Here’s to us: a look back, a look forward, and the top ten most read pieces of 2016

Glad to see my #graphics based essay was a top ten draw @CleaverMagazine for 2016. Click through if you are curious. #empathy #poetry #comics #art

Editors' Blog!

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It is now an hour past midnight, 2017. The bottle of champagne popped to celebrate this new year sits half empty on my coffee table. Cheers is on the tube, and Cleaver is on my mind. Looking back, I see that 2016 was a complicated year for our country, but a productive year for Cleaver Magazine.

First, there is the fact that we made it to Issue 16. So exciting! This was a major accomplishment for us, possible only because of our talented editors, interns, and contributors, as well as, our dedicated readers and donors. Thwacks! to your support, we hope to build on this success and to continue publishing innovative, introspective work that positively influences the literary community.

Second, we not only put out four killer quarterly lit issues—12 through 16—but we also opened four new daily feature categories: Ask…

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