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Kentucky Authors: Wn-Wz

Wolfe, William B.

William B. Wolfe

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  • Name(s)
    • William B. Wolfe
  • Date of Birth
    • Monkey's Eyebrow, Ballard County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Monkey's Eyebrow, Ballard County, Kentucky
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Education
  • Employment
    • Newspaper reporter and editor
      • Atlanta Journal
      • Constitution
      • The Louisville Couier-Journal
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Journalist
    • Writer

Woodard, Ben

  • Name(s)
    • Ben Woodard
    • Ben S. Woodard
  • Date of Birth
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Scotland
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Kentucky
  • Life Events
  • Employment
    • Mentor, Carnegie Literary Center, Lexington, Kentucky, 2013- present
    • Freelance author, 2008- present
    • Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity, Lexington, Kentucky, c.1980
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer
    • Speaker
    • Engineer
    • Marketing

Worley, Jeff

  • Name(s)
    • Jeff Worley
  • Date of Birth
    • 1947
    • Wichita, Kansas
  • Residence(s)
    • Wichita, Kansas
    • Germany
    • Pennsylvannia
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, c.1986-
  • Education
    • M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Wichita State University, 1975
    • B.A. in English, Wichita State University, 1971
  • Life Events
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Named Kentucky Poet Laureate, 2019-2021
    • X.J. Kennedy Prize from Texas Review Press for A Little Luck, 2012
    • First Prize Winner in Poetry from Mikrokosmos for "Sleeping with Two Women," 2009
    • Society of Midland Authors Literary Competition Winner for Happy Hour at the Two Keys Tavern, 2007
    • Kentucky Book of the Year (2006) in Poetry Award from the Southern Kentucky Book Fest for Happy Hour at the Two Keys Tavern, 2007
    • Al Smith Fellowship Award from the Kentucky Arts Council, 1991, 1997, 2007
    • Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Happy Hour at the Two Keys Tavern, 2006
    • Award of Excellence from CASE-K for Feature Writing for "Miles Osland: Packing a Mean Sax," 2006
    • Grand Prize Winner from the Atlanta Review for "His Funeral," 2002
    • Award of Excellence from CASE-K for "Technology with a Human Touch," 2002
    • Bronze Quill Award from the International Association of Business Communications (IABC) for Excellence in Writing for "The Nose Knows: Pheromones and the Sixth Sense," 1997
    • Bronze Quill Award from the International Association of Business Communications (IABC) for Excellence in Writing for "Dusting the Evidence," 1996
    • Mid-List Press First Book Winner for The Only Time There Is, 1994
    • Still Waters Press chapbook winner for Natural Selections, 1992
    • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Creative Writing, 1991
    • Devil's Millhopper chapbook winner for The Other Heart, 1990
  • Employment
    • Kentucky Poet Laureate, 2019-2021
    • Poetry Writing Workshops, Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning, Lexington, Kentucky, 2011-present
    • Editor and Writer, Odyssey Magazine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1989-2010
    • Writer-in-Residence, The Writer's Voice of Lexington, Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning, 1996
    • Program director, The Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana Writers' Roundtable, 1994-1996
    • Adjunct Assistant Professor of English, Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky, 1991-1992
    • Assistant Professor of English, Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, 1984-1986
    • Visiting Assistant Professor of English, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1983-1984
    • Instructor of English, University of Maryland, European Division, 1975-1984
    • Teaching Assistant of English, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Poet
    • Writer
    • Professor
    • Editor
    • Speaker