Nikki Giovanni

Giovanni in 1996 Yolande Cornelia "Nikki" Giovanni, Jr. (born June 7, 1943) is an American poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator. One of the world's most well-known African-American poets, her work includes poetry anthologies, poetry recordings, and nonfiction essays, and covers topics ranging from race and social issues to children's literature. She has won numerous awards, including the Langston Hughes Medal and the NAACP Image Award. She has been nominated for a Grammy Award for her poetry album, ''The Nikki Giovanni Poetry Collection''. Additionally, she has been named as one of Oprah Winfrey's 25 "Living Legends".

Giovanni gained initial fame in the late 1960s as one of the foremost authors of the Black Arts Movement. Influenced by the Civil Rights Movement and Black Power Movement of the period, her early work provides a strong, militant African-American perspective, leading one writer to dub her the "Poet of the Black Revolution". During the 1970s, she began writing children's literature, and co-founded a publishing company, NikTom Ltd, to provide an outlet for other African American women writers. Over subsequent decades, her works discussed social issues, human relationships, and hip hop. Poems such as "Knoxville, Tennessee" and "Nikki-Rosa" have been frequently re-published in anthologies and other collections.

Giovanni has taught at Queens College, Rutgers, and Ohio State, and is currently a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech. Following the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007, she delivered a chant-poem at a memorial for the shooting victims. Provided by Wikipedia
1
by Giovanni, Nikki
Published 1997
Book
2
by Giovanni, Nikki.
Published 2002
Spoken Word Recording Audio CD
3
by Giovanni, Nikki
Published 1972
Subjects: '; ...Giovanni, Nikki...
Book
4
by Giovanni, Nikki.
Published 2007
Book
5
by Giovanni, Nikki
Published 1994
Subjects: '; ...Giovanni, Nikki...
Book
6
by Giovanni, Nikki.
Published 2003
Book
7
by Giovanni, Nikki
Published 2002
Book
8
by Giovanni, Nikki
Published 1974
Subjects: '; ...Giovanni, Nikki Interviews....
Book
9
by Giovanni, Nikki.
Published 2005
Book
10
by Giovanni, Nikki
Published 1996
Book
11
by Giovanni, Nikki
Published 1968
Book
12
Published 1999
Other Authors: '; ...Giovanni, Nikki...
Book
13
Published 2018
Other Authors: '; ...Giovanni, Nikki,...
Book
14
Published 2003
Other Authors: '; ...Giovanni, Nikki....
Spoken Word Recording Audio CD
Search Tools: Get RSS Feed Email this Search