African-American poet, author, and professor known for Bicycles: Like Poems; Cotton Chocolate on the Rainy Time; and Dark Judgement. She also composed many children’s books, including Spin a Soft Dark Song and SUNLIGHT is So Calm. She went to Fisk School, the School of Pa, and Columbia School. She was teaching innovative composing at Virginia Technology in 2007, when the Apr 16 campus massacre happened. Her phrases, “We are Virginia Technology…We will prevail,” became a rallying cry for traumatized learners. She was created in Tennessee, and she was raised in Ohio. She’s a son called Thomas. The Country wide Public Radio plan, WITH THAT SAID, commissioned Giovanni to create a poem for this year’s 2009 inauguration of Leader Barack Obama.