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.