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Nikky Finney

Poet, the John H. Bennett Jr. Chair in Southern Letters and Literature at the University of South Carolina, and former University of Kentucky English professor.

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  • Nikky Finney, Poet (#630)

    Nikky Finney, a University of Kentucky English professor and Affrilachian poet, talks about her latest work, Head Off and Split (2011).

  • Nikky Finney (#843)

    After 20 years of living in Lexington and teaching at the University of Kentucky, poet Nikky Finney is moving back to her native South Carolina to teach at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Renee talks with Finney, winner of the 2011 National Book Award for poetry for Head Off & Split, about her work in Lexington and her new position.