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Pluck! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture

For the state of Kentucky, Pluck! is a first. It was published three times a year by Northern Kentucky University from 2007-2009, thereafter published at the University of Kentucky.

Pluck! is an academic journal that focuses on diverse regional arts and culture in the Appalachian region, including literature, images, essays, articles, and poetry. Frank X Walker, from Danville, KY, is the editor and publisher.

The journal is the second of its kind, having been preceded by Black Diamonds, first published in 1978 in West Virginia by Edward J. Cabbell. Black Diamonds was a digest of the life and culture of African Americans in Appalachia. Cabbell was the first African American to earn a master's degree in Appalachian Studies. Frank Walker's interview with Cabbell can be found in the inaugural issue of Pluck!.

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NKAA Entry: Walker, Frank X
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