Nikky Finney

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Nikky Finney is the Provost’s Distinguished Service Professor of English at the University of Kentucky. She is the author of four books of poetry: Head Off & Split (2011); The World Is Round (2003); Rice (1995); and On Wings Made of Gauze (1985).  Her fourth book of poetry, Head Off & Split was awarded the 2011 National Book Award for poetry.

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