Cyril (“Cy”) A. Dostal was the founding president of the Poets’ League of Greater Cleveland and moderated the league’s monthly poetry workshop from 1973 until his death in 2002. Dostal’s first collection of poems, Emergency Exit was published by Cleveland State University in 1975. The Cuyahoga Valley Nature Writers Workshop was formed by Dostal and Jill Sell in 1994, and for several years Dostal was publisher and editor of Tributaries, a national literary magazine devoted to nature writing.
Cleveland State University, Poetry Center
Dostal, Cyril A., "Emergency Exit" (1975). CSU Poetry Center Books. 37.