When I find myself overwhelmed with the world, I read poetry. Stanzas have a peaceful quality. Poems remind me that words can be concise without Twitter’s 140 character limit. Without question, my favorite poet is Nikki Giovanni. She was recently interviewed about her relationship with the legendary musician Nina Simone. Can you imagine these two visionary women laughing together? Nikki and Nina — sitting in the same room writing soon-to-be poems and songs.