I first learned about Nikky Finney when I was assigned to write a paper on her book of poetry Head Off and Split. I read this book in one day; The poetry was just that great! Her poems hit on many topics dealing with African American life, civil rights, etc...Finney inspires me because of the way she approaches writing her poems. Her poems are so creative and thought provoking. It is well worth the read.
Nikky Finney in her own words:
Below is my favorite poem From Head Off and Split: