Sunday, July 22, 2018

The City returns!

Say, I see there's a new issue of The City Poetry, Lady K's 'zine of art and words: Summer 2018.
Check it out!
Photo from The City, August 2018
Misha Cat photo by Lady K

Saturday, July 21, 2018

John Burroughs in Audio and Video--

Photo of John Burroughs (from Crisis Chronicles)
John Burroughs
Our own John Burroughs got some exposure on the internet recently-- check him out on the "Talk With Me" podcast out of Lawrence Kansas, hosted by Marcia Epstein, where he talks about starting out in poetry, how he became a publisher, about his newest book, Loss and Foundering, and even reading a few poems:
And if you can't get enough of John, he's featured in a 40-minute video on "The CookBook" ("food/art/conversations"),  a video series brought out from the Sundress Academy for the Arts hosted by Darren C. Demaree and Christopher Bowen:

Cover of Loss and Foundering (from NightBallet Press)
Loss and Foundering (NightBallet Press)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Ten Years Old!

Clevelandpoetics: the blog just turned ten years old, with the first post by Michael Salinger announcing the blog on July 17, 2008.

photo of candles on a birthday cake

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 and volunteer to join the team now!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Inkubator is coming

Literary Cleveland is once again holding their free Inkubator literary arts week, with events every evening from July 31 through August 3, and then the all-day Inkubator conference & book fair on Saturday August 4.

The event starts Tuesday, July 31st, with the Lit Cleveland Book Swap and NEOMFA reading at 6:30-9 pm at the Market Garden Brewery in Ohio City, 1947 W. 25th Street.

Check it out! You can register online.


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