Nikky Finney

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Nikky Finney is the author of four books of poetry and a collection of short stories, including On Wings Made of Gauze, Rice, and Heartwood. Born in South Carolina to activist parents, Finney came of age during the Civil Rights and Black Arts Movements, noting, “I’ve never been far away from the human-rights struggle black people have been involved with in the South. That has been one of the backdrops of my entire life.”  Co-founder of the Affrilachian Poets group, Finney’s Head Off & Split was awarded the 2011 National Book Award for poetry.



Nikky Finney elsewhere on Lannan.org

The Fire This Time: A Tribute to James Baldwin with Nikky Finney, Randall Kenan, Kevin Young, et al, 2015, (Events)
A. J. Verdelle with Nikky Finney, 1998, (Events)

Nikky Finney Lannan Podcast Episodes

The Fire This Time: A James Baldwin Tribute, 11 February 2015 – Audio
Amy Bloom, The Fire This Time: A James Baldwin Tribute, Part 1, 11 February 2015 – Video
Nikky Finney, The Fire This Time: A James Baldwin Tribute, Part 2, 11 February 2015 – Video
Randall Kenan, The Fire This Time: A James Baldwin Tribute, Part 3, 11 February 2015 – Video
Kevin Young, The Fire This Time: A James Baldwin Tribute, Part 4, 11 February 2015 – Video
Conversation, The Fire This Time: A James Baldwin Tribute, Part 5, 11 February 2015 – Video

Nikky Finney around the Web

Additional Photos of the 11 February 2015 Event on Flickr


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