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In a career that has earned her accolades, honorary degrees, and awards from both fellow poets and everyday poetry lovers, Nikki Giovanni has established herself as a writer who can entertain and challenge, inform and inspire. Sometimes controversial, sometimes ethereal, but always beautiful, her poems move readers of all hues and generations.

With Bicycles, she's collected poems that serve as a companion to her 1997 Love Poems. An instant classic, that book — romantic, bold, and erotic — expressed notions of love in ways that were delightfully unexpected. In the years that followed, Giovanni experienced losses both public and private. A mother's passing, a sister's, too. A massacre on the campus at which she teaches. And just when it seemed life was spinning out of control, Giovanni rediscovered love — what she calls the antidote. Here romantic love — and all its manifestations, the physical touch, the emotional pull, the hungry heart — is distilled as never before by one of our most talented poets.


"Easily one of [Giovanni's] most powerful offerings to date." Essence

About the Author

Poet, activist, mother, and professor, Nikki Giovanni is a three-time NAACP Image Award winner and the first recipient of the Rosa Parks Woman of Courage Award, and holds the Langston Hughes Medal for Outstanding Poetry. The author of 27 books and a Grammy nominee for The Nikki Giovanni Poetry Collection, she is the University Distinguished Professor/English at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, and an Oprah Living Legend.

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caterina, February 15, 2009 (view all comments by caterina)
I was fortunate enough to hear Nikki Giovanni reading poems from her new book on the Bill Moyers Journal on Valentine's Day. His interview with her was inspiring, passionate, and insightful. I can't believe that I didn't know who this amazing American poet was before tonight! I was inspired to purchase Bicycles:Love Poems and to research other works of Nikki's.
I recommend this book although I have yet to physically hold it in my hands and see the graphics and fonts.
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Giovanni, Nikki
by Nikki Giovanni
American - General
Love poetry, American
African-American women
Poetry-A to Z
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