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Black Box Paperback – November 12, 2005

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"The spirit of a child runs through Black Box.... close-to-the-bone poetry.... a poet for all generations." --The Louisville Courier-Journal

"Black Box contains many of Frank X Walker's finest poems. He is one of Kentucky's -- and the nation's -- most powerful and necessary voices." --Gurney Norman, Kentucky Poet Laureate (2009-2010), author of Ancient Creek: A Folktale, Kinfolks, and Divine Right's Trip

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Frank X Walker is Associate Professor of English at the University of Kentucky and Kentucky Poet Laureate, 2013-2014. He is the author of Affrilachia, Buffalo Dance: The Journey of York (winner of the Lillian Smith Book Award), Black Box, When Winter Come: The Ascension of York and Isaac Murphy: I Dedicate This Ride. A founding member of the Affrilachian poets, Walker created the word Affrilachia to make visible the black experience in the Appalachian South.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Old Cove Press; 1st edition (November 12, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0967542413
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967542416
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #545,272 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kentucky poet Frank X Walker coined the word "Affrilachia" to make visible the black experience in the Appalachian South. His awards include a Lannan Literary Fellowship for Poetry and the Lillian Smith Book Award. He is Associate Professor of English at the University of Kentucky. Author Photo: Rachel Eliza Griffiths.

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By Janice Morgan on November 14, 2014
Format: Paperback
This poet was a new discovery for me. Once I started reading a random poem, I heard an interesting voice, telling me about experiences that weren't my own, but that I could relate to. So, I went back to the beginning and read the sequence in the way the author presented them. A boy from a poor family in Danville KY becomes a man, told as snapshots from the album of his inner life. He has that poet's way of capturing emotion as it passes on the wing, and holding it so carefully that it still flutters alive in your hand.
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By Amazon Customer on September 21, 2014
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A book for my college student, not one I would purchase otherwise.
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