Poetry Reading by Dr. Frank X Walker

09/24/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
President's Room - Singletary Center for the Arts

Come join the LEXengaged Living Learning Program at this event where Frank X Walker, one of the Wired Faculty Directors, will be reading from his book Isaac Murphy: I Dedicate This Ride

In this richly imagined collection of poems, Frank X Walker brings to life the mind and heart of legendary African-American jockey Isaac Burns Murphy (1861-1896). The son of a slave, Murphy rose to the top of thoroughbred racing in a brilliant career that brought him wealth, honor and international fame. The first to win the Kentucky Derby three times (1884, 1890, 1891), Murphy won an unprecedented 44% of the races he entered. Part of the lore surrounding Murphy's legacy was his penchant for not using the whip. He preferred to ride his mounts into the winner's circle by using his well-honed skills and simply talking to his horses.

This will count as a Wired event, and refreshments will be served!!


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