local poets

Former Purcell Marian teacher Richard Hague has just released a collection of essays and memoirs. 

For National Poetry Month, Barbara Gray welcomes in Reba Hennessy, the development and communication director for WordPlay, the youth literacy organization in Northside, and Solomon Booker, a student poet and part of their Scribes program. 

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.

A Poem From David Lee Garrison

Feb 9, 2018

Poetry Reading: David Lee Garrison reads Iris from his collection Carpeing the Diem: Poems about High School.

A Poem From Roberta Schultz

Nov 17, 2017

Poetry Reading: Local poet Roberta Schultz recites Forbidden Fruit from her chapbook, Songs from the Shapers Harp, published by Finishing Line Press. 

Poetry Reading: David Lee Garrison recites "First Date" from his new book, Carpeing the Diem: Poems About High School.

A Poem From Roberta Schultz

Oct 20, 2017

Poetry Reading: Around Cincinnati contributor Roberta Schultz reads the poem, “Iona,” from her  new chapbook, Songs from the Shapers Harppublished by Finishing Line Press.

Poetry reading: Jinny Powers Berten reads "Welcome Back" from her book, We Dance.

Poetry Reading: Local poet Jinny Powers Berten reads "Bury Me at Inch" from her book, We Dance.

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: 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 Ralph La Charity reads his poem The Settling Into, from one of his self-published chap books.

A Poem From Brian Volck

Mar 3, 2017

Poetry reading: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Pediatrician Dr. Brian Volck reads In Winter from his collection, Flesh Becomes Word.

Poetry From Michael Henson

Feb 17, 2017

Poetry: Local poet Michael Henson reads his poem Winter from his book, The Dead Singing.

A New Poetry Collection From Rochelle Hurt

Dec 30, 2016

Ohio poet Rochelle Hurt recently released her latest collection, In Which I Play the Runaway, which has received the Barrow Street Book Prize. 

Poetry Reading: Susan Glassmeyer reads her poem, Ice Storm.

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Poetry Reading: Susan Glassmeyer recites her poem “Snow Cake.”

A Poem From Michael Henson

Dec 2, 2016

Poetry Reading: Michael Henson recites Come On Up from his book The Dead Singing.

Poetry Reading: Norman Finkelstein reads one of his works from his book, The Ratio of Reason to Magic: New and Selected Poems.

"The Dead Singing" From Poet Michael Henson

Oct 14, 2016

Poet Michael Henson has just published his latest chapbook of his works, The Dead Singing

Local poet Gerry Grubbs is in the studio with Barbara Gray to talk about his latest collection, The Palace of Flowers

A Poem From Judith Moffett

Sep 30, 2016

Poetry Reading: Judith Moffett recites Signals from her book, Tarzan in Kentucky.

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