Finney is an American Poet. She was a professor at the University of Kentucky for 20 years. In 2011 she won the National Book Award for Head Off & Split. Finney is an advocate for social justice and her writing reflects the history of oppressing, enslaving and exploiting of Afro-Americans.
Finney is one of the founding members of Affrilachian Poets located in Lexington, Kentucky. She was been awarded several awards and honors for her work.
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