affrilachian poets

Pluck! Poets: Ricardo Nazario y Colón, 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.

Ricardo Nazario y Colón is a founding member of the Affrilachian Poets, a former US Marine, and an appointed member of the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission. In this podcast, he shares a selection of new poems based on the Greek figure Orpheus.

This podcast was produced by David Cole.

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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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Pluck! Poets: Makalani Bandele, 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.

Makalani Bandele is an Affrilachian Poet and proud Louisville native. His work has been featured in publication all across the United States, including Pluck!, and he is currently a guest editor for Toe Good Poetry. Here, he shares a selection of new poems.

This podcast was produced by David Cole.

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Pluck! Poets: Joy Priest, 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.

Joy Priest is an Affrilachian Poet and UK graduate. She is copy editory for Pluck! and has had her work featured in publications all over the United States. Here, she shares all new poetry.

This podcast was produced by David Cole.

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Pluck! Poets: Joy Priest, February 6th 2014 by UK College of Arts & Sciences is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

 

Pluck! Poets: Bianca Spriggs, 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.

Bianca Spriggs is not only an Affrilachian Poet and Managing Editor for Pluck!, but also plays a part in The Lexington Tattoo Project, The SwallowTale Project, and the annual Wild Women of Poetry Slam, which she founded. Her reading featured all new material, including pieces from a stylistic collection she calls 'Reverie'.

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.

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