Old Cove Press author Frank X Walker has been appointed Kentucky Poet Laureate 2013-14 by Governor Steve Beshear. Old Cove Press published Walker’s first book of poems Affrilachia in 2000, followed by Black Box in 2006, and Isaac Murphy: I Dedicate This Ride in 2010. Congratulations to Frank on this well-deserved honor. http://artscouncil.ky.gov/KentuckyArt/Poet.htm
A founding member of the Affrilachian Poets, Walker created the word Affrilachia to make visible the black experience in the Appalachian South. He is Associate Professor of English at the University of Kentucky.
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