Cleveland State University

Poetry Center


The Poetry Center has retained its focus on publishing collections of contemporary poetry by established and emerging authors, while preserving its original legacy of providing educational outreach to the literary community of Northeast Ohio. The Poetry Center is committed to acquiring, through first-book and open-book competitions, stylistically distinctive and skillfully crafted collections from an aesthetically diverse range of authors.

New Releases

Render / An Apocalypse
Rebecca Gayle Howell

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Winner of the 2012 First Book Award, selected by Nick Flynn

Adventures in the Lost
Interiors of America

William D. Waltz

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Winner of the 2012 Open Competition

Rebecca Hazelton

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You Are Not Dead
Wendy Xu

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More titles available to purchase are here.

Complete Catalog of Titles

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Thank you for your interest in reprinting work by an author published by the Cleveland State University Poetry Center. To request permission please send the following information by mail, fax, or email to Fred Courtright (details below).

For all requests:
-- CSUPC author, book title, and title of poem, story, or essay (or page numbers) you wish to use
-- your email address, fax number, or mailing address

For reprint in a book:
-- details of how you're using the requested material within your own work
-- title of your book
-- estimated price and page length of your book
-- format (hardcover or paperback)
-- estimated print run
-- territory requested (United States, North America, or world)
-- your publisher

For reprint in a magazine, newspaper, newsletter, journal:
-- title of your publication
-- estimated circulation
-- publisher

For reprint on a web site:
-- web site address
-- length of time you wish to have the work posted

For a musical setting:
-- details about plans for publishing, recording, or performing the work
For any other use, please send a query to Fred Courtright. Please apply for permission as far in advance as possible. We receive many requests and need adequate time to process them.

Mailing address:
Frederick T. Courtright
The Permissions Company
47 Seneca Road
P.O. Box 604
Mount Pocono, PA 18344

Requests can be sent via email to:
570.839.7477 - voice
570.839.7448 - fax


All of our titles are for sale through the Cleveland State University Poetry Center.  For more information on ordering any of these titles please call toll-free at 888.278.6473.

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Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, RT 1841
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Rhodes Tower, Room 1841
1860 East 22nd Street
Contact Information
Phone: 216.687.3986
Toll Free: 888.278.6473
Fax: 216.687.6943

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