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Head off & split : poems

Author: Nikky Finney
Publisher: Evanston, Illinois : TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, [2011]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Nikky Finney has been a fine poet much too long to say that this latest treasure is her promise coming into being. She exploded with so much talent with On Wings Made of Gauze and beautifully matured with Rice, yet Head Off & Split takes the promise of youth with the control of adulthood to bring her greatest exploration. Honest, searing, searching. We all, especially now, need this book of poems; we all,
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nikky Finney
ISBN: 9780810152168 0810152169
OCLC Number: 617508681
Notes: Transylvania Library notes:
Kentucky author: Nikky Finney.
Awards: Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Fiction.
Description: xv, 97 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Resurrection of the errand girl: an introduction --
The hard headed. --
Red velvet --
Left --
My time up with you --
Plunder --
The Condoleezza suite --
Concerto no. 5: Condoleezza & intransigence --
Concerto no. 7: Condoleezza (working out) at the Watergate --
Concerto no. 11: Condoleezza and the Chickering --
Concerto no. 12: Condoleezza visits NYC (during hurricane season) --
The head over heels. --
Thunderbolt of Jove --
The aureole --
Shaker: Wilma Rudolph appears while riding the Althea Gibson Highway home --
Cattails --
Heirloom --
Orangerie --
The clitoris --
Brown girl levitation, 1962-1989 --
The head waters. --
Dancing with Strom --
Segregation, forever --
Negroes with guns --
Hash marks --
Men who give milk I --
Alice Butler --
Penguin, mullet, bread --
Liberty Street seafood --
Head off & split --
Instruction, final: To brown poets from black girl with silver Leica.
Other Titles: Head off and split
Responsibility: Nikky Finney.
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The poems in Nikky Finney's breathtaking collection Head Off & Split sustain a sensitive and intense dialogue with emblematic figures and events in African American life: from civil rights matriarch  Read more...
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