College of Arts and Sciences

 

Robert Smalls Annual Lecture Series

1997 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007
2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017

The University of South Carolina
AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAM

presents the
15th ANNUAL ROBERT SMALLS LECTURE

DR. NIKKY FINNEY


 

"Writing and Refusing Wooden Nickels"

Thursday, March 15, 2012
Moore School of Business
Room 005
Columbia, SC 29208
7:00PM

Admission:  Free
Book signing will follow the lecture

 

 


Dr. Nikky Finney

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 Amistad 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). Professor of English and creative writing at the University of Kentucky, 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.