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Praisesong for the Kitchen Ghosts: A Reading and Book Signing

Crystal Wilkinson, writer

Tue, 4/9 · 5:00 pm6:30 pm · A17 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building

Center for Culture, Society, and Religion

The Crossroads Project, based at the Center for Culture, Society and Religion, presents a reading from the new culinary memoir, Praisesong for the Kitchen Ghosts. Crystal Wilkinson, a recent fellowship recipient of the Academy of American Poets, is the award-winning author of Praisesong for the Kitchen Ghosts, a culinary memoir, Perfect Black, a collection of poems, and three works of fiction—The Birds of Opulence, Water Street and Blackberries, Blackberries. She is the recipient of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Poetry, an O. Henry Prize, a USA Artists Fellowship, and an Ernest J. Gaines Prize for Literary Excellence. Named Kentucky’s Poet Laureate from 2021 to 2023, she has received recognition from the Yaddo Foundation, Hedgebrook, The Vermont Studio Center for the Arts, The Hermitage Foundation and others.

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