Here's another "First Editions," where The Ticker gives you a first person introduction of an upcoming National Writers Series visiting author -- filmed by the author. This "First Edition" features American iconic poet and Oprah "Living Legend" Nikki Giovanni, who has authored 27 books and won countless awards and honors, including a Grammy nomination and "Woman of the Year" award from Essence, Mademoiselle, Ladies Home Journal, and Ebony. Giovanni's new book is Chasing Utopia: The Hybrid. She'll be on-stage at the City Opera House on Wednesday, October 30. Click on the image to meet Giovanni, and here to purchase tickets for Wednesday's event.