Each year the Carnegie Center celebrates excellence in writing, character, and contributions to Kentucky by selecting published writers to the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame. The following three inductees are poets:
• Blanche Taylor Dickinson (1896-1972): Born in Franklin, Dickinson focused her writing on the challenges of black women in the 1920s.
• Madison Cawein (1865-1914): A nationally recognized poet from Louisville, Dawein was known for the romantic style of his poetry celebrating the nature of Kentucky.
• Richard Taylor (b. 1941): Kentucky’s poet laureate from 1999-2001, Taylor is a sixth-generation Kentuckian, famous for using imagery to tell stories of the “misfits of Kentucky.”
– Rebecca Hastings, The 100 Companies