The Poetry of Frank X Walker



Frank X Walker is a Full Professor in the Department of English and the African American and Africana Studies Program at the University of Kentucky, and the founding editor of the journal Pluck! His sixth collection of poetry, Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers, won the 2014 NAACP Image Award for best poetry collection. The current Poet Laureate of Kentucky, Walker was voted one of the most creative professors in the south and is a founding member of the Affrilachian Poets and creator of the word Affrilachia.


To read the poems, please see the magazine.