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'UK at the Half' Features Kentucky's Latest Poet Laureate, Frank X Walker

Frank X Walker, associate professor of English at the University of Kentucky and recently announced Kentucky poet laureate, was the guest on the March 2 "UK at the Half," which aired during the UK vs. Arkansas game that was broadcast on radio.

'UK at the Half' features Frank X Walker, Kentucky Poet Laureate

UK English Professor and Affrilachian poet Frank X Walker has been named Kentucky's Poet Laureate! In this segment from UK at the Half with Carl Nathe, Walker talks about the award and his childhood dreams of literary accomplishment. 

Black Women's Conference to Focus on the Power of Play

The conference, titled, "Learning the Ropes: Black Girlhood, Identity and the Power of Play," will center specifically on the lives and expressions of African-American girls. Incorporating expert speakers, performances, panels and activities both on campus and in the community, the conference will reveal the significance of play in the lives of African-American girls.

Exploring Affrilachia: Frank X Walker

Frank X Walker, noted author, poet, and Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky, shares the history of the term "Affrilachia," his thoughts on identity and place, and ways in which Affrilachian poetry continues to reach individuals all over the region.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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UK Professor Nikky Finney Wins National Book Award for Poetry

Nikky Finney, creative writing professor at UK and winner of the National Book Award for poetry for her book "Head Off & Split."

Finney Named National Book Award Finalist

UK English professor Nikky Finney has been named a finalist for the 2011 National Book Award in Poetry.

James Baker Hall Writers Series Highlights Affrilachian Poets

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