Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni is the author of more than twenty books of poetry and children's stories and has received numerous awards for her work, including multiple NAACP Image Awards, the Langston Hughes Award for Distinguished Contributions to Arts and Letters, and the Rosa Parks Women of Courage Award. She was born in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1943.

March 24, 2017

A poem from the 18th Southern Music Issue: Visions of the Blues.

Some folk think the blues
Is a song or a way
Of singing
But the blues is