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