TITLE: Celebrating Kentucky Poets
SPEAKER: Jane Vance, Tony Crunk, Maurice Manning, Davis McCombs
EVENT DATE: 2008/11/18
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 65 minutes
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Kentucky poets Jane Gentry Vance, Maurice Manning, Tony Crunk and Davis McCombs read selections of their work as part of the Library's Poetry at Noon series.
Speaker Biography: A native of Kentucky, Jane Gentry Vance is a professor of English at the University of Kentucky. Her most recent books of poetry are "Portrait of the Artist as a White Pig" (2006) and "A Year in Kentucky: A Garland of Poems" (2005).
Speaker Biography: Tony Crunk's most recent books include "Cumberland" (2007), a collection of poetry, and "Railroad John and the Red Rock Run" (2006), a children's book. Crunk won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award in 1995 for "Living in the Resurrection."
Speaker Biography: Maurice Manning's latest book is "Bucolics" (2007). His collection "Lawrence Booth's Book of Visions" won the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition in 2000. Manning teaches in the creative writing program at Indiana University.
Speaker Biography: Davis McCombs is the author of "Dismal Rock" (2007). His first book "Ultima Thule" won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award in 1999. McCombs directs the creative writing program at the University of Arkansas.