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Nikki Giovanni

Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20040204, 19980223

A legend in her own time, Nikki Giovanni first gained popularity in the 1960s with her revolutionary poetry, exploring themes of "blackness, womanhood, and sex." In this interview, she talks about her work and reads her poetry, including some from her collection Love Poems.

| Subject Matter: Blackness, Womanhood | Interview Year: 1997 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: Langston Hughes Award, American Book Award |

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Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

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