This past spring we had Nikki Giovanni, the poet who helped usher in the Black Arts movement in the 1960s, at our Writer’s Symposium By The Sea. She read some of her poems, then talked with me about poetry, Black Lives Matter, James Baldwin, ¬†President Obama, traffic tickets, and lots of other topics. She’s one of the most enjoyable interviews I have had. You can watch it here

.Nikki Giovanni