From the daily archives: Sunday, October 15, 2006

From Giovanni slams Blackwell
in the Cinci Enquirer:

If Ken Blackwell does manage to become Ohio?s governor, don?t look for Nikki Giovanni to be appointed the state?s poet laureate.

Giovanni, a native Cincinnatian, read an original poem entitled ?I am Cincinnati,? a paean to all that is good and great about the Queen City, like three-way chili and Spring Grove Cemetery. She read her poem during re-opening ceremonies to the new Fountain Square Saturday.

But along with her nostalgic references, Giovanni remained true to her reputation of being an outspoken activist.

?I am not a son of […]

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