Nikky Finney, "Sipping Kerosene in the Refectory" @ Hayti Heritage Center, Durham [14 September]

Nikky Finney, "Sipping Kerosene in the Refectory"

18:00 - 20:00

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Hayti Heritage Center
804 Old Fayetteville Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701
Join the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University and its Health Humanities Lab for the opening keynote of the Humanities Futures capstone conference, Health Humanities & Social Justice: Breath, Body, Voice, on September 14-16, 2017! See the full schedule and register at!

Poet Nikky Finney will read from her work, followed by a dialogue with local community cherished poet, scholar and Black feminist love evangelist, Alexis Pauline Gumbs.

Sipping Kerosene in the Refectory: A Keynote, by a Poet-Farmer, reading from the great bounty of her almanac of words, rich with her own South Carolina grandmother's liquid luminous wisdom, (some say) greatly needed in this time of so much «official language smitheryed to sanction ignorance and preserve privilege.» The poet-farmer's reading will be replete with forthrighteous forecasts, predictions, new phases of the new moon, and when and when not to plant your Phalaenopsis John Hope Franklin orchids.

Health Humanities & Social Justice: Breath, Body, Voice focuses on the interdisciplinary interface between the humanities, social justice, and health, whether in the health sciences, clinical environments, or the lived experience of states of health. How are the humanities transforming health, and how is health transforming the humanities--and what do these mutual influences suggest concerning the health of the humanities? Visit our conference website to register for additional keynotes, panels, workshops, and performances!
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