Poet Nikki Giovanni on Age, Identity, and the Passing of Time

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An interview with American poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator Nikki Giovanni, on her book, A Good Cry. Giovanni’s work reflects on aging, caretaking, and letting go, among other topics.

“It’s a lens into the 74-year-old’s personal life spanning decades, an intimate chronicle of her family dynamics and friendships with women like Ruby Dee and Maya Angelou, and it grapples with the elusive and all-encompassing concept of what it means to love and let go.”