English Department

Resources and Publications

Cleveland State University Poetry Center

Cleveland State University Poetry Center was originally established in 1962 at the former Fenn College of Engineering to promote poetry through readings and community outreach. In 1971, it expanded its mission to become a national non-profit independent poetry press under the auspices of the Cleveland State University Department of English, and has since published over one-hundred-fifty titles.


Dr. Julie Burrell, Assistant Professor of English, has created a summer reading newsletter called Department of English Suggested Summer Engaged Reading Titles also known as D.E.S.S.E.R.T. This reading newsletter is a compilation of recommended readings from members of the English Department at Cleveland State University.

Whiskey Island

Whiskey Island is a nonprofit literary magazine that has been published in one form or another by the students of Cleveland State University for over 30 years. It is named for the island-turned-peninsula found at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to having a distillery built upon it in 1836, Whiskey Island-turned-peninsula has played the role of: dump, US Coast Guard Station, ship graveyard, and predominantly-Irish-immigrant shanty town.

Writing Center

Writing is an important skill for all students, teachers and professionals of every kind. As a student at Cleveland State University you will find that classes in every discipline use writing to help students explore, create and communicate ideas. Student writing can take many forms, from lab reports to research papers, group projects to journal entries.

Engaged Scholarship at Cleveland State Unviersity

Engaged Scholarship at CSU is a database of faculty publications.

English Research Guide

Search the Michael Schwartz Library.

The Unicorn

The Department of English is excited to share with you our current projects and activities. We hope you enjoy the newly revived Unicorn Newsletter with articles from our students and faculty to keep you up to date on all the engaging activities that are taking place in the Department of English. Click the link below to catch up on all the great things that are happening with our students and faculty.