Recorded at the Lannan Meeting House in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 20, 2013.
For this second event of 2013, we are delighted that Frank X Walker came in from Lexington, Kentucky to read for us. He was introduced by poet Arthur Sze.
Frank X Walker, poet laureate of Kentucky, completed his MFA in Writing at Spalding University in 2003 and is currently an associate professor in the English Department at the University of Kentucky. He has published five books of poetry, including the Lillian Smith Book Award winning collection, Buffalo Dance: The Journey of York; Kentucky Public Librarians’ Choice Award nominee Affrilachia; and Isaac Murphy: I Dedicate this Ride.
Mr. Walker received a Lannan Literary Fellowship for Poetry in 2005. He is a founding member of the Affrilachian Poets, editor of America! What’s My Name? The “Other” Poets Unfurl the Flag and Eclipsing a Nappy New Millennium.[audio:http://media.lannan.org.s3.amazonaws.com/podcasts/walker-131020.mp3
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You may learn more about Frank X Walker on the Lannan website; you may also view the video recording of this event there.