nikky finney

Time Well Spent: Eli Edwards

English Professor Armando Prats said something that stuck in Elijah Edwards' head, "We are, in great measure, the living expression of our influences." It's a powerful sentiment that recent English graduate Edwards reflects in his own story.

Nikky Finney Appointed Guy Davenport Endowed English Professor

English professor and 2011 National Book Award winner Nikky Finney was recently appointed the inaugural Guy Davenport Endowed English Professor, an award honoring one of UK's most distinguished professors.

Nikky Finney featured on Arts & Life of NPR

Creative Writing Professor discusses the impact of her acceptance speech at the National Book Award ceremony on NPR's Arts & Life.

Nikky Finney reading

Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Special Collections Library, Margaret I. King Building

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

'UK at the Half' Features Creative Writing Professor Nikky Finney

Nikky Finney was recently awarded the National Book Award for poetry. Her most recent publication, a collection of poems, is entitled "Head Off & Split"

UK Professor Nikky Finney Wins National Book Award for Poetry

Nikky Finney, creative writing professor at UK and winner of the National Book Award for poetry for her book "Head Off & Split."

WUKY's 'UK Perspectives' Talks to Creative Writing Professor Nikky Finney

Nikky Finney, creative writing professor at UK and finalist for the National Book Award for poetry for her book "Head Off & Split" is this week's gues on WUKY's "UK Perspectives."

Finney Named National Book Award Finalist

UK English professor Nikky Finney has been named a finalist for the 2011 National Book Award in Poetry.

James Baker Hall Writers Series Highlights Affrilachian Poets

Authors present include Kelly Norman Ellis, Ellen Hagan and Nikky Finney.
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