Interview with Frank Steele, September 23, 1992

Project: Kentucky Writers Oral History Project

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Steele describes his family history. His father was a traveling salesman and his mother was a piano teacher. Steele spent time as a child watching many movies, and then he started school a year earlier than usual. He was interested in sports, and his first college major was physical education. Before finishing college, he served a stint in the army, where he had the opportunity to play an extra in an Elvis Presley movie. Steele was greatly influenced by his teacher and mentor, Stephen Mooney. The first part of this recording is the interview and the second half is a recording of a poetry reading. Steele reads some of his works.

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1992oh384_kw048

Interviewee Name

Frank Steele

Interviewer Name

L. Elisabeth Beattie

Interview Date

1992-09-23

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Steele, Frank Interview by L. Elisabeth Beattie. 23 Sep. 1992. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Steele, F. (1992, September 23). Interview by L. E. Beattie. Kentucky Writers Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Steele, Frank, interview by L. Elisabeth Beattie. September 23, 1992, Kentucky Writers Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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