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Welcome to the research guide for ENG 240: Introduction to Poetry. This guide provides information about the Michael Schwartz Library's poetry collection as well as the resources that will assist you in exploring and researching all aspects of poetry including poets, criticism, analysis, and composition. Please don't hesitate to contact me with questions--my contact information is to the right.
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.