Frank X Walker http://wkms.org en Kentucky Poet Laureate to be Inducted http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-poet-laureate-be-inducted <p></p><p>Kentucky's new poet laureate being inducted today in Frankfort as the state recognizes Kentucky Writers' Day.</p><p>Frank X. Walker and several of the state's past poet laureates will conduct poetry readings at the ceremony in the Capitol.</p><p>Walker is a Danville native who is known for coining the term "Affrilachia" to describe black culture in the multi-state Appalachian region. The Kentucky Arts Council says Walker at age 51 is both the youngest person to be named poet laureate in Kentucky and the first African-American. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 11:52:16 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30946 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Poet Laureate to be Inducted Frank X Walker Named Kentucky's First African-American Poet Laureate http://wkms.org/post/frank-x-walker-named-kentuckys-first-african-american-poet-laureate <p>Lexington author and University of Kentucky professor Frank X Walker will become Kentucky’s next poet laureate. The Danville native will be formally inducted on Kentucky Writers’ Day April 24th. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 21:13:39 +0000 Josh James (KPR) 28136 at http://wkms.org Frank X Walker Named Kentucky's First African-American Poet Laureate Imagining Historical Voices from a Black Perspective http://wkms.org/post/imagining-historical-voices-black-perspective <p></p><div>Frank X Walker reflects on the human condition in imagining historical characters’ voices from a black perspective. Walker is associate professor, Department of English, Co-Chair, Africana Studies at the University of Kentucky. He visits Murray State for a presentation of his works Thursday, November 1 for the Creative Writing Reading Series.&nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 19:59:09 +0000 Kate Lochte 23729 at http://wkms.org Imagining Historical Voices from a Black Perspective