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Former Poet Laureate of Kentucky, Richard Taylor, will give reading at Transylvania Thursday, March 31, at 7 p.m.

Richard TaylorLEXINGTON, Ky.—Former Poet Laureate of Kentucky and Kenan Visiting Writer at Transylvania University, Richard Taylor, will read from his work at Transy Thursday, March 31, at 7 p.m. in the Carrick Theater of the Mitchell Fine Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public.  

Taylor has won a variety of honors for his extensive publications in both poetry and prose and was named Poet Laureate of Kentucky in 1999. As director of Poetry in the Schools for the Kentucky Arts Commission, he served as poet-in-residence at a dozen public elementary and secondary schools across Kentucky. He also served as a professor of English at Kentucky State University for many years.

Taylor earned a B.A. in English from the University of Kentucky in 1963, an M.A. in English from the University of Louisville in 1964, a J.D. from the University of Louisville School of Law in 1967 and a Ph.D. in English from UK in 1974. His publications include Sue Mundy: A Novel of the Civil War in Kentucky, Rail Splitter (poems), Stone Eye (poems) and Girty (novel).  

The lecture is sponsored by the Delcamp Visiting Writer series.

For more information, contact the public relations office at (859) 233-8120.