A wonderful collection of poetry and stories, written by an equally amazing person, Nikky Finney. -- Lisa, Book Review Cafe, January 2003
Nikky Finney is a phenomenon. She writes directly from her heart to yours. -- Steven Kent, The Steven Kent Institute for Conscious Acting, November 6, 2002
The World Is Round opens all my doors and windows and airs me out with a cold and truthful wind. -- Walter Mosley, Author, November 2002
About the Author
Nikky Finney was born in Conway, South Carolina in 1957 at the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean and is now the Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Kentucky. During the 1999-2000 academic year, she was the Goode Humanities Professor at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky. Her first collection of poems, On Wings Made of Gauze (William Morrow, Inc.), was published in 1985. Her book RICE (Sister Vision Press, 1995), a collection of poems, stories, and photographs, was awarded the PEN American Open Book Award in 1999. In 1998, the University Press of Kentucky published Heartwood, a collection of short stories she wrote to assist literacy students across the country. Finney travels and reads her work the world over and is particularly inspired by working with community groups and young writers.