Nikky Finney Reading

UMF’s Visiting Writers Series: Nikky Finney

Thursday, September 22

Finney will be reading at 7:30 pm in the Landing with food provided and books for sale courtesy of DDG Booksellers.

More about Nikky Finney:

A nationally-recognized poet and author of four collections of poetry, Finney has been critically acclaimed as “one of the most eloquent, urgent, fearless and necessary poets writing in America today.” Her work includes, “On Wings Made of Gauze;” “Rice,” which received a PEN America Open Book Award; “The World is Round,” winner of the 2004 Benjamin Franklin Award for Poetry; and “Head Off & Split,” published by Northwestern University Press in February 2011. She has also written a collection of stories titled “Heartwood” that was published in 1998 and in 2006 she edited “The Ringing Ear,” an anthology of African American poets writing and reflecting on the South.

Finney has taught at Smith College; Berea College; and is a former faculty member and currently on the board at Cave Canem, a writing home for African-American poets. She is presently professor of creative writing at the University of Kentucky.



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