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Finney at BookWoman Book Store in Austin, TX, 3/14/03
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AUSTIN - On March 14th, 2003, 7:00 p.m., BookWoman
Book Store, 918 W. 12th Street in Austin, will feature
the illustrious author/poet Nikky Finney as she reads from her
newly published collection of poetry and prose, The World Is
Round. Of this book, Walter Mosley says "The World
Is Round opens all my doors and windows and airs me out with
a cold and truthful wind."
Opening the reading will be the poet Ana Sisnett, whose erotic,
political poetry has been included in several anthologies, including
Affirming Flame: Progressive Texas Poets in the Aftermath of September
11th, recently published by Evelyn Street Press.
Nikky Finney – The author’s first collection
of poems, On Wings Made of Gauze (William Morrow, Inc.),
was published in 1985. Her second book, Rice (Sister Vision
Press, 1995) is a collection of poems, stories, and photographs
that won the PEN American Open Book Award in 1999. Finney is Associate
Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Kentucky. For
more information on Finney’s wonderful work, please visit
her website at www.nikkyfinney.com.
Ana Sisnett – Ana Sisnett is a paid activist working
on issues related to community technology and Internet-related
training, access, content and policies in Austin, Texas.