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The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni
The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni: 1968-1998 | Nikki Giovanni
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This omnibus covers Nikki Giovanni's complete work of poetry from 19671983. 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 selfpublished 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 AfricanAmerican poetry and is considered the seminal volume of Nikki's body of work. My House (Morrow 1972) marks a new dimension in tone and philosphyThis 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 encounteredShe 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 1970swhen 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.
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AlizaApp
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A gorgeous collection of poetry, starting with the Black power movement in the 60s and going onwards from there.

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GatheringBooks
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TheSpineView Perfect! No a fan of spiders. 🚫🕷 2mo
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GatheringBooks
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TheSpineView Such a sad poem. The poet does a great job in showing melancholy. 6mo
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TheSpineView Love this one!❤ 9mo
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TheBookHippie
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ChasingOm Good books and beautiful flowers!! 2y
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readordierachel
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readordierachel I‘m buying from Elizabeth‘s Bookshop & Writing Center: https://bookshop.org/shop/elizabeths
“A percentage of all sales from Elizabeth's will go to The Loveland Foundation to support their mission of making mental healthcare accessible for Black women and girls.“
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Butterfinger Thanks for sharing. 2y
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SW-T
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The folk here / are old / There are wheel / Chairs and people / Struggling / To push them / There are sad / Eyed people looking / Up from beds they / Cannot stretch out / In / And some simply cannot / Move their heads

All will become something precious/ Sapphires...Emeralds...Rubies which/ Will be discovered / By other explorers who / Will polish and shape / The stones / And we will wear them / Never knowing/ Whose loved one / We have / Embraced

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peacegypsy
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What a beautiful tribute to a man so caring. We lost him, the embodiment of hope, 50 years ago today. The tragedy seems never to end. I love this poem.

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Nute
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Love: distraction, obsession and possession. I swear it's an addiction. A lovely addiction. Does that explain the title?
Photo Credit: dreams time (website) - Gita Kulinica
#LitsyPoetry365

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shelf-improvement
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I am not well-versed in poetry (yuk, yuk) but one of my best friends read 'Resignation' at my wedding and it holds a special place in my heart. 💓 #AprilBookShowers

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SharonGoforth
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Confession: I went book shopping today. I took 3 bags of books from my shelves with me, and came home with only 2 bags. All of the books are for my 2017 reading. I don't have enough diverse poetry, so I'm trying to rectify that situation. Here are two I'm looking forward to reading. #poetry #bookhaul #LitsyPoetry365

HardcoverHearts No shame!! 5y
SharonGoforth @HardcoverHearts That's right!! 👍 5y
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