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Nikki Giovanni
Children's Poetry
Essays and Conversations
Records, Tapes and CDs
Awards and Honors
Honorary Degrees
Yolanda Cornelia Nikki Giovanni
poetry NAACP Image Award for Literature in 1998 Langston Hughes award  1996
Poet Nikki Giovanni was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on June 7, 1943. Although she grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, she and her sister returned to Knoxville each summer to visit their grandparents. Nikki graduated with honors in history from her grandfather's alma mater, Fisk University. Since 1987, she has been on the faculty at Virginia Tech, where she is a University Distinguished Professor.

Poet Nikki Giovanni offers a Poem for Lincoln's bi-centennial Celebration.

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