Whiskey Island

A Literary Magazine Published By Cleveland State University


Whiskey Island Magazine releases two issues per year.

  • $12 Yearly -U.S.
  • $20 Yearly –International
  • $6 for samples
Free copies in the Department of Student Life for CSU students.

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Whiskey Island Magazine

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Whiskey Island Magazine
English Department
Cleveland State University
Cleveland, OH 44115


It is currently the site of a salt mine, the largest marina on the great lakes, and the last refuge of the Cleveland-invented, industry revolutionizing Hulett Ore Unloaders: city landmarks on their way toward extinction, see 1 or 2. A rich mythology of bootlegging on the island has been unavoidable, along with eponymous burgers at various area restaurants and an array of empty Canadian beer cans.

Whiskey Island (the land mass) is actually a peninsula and can be found at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio. A distillery was built there in 1836, hence its name. The island has suffered multiple incarnations: it has been a dump, a US Coast Guard Station, a ship graveyard, and a predominantly Irish immigrant shanty town.

Issue 61


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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
Department of English
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Whiskey Island
Rhodes Tower 1636
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214