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A Conversation with Poet Nikky Finney

Date: 6:00pm PST November 16

  • Photo credit Forrest Clonts

Please join us for a conversation with poet Nikky Finney on her new book Love Child’s Hotbed of Occasional Poetry: Poems and Artifacts.


NIKKY FINNEY was born by the sea in South Carolina and raised during the Civil Rights, Black Power, and Black Arts Movements. She is the author of On Wings Made of Gauze; Rice; The World Is Round; and Head Off & Split, which won the National Book Award for Poetry in 2011. She is the John H. Bennet, Jr. Chair in Creative Writing and Southern Letters at the University of South Carolina.

Nikky’s new book. Love Child’s Hotbed of Occasional Poetry (2020) is her first poetry collection since winning the National Book Award in 2011. In addition to the poems, there are hotbeds, a horticulture term introducing her readers to her journals, the place where most of her poems have always found their calcium and strong knees. There are also artifacts, images and photographs that assist the words in composing how the poet’s poet-life came to be.

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