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Nikky Finney Selected to Receive the 2022 Thomas Robinson Prize for Southern Literature

Nikky Finney, the John H. Bennett Jr. Chair in Creative Writing and Southern Letters at the University of South Carolina, will receive the 2022 Thomas Robinson Prize for Southern Literature from the Spencer B. King Jr. Center for Southern Studies at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. Professor Finney will be honored at a ceremony in Macon in April.
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Vanderbilt Hustler

‘Poetry is my first voice:’ Q&A with Nikky Finney

On Jan. 17, The Hustler sat down with poet, educator and activist Nikky Finney. She is the author of “Head Off & Split,” which won the National Book Award for Poetry in 2011. Her newest book of poetry, “Love Child’s Hotbed of Occasional Poetry: Poems & Artifacts,” was published in 2020.
Pride Publishing

Poet Nikky Finney speaks at virtual keynote event for 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Renowned poet, professor and author, Nikky Finney, will deliver a keynote address as part of Vanderbilt University’s 2022 commemoration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Finney is scheduled to speak on Jan. 17 at 4:30 pm, CST, as part of a broader virtual program that will begin with a vigil and include remarks by Vanderbilt Chancellor Daniel Diermeier. After Finney’s address, Major Jackson, director of creative writing; and Gertrude Conaway, Vanderbilt professor of English, will host a moderated question and answer session with the speaker.
Vanderbilt University News

Poet Nikky Finney to speak as part of multiday MLK Commemorative Series

Renowned poet, professor and author Nikky Finney will deliver a keynote address as part of Vanderbilt University’s 2022 series honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Finney is scheduled to speak Jan. 17 at 4:30 p.m. CT as part of a broader virtual program that will begin with a vigil and include remarks by Vanderbilt Chancellor Daniel Diermeier. After Finney’s address, Major Jackson, director of creative writing and Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English, will host a moderated Q&A with the speaker.
uky.edu

Nikky Finney to Receive Honorary Degree at December Commencement

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 16, 2021) — The University of Kentucky will present educator and author Nikky Finney with its highest honor tomorrow at the December 2021 Commencement Ceremonies. Finney, who is the John H. Bennet, Jr. Chair in Creative Writing and Southern Letters at the University of South Carolina,...
LEXINGTON, KY
southcarolinapublicradio.org

Nikky Finney finds the right words for a 400-year history

In this Sonatas & Soundscapes interview that aired Thursday, November 4th, host Bradley Fuller speaks with nationally-recognized poet Nikky Finney about At War With Ourselves – 400 Years of You. The work, billed as “a rhapsodic modern day paean spun from the skin of history,” is a years-in-the-making collaboration among Finney, composer Michael Abels, and the Kronos Quartet. Finney shares about how At War With Ourselves took shape and what it’s been like working alongside other artists to bring it before audiences for the first time in November 2021.