Poetry Unites Kentucky: A Full Conversation With Ewa Zadrzynska

Aug 4, 2020

WUKY's DeBraun Thomas got to speak with Ewa Zadryznska about Poetry Unites Kentucky!

Photo Courtesy Basia Kenton

Poetry Unites Kentucky is an essay contest as part of Poetry Unites America.  Contestants will be asked to write an essay about their favorite poem in 600 words or less. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, September 15th, 2020. Entries can be made here or emailed to poetryunites@gmail.com. 8 winners will be selected and of those, the top 4 winners will be featured in a 30 minute documentary that would be set to air on KET. 

More information is available at PoetryUnitesAmerica.com.

Judges: 

Jeff Worley, Kentucky State Poet Laureate, 2019-2021

Richard Taylor, Kentucky State Poet Laureate, 1999-2001

Edward Hirsch, Poet and President of Guggenheim Foundation

Hannah Drake, Poet, columnist, writer, lecturer at the University of Louisville

Shelda Hale, Poet, writer, advisor to the Kentucky Women Writers Conference Board

Nina Darnton, Writer

Ewa Zadrzynska, Filmmaker 

Note: In the interest of full disclosure, WUKY notes that Shelda Hale is the wife of WUKY General Manager Tom Godell.