Recent News

Recent News


Feb 4 – Reading at the Sustainability Summit at the University of Kentucky

Jan 21 – 26 – Jeff was at the West Palm Beach Poetry Festival


Dec 2 – Reading at Texas A&M

Nov 20 – Reading at Art Center of the Bluegrass in Danville, KY

Nov 16 – Invited Author at the Kentucky Book Fair

Nov 8 – Jeff gave a reading at Eastern Kentucky University

Oct 25-26 Invited Reading and Class Presentation at Pikeville University

Oct 2 – Nov 14 Jeff teaches a Master Class in Poetry at the Carnegie Center, Lexington, KY

Sept 26 Reading at the Washington County Library

Sept 25 Invited to join literature panel as an outside judge to decide next Ohio Poet Laureate, Columbus, OH

Sept 18 Invited by the EU Ambassador to the United States (Stavros Lambrinidis) to read poems at Kentucky-EU Celebration of International Trade, Washington, DC

June 26  Jeff taught a poetry class and gave a reading for the 2019 Governor Scholars Program at the University of Kentucky

June 13  Live interview at WRFL, UK’s radio station

April 24  Jeff inducted in Frankfort as Kentucky’s new Poet Laureate, 2019-2020

April 12  Podcast (with Richard Taylor) at Kentucky Arts Council in Frankfort

April 7  reading at Brier Books in Lexington

February 19  reading at Poor Richard’s Bookstore in Frankfort, taped by local radio station WNAS

Writer Jeff Worley Appointed Kentucky Poet Laureate

Click here for more information on the Kentucky poet laureate and to listen to the induction speeches by the past 7 Kentucky poets laureate.

This feature article on Jeff was published in The Shocker, the Wichita State alumni magazine. –Click Here

Read a review/commentary by poet B.H. Fairchild in Ploughshares on Jeff’s book Driving Late to the Party: The Kansas PoemsClick Here

Read a feature article on Jeff from the Lexington Herald-Leader: