It’s hard to quantify the impact of Nikki Giovanni’s work on American culture.
The Tennessee-born poet and children’s book author has had multiple stints on best sellers lists, garnered several awards from the NAACP and even had a species of bat named in her honor.
The poet and activist spoke with MPR News host Kerri Miller about the inspiration behind her new collection of poetry and her plans for the future.
Nikki Giovanni is a poet, activist and professor in the English department at Virginia Tech. Her new collection of poetry is called “Make Me Rain.”
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