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Source: Writers Write 

Primary Works

Re:creation. Detroit, Broadside P, 1970. PS3557 I55 R4

Black feeling, Black talk, Black judgement. NY: W. Morrow, 1970. PS3557 I55 B64

Spin a soft Black song; poems for children. Illustrated by Charles Bible. NY: Hill and Wang 1971. Juv 811 GIO

My house; poems. NY: Morrow, 1972. PS3557 I55 M9

Gemini: an extended autobiographical statement on my first twenty-five years of being a Black poet. Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill 1972. PS3557 I55 Z5

A dialogue by James Baldwin and Nikki Giovanni. Foreword by Ida Lewis. Afterword by Orde Coombs. Philadelphia, Lippincott 1973. E185.625 B34

Ego-tripping and other poems for young people. With illus. by George Ford. NY: L. Hill; distributed by Independent Publishers Group, 1974, 1973. PS3557 I55 E4

The women and the men. NY: Morrow, 1975. PS3557 .I55 W6

Cotton candy on a rainy day. NY: Morrow, 1978. PS3557.I55 C6

Those who ride the night winds. NY: Morrow, 1983. PS3557 .I55 T5

A poetic equation: conversations between Nikki Giovanni and Margaret Walker. Washington, D.C.: Howard U P, 1983, 1974. PS3557 .I55 Z465

"Spirit to spirit." Los Angeles, CA: Direct Cinema Limited distributor], 1988. Video Cassette PS3557 .I55 Z467x (videorecording)

"Legacies." Washington, D.C.: Smithonian Folkways Records, p1991. PS3557 .I55 L44x (sound recording)

Appalachian elders: a Warm Hearth sampler. edited by Nikki Giovanni and Cathee Dennison. Blacksburg, Va.: Pocahontas P, 1991. vol 1. PS508 .A44 A86

The reason I like chocolate and other children poems. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Folkways Records, p1992. PS3557 .I55 R43x (sound recording)

Conversations with Nikki Giovanni. edited by Virginia C. Fowler. Jackson: U P of Mississippi, 1992. PS3557 .I55 Z463

Racism 101. foreword by Virginia C. Fowler. NY: W. Morrow, 1994. PS3557 .I55 Z47

Knoxville, Tennessee. illustrated by Larry Johnson. NY: Scholastic, 1994. Juv Easy G512

Grand mothers: poems, reminiscences, and short stories about the keepers of our traditions. edited by Nikki Giovanni. NY: Holt, 1994. PS509 .G7 G73x

Shimmy shimmy shimmy like my sister Kate: looking at the Harlem Renaissance through poems. edited by Nikki Giovanni. NY: H. Holt, 1996. Juv 811 SHI

The selected poems of Nikki Giovanni. NY: William Morrow and Co., 1996. PS3557 .I55 A6

The genie in the jar. illustrated by Chris Raschka. NY: H. Holt, 1996. Juv 811 GIO

Love poems. NY: Morrow, 1997. PS3557 .I55 L68

Selected Bibliography 1980-Present

Fowler, Virginia C. Nikki Giovanni. NY: Twayne, 1992. PS3557 .I55 Z66

Golden, Marita. The Word: Black Writers Talk about the Transformative Power of Reading and Writing. NY: Broadway, 2011.

Mitchel, Felicia. ed. Her Words: Diverse Voices in Contemporary Appalachian Women's Poetry. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 2002. ("And This Poem Recognizes That: Embracing Contrarities in the Poetry of Nikki Giovanni." by Virginia Fowler.)

Nelson, Emmanuel S. ed. African American Autobiographers: A Sourcebook. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2002.

Smith, Jessie C. ed. Images of Blacks in American culture: a reference guide to information sources. foreword by Nikki Giovanni. NY: Greenwood P, 1988. Ref NX652 .A37 I43

MLA Style Citation of this Web Page

Reuben, Paul P. "Chapter 10: Nikki Giovanni." PAL: Perspectives in American Literature- A Research and Reference Guide. URL: (provide page date or date of your login).

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