Author bio

Cleveland Wall


“Let X=X”


Bethlehem, PA


Cleveland Wall is a poet, editor, and teaching artist. Her work has appeared in Philadelphia Stories, Möbius, Full of Crow, Poetry24, Voicemail Poems, and beyond. She is a founding member of poetry improv group No River Twice and cohost of Tuesday Muse, a monthly performance series at Bethlehem’s Ice House. She also performs with poetry/classical guitar combo Lyrical Wanderlust. Between whiles she does mail art and makes little chapbooks.

About "Let X=X"

“The Dictionary in My Head,” “Slattern,” “Dromomania,” “Once I Thought I Was Wrong But I was Mistaken,” “Apothecary Dream,” “My Rogue Self,” “The Window on Nobody Home,” “Hydrangea Rage”…. skim the Table of Contents of Cleveland Wall’s Let X=X, and you immediately get an idea of the rich and varied play of the mind set loose in this book. Here is a wry, quirky, intelligent, generous, probing voice that will knock you off balance a little but always pull you back to your metric feet. Cleveland Wall presents us a fallen world but does so in a language so engaging and regenerative we are invited to embrace this world in all of troublesome and marvelous eccentricities. Once you have read this book you will want to read it again. And again. Its electricity becomes your own; on any page you can tap into its power and re-charge yourself.
–Christopher Bursk, author of “Improbable Swervings of Atoms”