Eric McHenry

Eric McHenry is a poet and critic whose work has appeared in The Yale Review, Slate, The New York Times Book Review, and Poetry Northwest. He teaches creative writing at Washburn University and is a former poet laureate of Kansas.

The Annotated “Stacka Lee”

Comments on the famous murder ballad’s oldest known lyrics

by Eric McHenry | Saturday, March 13, 2021

The Baddest Man in Town

On the trail of a historical figure immortalized in African-American folklore

by Eric McHenry | Saturday, March 13, 2021