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Nikky Finney
Nikky Finney
National Book Award-winning poet

"Making Poetry in Our Anthropocene Age"
Humanities Lecture Series

Thu., Sep. 6, 2012, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union

National Book Award-winning poet and Professor of Creative Writing Nikky Finney seeks to explore the act of  "Making Poetry in our Anthropocene Age." The Anthropocene is a term coined to suggest that humans now act as a geophysical force changing the climate of the planet, and ushering in a new geological period. What is the damage done to the earth's ecosystems that might concern a contemporary poet? How does the Anthropocene ultimately matter to our human intersections with each other, the natural world, art, and culture? Finney, a child of activists, came of age during the civil rights and Black Arts movement, and through her childhood and education, became fascinated by the powerful synergy between creativity and history.

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