Cleveland Wall is a poet, editor, and teaching artist living in Bethlehem, PA. She was born in Philadelphia and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her first full-length collection, Let X=X was released by Kelsay Books in 2019. Current obsessions include dream life, embodied poetics, ephemeral art, and the power of persistent, incremental change.
As an artist, Ms. Wall enjoys experimenting with form and performance—appropriated forms, predictive text, erasure, devised theater, and extemporaneous poetry. She performs with poetry improv troupe No River Twice, of which she is a founding member. and with The Starry Eyes, a poetry/guitar duo whose debut album, The Garden of Terrors and Delights dropped in January 2020.
As a teaching artist, she enjoys working with both children and adults, often incorporating visual and performing arts elements in her workshops.
She has edited two full-length poetry collections, Limn the Mask by Danielle Notaro (CreateSpace) and Zeller's Alley by Brandon Diehl (White Gorilla Press), and has been a contributing editor on many projects across genres.