Cleveland undercovers.Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966 Stock Code: 138639
First edition, one of 500 copies printed. Levy (1942-1968) was a leading figure in the countercultural movement known as the Cleveland Mimeograph Revolution. His productions, being hand-assembled with small print runs, now survive in relatively small numbers. His introduction declares "to my knowledge this poem is the first poem of any length to be written about cleveland in 150 yrs, it is a tourists guide to 150 yrs of absurd history, the poem exists simultaneously in the past, the present, & with one hopeful eye in the future... WHAT FUTURE?". Included on a terminal fold-out leaf is an additional poem, "New Ethnic Folk Poem for the Beat Generation in Cleveland & for the Neo-American Church", written in 1064 following a peyote ritual.
Inside the rear wrapper of this copy is the ownership stamp of Sam Seiffer, a sociology graduate from Columbia University, New York, who got caught up in radical circles in the mid 60s and in 1967 co-edited with d.a. levy a short-lived poetry magazine "Congress".
Octavo. Original wrappers illustrated by dagmar, stapled at the fold.
Some wear to extremities, but a very good copy.
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