english department

UK Alumni Association 2015 Great Teacher Award Recipients Announced

Six University of Kentucky educators were recently named recipients of the UK Alumni Association 2015 Great Teacher Award.

Pittard Hosts Her First Lexington Book Signing

Already a successful author before she arrived at the University of Kentucky as an assistant professor in the Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences, for the current fall semester, Hannah Pittard’s second novel — “Reunion” (Grand Central, October 2014) — was released just days ago.

Nine To Five: Let's Write!

Let’s Write! is a voluntary shared writing program that involves twice-monthly meetings organized around individual themes, all building toward different writing boot camps throughout the semester. These mini-workshops offer participants a supportive environment discussing and engaging in research and writing.

Creative Energy in English

Pluck! Poets: Frank X Walker, February 6th 2014

On February 6, 2014, the UK Student Activities Board hosted a reading featuring the Affrilachian Poets as part of a celebration of Black History Month. The poets, representing their publication Pluck! the Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture, each read a selection of their work individually.

Frank X Walker is a founding member of the Affrilachian Poets, a professor at UK, and Kentucky's Poet Laureate. He has published six volumes of poetry, the most recent of which (Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers) won a NAACP Image Award. Here, he shares poems from a new collection he is currently working on.

This podcast was produced by David Cole.

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Book It - Recent Publications From the Department of English

It was an excellent summer for the Department of English as six faculty members published books in highly-regarded presses.
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