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Nikky Finney at BookWoman Book Store in Austin, TX, 3/14/03

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

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.

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