Poet and professor Nikky Finney, winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Poetry, delivered the convocation address for the beginning of the academic year at Transylvania University on Sunday, September 9, in Haggin Auditorium. Her presentation was entitled "The Art of Being Taken With Yourself!"
Finney is Guy Davenport Endowed Professor of English at the University of Kentucky. Her 2011 collection of poems, Head Off & Split, was published by Northwestern University Press and won the National Book Award. She is author of three additional books of poetry and a collection of short stories.
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