Poet, Educator & Best-Selling Author
Nikki Giovanni is a world-renowned poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator. Over the past 30 years, the outspoken nature of her writing and speaking has brought the eyes of the world upon her. One of the most widely read American poets, she prides herself on being "a Black American, a daughter, a mother, a professor of English." The Academy of American Poets voted Giovanni #1 poet for the spring of 2007. Read More >
"Nikki Giovanni was a pure gem. Her keynote address was amazing and the audience was entertained and moved. Thank you for all of your help in ensuring a great Black Ink book festival via Nikki Giovanni's presence and keynote."
"Words can't describe it! Ms. Giovanni is incredible - spending the afternoon with her has changed my life! Our students and community packed the house - we haven't had the house packed in many moons! We filled the audience and overflowed the overflow (about 700 people were here!)"
"Nikki was just great! We had a wonderful evening with her. She was very gracious, which made for an exciting evening. Thank you for setting up her schedule where she met with faculty members. I have received several positive comments from them expressing their pleasure in having a private opportunity to spend some time with her. We really enjoyed having her visit our campus."
"The event went well, and Ms. Giovanni was spectacular. She spoke to a full house--at least 300 people. And afterwards, everyone commented on how gracious and engaging she was. It was a pleasure working with the American Program Bureau to bring Ms. Giovanni to our stage."
"Nikki was absolutely wonderful. She was well received by the RWU and local community. I’m so pleased that she was able to come and share her experiences, wisdom and time with us."
"Nikki Giovanni was wonderful! She was insightful, political, satirical, humorous, and personable. Several people came up to me afterwards to thank us for bringing her."
"The event was great and Nikki was the reason. She was absolutely fabulous, everyone enjoyed her comments, and she went above and beyond the call of duty during her visit."