Jeff Worley has published two previous books of poetry and three chapbooks. His poems have appeared in many national magazines and journals, and he has received several awards, including the Mid-List Press First Series Award for Poetry, Atlanta Review’s 2002 International Poetry Competition Grand Prize, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. He works at the University of Kentucky and lives in Lexington with his wife, Linda, and their four cats.
Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Lexington poet Jeff Worley as Kentucky Poet Laureate for 2019-20.