Kentucky Poet Laureate

New Southerner

A former Kentucky Poet Laureate has died after an 18 month long battle with cancer.  Jane Gentry Vance passed away this week.

UK Public Relations

Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X. Walker has won an NAACP Image Award.

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Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X. Walker's book on Civil Rights activist Medgar Evers has been nominated as an outstanding literary work by the NAACP.