'Finding a Window' - Interview with Nikky Finney
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Nikky Finney - The clitoris poem http://black-poetry.tumblr.com/post/29997985994/the-clitoris-is-9-cm-deep-in-the-pelvis-most
Poet Nikky Finney, winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Head Off & Split.
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Nikki Finney, The Clitoris poem
Won the National Book Award for poetry in 2011. On writing "Head Off & Split:" "And so it was like an accumulation of many years and many steps. Someone asked me, after the acceptance speech: When did you write that? And I said, I've been writing that speech my whole life: a word here, a phrase there, a history lesson there, all of it is an accumulation of a life lived, I think." What a wonderful title! Can't wait to get my hands on this book. Who doesn't need another book of poetry?
poems by Nikky Finney
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Head Off & Split: Poems by Nikky Finney, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0810152169/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_dEVsrb1AWEAGS
"Recent winner of the National Book Award, Nikki Finney is a poet to fall in love with. Her poems are full of rage and a fierce love for the world, addressing past and current atrocities as well as praising unsung heroes. Her language is so rich and precise that some lines actually made me shiver." - Kendra DeColo, Bookseller
Head Off & Split by Nikki Finney. Nominated by McIntyre's Books, Fearrington, NC... check out the SC sister's National Book Award talk to you on YouTube.
Amazon.com: Head Off & Split: Poems by Nikky Finney | Artful and intense, Finney’s poems ask us to be mindful of what we fraction, fragment, cut off, dice, dishonor, or throw away, powerfully evoking both the lawless and the sublime
Love love love this collection of poetry by National Book Award winner Nikky Finney.
Head Off & Split: Poems by Nikky Finney, 2011 National Book Award Winner for Poetry
The latest from one of my favorite poets and now, National Book Award winner.
Amazon.com: Head Off & Split: Poems (9780810152168): Nikky Finney: Books
Head Off & Split: Poems (National Book Award - Poetry) by Nikky Finney
I had always imagined paradise as a kind of library...
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"I had always imagined paradise as a kind of library" Jorge Luis Borges A brick in the wall at Denver Public Library
"I had always imagined paradise as a kind of library" Jorge Luis Borges One of my favorite quotes and I it may be included in my email signatures as well! Jorge Luis Borges was my kind of man (in this respect anyway).
Paradise "I had always imagined paradise as a kind of library" Jorge Luis Borges A brick in the wall at Denver Public Library. Check out all my book nerd pins -- Pebble Wisdom Book Summaries+. I'll show you WHERE to find the time to read, WHAT to read and HOW to turn reading into real results! #books #booksummaries #booksummary #reading #nonfiction #booknerd #goals
A brick in the wall at Denver Public Library...quotes are a great idea for pavers on a walkway!
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T. S. Eliot’s manuscript of 'The Waste Land' with corrections by Ezra Pound.
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Why is it “The Waste Land” and not “The Wasteland”? [Photo: Ezra Pound’s edits of T. S. Eliot’s original.]
T. S. Eliot’s manuscript of 'The Waste Land' with corrections by Ezra Pound. A poem commenting on the war. L.O.V.E - This is what good poets DO!
A page from T.S. Eliot's "The Waste Land" edited by Ezra Pound with Pound's annotations. "Perhaps be damned."
T. S. Eliot’s manuscript of The Waste Land with corrections by Ezra Pound: a demonstration of good editing and how even the best writers must face the red pen.
T. S. Eliot’s manuscript of The Waste Land with corrections by Ezra Pound > pic.twitter.com/v0ZKJHbofL
T. S. Eliot’s manuscript of 'The Waste Land' with corrections by Ezra Pound. A poem commenting on the war.
T. S. Eliot’s manuscript of The Waste Land with corrections by Ezra Pound. Such a startling poem. "April is the cruelest month . . ."
T. S. Eliot’s manuscript of The Waste Land with corrections by Ezra Pound. What I would do to see this in person.
The human hand. I miss this.. T.S. Eliot's Wasteland, inspired once again.
Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967)
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Langston Hughes Langston Hughes was an American poet, novelist, and playwright whose African-American themes made him a primary contributor to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. http://www.biography.com/people/langston-hughes-9346313
Langston Hughes was the literary leader of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s. Brooklyn formerly had Walt Whitman as their poet, and Langston represented the voice of Harlem until his death in 1967. Mr. Hughes was one of the first African American writers who focused on cultural pride and the daily African American experience when writing about such concepts were new and unpopular.
Langston Hughes. I remember choosing to read, "Freedom Train" at my high school assembly celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 - May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright & columnist; best known as the leader of the Harlem Renaissance. One of the earliest innovators of jazz poetry, his writings were groundbreaking in their subject matter of segregated America. See: The Negro Speaks of Rivers.
Langston Hughes, poet of the Harlem Renaisance and beyond. - "I, too, sing America / I am the darker brother / They send me to eat in the kitchen / When company comes..." The poem is hopeful. Can be read in it's entirety here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/177020
Poet, Langston Hughes May 22, 1967 Poet, Langston Hughes, dies James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry. Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance. He famously wrote about the period that "the negro was in vogue" which was later paraphrased as "when Harlem was in vogue"
Langston Hughes. One of my favorites. "Early Autumn" is bittersweet, gorgeous, perfect.
Langston Hughes as a young man. Quintessential American Poet.
Langston Hughes (poet) February 1, 1902
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—Gwendolyn Brooks, Poetry, September 1959The University of Illinois has acquired Brooks’s archives. “Gwendolyn Brooks was very keen on getting poetry into the schools,” said Valerie Hotchkiss, the director of U of I’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library, “And we’re very keen on getting Gwendolyn Brooks and her creative process into the schools.”
We real cool - Gwendolyn Brooks, 1959 another personal favorite of mine
We real cool - Gwendolyn Brooks, 1959 oof this is good
—Gwendolyn Brooks, Poetry, September 1959
We real cool, by Gwendolyn Brooks 1959
Gwendolyn Brooks: We Real Cool
Ezra Pound Canto 75 - video by Roxana Preda, (who lectures at the OLL at Edinburgh Uni) put this together after a lot of work. She's a Pound scholar and hopes to do more of them in the future. I took a great class from her last year on the 'Literary Friendship of Eliot and Pound.' Amazing. Fiona Richards Poetry