Clevelandpoetics: the blog just turned ten years old, with the first post by Michael Salinger announcing the blog on July 17, 2008.
Happy birthday to us! There's been 1,181 posts since then-- oops, that's 1,182 now-- and it's hard to believe we're still going. Year 11, here we come!
Now, with that said, if we're going to survive another year, I have to say we need your help-- we've always needed your help, and we need it now more than ever. The blog isn't a one-man show: this blog belongs to the Cleveland poetry community: this blog is your blog.
So, we want you to contribute. Join the team! We want you! Write up what happened at a poetry reading you attended, or a slam, or an author reading! Tell us about your philosophy of poetry, or why poetry is dead (or isn't dead)! Tell us why Cleveland is unique! Tell us about a poet we don't know, or about a part of the Cleveland poetry community that we haven't been covering-- Cleveland poetry is a big, big tent, and we each sometimes only see our only little corner of it: show us where poetry lives in your community.
Please-- we need you! We don't want your money-- Clevelandpoetics: the blog has been free (and ad-free!) since the beginning. What we want is your posts.
Want to join team? Want to just write a guest post? We want you. Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org and volunteer to join the team now!