Poet Nikky Finney summoned the souls of slaves of her native South Carolina, who were forbidden to read or write, in her acceptance speech.
Poet Nikky Finney summoned the souls of slaves of her native South Carolina, who were forbidden to read or write, in her acceptance speech. ASSOCIATED PRESS
Poet Nikky Finney summoned the souls of slaves of her native South Carolina, who were forbidden to read or write, in her acceptance speech. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Poet Nikky Finney hopes prestigious award illuminates arts' role in Kentucky

November 19, 2011 12:00 AM