Pretend the Ball is Named Jim Crow: An Evening with Poet Dorian Hairston

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Join poet Dorian Hairston as he reads from and discusses Pretend the Ball is Named Jim Crow. In his first collection of poetry, Hairston explores the life and legacy of Josh Gibson, the greatest catcher to play the game of baseball.

Dorian Hairston is a poet, educator, and former college athlete from Lexington, Kentucky. He is an Affrilachian Poet, and his work has appeared in Anthology of Appalachian Writers and Black Bone: 25 Years of the Affrilachian Poets. While he enjoys reading and writing poetry, what he loves most is cooking for his family, playing some good music, and dancing often.

A book signing will follow, with copies available for purchase. Sponsored by the University Press of Kentucky and PSPL.


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