Poet Nikki Giovanni

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Guest: Nikki Giovanni

In poet NIKKI GIOVANNI’s new book, A Good Cry: What We Learn from Tears and Laughter, Giovanni recalls the violence she saw growing up, describes the joy of aging and celebrates her friendship with Maya Angelou. Giovanni has spent over 30 years as a poet, activist, and educator with a focus on  race, class and gender. In this hour, Marty talks with Giovanni about her new book and years of poetry, pain and friendship.

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