Head Off & Split: Poems Nikky Finney

Head Off & Split: Poems

Author: Nikky Finney
$14.99 $23.99 1499
13 items In Stock
  • SKU: 9780810152168
  • Successful pre-order.Thanks for contacting us!
  • Order within
Book Title
Head Off & Split: Poems
Author
Nikky Finney
ISBN
9780810152168
Winner, 2011 National Book Award for Poetry Winner, 2012 GCLS Award for Poetry Winner, 2012 SIBA Book Award for Poetry Nominee, 2012 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Poetry The poems in Nikky Finney's breathtaking new collection Head Off & Split sustain a sensitive and intense dialogue with emblematic figures and events in African American life: from civil rights matriarch Rosa Parks to former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, from a brazen girl strung out on lightning to a terrified woman abandoned on a rooftop during Hurricane Katrina. Finney's poetic voice is defined by an intimacy that holds a soft yet exacting eye on the erotic, on uncanny political and family events, like her mother's wedding waltz with South Carolina senator Strom Thurmond, and then again on the heartbreaking hilarity of an American president's final State of the Union address. 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.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Nikky FinneyPublisher: Triquarterly BooksPublished: 01/27/2011ISBN: 9780810152168Pages: 116Weight: 0.44lbsSize: 8.30h x 6.10w x 0.60dAward: National Book Awards - WinnerAward: Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize - FinalistReview Citations: Publishers Weekly 03/21/2011Essence 02/01/2012 pg. 73New York Times Book Review 02/09/2014 pg. 18

Winner, 2011 National Book Award for Poetry
Winner, 2012 GCLS Award for Poetry
Winner, 2012 SIBA Book Award for Poetry
Nominee, 2012 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Poetry

The poems in Nikky Finney's breathtaking new collection Head Off & Split sustain a sensitive and intense dialogue with emblematic figures and events in African American life: from civil rights matriarch Rosa Parks to former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, from a brazen girl strung out on lightning to a terrified woman abandoned on a rooftop during Hurricane Katrina. Finney's poetic voice is defined by an intimacy that holds a soft yet exacting eye on the erotic, on uncanny political and family events, like her mother's wedding waltz with South Carolina senator Strom Thurmond, and then again on the heartbreaking hilarity of an American president's final State of the Union address.

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.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Nikky Finney
Publisher: Triquarterly Books
Published: 01/27/2011
ISBN: 9780810152168
Pages: 116
Weight: 0.44lbs
Size: 8.30h x 6.10w x 0.60d
Award: National Book Awards - Winner
Award: Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize - Finalist

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 03/21/2011
Essence 02/01/2012 pg. 73
New York Times Book Review 02/09/2014 pg. 18

Winner, 2011 National Book Award for Poetry
Winner, 2012 GCLS Award for Poetry
Winner, 2012 SIBA Book Award for Poetry
Nominee, 2012 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Poetry

The poems in Nikky Finney's breathtaking new collection Head Off & Split sustain a sensitive and intense dialogue with emblematic figures and events in African American life: from civil rights matriarch Rosa Parks to former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, from a brazen girl strung out on lightning to a terrified woman abandoned on a rooftop during Hurricane Katrina. Finney's poetic voice is defined by an intimacy that holds a soft yet exacting eye on the erotic, on uncanny political and family events, like her mother's wedding waltz with South Carolina senator Strom Thurmond, and then again on the heartbreaking hilarity of an American president's final State of the Union address.

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.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Nikky Finney
Publisher: Triquarterly Books
Published: 01/27/2011
ISBN: 9780810152168
Pages: 116
Weight: 0.44lbs
Size: 8.30h x 6.10w x 0.60d
Award: National Book Awards - Winner
Award: Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize - Finalist

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 03/21/2011
Essence 02/01/2012 pg. 73
New York Times Book Review 02/09/2014 pg. 18