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  • Subject is exactly "poets"

Poets such as PK Saha of Case Western Reserve University, Daniel Thompson, and others discuss the history and organizational structure of the Cleveland Poets League. Topics discussed include the organization's publication "The Mirror," public programs sponsored by the organization, the WCLV radio show, funding and support within the city by…

Russel Adkins discusses his work as a poet and the relationship of the arts to the city of Cleveland. A graduate of Central High School, Adkins remembers Cleveland as an artistic hub and historicizes artistic movements in the city that was home to Llangston Hughes and the "Black Arts Movement," the Ohio Poetry Society, Freelance Magazine and other…

In this 2006 interview, Nina Gibans, an author and Cleveland arts advocate, discusses some of her memories of working and living in the city and shares her opinions on art and architecture in Cleveland. As the head of the Cleveland Arts Council from 1972-1979, Gibans became familiar with arts advocacy and the struggle to secure public funding for…