Nikki Giovanni — American Poet born on June 07, 1943,

Yolande Cornelia "Nikki" Giovanni, Jr. is an American writer, commentator, activist, and educator. One of the world's most well-known African American poets, her work includes poetry anthologies, poetry recordings, and nonfiction essays, and covers topics ranging from race and social issues to children's literature. She has won numerous awards, including the Langston Hughes Medal, the NAACP Image Award, and has been nominated for a Grammy Award,for her Nikki Giovanni Poetry Collection. Additionally, she has recently been named as one of Oprah Winfrey’s twenty-five “Living Legends.”.. (wikipedia)

A lot of people resist transition and therefore never allow themselves to enjoy who they are. Embrace the change, no matter what it is; once you do, you can learn about the new world you're in and take advantage of it.
Follow your image as far as you can no matter how useless you think it is. Push yourself.
Poetry and music are very good friends. Like mommies and daddies and strawberries and cream - they go together.
We believe 'Peter Rabbit' because Beatrix Potter believes it. You have to.
Art is not for the cultivated taste. It is to cultivate taste.

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