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.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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