Sun 4/15 @ 2PM
WordStage is a local theatrical troupe centered on spoken-word recitations and readings. Now they turn their attention to one of the most tragic poets ever associated with the city of Cleveland.
Writer, poet and underground publisher d.a. levy committed suicide in 1968, after a career of voluminous reading and writing. He circulated his verse in small-press and mimeograph form, getting attention from Allen Ginsburg — and from Cleveland law enforcement, who once prosecuted levy for obscenity.
The WordStage players will read from levy’s surviving works (the poet destroyed much of his oeuvre before his death) in this special timed with the 50th anniversary of levy’s departing at the age of 26, taking place at the Lakewood Public Library. Admission is free.
[Written by Charles Cassady]