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The Selected Poems of Nikki Giovanni

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Publisher Comments:

When Nikki Giovanni's poems first emerged from the Black Rights Movement in the late 1960s, she immediately took a place among the most celebrated and controversial poets of the era. Finally, here is the first compilation of Nikki Giovanni's poetry. It is the testimony of a life's work from one of the commanding voices to grace America's political and poetic landscape at the end of the twentieth century.

From the revolutionary "The Great Pax Whitie" and "Poem for Aretha" to the sublime "Ego Tripping" and the tender "My House," these 150 mind-speaking, truth-telling poems are at once powerful yet sensual, angry yet affirming. Arranged chronologically, they reflect the changes Giovanni has endured as a Black woman, lover, mother, teacher, and poet. Here is the evocation of a nation's past and present — intensely personal and fiercely political — from one of our most compassionate, outspoken observers.

Book News Annotation:

The jacket copy has it all wrong: "controversial," "political," "revolutionary," "angry." But Giovanni has always been first and foremost a lover, and this is a collection of her love--forthright, vulnerable--in the affirmative musical language of her Black womanhood.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Nikki Giovanni is the author of Racism 101 and more than fourteen volumes of poetry, including Black Feeling Black Talk/Black Judgement, Cotton Candy On A Rainy Day, My House, The Selected Poems of Nikki Giovanni, and, most recently, Love Poems. A professor of English at Virginia Tech, Ms. Giovanni reads her work all over the country.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780688140472
Author:
Fowler, Virginia
Author:
Fowler, Virginia
Author:
by Nikki Giovanni
Author:
Jenkins, Beverly
Publisher:
William Morrow & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Women
Subject:
American
Subject:
United states
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Afro-Americans -- Poetry.
Subject:
American - African American
Subject:
African-American women
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Romance - Historical
Subject:
Poetry/African American
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
151
Publication Date:
19960131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.80x5.68x1.11 in. 1.08 lbs.

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