Nikki Giovanni

(June 7, 1943 / Knoxville, Tennessee)

Nikki Giovanni Poems

1. A Historical Footnote to Consider Only When All Else Fails 5/24/2016
2. A Journey 5/24/2016
3. A Poem Of Friendship 12/10/2013
4. A Poem on the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy 5/24/2016
5. A Summer Love Poem 12/10/2013
6. All I Gotta Do 5/24/2016
7. Always There Are The Children 8/13/2015
8. And I Have You 12/10/2013
9. Balances 7/19/2006
10. Beautiful Black Men 7/3/2015
11. Choices 12/10/2013
12. Cotton Candy On A Rainy Day 12/13/2013
13. Crutches 5/24/2016
14. Dreams 5/24/2016
15. Ego Tripping 5/24/2016
16. For Saundra 5/24/2016
17. Habits 5/24/2016
18. I Wrote A Good Omelet 12/13/2013
19. I'M Not Lonely 12/10/2013
20. Kidnap Poem 12/10/2013
21. Knoxville Tennessee 11/3/2003
22. Knoxville, Tennessee 5/24/2016
23. Legacies 5/24/2016
24. Life Cycles 5/24/2016
25. Love Is 12/10/2013
26. Mothers 5/24/2016
27. My First Memory ( Of Librarians ) 2/26/2014
28. Nikki-Rosa 12/10/2013
29. Poem For A Lady Whose Voice I Like 5/24/2016
30. Poetry 5/24/2016
31. Possum Crossing 6/2/2015
32. Rain 5/24/2016
33. Resignation 5/24/2016
34. Seduction 5/24/2016
35. Sky Diving 5/24/2016
36. The Great Pax Whitie 5/24/2016
37. The Laws of Motion 5/24/2016
38. The Laws of Motion 7/4/2015
39. They Clapped 5/24/2016
40. Walking Down Park 5/24/2016

Comments about Nikki Giovanni

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  • 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?

  • Irene Speed (6/4/2018 9:03:00 AM)

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    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

Knoxville Tennessee

I always like summer
you can eat fresh corn
From daddy's garden
And okra
And greens
And cabbage
And lots of
And buttermilk
And homemade ice-cream
At the church picnic
And listen to
Gospel music
At the church
And go to the mountains with
Your grandmother
And go barefooted
And be warm
All the time
Not only when you go to bed
And sleep

Read the full of Knoxville Tennessee


Childhood rememberances are
always a drag if you're Black
you always remember things like
living in Woodlawn with no inside toilet
and if you become famous or something
They never talk about how happy
you were to have your mother
all to yourself and how good the
water felt when you got your bath

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