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.