Twelve Literary Arts 

An ecosystem for poets and writers of color 



Twelve Literary Arts featured on "We the People" WKYC Newschannel 3

Twelve Featured on News 5's "A Better Land"

Twelve Literary Arts' mission and accomplishments were profiled on News 5's "A Better Land"

Twelve v. RTA

One idea to make the morning commute more bearable for Clevelanders? Add a bit of poetry.

That theory was tested this past September as local poets from Twelve Literary Arts set up shop on RTA platforms across the city to perform samples from Anisfield Wolf authors for the duration of Cleveland Book Week.

Take a peek at this four-minute video, produced by LAND Studio, that is guaranteed to put you on the ground, in the poetry, and in the mood for more:

Twelve Literary Arts brings Poetry to the People in Downtown Public Square

PressureLife Magazine checks out a slam poetry competition hosted by Twelve Literary Arts in Public Square as our youth poets showcase their talent before heading to Brave New Voices National Youth Poetry Slam Competition in San Francisco.

Twelve Literary Arts co-hosts Clapback: The poetry of Tyehimba Jess unplugged

A partnership between Karamu House, Brews + Prose, Twelve Literary Arts and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards featuring 2017 Anisfield-Wolf Award Winner and 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner Tyehimba Jess and local artists Daniel Gray-Kontar, Mary Barrett, DJ Candi Fresca, Damien McClendon and musical quartet Moshuro. 

Kisha Nicole Foster reads her original poem "Completion" 

Kisha Nicole Foster performs her original poem "Completion" during the event "Poets for Puerto Rico" where more than 30 poets, musicians, vocalists, and activists gathered to raise money in support of the relief efforts in Puerto Rico post Hurricane Maria. October 29th, 2017.