Giovanni, Nikki

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Giovanni, (Yolande Cornelia, Jr.) Nikki

(1943–  ) poet, writer; born in Knoxville, Tenn. She studied at Fisk University, Tenn. (1960–61; B.A. 1964–67), the University of Pennsylvania (1967), and Columbia University (1968). Based in Cincinnati, she taught at many institutions, including Mount St. Joseph on the Ohio (1985). An African-American activist, she spoke out on family issues, as in The Woman and the Men (1975).
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It's wonderful," wrote Nikki Giovanni, award-winning poet, author, educator, and activist.
* "We love because it's the only true adventure." - Nikki Giovanni
All anthologists should be so lucky: "Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to gather the best erotic work by top female poets." Off Enid Shomer went, wherever the trail led -- to poems by Denise Levertov, Sharon Olds, Erica Jong, Anne Sexton, Nikki Giovanni, and Audre Lorde, in addition to Shomer's own stellar work.
Among its members are poet Nikki Giovanni, pioneering congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, entertainer Lena Horne, actresses Ruby Dee and Cicely Tyson and civil rights activist Dorothy Height.
Thank you to our esteemed YA poet/ author judges: Cordelia Jensen, Nikki Giovanni, Ann Burg, and Lisa Schroeder.
Each semester, students in my Black Arts Movement courses create poetry broadsides featuring the work of Nikki Giovanni. In Spring 2012, teams collaboratively created broadsides that were printed large-scale, focused specifically on Chicago Black Arts Movement poets as part of the Black Arts Movement contribution to Wabash Arts Corridor, a project of the 2011-12 Critical Encounters "Rights, Radicals, and Revolution" Series, that aimed to involve the Columbia College Chicago community in activating historic south loop Wabash Street.
Newbery Award honoree Ashley Bryan has hand-selected a dozen of National Book Award winner Nikki Giovanni's poems to illustrate with his inimitable flourish.
Nikki Giovanni and Ashley Bryan first collaborated in 1996 with The Sun Is So Quiet, and now they join creative forces once again to bring a new gift to readers.
(Is that a bad thing to admit?)If you were to dine with three writers, dead or alive, who would they be and why?Poet Nikki Giovanni would be first.
from Tears and Laughter by Nikki Giovanni. Copyright 2017 by Nikki
The result is the beautiful, substantial and inspiring In the Company of Women, which profiles over 100 women who govern their own enterprises: artists, designers, musicians, writers, filmmakers and beauty entrepreneurs--including many LGBTQ women, women of color, women over 40 and differently-abled women including Janet Mock, Laura Jane Grace, Nikki Giovanni, Thao Ngyuen, Cameron Esposito, Cy Lauz, Shadi Petosky, Jasika Nikole, Mary Lambert, Liz Lambert, Preeti Mistry, Anita Lo, Sarah Neuberger, Elise Kornack and Anna Hiernoymous, Kate Bornstein, Mary Going, Julia Turshen, Jasmine Wright and Desiree Akhavan.
Poet, writer, activist, and educator Nikki Giovanni is an outspoken woman.