Cleveland Poetry Scenes: A Panorama and Anthology
Edited by Mary E. Weems, Nina Freedlander Gibans, Larry Smith.
A collaborative effort at telling the Cleveland poetry story. Cultural Timeline, Articles, Interviews, Profiles. Big 40 Poet Anthology with statements from poets. Supported by a grant from the Ohio Arts Council. Cover design by Jim Lang, photo editor. 304 Pages/ 40 photos/ ISBN 978-1933964-17-1
Over half the book is devoted
to discussing, describing, and initiating newcomers to the various poetry scenes in Cleveland…Overall, both Cap City Poets and Cleveland Poetry Scenes offers interesting and distinct poetic portraits of their cities and scenes which should intrigue readers from all areas of Ohio. — Corey E. Andrews, Ohioana Quarterly
Poetry has a long and living history in Cleveland, Ohio
and this examination of its past through the lens of its vibrant present is a treasure in and of itself. They’re all here, the great ones who showed the way: Langston Hughes, d.a.levy, Alberta Turner, Robert Wallace, Daniel Thompson. They set the bar pretty high. But as the editors demonstrate, their sons and daughters carry on, bringing the word to the city’s streets and universities, libraries and coffee houses. — Ron Antonucci, Cleveland Public Library