Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Head Off & Split: Nikky Finney



Genre: Poety Author: Nikky Finney
Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: Triquarterly (February 2011)

In short:

The poems in this 2011 National Book Award for poetry winning collection span the historical with the personal. She is an African American poet writing about African American issues, but she is really writing  universal, colorless, humane themes that span space and time.


My thoughts:
This is not a YA read, but it is a powerful read. Finney's control of love and rage, her musicality with language, her passion ~ good writing is ageless.

Hope you enjoyed her acceptance speech.

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