At the 2012 National Book Festival, Nikky Finney, and all of her awesomeness, was there and had this to share:
She’s so funny and warm and all of the adjectives that mean good. I love what she said about Gwendolyn Brooks and prefering to be called Black versus African American. Of course when she mentioned going to the reference section of the library to help with creative writing, I did a little jig.
I asked her two questions at 28:30. I knew the answer to the second question being the fan that I am, but I wanted to hear her answer live. She mentioned it already on her web page … and she’s got a similar love for chalkboards.
Are you a fan of Nikki Finney too?