The Fire This Time: A Tribute to James Baldwin with Nikky Finney, Randall Kenan, Kevin Young, et al


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Nikky Finney

Nikky Finney is the author of four books of poetry and a collection of short stories, including On Wings Made of Gauze, Rice, and Heartwood. Born in South Carolina to activist parents, Finney came of...

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Randall Kenan

Randall Kenan is the author of a novel, A Visitation of Spirits; two works of non-fiction, Walking on Water: Black American Lives at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century and The Fire This Time; and a...

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Kevin Young

Kevin Young often finds meaning and inspiration for his poetry in African American music, particularly the blues. His eight collections include Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels and Dear...

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Amy Bloom

Amy Bloom is the author of three story collections and two novels, including the recent, Lucky Us of which The New York Times said, “She writes sharp, sparsely beautiful scenes that excitingly defy...

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Audio from this Event

The Fire This Time: A James Baldwin Tribute, 11 February 2015 | Duration: 1:45:08

Video from this Event

Amy Bloom read from the work of James Baldwin after an introduction by Kevin Young, 11 February 2015.

Nikky Finney read from the work of James Baldwin, 11 February 2015.

Randall Kenan read from the work of James Baldwin, 11 February 2015.

Kevin Young read from the work of James Baldwin, 11 February 2015.

Conversation on James Baldwin with Amy Bloom, Nikky Finney, Randall Kenan, and Kevin Young, 11 February 2015.


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