Friday, June 26, 2009

The Carnegie Center Remembers James Baker Hall

The Carnegie Center remembers Jim Hall, former poet laureate and Carnegie Center friend, who passed away yesterday.

Jim Hall was an outspoken advocate for the Carnegie Center.

“The Carnegie Center is a real friend-in-waiting to reading and writing at all levels, and a life-changing resource for many…”

“I cherish the Carnegie Center personally and on behalf of the Kentucky literary community.”

“one of [Lexington’s] treasures.”

These quotes were part of a letter to the editor he wrote back in 2003 when city budget cuts threatened to close the center. He was the KY Poet Laureate at the time he made these statements.

Our thoughts are with his family today.


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