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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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