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James Baker Hall has died

James Hall leaves creative legacy behind | The Kentucky Kernel.

Former UK English professor James Baker “Jim” Hall died at his home near Sadieville, Ky., on Thursday. He was 74.

In addition to teaching at UK from 1973 to his retirement in 2004, Hall was a widely-known artist, photographer, poet and author. Hall served as Kentucky’s Poet Laureate from 2001 to 2003. “

(Hall) was a very fine fiction writer, poet and master photographer,” said Gurney Norman, current Kentucky Poet Laureate and UK English professor. “He was a remarkable Kentuckian and artist.” READ MORE ...

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"Hall will live on in his wonderful photographs, vivid prose and emotionally adventurous poetry."

"In sports lingo, he'd be called a triple threat," said Mr. Hall's friend and fellow photographer Guy Mendes. "He was a wonderful artist, photographer and teacher."

Louisville Courier-Journal

"Jim's poetry (he published seven volumes) is admired for its humor, crisp imagery and deep feeling. He delighted in life's little moments, and he caught them absolutely in his lilting lines."

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