Bruce, Donald. “An Oxford Garrison of Poets in 1642.” Contemporary Review 261, no. 1522 (November 1992): 250-56.
An abstract of the positions of the Oxford poets during the reign of King Charles I, particularly focusing on the careers of Cleveland, William Cartwright, and Sir John Denham.
Dewey, Thomas B. “Some ‘Careless’ Seventeenth-Century Rhymes.” Bulletin of the New York Public Library 69, no. 3 (March 1965): 143-52.
Examines Cleveland's “careless” usage of non-rhyming pairs of words in his poetry.
Morris, Brian. Introduction to John Cleveland (1613-1658): A Bibliography of his Poems, pp. 1-20. London: Bibliographical Society, 1967.
Describes the life experiences that shaped Cleveland's career and the critical reception of his work.
Stanford, Donald E. “Edward Taylor and the ‘Hermophrodite’ Poems of John Cleveland.” Early American Literature 8, no. 1 (spring 1973): 59-61.
A brief summary of Cleveland's impact on the metaphysical style of Edward Taylor.
Sutherland, James. “Anne Greene and the Oxford Poets.” In The Augustan Milieu: Essays Presented to Louis A. Landa, edited by Henry Knight Miller, Eric Rothstein, and G. S. Rousseau, pp. 1-17. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1970.
Examines the creation of poems imitative of the satiric style of Cleveland after the hanging of Anne Greene at Oxford in 1651.
Withington, Eleanor. “The Canon of John Cleveland's Poetry, Parts I and II.” Bulletin of the New York Public Library 67, nos. 5 & 6 (May & June 1963): 307-27; 377-94.
Withington questions the authorship of numerous poems and verses in Cleveland's canon of poetry, suggesting that many actually may be attributed to others, while other anonymous works may be those of Cleveland.
Woodward, Daniel H. “Notes on the Canon of John Cleveland's Poetry.” Bulletin of the New York Public Library 68, no. 8 (October 1964): 517-24.
Woodward remarks on Withington's previously published “The Canon of John Cleveland's Poetry,” suggesting additional poems ascribed to Cleveland with debatable authorship.
Additional coverage of Cleveland's life and career is contained in the following sources published by Thomson Gale: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 126; Literature Resource Center; and Reference Guide to English Literature, Ed. 2.