National Poetry Month

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."

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.

Celebrating National Poetry Month: Local poet Jinny Berten recites That Dog from her book, We Dance.

Celebrating National Poetry Month: University of Dayton Professor Emeritus Dr. Herbert Woodward Martin joins Barbara Gray to discuss his lifelong interest in the writings of Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Celebrating National Poetry Month: Local poet Jinny Berten reads her poem The Breath of Dawn from her book We Dance.

Poet & Playwright Teri Foltz

Mar 31, 2017

Celebrating National Poetry Month: Elaine Diehl introduces listeners to local poet, playwright, retired teacher and writer of the new semi-autobiographical play Faculty LoungeTeri Foltz, who will share one of her poems.

Local poet Brian Volck reads his poem Sorrel Soup from his collection Flesh Becomes Word.

For National Poetry Month, a poem from local poet Pauletta Hansel.

For National Poetry MonthDr. Herbert Woodward Martin presents his poem On the Flyleaf of Small Congregations 1 from his collection On the Flyleaf.

For National Poetry Month: Local poet Steve Winhusen reads Pheromone from his book, The Wonderful World.

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