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Browse A-Z Authors: Ss-St

Steele, Frank

  • Name(s)
    • Frank Steele
    • Frank Pettus Steele, Jr.
  • Date of Birth
    • 1935
    • Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Residence(s)
    • Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    • Germany
    • Chattanooga, Tennessee
    • Knoxville, Tennessee
    • Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Ph.D., University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, Tennessee
    • M.A., University of Chattanooga, now University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1964
    • B.A., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1960
  • Life Events
    • Helped to establish Plainsong Magazine in Kentucky, 1979
    • Established the Tennessee Poetry Journal with Stephen Mooney, 1967
    • Served in the United States Army, c.1958
    • Married Peggy Steele, two daughters
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Selected as the first William E. Wood Professor at Western Kentucky University
    • Co-recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Grants in support of Plainsong Magazine
  • Employment
    • Professor of Literature and English, Western Kentucky University
      • Director of Freshman English, thirteen years
    • Co-editor of Plainsong Magazine 
    • Taught at Webb School of Knoxville, three years
    • Taught at Baylor School, Chattanooga, Tennessee, four years
    • Served in the United States Army
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Teacher
    • Writer
    • Editor

Stevens, Peggy Noe

  • Name(s)
    • Peggy Noe Stevens
  • Date of Birth
  • Residence(s)
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • B.A. in Communications and Public Relations, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Life Events
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Inducted into the Whisky Magazine Hall of Fame, 2020
    • Inducted into the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame, Kentucky Distillers Association, 2019
    • Networking Award, Kentucky Distiller's Association, 2016
    • First woman in the world to receive the title, Master Bourbon Taster
  • Employment
    • Founder and President, Peggy Noe Stevens & Associates, Louisville, Kentucky 2007-present
    • Founder, Bourbon Women's Association, 2011-2019
    • Global Event Planner, Brown-Forman, 1990-2007
    • Hyatt Hotels Corporation
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Hospitality and entertainment specialist
    • Master Bourbon Taster
    • Speaker
    • Writer

Stewart, Albert

  • Name(s)
    • Albert Stewart
    • Al Stewart
    • Albert F. Stewart
  • Date of Birth
    • July 17, 1914
    • Yellow Mountain, Knott County, Kentucky
  • Date of Death
    • April 1, 2001
    • Knott County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Hindman, Knott County, Kentucky
    • Berea, Madison County, Kentucky
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • M.A., University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1943
    • B.A., Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, 1936
    • Hindman High School, Hindman, Kentucky, 1932
  • Life Events
    • Started the Appalachian Writers Workshop
    • Founder and editor of Appalachian Heritage magazine
    • Served in the United States Navy in the South Pacific during World War II
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame, 2021
    • Appalachian Treasure Award, Morehead State University, 1995
    • Named Distinguished Alumni, Berea College, 1993
  • Employment
    • Teacher, Hindman Settlement School
      • Organized the Appalachian Writer's Workshop, 1972
    • Founder and editor, Appalachian Heritage (later, Appalachian Review), 1972-1984
    • Teacher, Morehead State University
    • Teacher, Alice Lloyd College
    • Teacher, Caney Junior College
    • English teacher, University of Kentucky, c.1950s
    • High school English and biology teacher, Northern Kentucky and Southern Ohio
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Poet
    • Teacher
    • Editor
    • Writer

Stiles, Martha Bennett

  • Name(s)
    • Martha Bennett Stiles
    • Martha Bennett Wells Stiles
  • Date of Birth
    • March 30, 1933
    • Santiago, San Juan, Philippine Islands
  • Residence(s)
    • Santiago, San Juan, Philippine Islands
    • Hometown: Tidewater Virginia
    • Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1955-1977
    • Bourbon County, Kentucky, 1977-
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • B.S. in Chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1954
    • College of William and Mary, transferred to the University of Michigan after three semesters
    • Smithfield Virginia High School, Smithfield, Virginia
  • Life Events
    • Married Martin Stiles, 1954
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Darkness Over the Land named notable book by Horn Book Magazine, 1966
    • Hopwood Awards, 1965, 1958
  • Employment
    • Taught writing at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    • Taught writing at the University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
    • DuPont's Richmond laboratories
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer
    • Chemist

