Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Love Song for Cleveland

I'm certain that all the clevelandpoetics regulars know about it already, but if you haven't taken a look at Love Song for Cleveland, the new book of poems by Ray McNiece (with Cleveland photos by Tim Lachina): you should. Or pick up a copy at any of the local independent bookstores, like Mac's Backs or Loganberry Books or Appletree Books.

Love Song for Cleveland, from Red Giant Books
Ray McNiece performs "Love Song for Cleveland" at the Barking Spider, backed up by Hillbilly Idol.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Lake Effect Poetry in the Slam semifinals

Cleveland's Lake Effect Poetry team has made their winding way to the National Poetry Slam, and have now won their second bout, making their way to the semifinals. They're competing at 8 pm tonight against San Diego, Slam New Orleans, Bowery, and Dallas.
Go, Cleveland, go! Slam those puppies, and show them how it's done!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016


Subject: Call for Trumped Stories
Dark House Books has opened submissions today for a quick turn around anthology titled "We've Been Trumped".  They're looking for stories of 2500 to 5000 words that are "light-hearted, satirical stories envisioning life under President Trump".  Stories can be in any genre put they prefer that they aren't about Trump or that he doesn't make a major appearance in the story.  The deadline is September 15, 2016 and payment is a royalty split.  You can find the details here.


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