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Check out this new review of Lily Brown's RUST OR GO MISSING from Colorado Review!

Check out this new review of S.E. Smith's I LIVE IN A HUT from Cerise Press.

Congratulations to Samuel Amadon for THE HARTFORD BOOK making this year's Editor's Shortlist for The Believer Poetry Award!

Uncanny Valley The Grief Performance, The Hartford Book, I Live in a Hut, Mother Was a Tragic Girl, and The Firestorm all reviewed for The Volta's Friday Feature!

Congratulations to Sandra Simonds for making Coldfront Magazine's list of Top 40 Poetry Books of 2012!

Congratulations to S.E. Smith for making Coldfront Magazine's list of Top 40 Poetry Books of 2012!

A great new review of Samuel Amadon's THE HARTFORD BOOK is up at Rain Taxi.

Jon Woodward's UNCANNY VALLEY is a September best-seller at SPD!

Congratulations to Shane McCrae for having been a finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Awards for his collection MULE.

Jon Woodward's UNCANNY VALLEY is a July bestseller at SPD!

Lisa Wells at OmniVerse interviews Emily Kendal Frey

Emily Kendal Frey's The Grief Performance is a bestseller at SPD this month!

Emily Kendal Frey's poem "The End" is up at Looking Back at Orpheus

Say So review in Galatea Resurrects #18

Ploughshares puts Cleveland State University Poetry Center at the top of their list of small presses publishing the most intriguing and interesting poetry in the country.

The Rumpus review's THE GRIEF PERFORMANCE by Emily Kendal Frey

Check out this interview with Poetry Center author Shane McCrae at Puerto Del Sol Bloga.

Barn Owl Review's Mother Was a Tragic Girl by Sandra Simonds

Booksult Review's The Grief Performance by Emily Kendal Frey

Congratulations to Samuel Amadon whose collection THE HARTFORD BOOK is #9 on SPD's Poetry Bestsellers list for April! We think you should buy it too.

The Hartford Book by Samuel Amadon is reviewed at Publishers Weekly.

A great review of Elyse Fenton's Clamor is now up at Fringe Magazine online.

Congratulations to Emily Kendal Frey whose collection The Grief Performance has just been named as an Oregon Book Award finalist!

Congratulations to Shane McCrae for having been a finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Awards for his collection MULE.

Jon Woodward's UNCANNY VALLEY is a July bestseller at SPD!

Lisa Wells at OmniVerse interviews Emily Kendal Frey

Emily Kendal Frey's The Grief Performance is a bestseller at SPD this month!

Emily Kendal Frey's poem "The End" is up at Looking Back at Orpheus

Say So review in Galatea Resurrects #18

Ploughshares puts Cleveland State University Poetry Center at the top of their list of small presses publishing the most intriguing and interesting poetry in the country.

The Rumpus review's THE GRIEF PERFORMANCE by Emily Kendal Frey

Check out this interview with Poetry Center author Shane McCrae at Puerto Del Sol Bloga.

Barn Owl Review's Mother Was a Tragic Girl by Sandra Simonds

Booksult Review's The Grief Performance by Emily Kendal Frey

Congratulations to Samuel Amadon whose collection THE HARTFORD BOOK is #9 on SPD's Poetry Bestsellers list for April! We think you should buy it too.

The Hartford Book by Samuel Amadon is reviewed at Publishers Weekly.

A great review of Elyse Fenton's Clamor is now up at Fringe Magazine online.

Congratulations to Emily Kendal Frey whose collection The Grief Performance has just been named as an Oregon Book Award finalist!

A new review of Shane McCrae's MULE at The Southeast Review Online.

Emily Kendal Frey's The Grief Performance makes the list of the top 30 poetry books of 2011 from Coldfront Magazine

Lily Brown's Rust or Go Missing and Emily Kendal Frey's The Grief Performance make No Tell Motel's Bestest Poetry Books of 2011 list

Congratulations to Shane McCrae, author of Mule, and Elyse Fenton, author of Clamor, whose books are on the 2011 SPD annual poetry bestseller list, at #25 and #3, respectively!

