Arts Campus


CSU Poetry Center

The Cleveland State University Poetry Center was 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 press under the auspices of the Cleveland State University Department of English, and has since published nearly 200 rangy, joyful, profound, astonishing, complicated, surprising, and aesthetically diverse collections of contemporary poetry and prose by established and emerging authors. The Cleveland State University Poetry Center publishes between three and five collections of contemporary poetry and prose a year, with a national distribution and reach. The Poetry Center currently acquires manuscripts through three annual contests (one dedicated to publishing and promoting first books of poetry, one to supporting an established poet’s career, and one to publishing collections of literary essays). In addition to publishing, the Poetry Center actively promotes contemporary poetry and prose through an annual reading series, collaborative art events, participation in national writing conferences, and as an educational resource for Cleveland State University’s undergraduate, M.A., and N.E.O.M.F.A. students by providing assistantship and internship opportunities as well as involving students in the editorial and production aspects of literary publishing.

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Cleveland Arts Education Consortium

The Cleveland Arts Education Consortium’s (CAEC) mission is to work as a partnership to promote and strengthen art education in Northeast Ohio and advocate on behalf of arts learning for people of all ages and circumstances.

In-residence at Cleveland State University's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences School of Music, CAEC convenes members and affiliates on the CSU campus and in the community to address critical issues in arts education, presents collaborative community events, and undertakes projects and research studies to promote the value of the arts. More

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