Nikky Finney


Born
in Conway, South Carolina, The United States
August 26, 1957

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Nikky Finney was born at the rim of the Atlantic Ocean, in South Carolina, in 1957. The daughter of activists and educators, she began writing in the midst of the Civil Rights and Black Arts Movements. With these instrumental eras circling her, Finney's work provides first-person literary accounts to some of the most important events in American history.

In 1985, and at the age of 26, Finney's debut collection of poetry, On Wings Made of Gauze, was published by William Morrow (a division of HaperCollins). Finney's next full-length collection of poetry and portraits, RICE (Sister Vision Press, 1995), was awarded the PEN America-Open Book Award, which was followed by a collection of short stories entitled Heartwood (University Press of
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Head Off & Split

4.12 avg rating — 1,075 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Rice

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The World Is Round

4.24 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 2002 — 3 editions
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The Ringing Ear: Black Poet...

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Heartwood

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On Wings Made of Gauze

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A Collection Of Poems - Nik...

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Love Child's Hotbed of Occa...

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Conversations with the Conr...

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