Rose Library Presents: Community Conversations

Poet and activist Nikki Giovanni talks with Rose Library Instruction Archivist about her collections, writings, and Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh.

Show Notes

Community Conversations is produced by Lolita Rowe & Nick Twemlow. Jacob Chisenhall is our editor. Music created by Sister Sai. Thank you to Caroline Corbitt for logo designs. We are grateful for the support provided by our colleagues at the Rose Library, Jennifer King, director of the Rose Library and Yolanda Cooper, Dean of Emory Libraries.

Special thanks to Nikki Giovanni for her words and insight and to her partner, Virginia Fowler. Also to Gabrielle Dudley for conducting this interview and to the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship.

Make Me Rain: Poems & Prose by Nikki Giovanni is available now. To learn more about Nikki Giovanni and her upcoming projects, visit

What is Rose Library Presents: Community Conversations?

The Community Conversations series invites conversation about an historical person, event, or place. Rose Library staff interview guests connected to the archive to engage in conversation that connects the session with our collections. Audiences will learn from the insights of our guests and more about what we do and who we are as an organization and as a profession.