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THE SELECTED POEMS OF.

GIOVANNI, Nikki

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ISBN 10: 0688140475 / ISBN 13: 9780688140472
Published by Morrow, NY, 1996
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8vo, pp. xi, 292. Indices. Press release laid in. Paper over boards wit cloth spine. Edges of front cover somewhat bumped, o/w a nice copy in dj. Bookseller Inventory # 53395

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Title: THE SELECTED POEMS OF.

Publisher: Morrow, NY

Publication Date: 1996

Edition: First printing.

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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.

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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 most commanding voices to grace America's political and poetic landscape at the end of the twentieth century.

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