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Browse A-Z Authors: Fh-Fm

Finney, Nikky

  • Name(s)
    • Nikky Finney
  • Date of Birth
    • August 26, 1957
    • Conway, South Carolina
  • Residence(s)
    • Conway, South Carolina
    • Sumter, South Carolina
    • Talladega, Alabama
    • Atlanta, Georgia
    • Oakland, California
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
    • Columbia, South Carolina
  • Education
    • Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky, 2013
    • Honorary Doctorate of Humanities, Claflin University, 2002
    • Graduate studies, Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia
    • B.A. in English Literature, Talladega College, Talladega, Alabama, 1979
  • Life Events
    • Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2020
    • Ambassador for the University of Arizona Poetry Center's Art for Justice Project
    • Faculty member at Cave Canem summer workshop for African American poets
    • A founding member of the Affrilachian Poets
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame, 2021
    • Wallace Stevens Award, Academy of American Poets, 2020
    • Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2020
    • Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Award for the Arts in South Carolina, 2016
    • Inducted into the South Carolina Academy of Authors, 2013
    • National Book Award for Poetry for Head Off & Split, 2011
    • Benjamin Franklin Award for Poetry for The World Is Round, 2004
    • Inducted into the Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent, Chicago, Illinois, 2002
    • PEN/Beyond Margins Award for Rice, 1999
    • Al Smith Fellowship, Kentucky Arts Council, 1999
    • Art for Change Fellowship, Ford Foundation
    • PEN America Open Book Award, 1996
  • Employment
    • John H. Bennett Jr. Chair in Creative Writing and Southern Literature, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, 2013-
    • Professor, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 23 years
      • Professor Emeritus, 2013
      • Guy Davenport Endowed Professor of English
      • Director of the African American Studies and Research Program, 2006
      • Full professor, 2005
      • Faculty, 1993
      • Visiting Writer, English Department, 1989
    • Visiting Professor
      • Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 2007-2009
      • Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, 1999
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Poet
    • Professor
    • Writer

Flairty, Steve

Steve Flairty

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  • Name(s)
    • Steve Flairty
  • Date of Birth
  • Residence(s)
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, 1982
  • Life Events
  • Employment
    • Columnist, KY Forward, 2012-present
    • Freelance Writer, 2007-present
    • Senior Correspondent, Kentucky Monthly, 2001-present
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Journalist
    • Writer

Flood, Charles Bracelen

Charles Bracelen Flood

  • Name(s)
    • Charles Bracelen Flood
  • Date of Birth
    • 1929
    • Manhattan, NY
  • Date of Death
    • August 15, 2014
  • Residence(s)
    • Richmond, KY
    • Brooksville, ME
  • Education
    • Harvard University
  • Life Events
    • Married Katherine Phelps Burnam in 1975; three children: Caperton, Lucy, and Curtis
  • Awards
    • New York American Revolution's Round Table Annual Award, 1976, for Rise and Fight Again
    • Colonial Dames of America Annual Book Award, for Lee: The Last Years
    • Lampoon's Clem Wood Award, 2001
  • Employment
    • Sophia University, Tokyo; professor of world literature, 1963-1965
    • PEN American Center President
  • Occupation(s)
    • Writer
    • Historian
    • Teacher

Flora, David

David Flora

  • Name(s)
    • David Flora
    • Pseudonym: Dave Flora
  • Date of Birth
    • April 28, 1968
    • Flemingsburg, KY
  • Residence(s)
    • Hometown: Poplar Plains, KY
    • Flemingsburg, Fleming County, KY
  • Education
    • Morehead State University, Bachelors of Arts in Studio Arts
    • Morehead State University, Bachelors of Science in Electricity/Electronics
    • Morehead State University, Masters of Science in Industrial Technology
  • Employment
    • Instructional Designer, Morehead State University, Rowan County, KY
    • Actor, local theater productions
  • Occupation(s)
    • Instructional Designer
    • Actor
    • Writer

Florence, Leigh Anne

Leigh Anne Florence

  • Name(s)
    • Leigh Anne Florence
  • Date of Birth
    • 1972
    • Murray, Calloway County, KY
  • Residence(s)
    • Hometown: Kirksey, Calloway County, KY
  • Education
    • Bachelor of Music Education
    • Master of Music Education
  • Life Events:
    • Married Ron Florence
  • Awards:
    • World Association of Newspaper Award for Best Serial Story
    • 2013 Jesse Stuart Award
  • Employment
    •  
  • Occupation(s)
    • Writer