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Kentucky's Poet Laureate Frank X Walker

 

 

Kentucky has a rich literary history, and the new Poet Laureate of the Bluegrass State, Frank X Walker, has a deep respect and knowledge of those great writers before him.

Frank’s Kentucky roots have integrally shaped his perspective as a writer and teacher. The Danville native has said "One of the things I know, having lived in other states than Kentucky, is that it means something to be a Kentucky writer."

Frank created the word “Affrilachia,” which identified the African American experience in the Appalachian region.

Affrilachian Legacy Awards

The Carpetbag Theatre, Nikki Giovanni, Dr. William Turner, and Sparky and Rhonda Rucker were all recognized for their massive contributions to Affrilachian art, music, scholarship and heritage.

Anonymous (not verified) Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:27 am
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