Nikki Giovanni, a distinguished feminist poet, was one of the Virginia Tech shooter’s English profs. She was concerned and disturbed by his behaviors, and at one point said she would quit teaching if he were not removed from her class. His behavior had caused a creative writing class she was teaching to drop from about 70 to 7 students. When Giovanni confronted Cho about his intimidating behaviors and asked him to stop, his response was, “You can’t make me.”
The above is a video of the poem she read to those assembled at Virginia Tech today.