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Nikki Giovanni: Resources and Links

Essence features an interview with Nikki Giovanni and Queen Latifah from May 1999.

ExxonMobil's American Collection has two essays on Nikki Giovanni, including an essay by Susan Lawson, Chilhowie High School, Virginia.

Highland Park Elementary students conducted an interview with Nikki Giovanni.

Nikki Giovanni WebsiteNikki-Giovanni.com is the Nikki Giovanni web site, featuring a biography, timelime, and awards. Be sure to visit the World Wide Web Resources page for links to articles and information with insight into Giovanni's life and work.

Nikki Giovanni until the formal web site is unveiled, this link page from the Department of English at Virginia Tech will take you to interviews, sites, readings and other areas of interest.

"Nikki Giovanni." Concise Dictionary of American Literary Biography Supplement: Modern Writers, 1900-1998. Gale Research, 1998. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, MI: The Gale Group. 2003. Document Number: K1654000028.

Poetry Exhibits features a brief biography of Ms. Giovanni, along with links to additional resource material.

Riverdeep discussed poetry with Nikki Giovanni. You can also listen to Giovanni read her poem "Nikki-Rosa."

Scholastic.com features a brief biography, list of works and an interview with Giovanni. You can either listen to the interview online or read the transcript.

WGBH's "Basic Black" has a clip of an interview with Nikki Giovanni that you can watch online.

Writers Write presents "The Authority of a Writer: An Interview with Nikki Giovanni" by Jan McDaniel in which Giovanni shares advice for young writers.

Selected Books about Nikki Giovanni

Fowler, Virginia C., editor, Conversations With Nikki Giovanni. U Press of Mississippi, 1992.

Fowler, Virginia C., Nikki Giovanni: An Introduction to Her Life and Work. New York, NY: Twayne, 1992.

Giovanni, Nikki, Gemini: An Extended Autobiographical Statement on My First Twenty-five Years of Being a Black Poet. New York, NY: Bobbs-Merrill, 1971.

Lee, Don L., "Nikki Giovanni," Dynamite Voices I: Black Poets of the 1960's. Detroit, MI: Broadside Press, 1971, pp. 68-73.

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