Cleveland Wall


Bethlehem, PA
Pennsylvania US

Author's Bio

Cleveland Wall is a poet, performer, and teaching artist in Bethlehem, PA. She is a founding member of  poetry improv troupe No River Twice and also performs with guitarist Michael Wall in the musical combo The Starry Eyes. The duo performs mash-ups of original poetry with classical guitar repertoire, often set within a theatrical frame. Cleveland also works in collage and assemblage and has produced many small, handmade chapbooks, several of which have appeared in Poets House Showcases.

Publications & Prizes

Let X=X (Aldrich Press, 2019)
Full of Crow
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Philadelphia Stories
Prizes won: 

Celtic Classic Poetry Contest, 2018

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Rainer Maria Rilke CA Conrad Fyodor Dostoevsky Mervyn Peake Marilyn Chin Anne Carson Mary Ruefle Flannery O'Connor Carson McCullers Sandra Becker Hayden Saunier Lynn Levin Ethel Rackin Joanne Leva Elynn Alexander Chad Frame Bernadette McBride James Thurber Lorraine Henrie Lins Grant Clauser Vasiliki Katsarou Liz Chang Christorpher Bursk Matt Wolf Patricia Goodrich Geri Ann McLaughlin Melinda Rizzo Danez Smith Mauve Perle Tahat Kailey Tedesco Amber Decker Jessie Janeshek Shaindel Beers Sylvia Plath
What I'm reading now: 
Audubon's Sparrow by Juditha Dowd, Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

More Information

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Identifies as: 
Celtic American
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Born in: 
Philadelphia, PA
Raised in: 
San Francisco, CA
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Last update: Apr 27, 2021