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English Lit
Poems
By Bernard Clay

Compiled from more than twenty years of poetry, Bernard Clay’s long-awaited debut collection captures the unique complexities of black Appalachian identity.

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Isaac Murphy
I Dedicate This Ride
By Frank X Walker

A new collection of persona poems from award-winning poet Frank X Walker that tell the untold story of legendary African American jockey Isaac Burns Murphy (1861–1896).

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Black Box
Poems
By Frank X Walker

In this collection of African American and Appalachian poetry, Frank X Walker continues the brilliant autobiographical journey of Affrilachia, Walker’s groundbreaking first volume of poems.

Cover of 'Affrilachia'

Affrilachia
Poems
By Frank X Walker

This classic, canonical work of African American and Appalachian poetry portrays award-winning poet Frank X Walker’s journey growing up “Affrilachian” in rural Kentucky.

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