Eric McHenry is a poet and critic whose work has appeared in The Yale Review, The New Republic, The New York Times Book Review, and The Threepenny Review. He teaches creative writing at Washburn University and is a former poet laureate of Kansas.
Was Mississippi John Hurt really the first person to sing the tragic tale of Louis Collins?
by Eric McHenry | Thursday, December 01, 2022
Comments on the famous murder ballad’s oldest known lyrics
by Eric McHenry | Saturday, March 13, 2021
On the trail of a historical figure immortalized in African-American folklore