Midwest Poets Series: Nikky Finney

Nikki Finney
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Arrupe Hall Auditorium

Award-winning poet Nikky Finney will be the guest of the Midwest Poets Series at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, in Arrupe Hall Auditorium on the Rockhurst University campus. Finney, a member of the University of Kentucky faculty for 23 years, is cofounder of the Affrilachian Poets and the author of numerous collections of poetry, including On Wings Made of Gauze, Rice, Heartwood, The World is Round, and Head Off & Split. Her work has garnered widespread acclaim, including the PEN American Open Book Award and the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award for the Arts in the South Carolina. Head Off & Split was a winner of the National Book Award for Poetry. A book signing and reception will follow the free reading. Parking is available in lots accessed at the University entrance at 54th Street and Troost Avenue, or in the parking garage located at 52nd Street and Troost Avenue. See rockhurst.edu/map for more information. The Midwest Poets Series receives support from the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.