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Who Are the Affrilachian Poets?

Living and writing in a region like Appalachia – where the vast majority of residents are of European descent, and representations in popular culture are overwhelmingly white – can make inhabitants who don’t fit that stereotype feel invisible. The Affrilachian Poets, a diverse mix of Kentucky -based Appalachian writers are a writing and publishing collective supporting each other in writing, publishing, and making their literary voices heard. Their mission is “to help make the invisible visible.” This Spring they’re on a bus tour, reading their work throughout the region, and this Friday, they’ll stop in our studio. Join us when we meet a co-founder and two other Affrilachian Poets and talk with them about their work and experiences. Listen to the Show


Friday, April 24, 2009
Who Are The Affrilachian Poets?
Living and writing in a region like Appalachia – where the vast majority of residents are of European descent, and representations in popular culture are overwhelmingly white – can make inhabitants who don’t fit that stereotype feel invisible. The Affrilachian Poets, a diverse mix of Kentucky -based Appalachian writers are a writing and publishing collective supporting each other in writing, publishing, and making their literary voices heard. Their mission is “to help make the invisible visible.” This Spring they’re on a bus tour, reading their work throughout the region, and this Friday, they’ll stop in our studio. Join us when we meet a co-founder and two other Affrilachian Poets and talk with them about their work and experiences.

Listen to the Show

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