© 2023 Kansas City Public Radio
NPR in Kansas City
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

LISTEN: Kansas Poet Laureate Eric McHenry On History's Longest Home Run

mchenry__custom_.jpg
Kelly Magerkurth
/
Eric McHenry, Kansas Poet Laureate for 2015-2017.

The widely published and award-winning Eric McHenry, an associate professor of English at Washburn University in Topeka, was  named Kansas poet laureate this spring.

At the time of the announcement, we asked him for his advice to aspiring poets, and he told us three rules all poets should follow.

We also invited him to our studios to read. Here's one of those poems:

Find more poems by Eric McHenry, along with bonus tracks by other poets who have read for KCUR, archived on SoundCloud.

A free press is among our country’s founding principles and most precious resources. As director of content-journalism at KCUR, I want everyone in our part of America to know we see them and we’re listening. I work to make sure the stories we tell and the conversations we convene reflect our complex realities, informing and inspiring all of us to meet the profound challenges of our time. Email me at cj@kcur.org.
KCUR serves the Kansas City region with breaking news and powerful storytelling.
Your donation helps make nonprofit journalism available for everyone.