out to whatever audience for their work might exist. The name of the press was a tongue-in-cheek one; it was meant to reflect the somewhat self-serving nature of such publishing. Three of the Remember I Did This For You books were brought out simultaneously, with seemingly identical covers. This was an attempt to create interest in the books and present them as parts of an ongoing series, to distinguish them from the mass of similar productions, and to establish a visual identity for the press. Unfortunately, unlike the more notable mimeo presses of the time, Remember I Did This For You was short-lived and had only four terrific publications to its name.
— Steve Levine, Brooklyn, New York, October 1997
Eileen Myles, A Fresh Young Voice from the Plains (Power Mad Press, 1981). Cover photograph by Irene Young.
Remember I Did This For You/A Power Mad Book books include
Lenhart, Gary. Drunkard’s Dream. 1978. Cover by Rae Berolzheimer.
Masters, Gregory. In the Air. 1978. Cover by Rae Berolzheimer.
Myles, Eileen. A Fresh Young Voice from the Plains. 1981. Cover photograph by Irene Young.
Scholnick, Michael. Perfume. 1978. Cover by Rae Berolzheimer.
Wright, Jeff. Charges. 1979. Cover by Jim Moser.