Nikki Giovanni is an American poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator.
Toure Show Ep 3: Nikki Giovanni: How To Make It In PoetryOriginal Air Date: November 29, 2017Nikki Giovanni is one of the greatest living poets in the world and a joy to be around. She’s funny, smart, humble, and undeniably cool. The best dinner guest imaginable. In this hour plus conversation from November of 2017 we talk about: • Her insight into Trump voters after a life lived in Appalachia. • The impact of watching domestic violence in her childhood home. • How she rebounded from a health scare by getting onstage. • What makes a great poem. • How she learned to cry. • Why she feels she needs to go into outer @toureshowTwitter: @toureNewsletter:  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Guest: Nikki Giovanni In poet NIKKI GIOVANNI’s new book, A Good Cry: What We Learn from Tears and Laughter, Giovanni recalls the violence she saw growing up, describes the joy of aging and celebrates her friendship with Maya Angelou. Giovanni has spent over 30 years as a poet, activist, and educator with a focus on  race, class and gender. In this hour, Marty talks with Giovanni about her new book and years of poetry, pain and friendship.
Bill Moyers sits down with renowned poet Nikki Giovanni, whose 27 books have spanned the themes of race, politics, sex and violence.
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Jun 7th, 1943
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2 hours, 43 minutes
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