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Buffalo Dance, expanded edition

The Journey of York

When Frank X Walker's compelling collection of personal poems was first released in 2004, it told the story of the infamous Lewis and Clark expedition from the point of view of York, who was enslaved to Clark and became the first African American man to traverse the continent. The fictionalized poems in Buffalo Dance form a narrative of York's inner journey before, during, and after the expedition—a journey from slavery to freedom, from the plantation to the great Northwest, from servant to soul yearning to be free.
In this expanded edition, Walker utilizes extensive historical research, interviews, transcribed oral histories from the Nez Perce Reservation, art, and empathy to breathe new life into an important but overlooked historical figure. Featuring a new historical essay, preface, and sixteen additional poems, this powerful work speaks to such themes as racism, the power of literacy, the inhumanity of slavery, and the crimes against Native Americans, while reawakening and reclaiming the lost "voice" of York.

About the Author

Frank X Walker, the first African American writer to be named Kentucky Poet Laureate, is an artist and educator. He has published eleven collections of poetry, including Masked Man, Black: Pandemic & Protest Poems and Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers, which received an NAACP Image Award and the Black Caucus of the American Library Association Honor Book Award. The recipient of the Thomas D. Clark Award for Literary Excellence, he is a founding member of the Affrilachian Poets.
University Press of Kentucky
Kentucky Voices
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Other Titles by Frank X Walker

A Is for Affrilachia

Frank X Walker, illustrated by Ronald W. Davis
Feb 2023 - University Press of Kentucky
$19.95 USD - Hardback
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text

Black Bone

edited by Bianca Lynne Spriggs, Jeremy Paden, with contributions byFrank X Walker
Feb 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text

Buffalo Dance

Frank X Walker
Sep 2010 - University Press of Kentucky
$17.95 USD - Electronic book text
$17.95 USD - Electronic book text
$17.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles from Kentucky Voices

At The Breakers

Mary Ann Taylor-Hall
Apr 2022 - University Press of Kentucky
$24.95 USD - Hardback
$24.95 USD - Electronic book text
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Miss America Kissed Caleb

Billy C. Clark
Dec 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$14.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text

The Total Light Process

James Baker Hall
Nov 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$25.00 USD - Hardback
$29.95 USD - Electronic book text
$20.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles in HISTORY / African American

Slavery and Freedom in the Bluegrass State

edited by Gerald L. Smith
Feb 2023 - University Press of Kentucky
$30.00 USD - Hardback
$30.00 USD - Electronic book text
$20.00 USD - Electronic book text

Finding Francis

Elizabeth J. West
Dec 2022 - University of South Carolina Press
$89.99 USD - Hardback
$29.99 USD - Paperback / softback

Street Diplomacy

Elliott Drago
Nov 2022 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$49.95 USD - Hardback
$49.95 USD - Electronic book text

Other Titles in Poetry by individual poets

Her Birth and Later Years

Irena Klepfisz
Dec 2022 - Wesleyan University Press
$28.00 USD - Hardback

In the Current Where Drowning Is Beautiful

Abigail Chabitnoy
Nov 2022 - Wesleyan University Press
$25.00 USD - Hardback
$15.95 USD - Paperback / softback

In a Few Minutes Before Later

Brenda Hillman
Oct 2022 - Wesleyan University Press
$26.00 USD - Hardback