65 minutes | Aug 28th 2019

An Evening Interview with Nikki Giovanni

Please enjoy my interview with The Honorable Nikki Giovanni.  All comments welcome!  Please leave a voice message with your thoughts using this link to start discussion on this show  https://anchor.fm/thevillagedrum/message  I created a mix of one of my favorite poems from here work "Ego Tripping" I like Chocolate" mixed with a song by the Roots.  I hope you enjoy it.  This interview was insightful and she discussed everything from sports to the current climate of political affairs in this country.  Ms. Giovanni is America’s favorite poet. Her distinguished career includes numerous collections of fantastic poetry, from her first self published work Black Feeling Black talk to her New York Time best seller Love Poems. She has written children’s literature, and made numerous recordings including the Emmy award nominated The Nikki Giovanni Poetry Collection in 2004. He most recent book, a good cry  –is phenomenal! A must read when you are relaxing and after meditation as I do! Just pick a poem, it will resonate with you. No only has she interviewed and graced the presence of Muhammad Ali among a long list of other spectacular personas, She has over 30 honorary degrees, she is frequently a lecturer and had taught at Rutgers University, Ohio State University and currently at Virginia Tech. as Distinguished Professor.  Ms. Giovanni has received numerous awards for her work including 7 NAACP image awards, the Langston Hughes award, The Rosa Parks Woman of Courage Award,. Oprah Winfrey named her one of her 25 living legends She also wrote a chant poem for the memorial service the day after the VA tech shooting which received rave reviews. Ms. Giovanni wrote this statement for the Contemporary Authors:   "Writing is what I do to justify the Air I breathe". I was so very blessed to have the opportunity to be in her presence, and to speak to such an intriguing, phenomenal woman who has graced us all with her moving, breathtaking poetry and words of wisdom the entire world can connect with and appreciate forever.  Please comment by leaving a voice message after hearing this broadcast!  Thanks for your support!  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevillagedrum/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thevillagedrum/support
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