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Kentucky’s “Where I’m From”:
A Poetry of Place

Kentucky’s “Where I’m From”: A Poetry of Place explores the Commonwealth county by county through “Where I’m From” memory poems that follow the structure of Kentucky Poet Laureate George Ella Lyon’s original “Where I’m From.”

This is not a competition; there are no winners or losers. Contacts in each county will collect “Where I’m From” poems and submit them to the Kentucky Arts Council. Check the county contacts list for your local contact.

For more details, go to the project page.



Adair Allen Anderson Ballard Barren Bath
Bell Boone Bourbon Boyd Boyle Bracken
Breathitt Breckenridge Bullitt Butler Caldwell Calloway
Campbell Carlisle Carroll Carter Casey Christian
Clark Clay Clinton Crittenden Cumberland Daviess
Edmonson Elliott Estill Fayette Fleming Floyd
Franklin Fulton Gallatin Garrard Grant Graves
Grayson Green Greenup Hancock Hardin Harlan
Harrison Hart Henderson Henry Hickman Hopkins
Jackson Jefferson Jessamine Johnson Kenton Knott
Knox Larue Laurel Lawrence Lee Leslie
Letcher Lewis Lincoln Livingston Logan Lyon
Madison Magoffin Marion Marshall Martin Mason
McCracken McCreary McLean Meade Menifee Mercer
Metcalfe Monroe Montgomery Morgan Muhlenberg Nelson
Nicholas Ohio Oldham Owen Owsley Pendleton
Perry Pike Powell Pulaski Robertson Rockcastle
Rowan Russell Scott Shelby Simpson Spencer
Taylor Todd Trigg Trimble Union Warren
Washington Wayne Webster Whitley Wolfe Woodford


For information, please contact:
Tamara Coffey




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