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VIDEO: Professor Pens, Performs Poem In Honor of UK's 150th Birthday

By Kody Kiser, Amy Jones-Timoney

(May 13, 2015) — The University of Kentucky continues to celebrate its 150-year history with a special video featuring the poetry of Frank X Walker.   

The UK English professor and poet, noted for coining the term Affrilachia and co-founder of the Affrilachian Poets, wrote “Seedtime in the Commonwealth” and presented it during the Founder’s Day Convocation in February.

The former Kentucky poet laureate is presenting this poem once again, but this time in the form of a special video produced by UK’s Office of Public Relations and Marketing.  Thousands viewed the video during UK’s Commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 9. 

Click on the video feature above to experience “Seedtime in the Commonwealth” in celebration of UK’s sesquicentennial.