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Name  Eric McHenry

Role  Poet
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Books  Potscrubber Lullabies, Mommy Daddy Evan Sage
Education  Beloit College, Boston University, Topeka High School
Awards  The Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Awards

Eric McHenry, Poet Laureate of Kansas, pays tribute to library

Eric McHenry (born April 12, 1972 Topeka, Kansas) is an American poet. He is the Poet Laureate of Kansas.


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McHenry graduated from Topeka High School. He graduated from Beloit College and from Boston University. In April 2015 he was named Poet Laureate of Kansas by the Kansas Humanities Council.

His work has appeared in The New Republic, Harvard Review, Northwest Review, Orion and AGNI.

He lives in Lawrence, Kansas with his family. He currently teaches at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, where he holds the position of Associate Professor of English.


  • 2007 Kate Tufts Discovery Award
  • Poetry

  • Potscrubber Lullabies. Waywiser. 2006. ISBN 978-1-904130-22-2. 
  • Anthology

  • Bill Henderson, ed. (2004). The Pushcart Prize Xxviii 2004: Best of the Small Presses. The Pushcart Press. ISBN 978-1-888889-37-6. 
  • Essays

  • "Auden on Bin Laden", Slate, Sept. 20, 2001
  • References

    Eric McHenry Wikipedia

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