Poetry reading with Nikki Giovanni
- This event could reach capacity. Seating is limited, so please plan to arrive early and allow for traffic in the event area.*
Acclaimed poet Nikki Giovanni will read from her works on the Emory University campus. Giovanni uses her poetry to raise awareness of social issues, especially gender and race. A professor at Virginia Tech, Giovanni has written many collections of poetry, starting with her first self-published volume “Black Feeling, Black Talk” (1968). She has published more than 20 works of poetry, nonfiction, children’s books, edited anthologies, and multiple recordings, including the Grammy-nominated “The Nikki Giovanni Poetry Collection” (2004).
The reading is sponsored by the Hightower Fund, with support from Emory Library and Information Technology Services (LITS), the Rose Library, and the Creative Writing Program at Emory. Broadsides and books will be sold at the reading, and Giovanni will be available for signings after the readin