Poetry Reading Feb. 17 at SHU
2/5/2014 10:25:03 AM by Doug

Author, educator and Affrilachian poet Frank X Walker will conduct a poetry reading at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 in Rueckert Auditorium on the campus of Siena Heights University.

Walker is the co-founder of the Affrilachian Poets, a group of artists and writers from the multi-state Appalachian region extending from northern Mississippi to southern New York.

He received an honorary Doctorate of Humanities in 2001 from the University of Kentucky for his collective community work and artistic achievements. Transylvania University awarded Walker an honorary Doctor of Letters degree in 2002.

Walker also received the 2006 Thomas D. Clark Literary Award for Excellence, Actors Theatre's Keeper of the Chronicle Award and was the 2005 recipient of a $75,000 Lannan Literary Fellowship in Poetry. He 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.” His latest book is “Cut Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers.”

This event was organized by the SHU English Program and the Black History Month Committee and is partly funded by the Social Responsibility Committee and the Adrian Dominican Sisters. The event is free and open to the public.


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