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Nikki Giovanni

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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. 

| Subject Matter: Love Poems, Race, Politics | Interview Year: 1994 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: Langston Hughes Award, American Book Award |

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