Theme: Black Identities: Self-Assertion and Self-Protection. The November 12 event will feature a special appearance by the National Book Award-winning South Carolina poet Nikky Finney, the University of South Carolina John H. Bennett, Jr. Chair of Southern Letters and Literature.
NIKKY FINNEY was born by the sea in South Carolina and raised during the Civil Rights Era. In her full body of poetry and storytelling, she explores the whispers and shouts of sexuality; the invisibility of poverty in a world continually smitten by the rich and the powerful; the graciousness of Black family perseverance; the truth of history; the grace and necessity of memory; as well as the titanic loss of habitat for all things precious and wild.
Contact: Davion Petty