Nikki Giovanni

(June 7, 1943 / Knoxville, Tennessee)

Nikki Giovanni Poems

1. Possum Crossing 6/2/2015
2. Beautiful Black Men 7/3/2015
3. The Laws of Motion 7/4/2015
4. Always There Are The Children 8/13/2015
5. Winter Poem 10/20/2015
6. A Historical Footnote to Consider Only When All Else Fails 5/24/2016
7. A Poem on the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy 5/24/2016
8. Dreams 5/24/2016
9. The Great Pax Whitie 5/24/2016
10. The Laws of Motion 5/24/2016
11. Legacies 5/24/2016
12. Mothers 5/24/2016
13. Poem For A Lady Whose Voice I Like 5/24/2016
14. They Clapped 5/24/2016
15. Walking Down Park 5/24/2016
16. Resignation 5/24/2016
17. A Journey 5/24/2016
18. Knoxville, Tennessee 5/24/2016
19. Rain 5/24/2016
20. Habits 5/24/2016
21. Poetry 5/24/2016
22. Crutches 5/24/2016
23. Sky Diving 5/24/2016
24. Life Cycles 5/24/2016
25. When I Die 5/24/2016
26. For Saundra 5/24/2016
27. All I Gotta Do 5/24/2016
28. You Came, Too 5/24/2016
29. Seduction 5/24/2016
30. Ego Tripping 5/24/2016
31. My First Memory ( Of Librarians ) 2/26/2014
32. A Summer Love Poem 12/10/2013
33. I Wrote A Good Omelet 12/13/2013
34. Kidnap Poem 12/10/2013
35. I'M Not Lonely 12/10/2013
36. Nikki-Rosa 12/10/2013
37. And I Have You 12/10/2013
38. Cotton Candy On A Rainy Day 12/13/2013
39. A Poem Of Friendship 12/10/2013
40. Love Is 12/10/2013

Comments about Nikki Giovanni

  • Eddie Chambers (7/19/2018 2:37:00 AM)

    Does anyone know the very first time that Nikki Giovanni's poem Charles White appeared in print?

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  • Irene Speed (6/4/2018 9:03:00 AM)

    I am looking for a copy of the Eagles poem by Nikki Giovanni. Please email me at ijspeed@gvtc.com
    Thanks so much,
    Irene Speed

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  • Asiah Brewster (3/20/2018 10:43:00 AM)

    In my wv history I have to research you along with some other people. One poem that makes me want to read more of them is A Summer Love Poem. it makes me wonder if what i do is right or wrong. if who i love is just a friendship that i know may know may not last but want it to. and if i should rethink what i have done before.

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Best Poem of Nikki Giovanni

Choices

If i can't do
what i want to do
then my job is to not
do what i don't want
to do
It's not the same thing
but it's the best i can
do

If i can't have
what i want... then
my job is to want
what i've got
and be satisfied
that at least there
is something more to want

Since i can't go
where i need
to go... then i must... go
where the signs point
though always understanding
parallel movement
isn't lateral

When i can't express
what i really feel
i practice feeling
what i can express
and none ...

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Balances

In life
one is always
balancing

like we juggle our mothers
against our fathers

or one teacher
against another

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