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Word Ballast with Nikky Finney

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Join Billy Burgos as he talk to Nikky Finney http://www.nikkyfinney.net/home.html When I was eight years old my mother found me beneath my younger brother's crib in the fetal position and sweating. I was sick with a terrible fever. But, as she reports, I was also smiling. I learned, in that fever-rich moment, how to move through space and time—unafraid, untethered—toward some kind of surprise. That dance with surprise is why I wri...te