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Sep 22, 2021

Our guest today is Crystal Wilkinson, the 2021-22 Kentucky Poet Laureate. She is the first African-American woman to hold this position. In addition, she is the author of the newly released, “Perfect Black.” It is said that Perfect Black combines Crystal’s deep love for her rural roots with a passion for language and storytelling in this compelling collection of poetry and prose about girlhood, racism, and political awakening, imbued with vivid imagery of growing up in Southern Appalachia.