The Affrilachian Origins of Pluck! with Frank X Walker

  • Professor
  • African American and Africana Studies
  • Appalachian Center
  • English
1237 Patterson Office Tower

English Professor and Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker introduces us to the history and origins of Affrilachia while also fast-forwarding to it’s present-day development in Kentucky’s first Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture known as Pluck!. In this podcast, Walker discusses the importance of Affrilachia in further opening the doors of Appalachia’s cultural and racial diversity and how Pluck! plays its own role in continuing this exploration. For more information about Affrilachian poets, please head to

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard.


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