Jeffrey Hillard interviews Cincinnati’s first Poet Laureate in this episode of the podcast. Earlier this year, longtime Cincinnati resident Pauletta Hansel was named the city’s first Poet Laureate by Mayor John Cranley. As part of her role, Hansel is expected to promote poetry appreciation, encourage reading and writing poetry, and compose and read poems for special events. Hansel joins Hillard for an interesting discussion about the new role and the craft of writing poetry. Hansel also shares some of her poems for listeners. Share your thoughts about this podcast in the blog comments below. Check back regularly for future “Inside the Writer’s Head” podcasts. Also, please consider subscribing to this podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. You may also rate it on iTunes and other platforms. We’d love to hear your feedback.