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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There is nothing more important to a child than to feel loved, and beautifully illustrated by Ashley Bryan, "I Am Loved" is a gorgeous gathering of poems written by Nikki Giovanni celebrates exactly that.
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.
When I started writing, my uncle bought me the Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni.
As for Torres's ability to pitch in, Latham cited a campus event in which Fisk alum Nikki Giovanni was scheduled to appear.
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.
a program that would feature, for example, Nikki Giovanni interviewing James Baldwin or a studio performance of The Last Poets, or Earth, Wind and Fire--to find "a key TV text of the era or as a cultural project joined by common cause to 1960s and 1970s political struggles" (p.
Earlier in the month, the church hosted the Black Legends of Professional Basketball Foundation's exhibit of memorabilia from the New York Rens' and Harlem Globetrotters' early years (1900-1960) and a theatrical tribute to African American women, specifically Maya Angelou, Sojourner Truth and Nikki Giovanni performed by Lizzie Kimbrough.
Nikki Giovanni, Toni Morrison, Zora Neale Hurston, bell hooks, Cornell West .
The bookstore doubled as a lending library and meeting house where the "Harlem Professor" nagged neighborhood youths into reading even as he engaged leaders such as Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X and writers Nikki Giovanni, Langston Hughes and W.
This six-volume poetry set presents readers with thematic poetry written during various time periods, mixing William Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson with contemporaries like Gary Soto and Nikki Giovanni.
For writers, students, librarians, and general readers, Fowler (English, Virginia Tech) examines the life and work of poet Nikki Giovanni, from her earliest volume of poetry, Black Feeling Black Talk, to the recent Bicycles.