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This podcast is produced by the Kentucky Arts Council, a state agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet. On the podcast we’ll talk about arts council programs, speak with the artists from across the state and explore topics important to the arts community in Kentucky.

Apr 17, 2019

Kentucky Writers' Day is just around the corner, 10 a.m. April 24 at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, and to get stoked for it we brough two Kentucky Poets Laureate into Studio B for a chat about Kentucky poetry, literature and the poet laureate position. Tamara Coffey, Kentucky Arts Council organization support and individual artists director, takes the interview microphone for a lively chat with incoming Kentucky Poet Laureate Jeff Worley and former poet laureate Richard Taylor (1999-2000), who nominated Jeff for the important post of Kentucky's literary ambassador.

Jeff will be inducted as poet laureate during the morning ceremony at KDLA, and will read his work that same day, along with five other Kentucky Poets Laureate, at Paul Sawyier Public Library in Frankfort beginning at 2 p.m.

By the way, the deer theme that seems to run through the podcast was completely unplanned. As the late American painter and teaching artist Bob Ross would say, "it was just a happy accident."