More than 50 scholars from colleges and universities across Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee gathered March 1-2 to present their work at the 2019 Kentucky Philological Association Conference on the campus of the University of Pikeville. James Riley, Ph.D., coordinator of the English program and a professor of English at UPIKE since 1987, said this was the first time the conference has been held in Pikeville in the organization’s 46-year history. Kentucky poet Mary Ann Taylor-Hall, read from her new book Out of Nowhere: New and Selected Poems at the Plenary Session on Friday, in Chrisman Auditorium. She also spoke to UPIKE creative writing students the morning of Friday, March 1, 2019. Riley’s presentation consisted of a reading from his recently released book, Broken Frequencies: a book of poems. A book signing for his book will be held March 22, 2019 from 6-8pm at the Garfield House, located at 178 College Street in Pikeville.