Embedded Player As part of our continuing poetry series throughout the month of April, 35-year-old poet Maurice Manning reads his work. Manning was born and raised near Lexington, Kentucky and now he's a professor at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Manning has always stayed close to his home of Kentucky and his poetry reflects his feelings about the land and culture that surrounds him. (4:15) Check out more NPR coverage of National Poetry Month.