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In Rice, her second volume of poetry, Nikky Finney explores the complexity of rice as central to the culture, economy, and mystique of the coastal South Carolina region where she was born and raised. The prized Carolina Gold rice paradoxically made South Carolina one of the most oppressive states for slaves and also created the remarkable Gullah culture on the coastal islands. The poems in Rice compose a profound and unflinching journey connecting family and the paradoxes of American history, from the tragic times when African slaves disembarked on the South Carolina coast to the triumphant day when Judge Ernest A. Finney Jr., Nikkys father, was sworn in as South Carolinas first African American chief justice. Images from the Finney family archive illustrate and punctuate this collection. Rice showcases Finneys hungry intellect, her regional awareness and pride, and her sensitivity to how cultures are built and threatened.

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In Rice, her second volume of poetry, Nikky Finney explores the complexity of rice as central to the culture, economy, and mystique of the coastal South Carolina region where she was born and raised. The prized Carolina Gold rice paradoxically made South Carolina one of the most oppressive states for slaves and also created the remarkable Gullah culture on the coastal islands.

About the Author

Nikky Finney holds the Guy Davenport Chair in English at the University of Kentucky. She is editor of the anthology The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (2007) and the author of a short-story collection, Heartwood (1997). Her fourth collection of poetry, Head Off & Split (Northwestern, 2011), won the National Book Award for Poetry. 

Finney has been featured on the cover of Poets & Writers magazine, Russell Simmons DEF Poetry (HBO series), chef Marcus Samuelssons feature The Meaning of Food (a PBS production), and National Public Radio. Finney serves on the boards of Cave Canem and the South Carolina Poetry Initiative and is a founding member of the Affrilachian Poets.

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810152328
Author:
Finney, Nikky
Publisher:
Triquarterly Books
Author:
Dawes, Kwame
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry/African American
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20130731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
8.5 x 6.13 in

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In Rice, her second volume of poetry, Nikky Finney explores the complexity of rice as central to the culture, economy, and mystique of the coastal South Carolina region where she was born and raised. The prized Carolina Gold rice paradoxically made South Carolina one of the most oppressive states for slaves and also created the remarkable Gullah culture on the coastal islands.

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