Publisher’s description: Cleave is a Janus verb, meaning both to stick tight and to fall away. A cleaver is the most broad-edged and brutally efficient kitchen knife, designed to be swung like a hammer for the most effective channel of force.
Cleaver Magazine shares cutting-edge art and literary work from a mix of established and emerging voices. We publish poetry, short stories, essays, dramatic monologues, flash prose, craft essays, book reviews, radio plays, and visual art. Cleaver presents a mix of national and international writers, creating a blend of content that is both accessible and fresh.
In addition to weekly features such as book reviews and our Ask June Cleaver column, we are a quarterly online journal. Look for issues in March, June, September, and December.
Cleaver is edited by Karen Rile, Matthew Girolami, Kathryn Kulpa, Lise Funderburg, Rosie Huf, Christina Larocco, K.C. Mead-Brewer, Grace Connolly, Nathaniel Popkin, Carlo Matos, and Claire Oleson.