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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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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.

'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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