Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Frank X Walker Visits Next Wednesday

The world's first "Affrilachian" poet (Black Box), Frank X Walker is also an editor and a globetrotting lecturer. The author of four poetry collections, among them Affrilachia, which won the Lillian Smith Book Award, Frank's also a 2005 recipient of the Lannan Literary Fellowship in Poetry. He serves as Writer-in-Residence and lecturer of English at Northern Kentucky University. His reading at Roosevelt is cosponsored by the University’s African-American Studies program.

As part of Roosevelt's Gage Gallery Reading Series, Frank will be reading from his award-winning work in the Gage Gallery on Wednesday October 7 at 5pm.


Mark Alexander said...

What a great event! We were treated to many more poems than I had hoped we might have time to enjoy. Thanks so much to the program and everyone involved in bringing this event to RU, and particularly to Mr. Walker for being a part of the reading series.

As always,
M Alexander

Jamie Winger said...

Yes! I agree! Awesome reading!

Alan said...

Frank X. Walker was interviewed for the article, "Photo Exhibit Showcases Black Poets." Please read it at