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Frank X. Walker

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Read&Succeed | Special Black Lives Matter Ep. | York Poetry (2004-08) | Frank X. Walker | 9-30-20

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Read&Succeed | Special Black Lives Matter Ep. | York Poetry (2004-08) | Frank X. Walker | 9-30-20 by FORward Radio

1hr 18mins

1 Oct 2020

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Frank X. Walker: Creative Solutions To Life's Challenges

This I Believe

Poet Frank X Walker believes artists aren’t the only creative people. He says barbers, cooks, janitors, and kids enrich the world with their creativity as much as the painters, sculptors, and writers.

4mins

12 Mar 2019

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Frank X. Walker

The Poet and The Poem

Frank X. Walker formerly Poet Laureate of Kentucky is Professor of English and African American Studies, U of Kentucky. He framed the term Affrilachia for his region.

28mins

21 May 2018

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Frank X. Walker

Mountain Talk

Our celebration of #NationalPoetryMonth continues! This episode of Mountain Talk comes from our archives, and features a presentation by Affrilachian poet Frank X. Walker at Alice Lloyd College in 2016.

58mins

19 Apr 2018

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An Interview with Kentucky Writer Frank X. Walker

Mountain Talk

Frank X. Walker from Danville, Kentucky is the former Poet Laureate of Kentucky and the first African American to hold the title. His groundbreaking first collection of poems published in 2000, Affrilachia, helped to “challenge the notion of a homogeneous all-white literary landscape in Appalachia.” Walker was a co-founder of the Affrilachian poets group and coined the term “Affrilachia” which is now used to describe a multitude of mountain-centric creations, philosophies, and activities. Walker is a professor at the University of Kentucky and has many publications. Recently, Walker spoke at a convocation given at Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, Kentucky. Mountain Talk Monday host, Kelli Haywood, was there for the address and reception where she talked with Walker about what it means to be Appalachian, what our future here holds, and more.

58mins

14 Mar 2016