April is National Poetry Month and by mayoral proclamation (see below), April 2017 was declared Poetry Month in Cincinnati too. Throughout the month of April, Cincinnati Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel posted daily poems by Cincinnati authors on her blog. These were also shared on the Poet Laureate Facebook page. While both Poetry Month 2017 and Pauletta’s tenure are over, the poems remain available on her blog, and are searchable using the Search function on any page of paulettahansel.wordpress.com. The poets are:
Ella Cather Davis
Dale Marie Prenatt
We hope you enjoy!
The City of Cincinnati established the Poet Laureate position in April 2016 with Pauletta Hansel’s two-year term. With her mission of connecting people to poetry and through poetry, Pauletta has since conducted over two dozen events: workshops offered to children, teens, adults and seniors throughout Cincinnati and readings for and with Cincinnati’s vibrant community of poets, literary organizations and readers. Earlier this month, CityBeat named Pauletta Cincinnati’s Best Ambassador for Poetry in recognition of this work.