The Selected Poems of Nikki Giovanni (Hardcover)

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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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780688140472
ISBN-10: 0688140475
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Publication Date: January 11th, 1996
Pages: 304
Language: English