The Wider Sky: A Profile of Nikky Finney

The Wider Sky: A Profile of Nikky Finney

by Kevin Nance

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Posted 2.10.11

Kevin Nance
Pullquote: 
When I feel the guardedness in me, I ask myself: What’s at stake if you don’t get out from under it? Mainly I’m trying to have a conversation about truth. We all have our truth, and we’re all here for a minute.

For Nikky Finney, whose fourth book of poems, Head Off & Split, is out this month, fearlessness isn't just a character trait. It's a responsibility.