Sunday, September 2, 2012


Nikky Finney, whose Head Off and Split was a 2011 National Book Award Winner, will speak at 7:30 pm on Thursday, September 6, at the Hall Center for the Humanities, Kansas Union, University of Kansas.

The poems in Nikky Finney's breathtaking new collection Head Off & Split sustain a sensitive and intense dialogue with emblematic figures and events in African-American life: from Civil Rights matriarch Rosa Parks, to former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, from a brazen girl strung out on lightning, to a terrified woman abandoned on a rooftop during Hurricane Katrina.

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