May 28, 2014 4:39 PM

Merlene Davis: Kentucky writers share their admiration, appreciation for Maya Angelou

I don't think many people my age heard the news of Maya Angelou's death without gasping. And neither did many Kentucky writers. "There is no way an obituary can say poet and stop there," said Frank X Walker, Kentucky Poet Laureate and winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Poetry. "Poet is much too small a word."

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