A high school English teacher is Cincinnati's new poet laureate, pending confirmation by Cincinnati City Council. Manuel Iris is a teacher, coach and the Coordinator of Hispanic Outreach at DePaul Cristo Rey.
Are you aware that the State of Ohio does not have a poet laureate? State Senator Eric Kearney is sponsoring legislation to change this. He joins our Barbara Gray during National Poetry Month to talk about the role of a poet laureate, how one would be selected, and the status of Senate Bill 84.