Nikky Finney (#706)
University of Kentucky poet and professor Nikky Finney discusses being awarded the prestigious 2011 National Book Award for Poetry for her latest book, Head Off and Split.
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Nikky Finney's poems are highly detailed observations of African American life, and they resonate with readers. Her latest book is a collection of rhythmic, powerful pieces of art. They have received praise from critics and readers alike. >