Nikki Giovanni Discovers Something New With Every Poem

April 28, 2021

At the Artemis Speaks Podcast, Nikki Giovanni is in discussion with host Jeri Rogers on why she always aspired to write and the joy she gets out of creating new worlds. “My dream was not to publish or to even be a writer,” Giovanni says. “My dream was to discover something no one else had thought of. I guess that’s why I’m a poet. We put things together in ways no one else does.”

Image credit: Elsa Dorfman

is a writer and illustrator. She is the author of two illustrated books, Last Night's Reading (Penguin Books, 2015) and Sanpaku (Archaia 2018).

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