Nikki Giovanni–Throwback

Toure Show Ep 3: Nikki Giovanni: How To Make It In Poetry

Original Air Date: November 29, 2017


Nikki Giovanni is one of the greatest living poets in the world and a joy to be around. She’s funny, smart, humble, and undeniably cool. The best dinner guest imaginable. In this hour plus conversation from November of 2017 we talk about:

• Her insight into Trump voters after a life lived in Appalachia.

• The impact of watching domestic violence in her childhood home.

• How she rebounded from a health scare by getting onstage.

• What makes a great poem.

• How she learned to cry.

• Why she feels she needs to go into outer space.


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