by Nikky Finney
by James Baldwin and Nikky Finney
May 4, 2014 In response to racist comments made by rancher Cliven Bundy and Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, poet Saeed Jones recommends picking up a new collection of James Baldwin's poems.
Nikky Finney is an award-winning poet and the Provost's Distinguished Service Professor of English at the University of Kentucky.
April 8, 2012 "Art is about being provocative," says the award-winning poet. "Art is also about beauty and if you leave the latter out, the former doesn't matter."
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December 1, 2011 Ever since she was 19 years old, Nikky Finney dreamed of being a poet. She published her first book in 1985, and has taught writing for years at the university level. Her collection Head Off & Split received the National Book Award for poetry in November.
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Jesmyn Ward, winner of the National Book Award for Fiction for her book Salvage the Bones, poses at the National Book Awards Wednesday night.
November 17, 2011 In a celebratory National Book Awards on Wall Street last night, Stephen Greenblatt took the nonfiction award for Swerve, while, in a surprise turn in fiction, Jesmyn Ward won for Salvage the Bones.
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