Ky. poet laureate speaking at KSU celebration

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WHAS11.com

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 8:47 AM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky poet laureate Frank X Walker will read from his work and deliver the keynote address during Kentucky State University's Black History Month celebration this week.
 
Walker says he's pleased to return to the place where his grandmother received a teaching degree.
 
The Kentucky Arts Council says Walker's most recent work, "Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers," has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award.
 
The event is set for 11 a.m. EST Tuesday in the Carl H. Smith Auditorium in Bradford Hall on the university's campus in Frankfort. A book signing will follow immediately.
 
The celebration is free and open to the public.
 

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