Nikki Giovanni





Nikki Giovanni

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born
in Knoxville, Tennessee, The United States
June 07, 1943

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About this author

Yolande Cornelia "Nikki" Giovanni is a Grammy-nominated American poet, activist and author.

She lives in Blacksburg, Virginia, where she is a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech.


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“There is always something to do. There are hungry people to feed, naked people to clothe, sick people to comfort and make well. And while I don't expect you to save the world I do think it's not asking too much for you to love those with whom you sleep, share the happiness of those whom you call friend, engage those among you who are visionary and remove from your life those who offer you depression, despair and disrespect.”
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“I love you because no two snowflakes are alike, and it is possible, if you stand tippy-toe, to walk between the raindrops. ”
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“the world is not a pleasant place to be without someone to hold and be held by.”
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Who is your favorite poet? (add to this list if needed)

 
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Edgar Allan Poe (write-in)
 
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Emily Dickinson
 
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Robert Frost (write-in)
 
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Sylvia Plath (write-in)
 
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Pablo Neruda (write-in)
 
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william shakespear (write-in)
 
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Walt Whitman (write-in)
 
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Rumi (write-in)
 
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Rainer Maria Rilke (write-in)
 
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T.S. Elliot (write-in)
 
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William Blake (write-in)
 
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Fernando Pessoa (write-in)
 
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Lord Alfred Tennyson (write-in)
 
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D. H. Lawrence (write-in)
 
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Dorothy Parker (write-in)
 
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John Keats (write-in)
 
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Federico García Lorca (write-in)
 
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Dante (write-in)
 
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Charles Baudelaire (write-in)
 
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Wallace Stevens (write-in)
 
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anne sexton (write-in)
 
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Seamus Heaney (write-in)
 
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Andrea Gibson (write-in)
 
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Dylan Thomas (write-in)
 
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Hart Crane (write-in)
 
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John Donne (write-in)
 
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Ted Hughes (write-in)
 
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Jack Kerouac (write-in)
 
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Stephen Crane (write-in)
 
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Lewis Carroll (write-in)
 
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Ellen Hopkins (write-in)
 
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Geoffrey Chaucer (write-in)
 
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Al Berto (write-in)
 
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Wisława Szymborska (write-in)
 
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Gwendolyn Brooks (write-in)
 
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Mario Benedetti (write-in)
 
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cesar vallejo (write-in)
 
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Alexander Pope (write-in)
 
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Suheir Hammad (write-in)
 
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E.E. Cummings (write-in)
 
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Arthur Rimbaud (write-in)
 
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Mark Doty (write-in)
 
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Philip Levine (write-in)
 
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Rafał Wojaczek (write-in)
 
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Percy Shelley (write-in)
 
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Hiroyuki Nishigaki
 
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