Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The power of poets (and audio clips)

Poet Nikki Giovanni spoke at a convocation at Virginia Tech earlier today, one attended by tens of thousands. If you go to this page and follow the right rail (column) down to a link with her name on it and listen to the audio clip that comes up, you will hear an incredibly moving address.

1 comment:

Josh said...

My dad and I have actually been debating over this one. He mentioned a commentary that resented parts of the speech that brought other tragedies into the fray with this one. It's amazing the level of detail that criticism jumps to in a story like this. Does anyone know if there's a longer clip of this? I'd love to hear more of her.