Hall Center For The Humanities


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.

Wk Su M T W Th F Sa

Event Categories

Click for Archived Categories