Suburban Monastery Death Poem by d.a. levy
Crisis Chronicles Press is pleased to announce our publication of d.a. levy’s Suburban Monastery Death Poem!  This epic work originally appeared in print in the late 1960s. But I copied the text for this new CC version from the second zero edition, an Offense Fund reprint published in Cleveland in 1976 — a copy of which levy’s friend rjs (who also edited the zero edition) kindly sent me several months ago.  At the time, I made this long poem (36 pages or so) available in its entirety for free in the Crisis Chronicles Online Library.  And it’s still there (click here to read it).  The point of republishing it isn’t really to make money (might be nice, though it’s not necessary, to recoup my costs — and if there is any profit, invest it in future publishing projects).  It’s more a labor of love — a way to honor levy’s legacy and further broadcast his finest work.  Without d.a. levy, neither our Cleveland poetry scene nor our small poetry press community would be as rich (I don’t mean financially) as they are.  And levy’s Suburban Monastery Death Poem is, in my humble opinion,  one of the finest pieces of literature to come out of not only Cleveland, but also America.  I feel richer for having read it — and I trust you will, too.  If you want a copy of our new edition of levy’s masterwork, please send $5 to Crisis Chronicles Press; 420 Cleveland Street; Elyria, OH 44035.  You can also order securely through the PayPal button below.  Or write to me at and we can barter or make other arrangements.

Peace and poetry,

Suburban Monastery Death Poem
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