Red, White, and Blue: Poets on Politics With Nikky Finney, Brian Turner and Kuame Dawes
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The last date listed for Red, White, and Blue: Poets on Politics was Monday November 5, 2012 / 7:30pm.
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Nikky Finney’s work soars and savors the personal and historical. Her most recent book of poetry, Head Off & Split, was awarded the 2011 National Book Award for poetry. Finney has also published a collection of short stories, Heartwood, and edited the anthology The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South. She is the co-founder of the Affrilachian Poets, a collective of writers of African and Native American descent from Appalachia, and a professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Kentucky.
Brian Turner’s work is quiet, elegant and honest. Turner is a poet, essayist, professor, and veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served for seven years. In November 2003 he was an infantry team leader for a year in Iraq with the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. His first book, Here, Bullet, chronicles his experiences as a soldier Iraq and was awarded the 2005 Beatrice Hawley Award. His second collection, Phantom Noise, shortlisted for the 2010 T.S. Eliot Prize.
Kwame Dawes is the author of sixteen books of poetry, including Wheels and the upcoming Duppy Conqueror: New and Selected Poems, to be published by Copper Canyon Press in 2013. A Ghanaian-born Jamaican poet, Dawes is also the author of numerous books of fiction, non-fiction, criticism and drama. He is the Glenna Luschei Editor of Prairie Schooner, and a Chancellor’s Professor of English at the University of Nebraska. Kwame Dawes also teaches in the Pacific MFA Writing program.
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