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Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni has written many books of poetry for children and adults. She calls herself, "a Black American, a daughter, a mother, a professor of English." She was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and grew up in Lincoln Heights, an all-black suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. She studied at Fisk University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Columbia University. She published her first book of poetry, Black Feeling Black Talk , in 1968, and since then has become one of America's most widely read...See more