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Nikki Giovanni

February 21, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 503 228 4651

With Chasing Utopia (William Morrow), Nikki Giovanni, one of America's most celebrated artists, demands that the prosaic — flowers, birdsong, winter — be seen as poetic. Giovanni's poetry has spurred movements and inspired songs, turned hearts and informed generations. She's been hailed as a healer and a national treasure. But if her reputation is writ large upon the national stage, her heart resides in the everyday where family and lovers gather, friends commune, and those no longer with us are remembered. Chasing Utopia affirms once again why Giovanni is as energetic, "remarkable" (Gwendolyn Brooks), "wonderful" (Marian Wright Edelman), "outspoken, prolific, energetic" (New York Times), and relevant as ever.


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