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VIDEO: Professor Pens, Performs Poem In Honor of UK's 150th Birthday

The University of Kentucky continues to celebrate its 150-year history with a special video featuring the poetry of Frank X Walker.

Walker's Talents Range From Writing to Dancing

Associate professor of English Frank X. Walker was recently honored as the recipient of the 2014 Honor Book for Poetry for his "Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers: Poems."

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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Frank X Walker: Writer, Teacher, Award Winner

Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker brought home the gold this past weekend, winning the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Poetry.

The Affrilachian Origins of Pluck! with Frank X Walker

English Professor and Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker introduces us to the history and origins of Affrilachia while also fast-forwarding to it’s present-day development in Kentucky’s first Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture known as Pluck!. In this podcast, Walker discusses the importance of Affrilachia in further opening the doors of Appalachia’s cultural and racial diversity and how Pluck! plays its own role in continuing this exploration. For more information about Affrilachian poets, please head to http://www.affrilachianpoets.org/.

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard.

 

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Pluck! Featuring the Affrilachian Poets

In honor of Black History Month, the UK SAB is hosting "Pluck! Featuring the Affrilachian Poets," at 7 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Feb. 6, in the William T. Young Library auditorium.

Frank X Walker Nominated for NAACP Image Award

Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker, a faculty member in the Department of English, has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award.

Frank X Walker on WRFL's Accents

English professor and current Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker appeared on Katerina Stoykova-Klemer's radio show called "Accents: a radio show for literature, art, and culture" on UK’s student-run radio station in August of 2013. The show aired on WRFL 88.1 FM. Together they delved into excerpts from his recent work, Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers.

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.

Medgar Evers Un-Ghosted in New WUKY Radio Production

"The Unghosting of Medgar Evers" is a book of poetry about the slain civil rights icon and now the title of a special one-hour radio production by WUKY 91.3 FM, the University of Kentucky's NPR station.

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