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A Poetry Reading by Nikky Finney

March 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free
Lewis & Clark College, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road, Portland, OR 97219 + Google Map

Nikky Finney was born in South Carolina, within listening distance of the sea.  A child of activists, she came of age during the civil rights and Black Arts Movements. At Talladega College, nurtured by Hale Woodruff’s Amista murals, Finney began to understand the powerful synergy between art and history. Finney has authored four books of poetry: Head Off & Split (2011); The World Is Round (2003); Rice (1995); and On Wings Made of Gauze (1985). The John H. Bennett, Jr. Chair in Southern Letters and Literature at the University of South Carolina, Finney also authored Heartwood (1997), edited The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (2007), and co-founded the Affrilachian Poets. Finney’s fourth book of poetry, Head Off & Split was awarded the 2011 National Book Award for poetry.

Location: Albany Quadrangle, Smith Hall

Venue

Lewis & Clark College
0615 SW Palatine Hill Road
Portland, OR 97219
+ Google Map
Phone:
503-768-7405
Website:
https://college.lclark.edu/departments/english/

Organizer

Lewis & Clark English Department
Phone:
503-768-7405
Email:
english@lclark.edu
Website:
https://college.lclark.edu/departments/english/