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Readings for Speakers & Events: Nikky Finney 9/9/2012

Supporting readings for on-campus speakers and events.


September 9  at 7:00 p.m. in Haggin Auditorium


Nikky Finney. "The Afterbirth, 1931." National Poetry Foundation.

Nikky Finney "Ambrosia."  In: Shaping memories reflections of African American women writers. Joanne Veal Gabbin, ed. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2009.

Nikky Finney.  "Cattails." The Academy of American Poets.

DVD: Coal black voices: a documentary by Media Working Group ; produced and directed by Jean Donohue, Fred Johnson. Publisher:[Covington, Ky.] : Media Working Group, 2001.  Featured poets: Nikky Finney, Frank X Walker, Crystal Wilkinson, Kelly Norman Ellis, Ricardo Nazario-Colón, Paul C. Taylor, Bernard Clay, Mitchell L.H. Douglas, Daundra Scisney-Givens, Shanna Smith
PPS591.N4 2001

Nikky Finney. "For G. W.: Who Defined Mentor" Callaloo. No. 5, Women Poets: A Special Issue (Feb., 1979), p. 28.

Nikky Finney. "Hate." Callaloo. 23.1, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender: Literature and Culture (Winter, 2000), pp. 186-187.

Nikky Finney. Head off & split : poems.  Evanston, Ill. : TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, 2011.
PS3556.I53 H43 2010

Nikky Finney. "Heirloom." The Academy of American Poets.

Nikky Finney.  "Inquisitor and Insurgent: Black Woman with Pencil, Sharpened."  Meridians. 7.1 (2006), pp. 214-221.

Nikky Finney. "Irons At Her Feet." Callaloo. 13.3 (Summer, 1990), pp. 467-468.

Nikky Finney. "Left." The Academy of American Poets.

Nikky Finney. "The Making of Paper."  Meridians. 3.2 (2003), pp. 17-19.

Nikky Finney. Rice. Toronto : Sister Vision, c1995.
PS3556.I53 R53 1995

Nikky Finney. "Salt-water geechee mounds." In: Bloodroot : reflections on place by Appalachian women writers. Joyce Dyer, editor. Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c1998.
PS286.A6 B57 1998

Nikky Finney. "Sex." Obsidian III 4.2 (Fall/Winter2002/2003), p31-32.

Nikky Finney. World is round.  Atlanta, Ga. : InnerLight Pub., 2003.
PS3556.I53 W67 2003

By others:

Dawes, Kwame. "Reading Rice: A Local Habitation and a Name." African American Review. 31.2 (Summer, 1997), pp. 269-279.

Kraver, Jeraldine. '"Mobile Images": Myth and Resistance in Nikky Finney's "Rice"The Southern Literary Journal. 34.2 (Spring, 2002), pp. 134-147.

Lansana, Quraysh Ali "Soul in them there Hills." Black Issues Book Review. 3.2 (Mar/Apr2001), p50-51.

Shockley, Evie. "The World is Round." Indiana Review. 26.1 (Summer2004), p204-207.

Thompson, Kyle. "The World is Round: A Conversation with Nikky Finney."  Obsidian III; 4.2 (Fall/Winter2002/2003), p10-26.

Nikky Finney website

Bio from National Poetry Foundation site

Acceptance speech for National Book Award

NPR: The Beauty And Difficulty Of Poet Nikky Finney. Noah Adams