Synopses & Reviews
A resonant, powerful collection fromone of Americas preeminent poets.
In Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea, Nikki Giovanni turns herpen to nature and the environment, the might and grace ofwomen, her battle with cancer, the relationships betweenmothers and daughters, the state of the nation, and more.
“An embracing, uplifting, and sustaining voice.” Booklist
“One of her best collections to date.” Essence
One of her best collections to date. EssenceQuilting the Black-Eyed Pea is a tour de force from Nikki Giovanni, one of the most powerful voices in American poetry and African American literature today. From Black Feeling, Black Talk and Black Judgment in the 1960s to Bicycles in 2010, Giovanni s poetry has influenced literary figures from James Baldwin to Blackalicious, and touched millions of readers worldwide. In Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea, Giovanni turns her gaze toward the state of the world around her, and offers a daring, resonant look inside her own self as well."
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.