Voices from the March on Washington, co-written with J. Patrick Lewis (WordSong), won the Social Justice Literature Award from ILAís Literature and Social Responsibility Special Interest Group. (The International Literacy Association was formerly the International Reading Association.)
Many-Storied House, a memoir in poems set in the house where I grew up, will be adapted as readersí theater by the Falcon Theater in Newport, Ky. Show date is January 15, 2016 at the Newport Branch of the Kenton County Library.
Videos of my Poet Laureate induction speech and reading (complete with washboard-accompanied song) are available through the Kentucky Arts Council at http://artscouncil.ky.gov/KentuckyArt/Poet.htm.
Boats Float!, co-written with my son Benn and illustrated by Mick Wiggins, launched September 1, and has received a starred review from Publishers Weekly.
A Kentucky Christmas, the multi-genre anthology I edited, is being adapted by James W. Rodgers and directed by Patricia Clark at the Woodford Theater in Versailles, KY. Performances are December 4-6, 11-13, and 18-20.