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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