Still, James

  • Name(s)
    • James Still
    • James A. Still
  • Date of Birth
    • July 16, 1906
    • LaFayette, Alabama
  • Date of Death
    • April 28, 2001
    • Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Knott County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Vanderbilt University
    • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne
    • Lincoln Memorial University
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame, 2013
    • Thomas D. Clark Medallion recipient for The Hills Remember: The Complete Short Stories of James Still
    • Kentucky Poet Laureate, 1995-1996
  • Employment
    • Morehead State University
  • Occupation(s)
    • Author (poet, folklorist, novelist)

Stone, Michelle

Michelle Stone

  • Name(s)
    • Michelle Stone
  • Date of Birth
    • December 30, 1973
  • Residence(s)
    • Lyon County, Kentucky
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Cook
    • Writer

Stoykova-Klemer, Katerina

Katerina Stoykova-Klemer

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  • Name(s)
    • Katerina Stoykova-Klemer
    • Katerina Stoĭkova
  • Date of Birth
    • [1971]
    • Bourgas, Bulgaria
  • Residence(s)
    • Bourgas, Bulgaria
    • Ohio
    • Blacksburg, Virginia
    • North Carolina
    • Rochester, New York
    • California
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • M.F.A., Spalding University, Louisville, Kentucky, 2009
    • M.B.A. in Management, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, 2004
    • M.S. in Computer Science, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, 1998
  • Life Events
    • Founded Accents Publishing Company, Lexington, Kentucky, 2010
    • Founder of poetry and prose groups in Lexington, Kentucky, 2007-
    • Host of "Accents" radio show, WRFL, 88.1 FM, Lexington, Kentucky
    • Serves on the advisory board for the Kentucky Women Writers Conference
    • Immigrated from Bulgaria to the United States, 1995
    • Married Dan Klemer
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Pencho's Oak Award for The Air Around the Butterfly, 2010
    • Eileen Egan Graduate Student Leadership Award, 2010
  • Employment
    • Owner and senior editor, Accents Publishing, 2010-present
    • Host and producer for Accents Radio Show, WRFL, 2009-present
    • Project manager, Lexmark, 2004-2008
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Poet
    • Writer
    • Editor
    • Radio show host
    • Publisher
    • Translator
    • Actor
    • Software engineer

Stuart, Jesse

Jesse Stuart

  • Name(s)
    • Jesse Stuart
    • Jesse Hilton Stuart
  • Date of Birth
    • August 8, 1907
    • W-Hollow, near Riverton, Greenup County, Kentucky
  • Date of Death
    • February 17, 1984
    • Ironton, Ohio
    • Buried at the Plum Grove Cemetery, Greenup County, Kentuky
  • Residence(s)
    • W-Hollow, Kentucky
    • Greenup County, Kentucky
    • Ironton, Ohio
  • Education
    • Honorary Doctorate in Literature, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1946
    • Honorary Doctorate in Human Letters, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee, 1942
    • Graduate School, Vanderbilt University, 1931-1932
    • A.B., Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee, 1929
    • Greenup County High School, Greenup, Kentucky, 1926
  • Life Events
    • Married Naomi Deane Norris, 1939; one daughter
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame, 2014
    • American Academy of Poets Award for Distinguished Service to American Poetry, 1961
    • Kentucky Poet Laureate, 1954
    • Taps for Private Tussie named one of the Masterpieces of World Literature, 1952
    • The Thread That Runs So True selected as Best Book by the National Education Association, 1949
    • Man With a Bull-Tongued Plow selected as one of the 100 Best Books in America and of the 1000 Great Books of the World, 1949
    • Thomas Jefferson Memorial Award, 1944
    • Academy of Arts and Sciences Award, 1943
    • Guggenheim Fellowship Award, 1941
    • Jeanette Sewal Davis Poetry Prize, 1934
  • Employment
    • Principal of High School, 1930-1931, 1933-
    • Superintendent of County Schools, Greenup County, Kentucky, 1932-1933
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Teacher
    • Writer
    • Poet
    • Farmer