Thursday, November 17, 2011

Coverage of Nikky Finney's Big Win

Well, she did it. Nikky Finney was a big winner yesterday at the National Book Award ceremony. I've had a chance to read and re-read her volume this year. And blog about it. I was really pleased to see it gain this kind of national recognition.

Some of the coverage
How Nikky Finney Found Her Own Path To Poetry NPR
Poet Nikky Finney Dazzles the National Book Awards Time 
Q & A with Nikky Finney Kentucky Kernel 
NBA Winners Going Back to Press Publishers Weekly
Book Award Winners Jesmyn Ward, Nikky Finney Discuss Race & Lit. Huffington Post
Poet Nikky Finney hopes prestigious award illuminates arts' role in Kentucky LexGo
UK says hats off to poet: Colleagues laud Finney for national award  Kentucky Kernel
Reactions From the National Book Award Winners Wall Street Journal blog
Kentucky poet Nikky Finney wins National Book Award Courier Journal 
Nikky Finney wins National Book Award for poetry Chicago Tribune
2011 National Book Award Finalist, Poetry: Nikky Finney  National Book Award
Professor wins National Book Award for Poetry Kentucky Kernel
S.C. native, Nikki Finney, wins National Book Award The State (South Carolina)
Lexington poet wins National Book Award   LexGo
Ward, Finney Are Among 2011 National Book Award Winners PBS
National Book Awards Finalists Reading at The New School Electric Literature 
UK Perspectives Talk to Creative Writing Professor Nikky Finney UK News
Nikki Finney's poetry nomination a triumph Lexington Herald-Leader

Related content: A Notebook on the work of Nikky Finney

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