Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson
Catalog Number: 19940131
Acclaimed poet Nikki Giovanni, winner of the Langston Hughes Award, reads from her books My House, Black Feeling, Black Talk/Black Judgment, and Those Who Ride the Night Winds. Recorded shortly before her fiftieth birthday, Giovanni discusses, with comedic candor, the evolution of her poetry from the political to the personal. The interview spans a discussion of her perspective on the body politic, race in America and Giovanni’s abiding interest in love poems.
In part two of our conversation with poet Ellen Bass, she discusses how, after being married and having two children, she came to discover another part of her sexuality and committed to a more than three-decade relationship with her now wife. She ...
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