Cincinnati Poet Laureate

On April 15, 2016, Pauletta Hansel became Cincinnati’s first Poet Laureate.  She will serve a two year term, promoting poetry appreciation, encouraging the reading and writing of poetry throughout the city as well as composing and reading poems for special events and occasions.Please click here for more information about the position.

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Please “like” Pauletta’s Poet Laureate Page on Facebook to follow her progress. A video of the announcement ceremony is below. A review of her first year can be found below and here. Links to interviews are also below.

Poetry Month Interview on WVXU, Around Cincinnati

CityBeat Interview, May 25, 2016

Interview on “Inside the Writer’s Head” Cincinnati Public Library writer-in-residence Jeff Hillard’s podcast

Interview with WNKU’s Cheri Lawson, May 27, 2016