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Affrilachian Poets

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The Affrilachian Poets is a group of writers founded by a group of writers at the University of Kentucky in 1991.[1]. The term "Affrilachian" was created by Frank X Walker to describe a culturally diverse group[2] that lives in or around the Appalachian Region[3].

Founding Members[edit | edit source]

Founding members include Frank X Walker, Nikky Finney, Kelly Norman Ellis, Crystal Wilkinson, Gerald Coleman, Ricardo Nazario-Colon, Mitchell L. H. Douglas, Daundra Scisney-Givens, and Thomas Aaron[4].

Notable Works[edit | edit source]

An anthology of works by members of the Affrilachian Poets, Black Bone: 25 Years of Affrilachian Poets, was published by the University Press of Kentucky[5] in 2016 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the organization's founding[6]. The collection includes works by Frank X Walker, Nikky Finney, Crystal Wilkinson, Kelly Norman Ellis, Gerald Coleman, and others[7]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "The Affrilachian Poets". The Affrilachian Poets. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  2. "FAQ". The Affrilachian Poets. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  3. "The Affrilachian Poets". The Affrilachian Poets. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  4. "History". The Affrilachian Poets. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  5. "The University Press of Kentucky - About the Book". www.kentuckypress.com. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  6. "UPK Book Celebrates Group of Renegade Poets Who Started at UK". UKNow. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  7. "UPK Book Celebrates Group of Renegade Poets Who Started at UK". UKNow. Retrieved 2018-03-03.


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