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By Nikky Finney

Winner, 2011 nationwide e-book Award for Poetry

Winner, 2012 GLCS Award for Poetry

Winner, 2012 SIBA ebook Award for Poetry

Nominee, 2012 NAACP photo Award for notable Literary paintings in Poetry

The poems in Nikky Finney's breathtaking new assortment Head Off & Split maintain a delicate and excessive discussion with emblematic figures and occasions in African American lifestyles: from civil rights matriarch Rosa Parks to former secretary of kingdom Condoleezza Rice, from a brazen woman strung out on lightning to a terrified lady deserted on a rooftop in the course of typhoon Katrina. Finney's poetic voice is outlined by means of an intimacy that holds a tender but exacting eye at the erotic, on uncanny political and kinfolk occasions, like her mother's marriage ceremony waltz with South Carolina senator Strom Thurmond, after which back at the heartbreaking hilarity of an American president's ultimate country of the Union address. 

 

Artful and excessive, Finney's poems ask us to consider of what we fraction, fragment, bring to a halt, cube, dishonor, or throw away, powerfully evoking either the lawless and the sublime.

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