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Waldrop, Jayne Moore

Jayne Moore Waldrop

  • Name(s)
    • Jayne Moore Waldrop
  • Date of Birth
  • Residence(s)
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • J.D., University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    • M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky
    • B.A., University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Life Events
    • Chair of the Board of State One Professional Theatre for Young Audiences
    • Served on the board of directors for the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
    • Served on the KET Greater Louisville Regional Advisory Board
    • Served on the board for the Friends of the University of Kentucky Art Museum
    • Married to Alex Waldrop, two sons
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Finalist in the New Women's Voices Chapbook Series
    • Art Meets Activism Grant, Kentucky Foundation for Women
    • Writer-in-Residence, Rivendell Writers Colony
    • Judge's Choice Award, Still Journal Fiction Contest for "Mint Springs," 2016
    • Nominated for a Pushcart Prize
  • Employment
    • Literary Arts Liason, Carnegie Center
    • Book Columnist, Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky
    • Director of Student Legal Services at the University of Louisville
    • Staff Attorney, Kentucky Education Association
    • Adjunct Professor, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
    • Lawyer, Stites & Harbison, Louisville, Kentucky
    • Editor and Contributor for The Paducah Sun
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Lawyer
    • Writer
    • Poet
    • Painter

Walker, Frank X.

  • Name(s)
    • Frank X. Walker
  • Date of Birth
    • June 11, 1961
    • Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Hometown: Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • MFA in Writing from Spalding University 
    • University of Kentucky, Fayette County, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Awards
    • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Poetry, 2014
    • Kentucky Poet Laureate, 2013-2014
    • Thomas D. Clark Literary Award for Excellence, 2006
    • Actors Theatre's Keeper of the Chronicle Award, 2006
    • Lannan Literary Fellowship in Poetry, 2005
    • Kentucky Arts Council Al Smith Fellowship, 2005
    • Lillian Smith Book Award, 2004
  • Employment
    • Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Kentucky, Fayette County, Lexington, Kentucky
    • Editor and publisher of Pluck!
  • Occupation(s)
    • Professor
    • Writer
    • Editor

Warfield, Catherine Ann

Catherine Anne Warfield

  • Name(s)
    • Catherine Ann Warfield
    • Catherine Anne Warfield
    • Catherine A. Warfield
  • Date of Birth
    • 1816
    • Natchez, Mississippi
  • Date of Death
    • 1877
  • Residence(s)
    • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
  • Life Events
    • Married Robert Elisha Warfield in 1833
  • Employment
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer

Warren, Robert Penn

Robert Penn Warren

  • Name(s)
    • Robert Penn Warren
  • Date of Birth
    • April 24, 1905
    • Guthrie, Todd County, Kentucky
  • Date of Death
    • September 15, 1989
    • Stratton, Vermont
  • Residence(s)
    • Guthrie, Toddy County, Kentucky
    • Twin Oaks (Robert Penn Warren House), Praireville, Louisiana
    • California
    • Oxford, England
    • Fairfield, Connecticut
    • Stratton, Vermont
  • Education
    • Honorary Doctorates
      • Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, 1978
      • Johns Hopkins University, 1977
      • University of the South, 1974
      • Southwestern College, 1974
      • University of Meridian, Tennessee, 1974
      • Harvard University, 1973
      • New Haven University, 1973
      • Wesleyn University, 1970
      • Fairfield University, 1969
    • B. Litt., Rhodes Scholar, New College, Oxford, England, 1930
    • Yale University, 1928
    • M. A., University of California, Berkeley, 1927
    • B. A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Vanderbilt University, 1925
    • Clarksville High School, Clarksville, Tennessee
  • Life Events
    • Co-founder and co-editor of The Southern Review with Cleanth Brooks, 1935
    • Studied in Italy during the rule of Benito Mussolini
    • Married Emma Brescia, 1929; divorced 1951
    • Married Eleanor Clark, 1952; two children
  • Awards and Recognitions (for a full list, see the Robert Penn Warren official website)
    • Inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame, 2013
    • Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1980
    • National Medal of Arts, 1987
    • MacArthur Prize Fellowship, 1981
    • Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), 1969
    • Bollingen Prize in Poetry, 1967-1968
    • Guggenheim Fellowship for study in Italy
    • Appointed as the nation's first Poet Laureate (previously termed Consultant in Poetry for the Library of Congress), 1986-1987
    • Appointed as Consultants in Poetry to the Library of Congress, 1944-1945
    • National Book Award for Poetry for Promises: Poems, 1954-1956, 1958
    • Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for Now and Then: Poems: 1976-1978
    • Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for Promises: Poems, 1954-1956, 1948
    • Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for All the King's Men, 1947
    • Founder's Medal, 1925
  • Employment
    • Taught at Yale University, New Haven Connecticut, 1951-1973
    • Taught at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Taught at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
    • Consultant in Poetry (later termed poet laureate), Library of Congress, 1944-1945
    • Professor at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1933-1942
    • Taught at Southwestern College (now Rhodes College), Memphis, Tennessee
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Poet 
    • Writer
    • Critic
    • Teacher

Washburn, Michael

Michael Washburn

  • Name(s)
    • Michael Washburn
  • Date of Birth
    • 1974
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Nonfiction Fellow, Writer's Institute, CUNY City University of New York, 2011-2012
    • M.A. in Humanities, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 2002
    • B.A. in English and Humanities, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 2000
  • Life Events
  • Employment
    • Director of Programs at Humanities New York, 2014-present
    • Freelance writer, 2007-present
    • Adjunct Faculty, New York University, 2015
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Programming and communications professional
    • Columnist
    • Writer