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Frank X Walker

Frank X Walker  is a native of Danville, Kentucky, and associate professor of English at the University of Kentucky. He was appointed Kentucky Poet Laureate, 2013-2014 by Governor Steve Beshear. A founding member of the Affrilachian Poets, he created the word "Affrilachia" to help make visible the black experience in the Appalachian South. He is the author of five poetry collections: Affrilachia , Buffalo Dance: The Journey of York , Black Box: Poems , When Winter Come: The Ascension of...See more