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Eight winners from across state announced for 2019-2020 Poetry Unites Kentucky contest

Jeff Worley, Kentucky Poet Laureate 2019-2020, and Ewa Zadrzynska in coordination with the Kentucky Arts Council have announced the finalists of the 2020 Poetry Unites Kentucky contest for the best short essay about a favorite poem: The winners are: 1. Vicky Easterly, from Frankfort, for the loving description of the family farm where she was raised and her sad resolve in leaving, after “The Peace...

Constance Alexander: No application required for one of the best jobs in Kentucky

Jeff Worley’s job history is as checkered as the shirt he wears in the ID he carried when he was a taxicab driver in Wichita. Since those days in the 1970s, he has worked as an offset pressman, folk singer, research magazine editor, and university professor. Now retired from University of Kentucky, a new career opportunity recently came his way, via a phone call from the Kentucky Arts Council. “You’ve...

Lexington writer Jeff Worley to be inducted as Kentucky’s next Poet Laureate April 24

Award-winning writer Jeff Worley of Lexington has been appointed 2019-2020 Kentucky Poet Laureate. Worley will be inducted as the next state poet laureate as part of the Kentucky Arts Council’s Kentucky Writers’ Day celebration, 10 a.m. April 24 at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, 300 Coffee Tree Road in Frankfort. “I’m grateful for the recognition and I’m very eager to...