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Frank X. Walker Celebrates Black History Month at IU Southeast

NEW ALBANY, IN, (February 18, 2014) – Frank X. Walker, Poet Laureate of Kentucky, Celebrates Black History Month at IU Southeast

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Event: Frank X. Walker, Poet Laureate of Kentucky, Celebrates Black History Month at IU Southeast
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: University Center, Hoosier Room West

Sponsored by The English Club

Multidisciplinary artist Frank X Walker is a native of Danville, Ky., a graduate of the University of Kentucky, and completed an MFA in Writing at Spalding University in May 2003. He has lectured, conducted workshops, read poetry and exhibited at over 300 national conferences and universities including the Verbal Arts Centre in Derry, Northern Ireland; Santiago, Cuba; University of California at Berkeley; Notre Dame; Louisiana State University at Alexandria; University of Washington; Virginia Tech; Radford University; and Appalachian State University.

A founding member of the Affrilachian Poets, he is the editor of America! What's My Name? The "Other" Poets Unfurl the Flag (Wind Publications, 2007) and Eclipsing a Nappy New Millennium and the author of four poetry collections: When Winter Come: the Ascension of York (University Press of Kentucky, 2008); Black Box (Old Cove Press, 2005); Buffalo Dance: the Journey of York (University Press of Kentucky, 2003), winner of the 35th Annual Lillian Smith Book Award; and Affrilachia (Old Cove Press, 2000), a Kentucky Public Librarians' Choice Award nominee.

This is just a small amount of this amazing man's achievements. We are truly honored to have him visit Indiana University Southeast.



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