NKU to host public reading/signing by Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker Nov. 6

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Monday – Oct. 28, 2013

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - Northern Kentucky University will host a public book reading and signing by Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in the University Center Otto Budig Theater.

Walker will read from his sixth collection of poetry, “Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers,” which was published last spring by the University of Georgia Press. His previous poetry collections: “Isaac Murphy: I dedicate this Ride”; “When Winter Come: the Ascension of York”; “Black Box”; “Buffalo Dance: the Journey of York”, which won the Lillian Smith Book Award in 2004; and “Affrilachia.”

A 2005 recipient of the Lannan Literary Fellowship in Poetry, Walker currently serves as associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Kentucky and is the editor and publisher of PLUCK!, the new Journal of Affrilachian Art & Culture.

The event is sponsored by the NKU Department of English.

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