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The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni: 1968-1998 (P.S.)

Giovanni, Nikki

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ISBN 10: 0060724293 / ISBN 13: 9780060724290
Published by Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2007
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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0060724293 452p+ 18p 'P.S.' Very light wear to wraps. Inscribed to Kelly and signed by Giovanni on half-title. Tucked inside is a program from a speaking engagement at which Giovanni appeared. The pages are clean and bright and the binding is sound. Size: 8vo. Year: 2007. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-064518

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Title: The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni: 1968...

Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition:Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Synopsis:

This omnibus covers Nikki Giovanni's complete work of poetry from 1967–1983. THE COLLECTED POETRY OF NIKKI GIOVANNI will include the complete volumes of five adult books of poetry: Black Feeling Black Talk/Black Judgement, My House, The Women and the Men, Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day, and Those Who Ride the Night Winds.

Nikki self–published her first book Black Feeling, Black Talk/BlackJudgement in 1969, selling 10,000 copies; William Morrow published in 1970. Know for its iconic revolutionary phrases, it is heralded as one of the most important volumes of modern African–American poetry and is considered the seminal volume of Nikki's body of work.

My House (Morrow 1972) marks a new dimension in tone and philosphy––This is Giovanni's first foray into the autobiographical.

In The Women and the Men (Morrow 1975), Nikki displays her compassion for the people, things and places she has encountered––She reveres the ordinary and is in search of the extraordinary.

Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day (Morrow 1978) is one of the most poignant and introspective of all Giovanni's collections. These poems chronicle the drastic change that took place during the 1970s––when the dreams of the Civil Rights era seemed to have evaporated.

Those Who Ride the Night Winds (Morrow 1983) is devoted to "the day trippers and midnight cowboys," the ones who have devoted their lives to pushing the limits of the human condition and shattered the constraints of the stautus quo.

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.

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