This weekend marks the beginning of Spalding University’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing program’s semi-annual residency. Alumni Albert DeGenova and Pamela Steele are in Louisville as part of the residency, and they joined WFPL’s Erin Keane and Rick Howlett on Friday’s Byline to talk about their work. DeGenova’s book, Postcards to Jack, is a… Continue reading Author Pamela Steele and Poet Albert DeGenova Return to Louisville for Spalding Residency
Lexington poet Nikky Finney has been on the road, visiting 20 cities in three months. It’s her second tour for “Head Off & Split,” her fourth collection of poems that won the National Book Award last fall. Finney will read in Louisville tonight at 21C Museum Hotel. Throughout her tour, Finney says she’s heard from… Continue reading National Book Award Winner Reads at 21C
National Poetry Month is winding down, but there will be time yet to share your favorite poems with family, friends and strangers on the bus. The Academy of American Poets designates April 26 as Poem in Your Pocket Day.
Nations and states often bestow the title of poet laureate onto venerated writers and Kentucky is no different. The commonwealth created the position in 1926 and those named to the post are expected to promote the literary arts and lead the state in literary activities. While Gurney Norman was just appointed to the position in… Continue reading New Poet Laureate Always Encouraging Others to Write
A Kentucky high school student finished near the top in the National Endowment for the Arts’ Poetry Out Loud contest. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Barbara Gooding of Western Hills High School in Frankfort received $10,000 and her school got $500 to purchase poetry books when the high school junior came in second in Poetry Out… Continue reading Kentucky Student Places Second in Poetry Out Loud
The Kentucky Center’s Governor’s School for the Arts is working to offset the cuts it’s taken in state funding. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Since 1987, hundreds of talented students throughout the state have participated in the program’s workshops and its annual residential program, where they receive rigorous instruction in the visual, performing and literary… Continue reading Governor's School for the Arts Launches Fundraiser