local poets

Ohio Poet Of The Year Susan Glassmeyer

Oct 5, 2018

Local poet Susan Glassmeyer was recently named Ohio Poet of the Year by the Ohio Poetry Day Association

A Poem From Roberta Schultz

Sep 28, 2018

Local poet Roberta Schultz reads her poem High Wire from her chapbook, Songs from the Shaper's Harp.

A personal tragedy has led a local woman to struggle through the grief by writing poetry. Barbara Gray welcomes Jen Calkins to the studio to hear her story and talk about her book, Even My Love Hurts.

Local poet Elizabeth Garber has penned her memoir about growing up with her acclaimed architect father, Woodie Garber, who battled mental illness. 

Former Purcell Marian teacher Richard Hague has just released a collection of essays and memoirs. 

For National Poetry Month, Barbara Gray welcomes in Reba Hennessy, the development and communication director for WordPlay, the youth literacy organization in Northside, and Solomon Booker, a student poet and part of their Scribes program. 

Meet Local Poet Caitlin Doyle

Apr 6, 2018

Kelly Blewett kicks off National Poetry Month with special guest Caitlin Doyle. The local poet talks about early influences, reads and analyzes some of her poetry, and also discusses "The Cincinnati Review" publication.


For National Poetry MonthLocal poet David Lee Garrison reads Tattoo from his book Carpeing the Diem: Poems about High School.

A Poem From David Lee Garrison

Feb 9, 2018

Poetry Reading: David Lee Garrison reads Iris from his collection Carpeing the Diem: Poems about High School.

A Poem From Roberta Schultz

Nov 17, 2017

Poetry Reading: Local poet Roberta Schultz recites Forbidden Fruit from her chapbook, Songs from the Shapers Harp, published by Finishing Line Press. 

Poetry Reading: David Lee Garrison recites "First Date" from his new book, Carpeing the Diem: Poems About High School.

A Poem From Roberta Schultz

Oct 20, 2017

Poetry Reading: Around Cincinnati contributor Roberta Schultz reads the poem, “Iona,” from her  new chapbook, Songs from the Shapers Harppublished by Finishing Line Press.

Poetry reading: Jinny Powers Berten reads "Welcome Back" from her book, We Dance.

Poetry Reading: Local poet Jinny Powers Berten reads "Bury Me at Inch" from her book, We Dance.

Celebrating National Poetry Month: Barbara Gray welcomes to the studio Kate Fadick, a local poet and author of the new collection Self-Portrait as Hildegard of Bingen.

Celebrating National Poetry Month: Cincinnati's Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel reads her poem "Our Words: Cincinnati, April, 2017."

Celebrating National Poetry MonthDr. Linwood Rumney from the Union Institute and University discusses his collection Abandoned Earth, and recites his poems "Junkyard Communion" and "After the Blueberry Harvest" with Kelly Blewett.

Celebrating National Poetry Month: local poet Jinny Powers Berten reads "Words" from her book, We Dance.

Meet Cincinnati's Poet Laureate, Pauletta Hansel

Apr 14, 2017

Celebrating National Poetry Month: Barbara Gray has a conversation and poetry reading with Cincinnati's Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel.

National Poetry Month: Local Poet John Philip Drury

Apr 7, 2017

Celebrating National Poetry Month: Kelly Blewett has a conversation with UC English Professor and author of four books of poetry, John Philip Drury.

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