Suburban Monastery Death Poem. d. a. levy.
Suburban Monastery Death Poem

Suburban Monastery Death Poem

Cleveland: Zero Edition, 1968. First Edition.

Quarto (11 x 8 3/4 inches; 280 x 222 mm), [28] 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

Price: $200.00

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