Friday, January 31, 2014

Amazing Cleveland Poets Stories

Horray for dan smith and J.E. Stanley, whose recent chapbook collections of speculative poetry were just reviewed in Amazing Stories by Diane Severson. Says Diane:
"Today’s post brings you two poetry reviews of chapbooks by Cleveland poets, one each by J. E. Stanley and dan smith. The Greater Cleveland area is a little hotbed of genre poetry! It is lucky enough to count Mary A. Turzillo, Geoffrey A. Landis and Joshua Gage among its inhabitants. Those three are award-winning poets whose work I’ve reviewed and podcasted here and on Poetry Planet. With this post I bring you two more fine genre poets and introduce a lovely small press (NightBallet Press), edited by Dianne Borsenik, which produces saddle-stitching bound chapbooks and broadsides, attractively presented with heavy paper and color photographs gracing the covers and the interiors."

...(and, scroll down, and find some readings on MP3.)
  • From Night Ballet Press:
  • Selected Regions of the Moon, by J. E. Stanley, on Amazon for $8.00.
  • The Liquid of Her Skin, the Suns of Her Eyes by dan smith: 5.00 plus $3.00 shipping direct from Nightballet, or on Amazon for $8.00.


J.E. Stanley said...


Thanks so much for posting this. The poets of Cleveland have influenced and enriched my life more than I can say.

And, I love Diane Severson's MP3 readings of the poems. It's like hearing them for the first time.

Geoffrey A. Landis said...

I should also mention that dan smith is one of the featured readers at the Deep Cleveland Poetry Hour a week from Friday, which is Valentine's Day, February 14, 8pm at MugShotz, 6556 Royalton Road in North Royalton.

Geoffrey A. Landis said...

(the other feature at Deep Cleveland this Valentine's day will be the poetry slam try-outs, so if you want to see some fun poetry performances, this will be the place. And, of course, open mike as well, so bring your poems.)

dan smith said...


Thanks posting info about my book ( twice )& my reading on Valentines Day.

I can't say thank you enough to the poetry community. So welcoming.So inspiring.

Best regards,
dan smith


The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau