TITLE: Nikky Finney: 2012 National Book Festival
SPEAKER: Nikky Finney
EVENT DATE: 09/23/2012
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 42 minutes
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Poet Nikky Finney appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: Nikky Finney is the Provost's Distinguished Service Professor of English at the University of Kentucky. Her father was a civil rights attorney and chief justice of South Carolina, and Finney's sense of social justice is clearly evident in her work. She has written four books of poetry: her newest, "Head Off & Split," which received the 2011 National Book Award; "The World Is Round"; "Rice"; and "On Wings Made of Gauze."
SERIES: National Book Festival 2012