Nikky Finney Appointed Guy Davenport Endowed English Professor
Nikky Finney featured on Arts & Life of NPR
Nikky Finney reading
In celebration of National Poetry Month this April, the UK Libraries is sponsoring a poetry reading by Nikky Finney. The reading will take place in the Special Collections Library, in the Great Hall of the King Building, with a reception to follow. April 26, 2012, 4-6 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A&S English Professor Wins National Book Award
In case you missed it during the hectic holiday season, A&S English professor Nikky Finney was featured on “UK at the Half” with Carl Nathe during the UK vs. Loyola basketball game. Finney’s book, “Head Off & Split,” was the winner of the 2011 National Book Award in Poetry. The National Book Awards is one of the most anticipated events in the publishing world. Finney has taught at UK for decades and is a member of the Affrilachian Poets group that includes Frank X Walker and Kelly Norman Ellis.
To hear the "UK at the Half" interview, click here.