Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni

University Distinguished Professor


403 Shanks Hall
181 Turner St. NW
Blacksburg, VA 24061


(540) 231-7785


Department Membership


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

Selected Publications


  • 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.

Edited Books

The 100 Best African American Poems. New York: Sourcebooks/MediaFusion, 2010.