Some marvellous interviews available online.
Right now I’m listening to Billy Burgos interviewing Nikki Giovanni speaking about her new book The 100 Best African American Poems
She speaks of how the book came about, how she ‘cheated’ and included over 200 poems (!) and who was involved in the creation of this book and CD. She also speaks about she’s hoping to film the recording of these poems by the amazing participants.
Clearly, this project opens the door for so many more. She speaks about another project in which she’d have to include Kanye West and Jay-Z, and the creativity found in breakdancing, scratching, and the sound of resilient people. (‘Hip Hop and poetry run along the same track’)
Take a listen!