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Thu April 25, 2013
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Kentucky Inducts First African American Poet Laureate

In the annual Kentucky Writers' Day program at the Capitol, Governor Steve Beshear inducted poet Frank X Walker as the state's new poet laureate. Walker is the first African American to hold the post, and at 53 years old, the University of Kentucky professor is also the youngest. The Kentucky Arts Council announced Walker's appointment in February.

Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker speaks at Kentucky Writers' Day in the Capitol.
Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker speaks at Kentucky Writers' Day in the Capitol.
Credit Kentucky Arts Council