Nikki Giovanni has many amazing poetic pieces she wrote using her personal experiences, and observations. Many of her poems are different from other poems because there is a wide use of the free-verse technique in so many of them. She was known to just throw ideas on a paper, and form them into poetry. She has written many works, including "You Were Gone", "The World is Not A Pleasant Place to Be", and "Luxury". Hover your mouse over the tab called "Poems" and beneath that will come up a list of those three poems, analyzed.