Cleveland Poems, Chicago Poems & Other Shit. d. a. levy, t. l. kryss.

Cleveland Poems, Chicago Poems & Other Shit

Cleveland: Free Love Press, 1967. First edition. 4to, 50 leaves spirit duplicated on rectos only, and side-stapled into card covers. The front cover is illustrated with an original painting / sculpture by the publisher d. a. levy, consisting of a thick sheet of felt painted in red and green, with applied wax. Each cover of the book featured a different original cover by levy. One of 275 copies.

The first edition of this substantial and excellent collection of poems by kryss, including a poem written to Charles Bukowsi. Each cover for the book featured an original work by levy, and this one is superb, consisting of rorschach like blotches of green, red and blue pigment on a sheet of thick felt that has been glued down and wrapped around the cover sheet - a superb example of levy's innovative zine making using materials at hand, one of the most enduring aspects of his visual work.

Price hand-corrected to 1.50 on first page. Rear wrappy a bit grubby, some glue transfer inside front cover from the felt application, some light foxing to first couple of pages, but very good. Item #28747

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