National Poetry Month


National Poetry Month: Barbara Gray speaks with local poet Don Bogen about his latest collection, Immediate Song.


National Poetry Month: Local physician and poet Brian Volck reads his poem Why Dogs are Better Than People from his collection Fresh Becomes Word.

National Poetry Month: A Roundtable With Local Poets

Apr 17, 2020

Celebrating National Poetry Month: Barbara Gray leads a roundtable conversation with three local poets who discuss how their diverse backgrounds provide inspiration and read some of their poems. Joining Barbara are Tyrone Williams, published poet, Professor of English at XU; Valerie Chronis Bickett, published poet, teacher of writing classes; and Luz Villeda, published poet.

National Poetry Month: Robert Murphy

Apr 10, 2020
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Celebrating National Poetry Month: a conversation and reading with poet and publisher of Dos Madre Press, Robert Murphy, about his new book, Among the Enigmas, with our Barbara Gray.


Celebrating National Poetry Month: our contributor and poet Roberta Schultz recites Forbidden Fruit from her chapbook, Songs from the Shaper’s Harp.

National Poetry Month: Susan Glassmeyer

Apr 10, 2020

Celebrating National Poetry Month: Ohio’s 2018 Poet of the Year Susan Glassmeyer joins Barbara Gray for a conversation about her work as a therapist and her collection, Invisible Fish.

National Poetry Month: Linwood Rumney

Apr 10, 2020

Celebrating National Poetry Month: Our literary contributor Kelly Blewett speaks with Linwood Rumney about his life and his collection entitled Abandoned Earth.


Celebrating National Poetry Month: Local poet Dick Hague reads The Beast of Beer from his book Beasts, River, Drunk Men, Garden, Burst and Light: Sequences and Long Poems.

National Poetry Month: Dr. Herbert Woodward Martin

Apr 10, 2020

Celebrating National Poetry Month: Acclaimed Paul Laurence Dunbar scholar and University of Dayton professor emeritus Dr. Herbert Woodward Martin joins our Barbara Gray to talk about Dunbar’s writings and recites a couple of his poems.


Celebrating National Poetry Month: Local poet and president of Fountain Square Publishing, Jinny Powers Berten, joins us to read her poem, That Dog from her book, We Dance.

National Poetry Month: Manuel Iris

Apr 10, 2020

Celebrating National Poetry Month: Roberta Schultz welcomes 2018 Cincinnati Poet Laureate Manuel Iris to the studio for some readings of his poetry in addition to her review of his work.

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Cincinnati Edition takes a look at Poetry Out Loud, a national poetry competition where high school students compete by reciting poetry that showcases their public performance, memorization and recitation skills.

Local poet Ellen Austin-Li is releasing her first chapbook of original poetry called Firefly

Celebrating National Poetry Month with Greenville, Ohio poet Myrna Stone. She's the author of five books of poetry including Luz Bones, which she reads in this conversation with Barbara Gray.

April is National Poetry Month and the Greater Cincinnati Writer's League (GCWL) will present a variety of readings and gatherings in celebration. 

Writing a couplet can be tough,
But when you work with friends, it's not so rough.

On Monday, NPR's Morning Edition asked listeners and readers to share poems about the teams in their lives — both on and off the court.

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.

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."