Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Nikky Finney @ Parker School

Nightviews Presents

Th e Jeanne Harris Hansell Endowed Fund for Poetry

An Evening with Nikky Finney
John H. Bennett, Jr. Chair in Southern Letters and Literature at the University of South Carolina
Tuesday, April 22
7 p.m. | 
Heller Auditorium
Free and Open to the PublicRegister online here
Award-winning American poet Nikky Finney was born in South Carolina. A child of activists, she came of age during the Civil Rights and Black Arts Movements. As a student at Talladega College, Finney began to understand the powerful synergy between art and history. Themes in Finney’s work reveal her commitment to social justice and cultural preservation. Finney has authored four books of poetry and a short story cycle. Her most recent book of poetry, Head Off & Split, was awarded the 2011 National Book Award for poetry.
Please join us for wonderful evening of poetry!
More on Nikky Finney is available here.
This event is made possible through a gift from the Hansell family. The Jeanne Harris Hansell Endowed Fund for Poetry, established in the name of Jeanne Harris Hansell ’45, will ensure continued success of the “Poetry at Parker” series, as well as allowing the school to host renowned guest poets and speakers about poetry in years to come. Former Poet Laureate Billy Collins was Parker’s inaugural visiting poet in the 2012–13 academic year.