Nikki Finney

On Wings Made of Gauze (1985)
Rice (1995)
The World Is Round (2003)
Head Off & Split (2011)
Short Stories
Heartwood (1997)


National Book Award winner Nikky Finney is coming to town.

Finney, who won the 2011 National Book Award for Poetry for Head Off & Split, will read from her works, answer questions and have a book signing.

The free event takes place on Saturday, May 27, in the offices of Hefferlin + Kronenberg Architects, 1216 E Main St., Suite 120.

A native of South Carolina, Finney has written four books of poetry, one of short stories and edited The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South.

A reception begins Saturday at 7 p.m. and the program starts at 7:30 p.m. Complimentary light refreshments and wine will be served.

RSVPs are appreciated; please email the number of people in your party to or

The event is sponsored by the UTC English Department, Women’s Studies and the Library.

Media Relations Contacts: Email Shawn Ryan or call 423-425-4363.
Tagged with: