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Head Off & Split: Poems

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Winner, 2011 National Book Award for Poetry
Winner, 2012 GCLS Award for Poetry
Winner, 2012 SIBA Book Award for Poetry
Nominee, 2012 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Poetry

The poems in Nikky Finney's breathtaking new collection Head Off & Split sustain a sensitive and intense dialogue with emblematic figures and events in African American life: from civil rights matriarch Rosa Parks to former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, from a brazen girl strung out on lightning to a terrified woman abandoned on a rooftop during Hurricane Katrina. Finney's poetic voice is defined by an intimacy that holds a soft yet exacting eye on the erotic, on uncanny political and family events, like her mother's wedding waltz with South Carolina senator Strom Thurmond, and then again on the heartbreaking hilarity of an American president's final State of the Union address. 
 
Artful and intense, Finney's poems ask us to be mindful of what we fraction, fragment, cut off, dice, dishonor, or throw away, powerfully evoking both the lawless and the sublime.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780810152168
ISBN-10: 0810152169
Pagini: 116
Dimensiuni: 156 x 216 x 13 mm
Greutate: 0.18 kg
Ediția: New.
Editura: Northwestern University Press
Colecția Triquarterly

Notă biografică

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 Kentucky, 1998). Her next full-length poetry collection, The World Is Round (Inner Light Books, 2003) was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Award sponsored by the Independent Booksellers Association. In 2007, Finney edited the anthology, The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (University of Georgia Press/Cave Canem), which has become an essential compilation of contemporary African American writers. Her fourth full-length collection of poetry, Head Off & Split, is a National Book Award Winner. 

Finney and her work have been featured on Russell Simmons DEF Poetry (HBO series), renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson's feature The Meaning of Food (a PBS production) and National Public Radio. Her work has been praised by Walter Mosley, Nikki Giovanni, Gloria Naylor and the late CBS/60 Minutes news anchor Ed Bradley. Finney has held distinguished posts at Berea College as the Goode Chair in the Humanities and Smith College as the Grace Hazard Conklin Writer-in-Residence.

Finney is currently a Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University Kentucky. She is a founding member of the Affrilachian Poets


Cuprins

Acknowledgments
Resurrection of the Errand Girl: An Introduction

The Hard - Headed
Red Velvet
Left
My Time Up with You
Plunder
The Condoleezza Suite
    Concerto no. 5: Condoleezza & Intransigence
    Concerto no. 7: Condoleezza {working out} at the Watergate
    Concerto no. 11: Condoleezza and the Chickering
    Concerto no. 12: Condoleezza Visits NYC {during hurricane season}

The Head - over - Heels
Thunderbolt of Jove
The Aureole
Shaker: Wilma Rudolph Appears While Riding the Althea Gibson
Highway Home
Cattails
Heirloom
Orangerie
The Clitoris
Brown Girl Levitation, 1962-1989

The Head - Waters
Dancing with Strom
Segregation, Forever
Negroes with Guns
Hash Marks
Men Who Give Milk 1
Alice Butler
Penguin, Mullet, Bread
Liberty Street Seafood
Head Off & Split

Instruction, Final: To Brown Poets from Black Girl with Silver Leica

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