Grand Ballroom, Hilton Chicago | March 1, 2012

Episode 40: Nikki Giovanni: A Cave Canem Legacy Conversation

(Nikki Giovanni, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Alison Meyers) Called the Princess of Black Poetry in her early career, Nikki Giovanni has for four decades engaged deeply with the political and the personal. A popular poet whose versatile work inspires and challenges both adults and youth, she has received over twenty honorary degrees and numerous literary awards. Following Ms. Giovanni's brief reading, Thomas Sayers Ellis will conduct a wide-ranging conversation with the distinguished poet who declares, "Writing is... what I do to justify the air I breathe."

Published Date: May 30, 2012

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