poetry

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We revisit Dr. Herbert Woodward Martin’s poem, Mississippi Poplars, from his collection The Shape of Regret, which he shared with us for Martin Luther King Jr. Day earlier this year.

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Geoffrey Woolf is the Dean of Humanities and Sciences at Cincinnati State and Technical College and a published poet. His newest collection is called Fontaine's Golden Wheel Fortune Teller and Dream Book, published by Dos Madres Press, and he joins our Barbara Gray for a conversation about these new poems.

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Avondale poet Norman Riggs, Jr. first started writing when he was 15 and continued doing so for 10 years. After a 20-year break, he's at it again.

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In these anxiety-filled days, poet John Kenney has released a new collection of light-hearted poems perfect for these times. Barbara Gray talks with the poet about his Love Poems for Anxious People. (Don't miss his recitation of his poetic tribute to "All Things Considered.")

New Poetry From Our Contributor Roberta Schultz

Jun 5, 2020
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Around Cincinnati contributor Roberta Schultz has just released her latest poetry chapbook. She joins our Barbara Gray for a conversation about the poems in Touchstones.

National Poetry Month: Robert Murphy

Apr 10, 2020
Dos Madre Press

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.

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

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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
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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.

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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
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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.

New Poetry From Marcus Whalbring

Feb 21, 2020
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How to Draw Fire is a new book of poetry from Brookville, Indiana resident and Miami University alum Marcus Whalbring. He joins Barbara Gray in the studio to talk about his writing and to recite one of the poems from the book.

University of Dayton

In honor of Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. Day, University of Dayton Professor Emeritus Dr. Herbert Woodward Martin recites one of his poems.

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Local poet Megan Mary Moore has received great acclaim for her first published collection, Dwellers. She spends a few minutes with our Barbara Gray to talk about this "love letter to a girlhood that is often overlooked: the girlhood that occurs in poor, rural America."

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One of Around Cincinnati's favorite guests, University of Dayton Professor Emeritus Herbert Woodward Martin, recently released his latest book of poetry, The Shape of Regret. He joins our Barbara Gray in the studio to talk about his use of the word "regret" and to read some of his work.

A Poem From Lynn Robbins

Dec 6, 2019
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Poet Lynn Robbins reads Hurry Up and Wait from her collection, When You Sit to Write.

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Two local poets and favorites of Around Cincinnati, Sherry Stanforth and Dick Hague, have joined forces to produce a book that celebrates the Ohio River in words and images. Barbara Gray welcomes them back to our studio to discuss Riparian: Poetry, Short Prose, and Photographs Inspired by the Ohio River.

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Artist and curator Saad Ghosn of SOS Art has assembled a multi-genre retrospective from 12 of their "For a Better World" projects that is on display through the month of November at Xavier University's Art Gallery. He joined our Barbara Gray in the studio to talk about the years the exhibit covers, some of the artists whose works are on display, the exhibit-affiliated mini-conference, and the recent call to artists for next year’s events.

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