Cleveland: Zero Edition, 1968. First Edition.
Quarto (11 x 8 3/4 inches; 280 x 222 mm),  mimeographed pages, with drawings on paper attached to the stapled card wrappers.
A long poem by the celebrated Cleveland poet and publisher d.a. levy (1942-1968). In a "pre-face," levy writes: "you don't understand poetry -- poets gamble with life on occasion -- but usually they're just pimps for the system -- the total real meaning of this poem is, i dont understand what its all about." Except he really did know what he was writing about: east Cleveland, hopelessness, despair, dreams, reality and unreality.
The book features front and rear cover drawings by Barb O'Connelly ("drawings are mimeo stencils cut with a can opener.")
An interesting addition to the Cleveland poetry scene, published in 1968 just months before levy committed suicide at age 26.
CONDITION: Some soiling to wrappers, light edge wear, internally clean, bright, and unmarked. Easily Very Good or better. Item #2301