Nikki Giovanni

Yolande Cornelia "Nikki" Giovanni is a Grammy-nominated American poet, activist and author. She has written numerous volumes of poetry and has been honored with loads of awards, including 20 honorary degrees from national colleges and universities. Her poems are undeniably authentic distillations of black life in America. She was editor of Fisk University's literary magazine. She lives in Blacksburg, Virginia, where she is a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech.





Menna Abu Zahrahas quotedlast year
if it’s the moon it can make you mine
Menna Abu Zahrahas quotedlast year
and have enough left
over to smile at my doorman
Menna Abu Zahrahas quotedlast year
i’m as glad as mortar
on a brick that knows
another brick is coming
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