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Kentucky Kernel

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Kentucky Kernel

Ada Limon poses for a portrait on Monday, May 16, 2022, at Limons house in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo provided by Michael Clubb | Lexington Herald-Leader

We are humans: Ada Limón and the necessity of poetry

Karrington Garland, Opinions Editor December 5, 2022

Current U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón returned to her home of Lexington, Kentucky, Thursday, Nov. 10, to read from three books she wrote during her 12 year stay here. She read, “Bright Dead Things”...

Ada Limon poses for a portrait on Monday, May 16, 2022, at Limons house in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo provided by Michael Clubb | Lexington Herald-Leader

An appreciation for U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón ahead of her visit to Lexington

Karrington Garland, Reporter October 21, 2022

In preparation for the current U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón’s upcoming reading at Transylvania University on Thursday, Nov. 10, I bought three of her most recent poetry books, “The Carrying” (2018),...

Joy Priest, a 2012 UK alumna, was recently award the Donald Hall Prize for Poetry for her manuscript, Horsepower. Photo provided by Joy Priest. 

UK alumna, Louisville native wins Donald Hall Prize for Poetry

Bailey Vandiver July 18, 2019

Joy Priest had a folder full of poems but didn’t know she could be a poet. Priest had been a writer for as long as she could remember, but as an undergraduate student at UK, she hadn’t yet thought...

Editor-in-chief Bailey Vandivers personal bookshelf with decorative state of Kentucky.

Kentucky is my land— and my literature, too

Bailey Vandiver October 19, 2018

When I was about 8 years old, my great-grandparents gave me a copy of The Thread That Runs SoTrue by Jesse Stuart for Christmas. I already loved to read, but for some reason that book didn’t appeal...

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