Arts and Humanities
5:12 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Something in the Water: Talking Kentucky Literature with Frank X Walker

Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Danville native Frank X Walker made history last week when Governor Steve Beshear appointed him the next Kentucky poet laureate. Walker is the state’s first African American poet laureate, and at 51, he’s also the youngest.

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Arts and Humanities
4:00 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Axton Reading Series Opens with Poet Laureate

Kentucky poet laureate Maureen Morehead, author of "Late August Blues: the Daylily Poems"
Barry Westerman Kentucky Arts Council

Kentucky’s poet laureate will read from her new book in the Axton Reading Series at the University of Louisville tomorrow.

Morehead will read from her new collection of poems, “Late August Blues: the Daylily Poems,” in U of L’s Ekstrom Library, in the Chao Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Morehead is also the author of "In a Yellow Room," "Our Brothers’ War," "A Sense of Time Left" and "The Melancholy Teacher." She teaches in the Master of Fine Arts in Writing program at Spalding University.

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4:20 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Poet Maurice Manning Opens Natural Habitat Reading Series

Typecast Publishing, founded in 2006, is a boutique publishing house based in Louisville, which WFPL's Erin Keane says, "has blossomed into a bit of grassroots mini media empire." Thursday night, they kicked off their summer reading series with Kentucky poet Maurice Manning.

Arts and Humanities
6:00 am
Mon April 30, 2012

National Book Award Winner Reads at 21C

Poet Nikky Finney
Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Lexington poet Nikky Finney has been on the road, visiting 20 cities in three months. It’s her second tour for “Head Off & Split,” her fourth collection of poems that won the National Book Award last fall.

Finney will read in Louisville tonight at 21C Museum Hotel.

Throughout her tour, Finney says she’s heard from people who saw her powerful acceptance speech during the November awards broadcast and went wild.

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Arts and Humanities
1:11 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Today Is Poem in Your Pocket Day


National Poetry Month is winding down, but there will be time yet to share your favorite poems with family, friends and strangers on the bus. The Academy of American Poets designates April 26 asPoem in Your Pocket Day.

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