Alaska's Fiddling Poet Begins Residency with BCSD Academies
Starting today, students in the Baldwin County School District's two academies, Lakeview Academy and Midway Hills Academy, are getting some very special hands-on experience with a renowned musician, author and poet Ken Waldman. Mr. Waldman's residency will run for a two week period where he will be working alongside our academies' 4th grade classes.
Mr. Waldman's ten books consist of eight full-length poetry collections, a memoir about his life as a touring artist, and a volume of acrostic poems for kids. A former college professor with an MFA in Creative Writing, he's been a visiting writer at nearly 100 colleges and universities, a visiting artist at over 230 schools in 33 states, and has led workshops from Alaska to Maine.
As a performer, he's played from the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage to Berkeley's Freight and Salvage, occasionally as a soloist, more often as leader of one of his ever-changing troupes of nationally recognized musicians. .