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Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid

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Publisher Comments:

Nikki Giovanni's poetry has spurred movements and inspired songs, turned hearts and informed generations. She's been hailed as a healer and as a national treasure. But Giovanni's heart resides in the everyday, where family and lovers gather, friends commune, and those no longer with us are remembered. And at every gathering there is food — food as sustenance, food as aphrodisiac, food as memory. A pot of beans is flavored with her mother's sighs — this sigh part cardamom, that one the essence of clove; a lover requests a banquet as an affirmation of ongoing passion; homage is paid to the most time-honored appetizer: soup.

With Chasing Utopia, Giovanni demands that the prosaic — flowers, birdsong, win-ter — be seen as poetic, and reaffirms once again why she is as energetic, "remarkable" (Gwendolyn Brooks), "wonderful" (Marian Wright Edelman),"outspoken, prolific, energetic" (New York Times), and relevant as ever.

Review:

“Giovanni has long been a force for literary exuberance and social responsibility. In her latest accessible, teasing, and poignant collection, she offers straightforward, plain-speaking, sneakily resonant poems...she celebrates the opportunity to ‘be a truth giver / contribute / something beautiful and useful to the world.'” Booklist

Review:

“This slim volume delights on every page. There are stories, imaginings, whimsy, and startling images which prove the poets power and her command of language....Anyone with a love of language will be delighted with this book and the continuing publication of America's treasured poet.” San Francisco Book Review

About the Author

Nikki Giovanni, poet, activist, mother, and professor, is a seven-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, among many other honors. The author of twenty-eight books and a Grammy nominee for The Nikki Giovanni Poetry Collection, she is the University Distinguished Professor of English at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780688156978
Subtitle:
A Hybrid
Author:
Giovanni, Nikki
Publisher:
William Morrow
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Poetry/African American
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20131029
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9.25 x 5.5 x 0.57 in 17.78 oz

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Product details 160 pages William Morrow - English 9780688156978 Reviews:
"Review" by , “Giovanni has long been a force for literary exuberance and social responsibility. In her latest accessible, teasing, and poignant collection, she offers straightforward, plain-speaking, sneakily resonant poems...she celebrates the opportunity to ‘be a truth giver / contribute / something beautiful and useful to the world.'”
"Review" by , “This slim volume delights on every page. There are stories, imaginings, whimsy, and startling images which prove the poets power and her command of language....Anyone with a love of language will be delighted with this book and the continuing publication of America's treasured poet.”
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