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KY Arts Council Featured Artist Visits Sounds Good in Honor of National Poetry Month

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    Constance Alexander is a prolific poet, author, and businesswoman. In March/April of 2017, she was the featured artist of the Kentucky Arts Council. In honor of National Poetry Month, she visits Sounds Good to recite poetry minutes and discuss upcoming NPM events. 

    The poetry minutes for National Poetry Month this year come from the 6th grade class of Carlisle County Middle School in Bardwell, KY. The Kentucky Arts Council partnered with the Kentucky Historical Society and centered the theme around Kentucky's history of voting. The student poets were inspired by a specific work of art, "County Election 1852" by George Caleb Bingham. Perspectives from the painting range from the voters, the buildings, and a dog included in frame. 
            Constance Alexander, a prolific poet and advocate for the arts, visited Sounds Good to discuss the KY Art Council's poetry minutes in honor of National Poetry Month. She recites several selections from Carlisle Middle School entries, and also discusses upcoming celebratory events, including a poetry reading at the Calloway County Public Library on April 23rd at 6 p.m. 

Tracy started working for WKMS in 1994 while attending Murray State University. After receiving his Bachelors and Masters degrees from MSU he was hired as Operations/Web/Sports Director in 2000. Tracy hosted All Things Considered from 2004-2012 and has served as host/producer of several music shows including Cafe Jazz, and Jazz Horizons. In 2001, Tracy revived Beyond The Edge, a legacy alternative music program that had been on hiatus for several years. Tracy was named Program Director in 2011 and created the midday music and conversation program Sounds Good in 2012 which he hosts Monday-Thursday. Tracy lives in Murray with his wife, son and daughter.
Melanie Davis-McAfee graduated from Murray State University in 2018 with a BA in Music Business. She has been working for WKMS as a Music and Operations Assistant since 2017. Melanie hosts the late-night alternative show Alien Lanes, Fridays at 11 pm with co-host Tim Peyton. She also produces Rick Nance's Kitchen Sink and Datebook and writes Sounds Good stories for the web.
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