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Lexington’s Wild Fig Bookstore Celebrates One Year Anniversary

This weekend, Crystal Wilkinson and Ronald Davis celebrate the one year anniversary of opening The Wild Fig bookstore in Lexington’s Meadowthorpe neighborhood, just west of downtown on Leestown Road. Friends and family characterized the two as “brave” when they purchased […]

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Oxford American Magazine receives $290,000 grant from ArtPlace

BY RL REEVES, JR Big news coming out of Little Rock, Arkansas. Oxford American, the bible of Deep South culture, just received a mammoth grant from ArtPlace. They’re spending

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Hatfields and McCoys miniseries revives a University Press of Kentucky title

Sex and violence still sell, and with the popularity of the Hatfields and McCoys miniseries (13.9 million viewers watched the Memorial Day debut), University Press of Kentucky has

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Author Ed McClanahan’s new Kickstarter project

Kentucky author Ed McClanahan  (The Natural Man, Congress of Wonders, Famous People I Have Known, I Just Hitched In From the Coast) has a new project hitting Kickstarter

Nikky Finney wins National Book Award for Poetry

Lexington poet Nikky Finney wins the National Book Award for poetry in tonight's ceremony in New York City. Finney, an Affrilachian poet, teaches at the University of Kentucky. Her

Kentucky author George Ella Lyon in New York Times

Kentucky children's book author George Ella Lyon was recently featured in the New York Times Sunday Book Review in the article, Protest Songs for Young Dissenters. Her book,

Kentucky poet Nikky Finney Finalist for National Book Award, Poetry

University of Kentucky student multimedia site Bluecoast Live reports that Affrilachian poet Nikky Finney is a finalist for the National Book Award for poetry.A professor at UK, Finney

Ed McClanahan Reader hits shelves

This article appears on page 6 of the October 13 print edition of Ace.  It is the author's narrative behind-the-scenes of his new book. photo by Ace: the Author

Why We Bought a Bookstore, by Crystal Wilkinson

This guest essay by author Crystal Wilkinson appears on page 4 of the Aug 25 print edition of Ace. Photo by Kakie Urch.Brick. Mortar. Ink. Paper: Why

People’s Poet Nikky Finney 03.18.2011

BY BIANCA SPRIGGS I remember my first time seeing Nikky Finney read her poems. I was nineteen years old and had just started to put together pieces of poems



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