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Gabhart, Ann H.

Ann H. Gabhart

  • Name(s)
    • Ann H. Gabhart
  • Date of Birth
    • 1947
  • Residence(s)
    • Farm, Outer Bluegrass Region, Kentucky
  • Education
  • Life Events
    • Married, three children
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Selah Book Award for Love Comes Home
    • Scents of Lilacs listed among the Top Ten Christian Fiction Books by Booklist Magazine
    • The Outsider appeared on the shortlist for the ECPA Christian Fiction Book of the Year
    • The Outsider named a top pick for the Romantic Times Book Reviews Magazine
  • Employment
    • Freelance Writer
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer

Gentry, Jane

  • Name(s)
    • Jane Gentry
    • Jane Gentry Vance
  • Date of Birth
    • February 9, 1941
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Date of Death
    • October 2, 2014
  • Residence(s)
    • Hometown: Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
    • Versailles, Woodford County, Kentucky, 40+ years
  • Education
    • Ph. D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • M. A., Brandeis University
    • B. A. in English, Phi Beta Kappa, Hollins College, 1963
  • Life Events
    • Member of the vestry at St. John's Episcopal Church, Versailles, Kentucky
    • Organized and participated in a reading of Kentucky poetry at the Library of Congress, 2008
    • Read an original poem at the bicentennial celebration of President Lincoln's birthday at the Kennedy Center, Washington, D. C.
    • Married P. T. Vance, two daughters, divorced
    • Partnered with photojournalist William H. Strode, III, he died in 2006
  • Awards and Recognitions 
    • Inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame, 2019
    • Thomas D.Clark Medallion recipient for The New and Collected Poems of Jane Gentry, 2017
    • Hollins University Distinguished Alumnae Award, 2013
    • Inducted into the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame, 2013
    • Served as Poet Laureate of Kentucky, 2007-2008
    • Al Smith Fellowships, awarded twice, 1993, 2003
    • Fellowship at Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, New York
    • Fellowship at Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Lynchburg, Virginia
    • Great Teacher Award from the University of Kentucky Alumni Association, 1986
  • Employment
    • Professor, English Department, University of Kentucky, 1972-2013
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Professor
    • Teacher
    • Poet
    • Writer