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    Writer's relationship underscores literary success , article

    “I would not be the writer I am without my literary mother, Nikki Giovanni,” said Kwame Alexander '89. “Virginia Tech gave me the opportunity to sit at the feet of one of the greatest writers to walk the planet, which I did for three consecutive years. It’s unheard of to have that opportunity.”

    Date: Jun 01, 2021
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    Origins: A Poem by Carmen Giménez Smith , video

    Carmen Giménez Smith, a professor in the Department of English, reads one of her poems from her award-winning book, "Be Recorder."

    Date: Aug 25, 2020
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    A Poem from Megan Dennis , video

    Megan Dennis, 2020 Cadet Member At Large, shares a poem reflecting on the surreal last semester shared by the Hokies of the Class of 2020.

    Date: Apr 30, 2020
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    HokieTalks: More than Money, Less than Sex , video

    University Distinguished Professor Nikki Giovanni's talk "More Than Money: Less Than Sex" explores what poetry brings to life.

    Date: Dec 11, 2018