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Writers’ Reel: Nikki Giovanni On Healing Through Poetry

The New York Times has a great column called “The Read Around” that features brief video clips of authors, including this one with poet Nikki Giovanni. Her latest collection of poems is called Chasing Utopia and pays homage to her mother who passed away. Nikki speaks about the importance of a writer’s voice, the freedom of mixing genres, and finding solace in poetry.
“I think poetry prevents everybody from feeling lonely because you are talking to a voice. You are not talking to a character, you are not talking to a situation."

View the video here