poetry

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.

A Poem From Michael Henson

Nov 1, 2019
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Local poet Michael Henson recites Come On Up from his book, The Dead Singing.

Cincinnati Public Radio

Local poet Evelyn Fallone makes her first appearance on Around Cincinnati with her Halloween poem, Within.

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Award-winning poet Brian Brodeur, a professor at Richmond, Indiana's Indiana University East, has published his latest collection called Every Hour is Late. He talks about the thematic elements of these works and shares one of his poems in a conversation with Kelly Blewett.

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For Father's Day, Cincinnati's former Poet Laureate, Pauletta Hansel, reads two of the poems from her latest collection, Coal Town Photograph.

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The Louder Than a Bomb poetry slam, started in Chicago in 2001, was created to give young people a forum to speak out and to be heard. The poetry contest was brought to Cincinnati in 2015, enabling young people in our region to hear one another’s stories and share experiences through spoken word performances.

A Poem From Lynn Robbins

Mar 22, 2019

A poetry reading from Lynn Robbins: It's About Time from her book, When You Sit To Write.

A Poem From Richard Hague

Mar 8, 2019

Local poet Richard Hague reads “The Beast of Beer” from his book, Beasts, River, Drunk Men, Garden, Burst and Light: Sequences and Long Poems.

A Poem For Valentine's Day

Feb 8, 2019

For Valentine's Day, a poetry reading from Jean Syed.

Honoring Martin Luther King Day:

A reading from the late Dr. Maya Angelou of her poem "It's Sacred: Church." Our last interview with Dr. Angelou was about her book His Day Is Done: A Nelson Mandela Tribute from 2014.

A Poem From Pauletta Hansel

Dec 14, 2018

Former Cincinnati Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel joins us to share her poem Waking Before Light from her collection Divining.

Word of Mouth Cincinnati will celebrate the life and writings of the late local poet Aralee Strange at an event on November 27. 

A Poem For Halloween

Oct 26, 2018

For Halloween fun, the poem The Cremation of Sam McGee, read by Michael Blankenship.

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

Sarah Rose Nordgren reads her poem Love Poem from her book, Best Bones.

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