Crystal Wilkinson is the Appalachian Writer-in-Residence at Berea College. She’ll present on land promises at the 2018 Summer Symposium in Lexington, Kentucky.
Frank X Walker, a speaker at the 2018 Summer Symposium, is a professor at the University of Kentucky and a founding member of the Affrilachian Poets. He is a former Kentucky Poet Laureate who has authored nine poetry collections, including his latest, Inkstains & Watermarks: New and Uncollected Poems.
Iliana Rocha was the 2017 Southern Foodways Symposium poet-in-residence.
Two poems by Sandra Beasley, from the fall 2017 issue of Gravy.
Poet Iliana Rocha is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Central Oklahoma. Hear her words opening the 2017 symposium on our first morning.
Wrap up National Poetry Month with this piece by Rebecca Gayle Howell, delivered at our 19th Southern Foodways Symposium.
This is how you fall in love (with cornbread).
Rebecca Gayle Howell, author of Render: An Apocalypse, offers the morning benediction at SFA’s 19th Southern Foodways Symposium.
Poet TJ Jarrett delivered her poem “Thanksgiving” at our 2016 Summer Foodways Symposium in Nashville, Tennessee.