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In Performance at the Governor's Mansion
A showcase of Kentucky’s best and brightest performers, featuring music, dance, dramatic readings, poetry, and more.
Nikky Finney

Poet Nikky Finney, a native of South Carolina, is an associate professor of creative writing at the University of Kentucky. She is also a founding member of the Affrilachian Poets, a community-based writing collective that, as the name suggests, acknowledges and celebrates the role African Americans have played in the development of the culture of Appalachia.

Finney is the author of a collection of short stories and two books of poetry, Wings Made of Gauze and Rice, a bookclub@ket selection. She and her work are also featured in a video about the Affrilachian Poets, Coal Black Voices.

Finney has received an Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council for her work.


Diverse Cultures
Music, dance, and poetry from a variety of cultural traditions with Beau Haddock and Band, Ballet Español, Nikki Finney, and the Orville Hammond Trio. (#301)


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