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‘We’re all sisters,’ says poet and YWCA speaker Nikki Giovanni
Poet Nikki Giovanni has a lot to say. The organization provides emergency shelter at its Pathways for Women facility in Lynnwood, runs a Working Wardrobe program in Everett for women experiencing homelessness, and offers other services for women and children. Her work is on record albums dating to the s. Bush attended a huge Virginia Tech gathering a day after the massacre. Students and faculty heard Giovanni deliver a stirring message she wrote just hours after the attacks. Artists need to go. Her only child, a son, is a lawyer.
With a career that spans one of the most dynamic periods in African American history, Nikki Giovanni has used her poetry and her prose to provide windows into the African American experience. And from that basis, Giovanni has constructed a literary edifice that will stand the test of time. Yolande Cornelia Giovanni, Jr. Giovanni's older sister Gary gave her the nickname "Nikki" when Giovanni was a toddler. Within a few months of Giovanni's birth, the family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio and ultimately settled in the African American suburb of Lincoln Heights. Giovanni and her sister often spent their childhood summers in Knoxville in her poem "Train Rides — In Praise of Black Men," Giovanni offers a beautiful remembrance of those train trips from Cincinnati to Knoxville and of the Black porters who watched over the sisters along the way , and in , on one of those summer trips, Giovanni asked her grandparents if she could stay in Knoxville in order to complete her high school education there.
Even as a child watching her father punch her mother, she suppressed her tears. Giovanni remained stoic for decades while dealing with personal adversity, but when her mother passed away, Giovanni said she experienced an unforeseen catharsis. What I have done most of my life is I have watched. Giovanni is not a little girl anymore, but she remains a brilliant societal observer. She has an intrinsic ability to blend wit with ideology and past reflections with present-day revelations — all with her keen sense of humor.
I have always had a hard time with the idea of forgiveness. Embrace the present by releasing the past. Let go.
don t bring me down quotes
Yolande Cornelia " Nikki " Giovanni Jr. 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. Additionally, she has been named as one of Oprah Winfrey 's 25 "Living Legends". Giovanni gained initial fame in the late s 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". 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.