We seek to help our students connect with this context artistically in whatever manner enhances their growth as writers and readers. Compounding the resources of the four participating universities—Cleveland State University, Kent State University, University of Akron, and Youngstown State University—the NEOMFA’s unique design enables students to engage with university presses, campus literary magazines, poetry centers, reading series, high-profile visiting writers as well as the regional community outside the university.
Rubber, rust, steel, salt—
Great Lake; Crooked River.
Folk art, modern art, art deco
Rock-n-roll, punk rock, garage rock, Hall of Fame
Black Keys, Devo, Dead Boys.
Old story, new story, ghost story, your story
Young voices, fresh voices—your voice
Mahoning Valley, Erie Canal—
Lift bridges, covered bridges.
Akron, Kent, Cleveland, Youngstown:
Four cities, one community—unlimited possibilities
Mill Creek Park is the best place to write
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Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Ave., RT 1815
Cleveland, Ohio 44115