Poet Nikki Giovanni talks space travel, hip-hop and ‘Selma’

Nikki Giovanni — famed and acclaimed poet — doesn’t buy the old adage that great art comes from great suffering.

“We look at a great movie like ‘Selma,’ and that’s an incredible amount of suffering (being depicted),” she said, “but the joy that (producer and actor) Oprah Winfrey must have felt to put that on screen, you know what I’m saying? There’s an inner joy that says ‘I can share this. I can let people be aware of this.’” Read more.

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