Jericho Brown interviews Poetry Center Director Michael Dumanis for Best American Poetry blog

Two Cleveland State University Poetry Center authors yet again made SPD's Poetry Best-Sellers list, this time for November. Congratulations to Shane McCrae whose collection Mule is at #3 and to Emily Kendal Frey whose collection The Grief Performance is at #29!

Cleveland State University Poetry Center author Shane McCrae wins a 2011 Whiting Writers' Award for his collection Mule!

Two Cleveland State University Poetry Center authors made SPD's Poetry Best-Sellers list for September. Congratulations to Dora Malech whose collection Say So is at #11 and to Elyse Fenton whose collection Clamor is at #22!

From her amazing collection Rust or Go Missing, Lily Brown reads "Leaf at the End" for PBS Newshour.

Congratulations to Cleveland State University Poetry Center author Elyse Fenton, author of Clamor, for yet again breaking onto the SPD Bestseller List, this time for August, at #11.

Poetry Center author Dora Malech is featured on the Bookworm radio show with Michael Silverblatt. Thursday, July 21st 5:30 EST

"2011 First Book and Open Competition Results"

Congratulations to Cleveland State University Poetry Center author Elyse Fenton for winning the Bob Bush Memorial Award for First Book of Poetry from the Texas Institute of Letters for her collection Clamor!

Cleveland State University Poetry Center books The Firestorm by Zach Savich, Clamor by Elyse Fenton, and The Grief Performance Emily Kendal Frey are in Small Press Distribution's top ten best selling books of poetry for March 2010.

Three Cleveland State University Poetry Center authors in the top 5 on the new SPD Bestseller List for December!!! Congratulations to Lily Brown, whose collection Rust or Go Missing is at #1, Elyse Fenton whose Clamor is at #3, and Dora Malech, whose Say So is at #5!

Congratulations to Elyse Fenton whose poetry collection "Clamor" is the winner of the 2010 Dylan Thomas Prize

Two Cleveland State University Poetry Center authors made SPD's Poetry Best-Sellers list for September. Congratulations to Dora Malech whose collection Say So is at #11 and to Elyse Fenton whose collection Clamor is at #22!

From her amazing collection Rust or Go Missing, Lily Brown reads "Leaf at the End" for PBS Newshour.

Congratulations to Cleveland State University Poetry Center author Elyse Fenton, author of Clamor, for yet again breaking onto the SPD Bestseller List, this time for August, at #11.

Poetry Center author Dora Malech is featured on the Bookworm radio show with Michael Silverblatt. Thursday, July 21st 5:30 EST

"2011 First Book and Open Competition Results"

Congratulations to Cleveland State University Poetry Center author Elyse Fenton for winning the Bob Bush Memorial Award for First Book of Poetry from the Texas Institute of Letters for her collection Clamor!

Cleveland State University Poetry Center books The Firestorm by Zach Savich, Clamor by Elyse Fenton, and The Grief Performance Emily Kendal Frey are in Small Press Distribution's top ten best selling books of poetry for March 2010.

Three Cleveland State University Poetry Center authors in the top 5 on the new SPD Bestseller List for December!!! Congratulations to Lily Brown, whose collection Rust or Go Missing is at #1, Elyse Fenton whose Clamor is at #3, and Dora Malech, whose Say So is at #5!

Congratulations to Elyse Fenton whose poetry collection "Clamor" is the winner of the 2010 Dylan Thomas Prize

Congratulations to Dora Malech, author of the forthcoming “Say So,” who has been named a winner of the 2010 Ruth Lilly Fellowship

Click here for an Announcement of the Winner and Finalists of our 2010 Book Awards

CSU Poetry Center Prizes 2011 First Book and Open Competition Awards submission period: November 1, 2010 to February 15, 2011 (Postmark Deadline)

Congratulations to Elyse Fenton, whose first full-length collections of poems, Clamor (CSU 2010) is one of sixteen literary works on the long list for the Dylan Thomas Award. To view the announcement, click here.

Congratulations to Allison Benis White, whose collection, Self-Portrait with Crayon has been named one of the Best Selling Poetry Books for May by SPD, Small Press Distribution!

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