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Submissions to a 2020 ESU Happy Hour! program with Ron Whitehead, Kentucky Outlaw Poet Published: August 19, 2020

From Ron:
In 2005 I received an email from filmmaker Cameron Crowe. He said he and Nancy Wilson
love my work and would be honored if they could include a couple of my Kentucky Haiku on
the back cover of their ELIZABETHTOWN album soundtrack. The film's opening was held
here in Louisville, Kentucky. The reception took place at The Brown Hotel. I had a wonderful
visit with them.

In Kentucky
my heart
is breaking
In Kentucky
is mountainous

from Ron Whitehead's 21 Kentucky Haiku back jacket of Cameron Crowe' s ELIZABETHTOWN, Songs From The Brown Hotel soundtrack which includes tracks by Nancy Wilson, Elvis Presley, My Morning Jacket, Patty Griffin,Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys, & Sun Kil Moon

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