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Frank X Walker Poetry Reading (Public Event)

Friday July 26, 2013
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Spencer Museum of Art auditorium
Multidisciplinary artist Frank X Walker, currently the poet laureate of Kentucky, has recently published a collection of poems examining the 1963 assassination of civil rights activist Medgar Evers. Alternating between the distinct voices of those surrounding Evers on his last day, the poet creates a holistic portrait of Evers and his legacy. He will read from "Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers" in conjunction with the Voicing America exhibition in the Teaching Gallery. http://www.spencerart.ku.edu/exhibitions/voicing-america.shtml This exhibition complements a National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute on reading and teaching African-American poetry.
Contact: 785-864-4710
http://www.spencerart.ku.edu/programs/calendar.shtml
Department: Spencer Museum of Art
Ticket Cost: Free