Black Box

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Old Cove Press, Feb 1, 2006 - Poetry - 144 pages
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A powerful new collection from Frank X Walker, winner of the 2005 Lannan Literary Fellowship for Poetry. Featuring 68 poems on family, place, identity, and social justice, Black Box continues the brilliant autobiographical journey of Affrilachia, the author's groundbreaking first volume of poems. "The work of Frank X Walker is an eclectic, powerful mixture of liberating style, profound insight, and unwavering organic connection to the intellectual, political, and cultural struggles of a people. He stands in the tradition of DuBois, McKay, Robeson and Hughes." -- Ricky L. Jones, Black Haze."The spirit of a child runs through the poetry of Frank X Walker's latest collection, 'Black Box'. A young, rural black boy recalls his parents, grandparents and ancestors who originally settled the land, built the rock walls and dug in the coal mines. close-to-the-bone poetry . a poet for all generations." -- Mary Popham, Louisville Courier-Journal
 

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Contents

KENTUCKY VS TEXAS WESTERN 1966
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VIEW FINDER
9
SUGAR BABIES
16
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About the author (2006)

Frank X Walker is the author of three poetry collections: Black Box (Old Cove Press, 2005); Buffalo Dance: the Journey of York (University of Kentucky Press, 2003), which won the Lillian Smith Book Award in 2004; and Affrilachia (Old Cove Press, 2000). A 2005 recipient of the Lannan Literary Fellowship in Poetry, Walker serves as a Visting Professor of Writing, Rhetoric and Communication at Transylvania University and the publisher of PLUCK! Journal of Affrilachian Art & Culture, due out in spring 2007.

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