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A Reading by Nikky Finney, Part of the Lane Lecture Series

Nikky Finney was born in South Carolina, within listening distance of the sea. A child of activists, she came of age during the civil rights and Black Arts Movements. At Talladega College, nurtured by Hale Woodruff’s Amistad murals, Finney began to understand the powerful synergy between art and history. Finney has authored four books of poetry: Head Off & Split (2011); The World Is Round (2003); Rice(1995); and On Wings Made of Gauze (1985). The Guy Davenport Endowed Professor in the Department of English at the University of Kentucky, Finney also authored Heartwood (1997) edited The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (2007), and co- founded the Affrilachian Poets. Finney’s fourth book of poetry, Head Off & Split was awarded the 2011 National Book Award for poetry.

Details

When:

Monday, March 3, 2014. 08:00 PM

Where:

Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall, 616 Serra St.

Sponsor:

Creative Writing Program

Contact:

650-723-0011
creative1@stanford.edu

Admission:

Free and open to the public.