poet laureate

Meet Kentucky's Poet Laureate George Ella Lyon

Aug 28, 2015
Ann W. Olson

Barbara Gray talks with the 2015-16 Poet Laureate for Kentucky, George Ella Lyon, about what the poet laureate does and her goals for her year.

Barbara Gray has a conversation with acclaimed children’s author and poet Marc Harshman, the poet laureate of West Virginia, about his upcoming public appearances at Thomas More College and Joseph Beth Booksellers in Crestview Hills.

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.

A poem from Kentucky’s current poet laureate, Frank X. Walker, who will be a featured speaker on November 6 at Northern Kentucky University’s Viva Humanities continuing celebration of the arts.