nikky finney http://wfpl.org en Nikky Finney Ponders Possibilities Of The Poetry Profession http://wfpl.org/post/nikky-finney-ponders-possibilities-poetry-profession Transcript <p>NEAL CONAN, HOST: <p>Over the past several weeks, we checked in with our colleagues and friends in a series of conversations called "Looking Ahead," today, poet Nikky Finney. Two years ago, she riveted the audience as she accepted a National Book Award for her poetry collection "Head Off & Split."<p>(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED SPEECH)<p>NIKKY FINNEY: We begin with history. The slave codes of South Carolina, 1739. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 16:34:57 +0000 editor 5861 at http://wfpl.org Tonight: Watch the National Book Awards http://wfpl.org/post/tonight-watch-national-book-awards <p>The National Book Award ceremony is tonight, and if you didn't score tickets to this year's <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/12/books/national-book-awards-dinner-reinvents-itself.html?_r=0">revamped, glammed-up&nbsp;awards dinner</a> in New York's Cipriani Wall Street, where you can rub elbows with Gen X darling actress/author Molly Ringwald&nbsp;and McSweeney's founder (and fiction nominee) Dave Eggers, <a href="http://nationalbook.org/nba2012_ceremony.html#.UKO_quTpddd">the event will be live-streamed</a>. The action starts at 9 p.m. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 16:15:59 +0000 Erin Keane 2498 at http://wfpl.org Tonight: Watch the National Book Awards National Book Award Winner Reads at 21C http://wfpl.org/post/national-book-award-winner-reads-21c <p><span style="color: rgb(17, 17, 17); line-height: 22px; ">Lexington poet Nikky Finney has been on the road, visiting 20 cities in three months. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 72 at http://wfpl.org National Book Award Winner Reads at 21C