Yesterday, Plunderbund ran this story about poet Nikki Giovanni:
I Am Not A Son Of A Bitch Like Kenny Blackwell
It is unclear whether the entire text of Miss Giovanni's poem is included in the article, or only most of it.
A strong, evocative poem, "I Am Cincinatti" is not necessarily well served by the hypertopical refferences IMO. My hunch is that they may be removed when the poem is printed. Still, Miss Giovanni demonstrates the power of poetry and the public engagement that I feel is an integral part of being a poet. She also showed no little courage.
We applaud Nikki Giovanni for her poem and the courage to perform it.
Nikki Giovanni's web site