Cleveland: The Rectal Eye Visions. da levy, intro Douglas Blazek.

Cleveland: The Rectal Eye Visions

Niagara Falls: press: today: niagara, 1966. First edition of 126 copies. Mimeograph. Side-stapled in unprinted wraps. 8 1⁄2 x 13 in. [17] pp, printed on rectos only. Very good. Item #6112

First edition of da levy’s treatise on his hometown. A love-hate letter to Cleveland from the city’s most prolific and paranoid poet, The Rectal Eye Visions contains some of the poems previously published in The Marrah Wannah Quarterly and Poets at the Gate.

The book begins with an introduction by Douglas Blazek of the Open Skull Press, based in Illinois, expounding on levy’s vision of Midwestern suburban sprawl, apathy, television, tabloids, and conservatism. Also includes credit for a photograph of the author, taken by R. Zupan; however, the photograph was never attached to this copy, common for this edition.

Price: $450.00