Imagining Historical Voices from a Black Perspective

Oct 25, 2012

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. 

He reads a final poem from his book When Winter Come:  The Ascension of York that has the poet speaking the voice of the black man and Sacagawea in the context of the Lewis and Clark expedition.  We also hear two works from his latest work:  Turn Me Loose, to be published next spring. From Affrilachia, his collection of poetry published in 2000 to Turn Me Loose, to be published next year, Mr. Frank X Walker has established his voice in American literature in 7 books of poems that he relishes reading aloud in several public speaking engagements yearly in addition to his teaching and other public service work.