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POET, ACTIVIST GIOVANNI
TO SPEAK AT UK

By Selena Stevens

 

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As the reigning "Princess of Black Poetry," Nikki Giovanni has received the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's Image Award and the Langston Hughes Medal for Outstanding Poetry.

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Oct. 26, 2001 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Nikki Giovanni, one of the most popular and celebrated poets in the United States, will speak at the University of Kentucky at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Student Center Grand Ballroom.

An author and activist who speaks all over the country, Giovanni has written more than a dozen volumes of poetry.

As the reigning "Princess of Black Poetry," she has been the recipient of an National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's Image Award and the Langston Hughes Medal for Outstanding Poetry.

Giovanni is the author of "Racism 101," "Black Feeling Black Talk," "Black Judgment," "Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day," "Re: Creation" and "My House."

The event is sponsored by the UK Angel Social Club, with the help of the UK Women's Studies Program and others, and is free and open to the public.


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