Awards & Honors
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Image Award for Chasing Utopia
- 28 Honorary Doctorates of Humane Letters
- More than two dozen Keys to the City
- I Am Loved. New York: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, 2018.
- A Good Cry: What We Learn From Tears and Laughter. New York: William Morrow, 2017.
- Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid. New York: William Morrow, 2013.
- Bicycles: Love Poems. New York: HarperCollins/Morrow, 2009.
- Acolytes. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2007.
- The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni 1968-1998. New York: HarperCollins, 2003.
The 100 Best African American Poems. New York: Sourcebooks/MediaFusion, 2010.