borrowed words.

February 11, 2019

“I have a different story to tell at 75 than I did at 25. Fifty years makes a difference and so if there’s a poet listening to us right now, one of the things I would say is don’t read your early poetry. [Laughter] No, because if you do you won’t want to contradict yourself and if you don’t contradict yourself you didn’t learn anything.”

– Nikki Giovanni from her interview with Anna Sale of Death, Sex, and Money.

Have you listened to this episode yet? It’s wonderful; the best 30 minutes of radio you’ll listen to this week, I’d say.

Other things:

BLK History Month

A Good Cry

For the curious:

Candlestick and pitcher are both by Notary Ceramics.

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6 Comments

  • Reply Meg A February 11, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    Loved this! She is such an inspiration. Smart, funny and full of heart.
    Her relationship with her mother was really touching as well.

  • Reply Sarah Merritt February 11, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    “…the best 30 minutes of radio you’ll listen to this week…” i had a good cry too. thank you nikki and erin.

  • Reply Doe Boyle February 11, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    cry, cry, cry

  • Reply Stellar B February 12, 2019 at 1:47 am

    One of my most loved poems of hers is BLK History Month. Love it!

  • Reply Lizzy February 12, 2019 at 6:23 am

    This was so touching! Thank you for introducing me to an incredible woman and a new podcast (/ radio show) to listen to.

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