Tuesday, April 10, 2012

News at Eleven: [Nikky] Finney's acceptance speech

at the awards ceremony was as poetic as anything in her winning book. Finney says she worked on the speech through 39 drafts and she felt good about it, but she's still stunned by the response she's gotten.

"People write me. Strangers. North Dakota, Hawaii," she says. "There's a man in Egypt who said, 'Please send me your book, I can't get it. I heard your acceptance speech.'

from NPR: The Beauty And Difficulty Of Poet Nikky Finney


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