Nikki Giovanni stands in front of Busboys and Poets in Northwest. The acclaimed poet shared her thoughts about the Trayvon Martin case, President Barack Obama and her new book during an interview with radio talk show host Rock Newman on Saturday, July 13. More than 100 poetry lovers filed through the doors of the 14th and V Street restaurant to hear Giovanni's opinions on various topics.
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For most of her 70 years, poet Nikki Giovanni has lived by the philosophy that there are things you stand up for because they're right.